Daily Bread 9/16/2023


Daily Bread – September 16, 2023 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Acts 9:34 – And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you – arise and make your bed.” And he rose up immediately. The Holy Spirit Glorifying Jesus & Revealing His Authority Jesus made a promise to the disciples: “Behold, I am with you always, even until the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:20). This was a reality to Peter as He stood before Aeneas, who was severely crippled from a disease. Peter was not relying on something he could do, but on the actual presence of Jesus – Who stood alongside him. Everywhere the disciples went, they discovered the promise Jesus made was true – Jesus was there with them confirming the Gospel with miracles (Mark 16:20; Matthew 18:20). What the disciples had was something far more than just a “gifting”. They had the actual presence of Jesus, Who was still working miracles as He did when He was with them in the flesh. Peter made this truth known in no uncertain terms when a crippled man was healed in Jerusalem. He said: “The faith that is by Jesus has given him this perfect health.” (Acts 3:16). Peter had been given power and authority by Jesus Himself. He had also received power when he was baptized in the Holy Spirit, but it was only power to cooperate with the Holy Spirit – Who came to glorify Jesus. It was not the authority of Peter, but the presence of Jesus and the power of His Name that was responsible for the miracles. Through these events, Peter revealed to us the kind of faith and relationship that must be placed in Jesus if the miraculous glory of Jesus is going to be revealed in the Earth. The Kingdom God and the glorious authority of the Church have nothing to do with anything other than the Holy Spirit working for the sole purpose of glorifying and revealing the Person of Jesus Christ (Acts 3:12-13; John 16:13-14; 1 Corinthians 12:7). Jesus has all authority in the Earth right now, and we are supposed to execute His sovereign will. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen