Daily Bread 8/15/2023


Daily Bread – August 15, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) 2 Corinthians 3:6 – Who also has made us qualified ministers of the New Covenant – not of a legal code, but spiritual; for a legal code kills, but the Spirit makes one living. The New Covenant is all about God breathing His life and nature into us by the Holy Spirit and causing us to live. The New Covenant can never be understood on the basis of a legal contract, and then enforced or upheld by the fine print. To reduce the New Covenant to such an idea is to make it equivalent to two married people who lived together, not out of love, but because they are legally obligated by the written law of the marriage contract. God desires truth in our inward parts, and wants us to walk with Him and obey Him because we love Him. Therefore, He has come with His grace and love, and made Himself known to us. He has delivered us from falsehood and deception, so we may truly interact with Him and love Him from our hearts. God has made us alive by the transfusion of His life into ours. He has filled us with His nature and with His love, so we might obey Him and love Him, and be devoted to His life. The New Covenant is a union of nature and being that established the ways of God in our nature, and wrote the laws of God upon our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10, 10:16; John 17:21-23; 2 Corinthians 3:18). God, Who sought us out, said, “Behold here am I” to a people who were not His people and to all of us who would receive Him, He has come to be our Teacher so we might say we are taught of God (Jeremiah 31:34; Isaiah 65:1; Romans 10:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 John 2:27; Isaiah 62:12). To enter into the New Covenant, you must be born of the Spirit so you may know God and worship God in the inward parts of your passions and emotions – not from a mere mental affirmation of a religious ritual (John 3:3,6; Romans 2:29, 8:1-3, 9; 1 Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 3:14) Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen