Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, Colossians 1:15
Last week we were going over the Lord’s Prayer. It’s how Jesus had taught us how to pray and I believe it is an important factor when asking for healing, or anything actually. He teaches us how to boldly approach the throne and who God is to us. Our FATHER. Holy is His name.
Hollow – honor as holy.
A name in the bible is incredibly important and I believe when we say the second phrase of the prayer is also acknowledging and honoring God as HOLY.
Jesus Christ makes a bold statement, saying that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. Meaning within reach and it is not something we can receive in this physical world but the spiritual.
When God’s Kingdom is within us, Truly God’s will is established as well.
When Jesus says “On earth as it is in heaven” what comes to my mind is that God wants us to remain in His Love, Peace and Joy.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:12-13
Give us today our daily bread – In the bible Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will have it’s own troubles. He also refers to Himself as the Bread of life.
This quote is important because it refers to GOD being our source of life, and calling out to Him to feed us. (It also reminds me of Moses and manna raining down, but that’s for another session 🙂 .)
And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors – I not only believe this to be us asking for forgiveness but also to acknowledge that we need forgiveness and we are not perfect that we indeed are sinners. In this we are also faced with the reality in what we ask, questioning ourselves in who we are. Allowing ourselves to be transformed in how we treat others and also how do we forgive? If you are God fearing this allows you to enter into change. We are not to different from one another this too has to be acknowledged. If you truly mediate on this prayer you will find yourself thinking about many things including “Whom do I need to forgive.” This prayer cleans the mind and allows us to know who we are in God’s sight, acknowledge that we need God, forgiveness and mercy.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. – I believe this phrase allows us to trust in God for His Guidance and His protection from the evil one. Knowing that “the evil one” has no authority in our lives. We have been delivered by the blood of Jesus Christ.
This Prayer is so powerful. But what I would like to also point out that it builds FAITH!
When wanting anything, when asking God for anything, this Prayer allows your mind and heart to be opened when done the right way. Not paraphrasing nor going through it speedily, but by going through each sentence knowing you are speaking directly to God, understanding the words you are saying and allowing for Jesus to enter your heart.
The closest thing I can compare this prayer to is Church. We prepare our hearts with worship and then we receive God’s word. In this case we prepare our minds and heart to ask for what ever it is we are wanting including Healing opening up the channels to receive God’s whispers and God’s sovereignty over our lives.
Next week I will be “putting it in a nutshell”