Daily Bread11/11/2022


Daily Bread – November 11, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) John 17:16-17 – They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in Your truth; Your Word is truth. Sanctification Is Essential To Meet With God The saints, or the sons/children of God, have been begotten from above and belong to God and His Kingdom (John 3:3-6). As a result, Jesus fully identifies all who are born from above with Himself (v 14, 16). When we look through the Bible, we discover how sanctification is the act of God setting something apart for Himself. A profound insight to the meaning of sanctification as it relates to the people of God is found in Exodus 19. God was preparing to reveal Himself to the whole congregation of Israel, and therefore, demanded they sanctify themselves in preparation to meet with Him. Here we begin to understand how sanctification is what God demands if we are going to meet with Him. God in His mercy and love gives us His Word – His instructions of what we must do. If we obey His Word, we find ourselves having been prepared and made acceptable to come into a meeting place with Him. God is Holy, and He demands everything that comes near to Him be holy, too. Men cannot have it their own way. They have been contaminated and polluted with the things of this world. Everything that comes near unto a Holy God, Who is dedicated to life and purity, must be sanctified (Leviticus 10:3). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen