Daily Bread - July 20, 2019 (The Seventh Day - Genesis 2:1-3)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Saturday, 20 July 2019 12:49
1 John 3:8 - He who does what is sinful is of the Devil, because the Devil
sinned from the beginning. The reason that the Son of God was revealed was
to destroy the works of the Devil.

Part 3 ~ God Destroyed Sin's Power Over Man

God was manifested in the flesh to die for the sins of man (1 Timothy 3:16;
1 John 3:5, 8). God was made like unto sinful flesh to be tempted in every
way that we are tempted to destroy sin's power through death (Isaiah 25:8;
Hosea 13:14; Romans 5:12-21, 8:3; 1 Corinthians 15:56; Hebrews 2:14, 4:15).
God took on the sins of the whole world and bore them in His own body on
the tree, so that now we may be dead to sin and live unto righteousness
(John 1:29; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 2:2). By His blood and resurrected life,
we are washed and regenerated and raised up as a new creation (2
Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15; Titus 3:5; Revelation 1:5)!
 
Daily Bread - July 19, 2019 (The Sixth Day - Genesis 1:24-31)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Friday, 19 July 2019 08:30
1 John 3:8 - He who does what is sinful is of the Devil, because the Devil
sinned from the beginning. The reason that the Son of God was revealed was
to destroy the works of the Devil.

Part 2 ~ Contrast Of The Lost To Those Born of God

The lost are of their father the Devil, and are in bondage to the prince of
the power of the air (John 8:44; Ephesians 2:2-3). They are in bondage and
are slaves to sin (John 8:34; Romans 6:16, 20). This is in stark contrast
to those who are born again, have been made free from sin, and now live in
the righteousness of Christ Jesus (Romans 6:18; 1 John 2:6, 3:7).

Those who are born of God do righteousness, whereas those who practice sin
are of the Devil (1 John 3:7-8). Christ Jesus came to take away our sin,
and in Him is no sin (1 John 3:5). Those who are of Christ Jesus are those
who have overcome the wicked one (1 John 2:13-15; 5:18-21). Those who are
born of God cannot practice sin (1 John 3:9, 5:18).
 
Daily Bread - July 18, 2019 (The Fifth Day - Genesis 1:20-23)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Thursday, 18 July 2019 15:37
1 John 3:8 - He who does what is sinful is of the Devil, because the Devil
sinned from the beginning. The reason that the Son of God was revealed was
to destroy the works of the Devil.

Part 1 ~ The Devil Originated Sin

The Devil became the very definition of a sinner, and from him all sin
originated. He had a free will; and with it, he turned against God. He
became the father of lies, because he was unwilling to remain in the truth
(John 8:44). He is the murderer, and the fountainhead of lust and
lawlessness. He was perfect until iniquity was found in him (Ezekiel 28:15).

God did not create sin, nor is He the Author of evil. Sin began with Satan.
We do not know when Satan was created, but he was there at the head of the
heavenly host (Isaiah 14:12; Ezekiel 28:14). Of course, all of this was
prior to the creation of Adam sometime in the ancient past. When the Devil
tried to overthrow God, Jesus said he was cast down out of Heaven as
lightning (Luke 10:18). Satan, the instigator of sin, entered into this
world when Adam allowed him in through disobedience (Romans 5:12).
 
Daily Bread - July 17, 2019 (The Fourth Day - Genesis 1:14-19)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 11:04
1 John 3:7 - Little children, let no one deceive you: he who does
righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

Part 4 ~ Representatives of Righteousness

Jesus Christ, Who came to redeem men and set us free from the power of
Satan, is greater in power and influence if we will simply follow Him. The
power of God is greater than Satan's, and the obedience of Christ Jesus is
greater than the disobedience of Adam (Romans 5:12-21). If we will put on
Christ Jesus, then we will give no opportunity to the lust of the flesh
(Romans 13:14). We have been given the authority to be sons of God, and as
many as are sons will walk in the Spirit - no power of sin will have
authority to snare them (Luke 10:19; John 1:12; Romans 8:14; Galatians
5:16; 2 Peter 1:10; 1 John 5:18).

We are to be the ministers of righteousness, held up as the testimony of
God's changing power, and shine with the radiant glory of the Lord to all
of the world (2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Matthew 5:14-15). God's mercy is so
great that He is dedicated to help us no matter how much we fail. If we
sin, He is there to intercede on our behalf (1 John 2:1). If we will
confess our sins, He is faithful and just to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). God is longsuffering, not willing that anyone
perish, but we must be willing to be taught the ways of life and say no to
evil (Psalm 119:33-40; 133, 86:11; Proverbs 8:13; Isaiah 7:15; Romans 12:9;
2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
 
Daily Bread - July 16, 2019 (The Third Day - Genesis 1:9-13)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 08:12
1 John 3:7 - Little children, let no one deceive you: he who does
righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

Part 3 ~ Drawing the Line Against Sin and Rebellion

The line must be drawn in the heart of those who have called upon the Name
of the Lord Jesus. These things must be understood about sin:

- to participate with sin is to participate with the works of demon
spirits (1 John 3:8);
- everything about sin is opposed to the work of Jesus, Who was
manifested to destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:5, 8);
- everyone that is born of God has been called to overcome the wicked
one (1 John 2:13-14; 4:4-6; 5:18-21);
- Satan was and is a rebel against God, and any participation with his
influences is a act of that same rebellion (Isaiah 14:9-17; Ezekiel
28:12-14, John 8:44, 49);
- and finally, all who follow his rebellion (sin) are opposing God, and
will ultimately suffer his fate: eternal damnation (Revelation 20:10-15;
21:5-8).
 
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