Daily Bread 9/22/2023


    Daily Bread – September 22, 2023 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) 2 Peter 1:20-21 – Knowing this first, that every prophecy of Scripture did not come by one’s own interpretation. For prophecy did not come at any time by the will of man, but was brought forth under the Holy Spirit as holy men of God spoke. The Greek word ‘idios’ refers to that which belongs to an individual. It is most commonly translated “one’s own” as a unique and distinct ability, opinion, or possession (Luke 6:44; Matthew 25:15; Acts 4:32; 1 Corinthians 3:8). The Word of God came through prophecy. Prophecy is the utterance of the Holy Spirit brought forth through the mouth of man. When men and women are totally yielded to God, they may come under the control of the Holy Spirit and be a mouthpiece for the Holy Spirit to speak. This utterance may be so exact that it may be called the Word of God. Such influence and control of the Holy Spirit would be likened to the utterances given to the hundred-twenty on the day of Pentecost. They so came under the divine influence and control of the Holy Spirit that they had no control over what they spoke. They spoke as the Holy Spirit gave them the utterances (Acts 2:4). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen