Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:13

  We continue our observations on the Lords Prayer with Matthew 6:13

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

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Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil and He, Himself does not tempt anyone.”  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. ‘My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word. “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. The Lord will rescue you from every evil attack and will bring you safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.
The wicked are reserved to the day of destruction? They shall be brought forth to the day of wrath. We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble. The LORD will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial. Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
James 1:13 – John 17:13-16 – John 17:15John 17:15Luke 22:40 – 1 Peter 5:8  – 1 Corinthians 10:132 Thessalonians 3:32 Timothy 4:182 Peter 2:9Job 21:301 John 5:18Proverbs 12:13Psalm 37:33Revelation 3:10
                The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it / like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” A roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people. The great Dragon was cast down, that Chief Serpent, which is called The Devil and Satan, which deceives all The Earth, and it was cast down unto The Earth and its Angels were cast down with it. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down  And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling–these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.
The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.   “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”   .080315armour_of_god
The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.  “Therefore keep watch in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it, therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. With minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.   “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons…  “Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. “Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

John 18:36 – Proverbs 28:15 –  Job 1:7 -  Revelation 12:9,10 – Jude 1:6John 14:30John 12:312 Timothy 4:17Matthew 24:42 –  2 Corinthians 2:11Ephesians 6:12Colossians 2:15James 4:71 -  Peter 1:13 –  Mark 16:15 – Matthew 10:14
                The scriptures above clearly tell us that it is not God that tempts us. Satan is the god of this world and he is defeated by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.  However those that are not in Christ are still subject to satan’s rule and will be defeated without our only saviour. Satan has complete rule here over all men who are not born again in Christ and that follow the ways of this world.  As Adam lost the rule over this world in the garden of Eden, Christ took back ownership on the cross. Both Adam and Satan transgressed God’s law and lost this world because of it.
God established His laws and will not transgress what He has ordained.  As we have a tripartite God in: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, we also have a Tripartite Anti-god in this world apart from Christ which is: “Our Flesh” (We war within ourselves with the lust of our flesh (Galatians 5:16-17).  “The ways of this World” (The world and its laws are contrary to God’s kingdom and is an enemy of the Lord (1 John 2:15). and “Satan and his’s Horde”.  Satan is the anti-Christ and is set against mankind (1 John 3:7-10).  When we abide in Christ and He in us, 1 John 4:13-21 then we have dominion over everything in this world including Satan, the world ways and our flesh.  When we love God and our brother and abide in the word of God, then we will bring every thought in subjection to the Word of God, 2 Corinthians 10:5 and we will have the scriptures on our lips that will dispel any attempt Satan makes on our well being. Continually the Bible reminds us to that we are to resist Satan and rebuke him using the Word of God to do so.  We are the Lord’s ambassadors here on earth and responsible for manifesting His Word, Love and Knowledge to all who would step into temptation.
We are at war with Satan for our very soul and as in any war we are expected to respond to our enemy with any force necessary to defeat him.  Satan is no different.  We must be sober and watchful, wise as serpents and gentle as dove. Matthew 10:16 We must respond with the sword of the Word and the Love of the Father.

Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to handle_truth1quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

The Lords Prayer Matthew 6:12

As we continue our study of the Lord’s Prayer, we look at verse 12 one of the Strongest verses in the Prayer.

And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.

 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.  Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.  And we have  known and believed the love that God has

forgivenessfor us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Your sins and lawless acts He will remember no more.” The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.’ ”But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. “To you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

The dialog above is Holy scripture. This is what the Lord says about forgiveness. Forgiveness is not an option.  If you want to please God, you must first forgive, and the first person you must forgive is yourself.  We all fall short of the Glory of God and strive to obtain his approval but we do not stand a chance as long as we harbor un-forgiveness and hate for our brother.  We must do as 2 Corinthians 7:1 says: Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God; cleanse ourselves of all un-forgiveness.

Forgiving is a hard thing to do when you have been hurt deeply. Just as Jesus was hurt deeply when the world he came to saved turned against Him and crucified Him. He has suffered greater pain than we can possibly imagine to show us how to forgive unconditionally.  One of the first lessons we learn as a child is how to forgive. Your mother forgave you unconditionally and continually at a very early age to set the course of learning this very hard lesson of life.

Sometimes the hurt of a transgression against us is so deep
that we can only go before the Lord and say “I forgive him Lord,”
with no emotion or forgiveness in our heart.”

                If you look at the process of forgiveness it is not so hard.  We first admit that it is essential, we must forgive in order to be forgiven.  This does not mean we have to associate with the people we are forgiving, even though it is sometimes necessary.  We do not even have to like these people as long as we love them in Christ, pray for them and continue to confess our decision to forgive them.  Many times the forgiveness process requires us to say to the Lord in a very sober, forceful and contrite spirit that we do in fact confess with our mouth that we forgive and plea for divine help to complete the process.  Forgiveness is not, at first, a easy process, it takes time and effort on our forgiveness-manpart.  This decision comes from our understanding and knowledge but not always from our heart.  As we continue to approach the Throne of God with our confession of forgiveness the process comes easier and easier.  Finally after a long healing process, we can finally mean what we say from our heart and the un-forgiveness (sin) is expelled from our soul.

