Daily Bread 8/26/2022


Daily Bread – August 26, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Romans 6:4 – Therefore, we were buried with Him by baptism into death; that just as Christ was raised up from the dead through the glory of the Father, in this way also, we may walk in newness of life. A Fresh New Life Before we can ever have a resurrection, there must first be a death. God, in His great love for us, experienced the sorrow of death so we could experience the joy and the glory of the resurrection. Being buried is the certification of death; and surely the resurrection is the surety of a miraculous and supernatural life. The first part of the resurrection we receive is the spiritual resurrection, or the inward resurrection (Ephesians 6:2; Colossians 2:12, 3:1). We were raised up by the glory of the Father when the Spirit of God came upon us and made us a new creature, and gave us a new heart and a new spirit, and put His Spirit within us. When we were born from above, we were given a fresh new life. The Greek word used here ‘kainoteti’ in combination with the kind of life Jesus had when He was raised from the dead speaks of a new form of life. The life that was crucified with Christ and buried was one that was entirely sinful, but the new one that is raised up together with Christ is to be entirely holy (Ephesians 2:1-5; 1 Peter 1:15-16, 2:5; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 1:21; and Romans 6:22; 2 Peter 1:9-11; 1 John 3:6). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen