Daily Bread 9/4/2022


    Daily Bread – September 14, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) Jude 3-4 – Beloved, having made all haste to write you concerning the common salvation, I have written to you out of an emergency to urge you to contend for the faith that was once and for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men sneaking in, of whom it was formerly written unto this judgment; ungodly, who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master, God, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. Perverting The Grace Of Go Jude wrote under an urgency to warn the Church of an emerging last days manifestation of ministers and leaders who would come along and pervert the Gospel. These wolves twist the Scripture and lead the saints of God into sin and iniquity. Their lies have always been along the lines of “we are saved by grace, so it does not matter if we sin, or how much we sin” (Romans 6:1-2, 15). These liars and deceivers have used Scriptures to condone their lust and their licentiousness like “to the pure all things are pure” (Titus 1:15), making ridiculous arguments like “as long as your conscience doesn’t bother you, then it is not sin” (1 Corinthians 10:25). Yet, as Peter said, “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage (2 Peter 2:19). These wolves and enemies of the truth allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error (2 Peter 2:18). Recently, I was told a story by a pastor from Australia of a young man who had been saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. He had totally been set free from his addiction to alcohol and was enjoying the abundant life in Christ Jesus. He was invited to a youth conference, and on the way, some of the leaders decided to stop off at a pub to have a beer. At first, the young man refused; but then, after it was explained to him how his refusal to drink the beer was a manifestation of a religious spirit, he decided to partake – that was the end of this young man’s walk with God. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen