Today, many Christian leaders of certain Christian denominations are teaching that there is no longer a need to pray the Lord’s Prayer.
In the Holy Bible God has not said that a person should only pray the Lord’s Prayer for a short time, and He will give you something else.
God did not say it, so Do Not Do It!
You should always pray the Lord’s Prayer before making your personal declaration of prayer because the Lord’s Prayer is POWERFUL itself!
The Lord’s Prayer is in the Gospels of the New Testament:
The first Book of the New Testament is the Gospel of Saint Matthews – Chapter 6 – Verses 9 through 13, and the third Book of the New Testament is the Gospel of Saint Luke – Chapter 11 – Verses 1 through 4.
“Our father which art in heaven, hollowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors (those who have sinned against us). And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen”
Let me break-it-down-for-ya!
“Our Father which are in heaven”
Acknowledging God by his children in and of faith
“Hallowed be thy name”
“Hallowed” meaning Holy, set apart from sin, honoring God’s name
“Thy kingdom come”
The obedient servants (God’s righteous sake) takes the full-authority to rule the earth, fulfilling God’s Word (will and purpose), in bringing everything, that has already been established in heaven.
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ have already given us full authority; however, Satan still rules the earthy sphere. Many base their salvation by their Christian Doctrine and or church.
It is my opinion (my opinion) that ALL Christian doctrines are “doctrines of sin.” Okay you can get up off the floor, or pick up your mouth off the floor.
The reason why it is my opinion that ALL Christian doctrines are “doctrines of sin” is because each doctrine was created in retaliation of someone else’s belief. For example, Martin Luther did not agree with the Roman Catholic Church. Thus, we have the theology of Martin Lutheran Church and so on. Now, we have almost one million supposedly “Christian” doctrines – all taking God’s word and adding their own “salt and pepper” (theology) to it.”
The only doctrine should always be our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – God’s Word – Himself. We are not to Add to God’s Word nor take anything from it. We are to always to be directed by and through the Holy Spirit and not our flesh.
“Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven”
This verse is so cool!
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Everything is done in heaven and this is to include all of God’s promises, including the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For example, there is no sickness in heaven, so there should not be sickness on the earth.
Our duty, God’s Righteous, is to do the will of God as it is in heaven. The Righteous of God is on one accord -praying and operating in faith according to God’s will – meaning God’s Word. EVERYTHING that has already been done in heaven IS done on earth.
Now, The Righteous is those of us who are obedient to God – not religious. How do you know if you are righteous?
#1. God says that you will know his righteous (his people) by their love
#2. God says that you will know his righteous (his people) by their fruit
#3. God says that you will know his righteous (his people) by their anointing.
#4. God says that you will know his righteous (his people) by their confession
The Gospel is to be preached (St. Matthews 28:18-19) and every word God spoke and thing God created from beginning to end is to be done according to God’s perfect will.
The other exciting thing about this verse is that God has already blessed you with everything you need and or desire according to his will. When you are praying God’s will for your life and others, and as you walk in obedience, those things already done for you in heaven is done for you on earth. At God’s appointed time, God’s word for your life will come to pass.
This is why YOU can stand on God’s promise; “But as it is written, Eye have not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1st Corinthians 2:9) PRAISE GOD!
Remember that God created YOU for his glory. “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” (Isaiah 43:7)
God knows what you will do and what you will not do. It is up to YOU to ask God for his will for YOUR life each day and that YOU have granted God’s permission to “order YOUR steps” to do his will and not to seek your own will.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.” (Psalms 37:23)
Remember God is not going to go against your will. However, as a warning, each of us may reap negative consequences when we seek our own will.
Knowing that God is ordering your steps according to his will should provide to you inner peace, joy, and assurance that “all things are working together for your good to those who love the lord and are called for his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Now, let us continue…
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
When we pray this verse, we are requesting for God to provide EVERYTHING – spirit – mind – body that we need through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for this day.
We are asking our Heavenly father to provide ALL to include food, shelter, guidance, loving our neighbors, control over are behavior and meeting all of our need for this day.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus; now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Philippians 4:19-20)
“Forgive us of our debts as we forgive our debtors.”
Okay let me make this verse personal because it is personal.
The first thing is that you are asking our Heavenly Father to forgive you for your sins and your debts.
There are sins (offensives) and debts that we owed to others that we may not be aware of like when we speak or do offensive things to others, or our ugly attitudes, or when we are arrogant-thinking that we are better than someone else or smarter, or when we walk in pride or have a big ego, and when we are racist etc.
So squash the false teaching from those whom have said that you do not have to repent or ask for forgiveness from sins that you are not aware of. This verse proves that that is not true. You do have to repent for sins that you are not aware of. Otherwise, Jesus would have not taught us to pray this verse. God’s got everything covered (Blessed Be God!)
“As we forgive our debtors” This verse is only effective base upon your actions “as we.” We are requesting God to forgive our sins and debts on the same level or actions “as” we do. Otherwise, YOU are granting God to forgive YOU based upon the same level of how YOU forgive.
“Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”
When I was a babe, I had to ask the Holy Spirit about this verse. At first, I did not get the understanding in human form. I had gotten another “spiritual headache” – “another ooh!”
It is MY understanding that this verse is to help and protect us from the choices we make that are not God’s will and purpose. Otherwise, this verse protects us from when we seek the desires of our flesh.
For those of you who are struggling with the flesh, please read and meditate on the verses in chapter one of the book of St. James. Please remember that it is the Word of God that sustained and help you overcome temptation of the flesh with the power of the Holy Spirit…
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempted he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. (St. James 1:13-14)
“There hath (is) no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1st Corinthians 10:13)
The “evil” comes from not seeking and doing God’s will for our life.”
“For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.” (2nd Peter 2:18)
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (St. James 4:7)
“For thine (it) is the kingdom”
God’s authority and will
“And the power”
And the power – God is the only powerful ruler of each of us and the entire earth including Satan and hell
“And the glory”
All honor and praise will always be given to our Heavenly Father.
So it is spoken, so it is done.