Daily Bread 8/8/2022


Daily Bread – August 8, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 1 Corinthians 2:14 – But the natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolish to him; and he is not able to understand, because they are spiritually discerned. There is a rational and logical understanding of the world we all live in based solely on natural laws. Within this world of the natural, many things are left to luck and chance because they go beyond what anyone can control. Within the confines of this reality, men operate. The natural mind which is governed by natural laws (and then the pursuit to control things by one’s own abilities), cannot participate with God’s provision. The natural mind, ruled by what is observed only with the senses, shuts out submission to God’s promises and reliance upon the miraculous. The power of faith, which brings into existence things that do not exist, is absolute foolishness to the natural mind. Men, therefore, become governed by what the arm of flesh can provide; and cannot look beyond what the eye can see, the ear can hear, and the heart can understand. They are not submitted to the laws of the Spirit, but the laws of nature. They cannot submit to the thinking of the Spirit and the mind of Christ, because they are dominated by circumstances and self-reliance. The realm of the Spirit is a spiritual reality superior to all things natural. The spiritual is under the direct and absolute command of God, where nothing is uncertain and nothing is left to chance or luck. We cannot understand this realm based upon our observation and understanding of natural laws. The realm of the spiritual can only be understood by the Word of God. The realm of the spiritual can only be taught to us by God the Holy Spirit, Who leads and guides us into all truth. Natural laws do not dominate in the realm of the spiritual; rather, it is governed by those things God has proclaimed. As the worlds were created by the Word of God, even so all we have need of is provided by the same Word. The only way possible to begin to receive the reality of these things is to live by the Word and be led by the Holy Spirit (Romans 10:8,17; Psalm 119:160, 138:2; 1 Peter 1:23-25). Our hearts are united to walk with God because we are born of the Spirit and given a new spirit and a new heart to see what eyes have never seen, and hear what ears have never heard, and understand with our hearts those things that can only be taught by Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-10; John 6:45, 16:13-15; 1 John 2:27). It is time we all come under the laws of the Spirit of life and live by the Word of God. Begin now to move mountains, set new courses for the people around you, cast out devils, raise the dead, walk on water, and fellowship with God! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen