Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Luke 11:111:1. Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples."
Our prayer is: "Lord, teach us to pray.
", so it pleases God.Luke 11:2-4
11:2. So He said to them, "When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
11:3. Give us day by day our daily bread.
111:4. And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one."
6:9. "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
6:10. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
The prayer is moving the kingdom of heaven to the earth, so we feel the heaven although we still live in the cursed world. It is the same as on earth as it is in heaven
We will not be influenced by anything in the world, namely sins up to the peak, worldly company, business in the world, et cetera
.The atmospheres of the kingdom of heaven are as follows
- We have spiritual daily bread.
In the Tabernacle, it refers to the table of showbread.
11:3. Give us day by day our daily bread.
5:11. of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
5:12. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milkand not solid food.
5:13. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.
5:14. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
There are two kinds of the spiritual breadas follows:
- The milk/gospel world, namely the word that preaches Jesus' first coming to the world to die on the cross to save the sinners.
If we receive the gospel word, we will be saved by God.
The proofs are as follows:
- Having faith in Jesus or believing Jesus as the only Savior by hearing the gospel word.
- Repenting or stopping sinning and returning to God.
- Water baptism.
6:4. Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
The true water baptism is one who has died to sin or repented must be buried in the water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him to receive new life.
The new life is heavenly one or experiencing Holy Spirit baptism, so we can live in righteousness.
11:4. Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
The result of living in righteousness is that we are saved from death. We are not punished and destroyed by God.
- The solid food/the true teaching word that is sharper than any two-edged sword, namely the word that preaches Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds as King of kings and Heavenly Bridegroom to purify and change saved people up to perfection like Jesus.
The ear that is purified is the good one, namely only hearing the true teaching word and one can discern both right and false.
After hearing the word, he obeys and practices it.
The mouth that is purified is the good one, namely speaking true and good words and he can testify.
If the ear and mouth are good, all things will be good.
7:37. And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hearand the mute to speak."
The time of hearing the Word is the decisive time.
If the ear does not want to hear the word and the mouth does not want to testify or worship God but gossips, one will get spiritual epilepsy. It means the depravity and the destruction in marriage and children.
But, if we hear the word of God earnestly and practice it, and we speak good and true words, all things that are not good and have been destroyed will be made good by God.
- We have spiritual clothing.
In the Tabernacle, it refers to the golden candlestick.
11:4a. And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us......
3:6. So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
3:7. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
When Adam and Eve were created, they had spiritual clothing or the one of glory. They were both naked and not ashamed. But, they sinned. They ate from the tree which God had forbidden, so they were naked and ashamed.
Adam and were driven to the world.
In the world, men keep sinning up to the peak, namely sin of eating-drinking (smoking, getting drunk and drugs abuse) and marrying-giving in marriage (sexual sin with all of its kinds and false marriage).
They just appear as the dog and swine which are naked, but there is no shame. They live in curse, suffering, tears up to perdition forever.
How can we get the spiritual clothing?
As for Jesus, He must die and be naked on the cross. His garment was made four parts and the soldiers cast lots for His tunic.
As for us, we must make peace, namely come to the cross of Jesus. We confess our sin to God (vertical) and others (horizontal). Do not sin anymore after being forgiven!
We also forgive others' sin and forget it.
Confessing and forgiving one another are the same as exposing the sin, so the blood of Jesus covers our nakedness. We receive the cloth of righteousness and salvationfrom God. We also receive the robe of service. It is the same as becoming instrument of righteousness. It means the priests and kings who minister to God faithfully and fervently until the finish line. We become the donkey that is ridden by Jesus to the New Jerusalem.
32:17. The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
When we are used by God, we are like the donkey that is ridden by Him. We willingly suffer in the flesh, so we experience peace from the heaven. All things become easy and light. We are happy and our face is beaming.
- We have spiritual house, namely the house of prayer.
In the Tabernacle, it refers to the golden altar of incense.
11:4b. ..And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one."
6:13. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
'do not lead us into temptation' means that we must be set free from the evil.
The house of prayer refers to one who worships God delightfully. Otherwise, we will become the den of thieves, namely one who is controlled by his lust or the evil.
1:13. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
1:14. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
1:15. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
The lust of the flesh will entice then draw away us to go out of the will of God or the true teaching word.
If we are not in line with the will of God or do not obey Him, we will be surely destroyed. Falling into sin up to the peak, the problems are never solved until it brings forth death and we are destroyed forever.
The worship is the process to tear the flesh with all of its lusts, so we can receive the will of God or the true teaching word although it contradicts our flesh.
We can obey God until our flesh does not sound anymore. We totally surrender to God or stretch out our hand to Him. As a result, God also stretches out His hand to us.
So, the place where we feel the heaven is in the sheepfold or the holy place
. Our position is in the hands of God, the Great Shepherd.John 10:27-28
10:27. "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
10:28. "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.The results are as follows
- The Great Shepherd's hands of great mercy give certainty to take care of usnow, in the age of antichrist who reigns for three and a half years in the world, until eternal life.
- The Great Shepherd's hands of great mercy give certainty of successful and beautiful future.
- The Great Shepherd's hands of great mercy give us victoryor the way outof all our problems. He finishes all impossible problems.
- The Great Shepherd's hands of great mercy lead us to the last sheepfold in the New Jerusalem.
We are purified and changed continuously, starting from honesty. Say yes if yes and no if no, until we become perfect like Him.
God blesses us.