Daily Bread 9/27/2023


    Daily Bread – September 27, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) 2 Timothy 3:16 – All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness. Hear, Believe, Speak, And Live The Word When a modern day Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher, or saint speaks anything contrary to the revelation already established in Scripture, then they are not speaking by God. When anyone undermines or diminishes the impact of the new creation that possesses the divine nature with its righteousness and true holiness, then they are not speaking by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God will only declare what the Son was and is speaking from Heaven. What the Spirit of God says will be in total agreement and conformity to the Word of God. Therefore, if someone states that born again believers are still sinners and are unrighteous, that person is not speaking by the Spirit of God, and in fact, robbing men of the Word that produces the faith for such things. If their message is anything less than one of abundant life, then their message is not of God. If they declare that the blood of Jesus did anything less than cleanse us from all of our sins, then they are not speaking by the Spirit of God. If anyone preaches a message that leaves us with anything less than a new nature and the redemption that has made us the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, then they are not speaking by the Word of God. The Word of God does not describe us as those who are unrighteous, but to the contrary – as the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:17-21). Furthermore, the Word of God is given to us so we can be instructed in righteousness, and as it says in the next verse, be equipped unto every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17) When we find people speaking things contrary to the Word of God, then it is our responsibility to correct them with gentleness and the utmost patience (2 Timothy 2:25, 4:2). To enter into strife and division over error is wrong. The more important thing is that we show the love and patience of God in the way we deal with one every person. Unfortunately, there have been many disputes ending in broken covenants and friendship. Such behavior is far worse than most of the errors or differences that were the original point of the concern. Let us not only hear the Word, believe the Word, and speak the Word – but let us allow the Word to be lived out in our lives! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen