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“A Spiritual Trojan Horse with Prophetic power!.” (Minor revisions 1-22-15, my 33rd wedding anniversary)
“Our Father who art in heaven…” is a belief statement. “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…,” is a request to God asking that the kingdom, therefore the characteristics that define the kingdom would come (and reign) over us, reigning just as they reign in heaven. This is a preparatory prayer using the power of prophecy. It is the speaking of God’s will into existence in our lives. Jesus knew this and took advantage of this teaching moment to insert this Spiritual Trojan Horse into this lost and dying world. Christ preached the Good News of the Kingdom. The goal of of the Lord’s prayer was initiated by Christ. Jesus totally represented the kingdom. How can we not? That prayer has been prophetically spoken uncountable times, even if we did not realize it!
Prayed as a prophecy over our hearts first, we must also then live “on earth as it is in heaven..”
Christ knew what was critical to insure our entrance into eternal life. His warnings prove it. Warnings require responses. After reconciliation to God the Way, the Truth and the Life must then prevail. Jesus knew that in the earth as well as in heaven, daily grace (bread) would be needed just as seriously as food. Do you really think He was talking about food? Bread typically represents Jesus before anything else and He personifies grace. We need Jesus daily and more so what He taught. Will an eternity of free willed souls need grace? Yes, unless all grace necessary was applied in this life? THAT is God’s goal for each of us.
Connecting to, “on earth as it is in heaven..” the next phrase begins with a conjunction. “…and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” This is a qualifier and preparatory. Imagine, what if you see someone in heaven that hurt you severely on earth? There can be no grudges, no anger, no hatred, only grace and peace flowing between all. You will need to be glad your offender made it. What if you were the offender? We might not be glad if we fail in God’s grace toward each other now, in this life. God is not willing to take that chance in heaven. We had our chance. Of course if I am forgiving and forgiven, I have nothing to worry about. See Hebrews 12: 14-15, Matthew 6:14-15.
As the good news of the kingdom “Thy will be done…” is recognized by us, we are to walk in that “enduring love.” See Matthew 24: 12-14 Enduring love is the grace of God and not just in “received” grace but more so in “granted” grace. We are one receiving grace. They are many in need of grace. We are to share the bread, the grace, that is life (John 6:33,) with others who need life. What Jesus taught speaks to His Lordship. His Lordship points to grace and sacrifice. Jesus went first, we must choose to follow Him to glory.
If praying the Lord’s prayer one may not grasp the intended prophetic nature of it. Have we resisted what we have been asking for all these years?
The subjects of Christ’s (and Father God’s) teachings, love, peace, and joy compared to unforgiveness, bitterness and anger, must be addressed here in this life. You were forgiven of sins previously committed once already, in your reconciliation through the death of Christ. (See Romans 3:25) Upon asking Jesus to be Lord, now you (must) learn to not resurrect those sins. You must put them to death permanently. “That’s impossible!” Following Christ’s example, the abundance of grace will be applied in your efforts to overcome as long as you apply grace when being tried yourself by others. It is amazingly simple! Supplementing your effort, as you forgive others God forgives you. Grace must reign in us. Grace reigns in the kingdom. Grace delivers righteousness to those who walk in its guidance. Righteousness is the key to eternal life and that through Christ Jesus. See Romans 5:21.
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