Daily Bread 9/24/2022


    Daily Bread – September 24, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) 1 John 3:7 – Little children, let no one deceive you; he who does righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. The Righteousness God Desires There is a power of deception at work right now that has an ever-increasing influence among men. These seducing spirits are at work in the Church and will ultimately lead men into the great apostasy (Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Timothy 3:13; Revelation 12:9). One of the things Satan attempts to do is deceive God’s people into thinking they can continue in sin and still have fellowship with God (1 John 1:6, 2:4). Paul, giving witness to this most important subject, underscores the fact that those who hold onto sin in their life are unrighteous and will not inherit the Kingdom of God: “Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived – neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor abusers of themselves with mankind” (1 Corinthians 6:9; Ephesians 5:6). All sin begins with participation with a satanic influence (John 8:44; Ephesians 2:2-3; 1 John 3:8). But the righteousness God desires comes out of the realms of His holiness, proceeding from the heart like a wellspring out of a new nature (Romans 6:18, 22; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10; 1 John 1:9, 2:29). There are many today who want to continue in sin – they just want to be forgiven for it! However, Jesus died to set us free from sin and to give us a right and true heart before God that desires to be delivered from every unholy influence. The cry of the Spirit is to awake unto righteousness and sin not (1 Corinthians 15:34). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen