"Our Father"

I would like to share with you the "Our Father" from Matthew chapter 6. When reading this keep in mind it is in pretense to the finished work of the cross.

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed 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. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Now I would like to write this a little differently since the finished work of Jesus has been completed and fulfilled in us.

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom has come, Thy will is done in earth, as it is in heaven. Thank you for our daily bread. And we know you have forgiven us our debts, as we share the gospel of forgiveness in Christ to our debtors. And you have not led us into temptation, but you have delivered us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

I know that when I have read this passage in the past, I saw it as things to come in my future. We must understand that this is simply not the case because we are on the other side of the finished work of the resurrection of Jesus!. So the kingdom of God dwells within the sons and daughters of God. His will can be done in the Earth as it is in heaven, the same way Jesus demonstrated His will when He was in the Earth. Is there sickness and disease in heaven? Is there poverty, jealousy, depression or strife. We have our daily bread in Christ, and have been forgiven for God remembers our sin no more because He saw the penalty laid upon Jesus and it was enough! The love of God in it's fullest capacity is the quickening of a man's spirit from death to life, by which we establish fellowship with God through Christ and receive the inheritance given by our Father. For the sons and daughters of God these remain, faith, hope and love. Jesus demonstrated the love of God by doing the works of God, healing the sick and many other miracles that the unbeliever would see the love of God and receive the divine nature that we would receive once Christ was resurrected! HE HAS RISEN! There is still a great need for the children of God to walk in this love! Not just in word or tongue, but with a demonstration of God's spirit and power that abides in the children of God. Is this not what was preached in the beginning?

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