The understanding of what has taken place becomes a reality to us.  As we repeat this process of forgiveness for each transgression against us and it becomes easier. We even form a habit of forgiving in Love; in the knowledge of the inevitable, all men will fail us and transgress against us.   Forgiveness is not easy, it takes time.  The initial “I forgive Him,”  over time will turn to, “Lord help me to really, deeply forgive him,” which in turn will lead to, “I forgive Him Lord and thank you for forgiving me,” and finally we surrender to God’s Forgiveness in Love and cry out:
“Lord I lift him to you that you may bless him, send forth Your angels that the darkness in his life might retreat and allow his soul to meet you and come into you and be as we are in you, in love.  I thank you Lord that you have already forgiven him and I agree with you that he will come into your kingdom.  Thank you Father for loving him when he was not loveable, I will thank you daily for his soul and bless him with your love and salvation, I will thank you daily for his salvation.”  
forgiveness-1As you lift this final prayer of love to the father, you realize that nothing on this earth can move you and in fact you have  become a son of the Most High and you now move darkness and brings light in to the enemy’s camp. By taking “transgression and un-forgiveness” and replacing it with “forgiveness” then turning it into “Love”, we take on the responsibility of our mission to mankind through intercession and realize in fact, we are becoming the Child God created us to be.

And we sit in motion a Law of God that is irrevocable, a law that we should use in all we do and say. This law is simple the law that causes us to grow in the strength of Love and caring for our fellow man and it is plainly stated in:

Luke 6:38

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

The Lord’s prayer Matthew 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread.”

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The Next Verse in a Study of the Lord’s Prayer, “Give us this Day.”

images (5)The Lord in this verse speaks immediately after saying He wants His Kingdom to manifest itself on earth, and within us.  His focus is still on the spiritual, but the words fit the secular realm as well.  His kingdom will come as we grow, and we grow on the living water and the bread of life, which is His Word.  The Word is all we need to survive in this world for it will manifest the material substance we need to have life here on earth more abundantly. John 10:10 I have come that you may have life, and that they you have it more abundantly. Jesus further expressed In His Word that we should not depend on our own resources but rely on Him for our needs. ** Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me…

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The Lord’s prayer Matthew 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread.”

The Next Verse in a Study of the Lord’s Prayer, “Give us this Day.”

images (5)The Lord in this verse speaks immediately after saying He wants His Kingdom to manifest itself on earth, and within us.  His focus is still on the spiritual, but the words fit the secular realm as well.  His kingdom will come as we grow, and we grow on the living water and the bread of life, which is His Word.  The Word is all we need to survive in this world for it will manifest the material substance we need to have life here on earth more abundantly. John 10:10  I have come that you may have life, and that they you have it more abundantly. Jesus further expressed In His Word that we should not depend on our own resources but rely on Him for our needs. ** Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. *A person can receive only what is given them from heaven *It is written, Man shall not live by bread  but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”…Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His loving kindness,  To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.  *they are the ones who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. Their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail them. *The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall lack no good thing.*Give us each day our daily bread.  *And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. *“Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘HE GAVE THEM BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN TO EAT.’ “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.  “For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.”…   Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.…*but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”* “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”*I am the bread of life. *I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, whichcharoit of fire I will give for the life of the world.”*Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”   **Proverbs 30:8*John 3:27* Matthew 4:4* Psalm 33:18,19*Isaiah 33:16V*Luke 11:3* John 6:31,32,35*1 Timothy 6:8*John 4:14*John 4:15*. John 6:51*John 6:48*John 7:37
The Word goes on to talk about the physical world and how to abide in prosperity here on earth and have what we need for a quality life as Ambassadors and Son’s of the Most High. He plainly states in His Word how to obtained riches needed in this world to supply our earthly needs and how to protect those riches.  God has a host of laws for us to live by. Lets look at gravity, if you step off a 4 story building you will fall, it works every time. The Law of giving, the one about what you give is what you get in return. If you give Love you will be loved, if you give hate you will be hated, if you sow beans you get beans and if you sow apples you get apples.  His laws always work; but the one he gave us about wealth, we pay little attention to.  Think about this, GOD DOES NOT NEED YOUR MONEY.  Nor does God need  you. God is self sufficient and needs nothing on this earth, period.  He wants you and loves you so He gave you a simple law in: Malachi 3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your 50041202vine cast its fruit before the time in the field, said the LORD of hosts.  This passage is the only place in the Bible where the Lord says He will rebuke the devour for you, all other times He tells you that you should rebuke the devour.  This is His promise for prosperity to you.  Jewish people know this law and use it and are known as the wealthiest people in the world. The Lord knows you are having the hardest time in a Satan controlled world, but He has given you an out with this law.  He further adds: **If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. *He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.  *And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.*The LORD is my (your) shepherd, I (you) shall not want.** John 15:19*Deuteronomy 8:3* Phillipains 4:19*Psalm 23:1  Notice how the Lord tells us we shall not want for any good thing. In the last part of the 23 Psalm He tells us to our certainty that our tables will be full, He will respect us and anoint us with oil (which is the Holy Spirit)  and our cup will run  over.  He offers the last observation in this: Surely goodness and Mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?  Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value then they?  And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?  And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:  yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?  Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. 2 Corinthians 9:8 Moreover, God has the power to provide you with every gracious gift in abundance, so that always in every way you will have all you need yourselves and be able to provide abundantly for every good cause 

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Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come and thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

We Look at Verse Two As We Continue Our Study of  the Lords Prayer

on earth as in Heaven            Jesus is telling us to ask God to manifest his kingdom here on earth, just like it is in heaven.  Why would he ask us to pray like that if he didn’t intend his kingdom to be placed here on earth?   Jesus did not say this to make the prayer sounded good, He used these precise word because that is exactly what he meant.

The kingdom of God here on earth, just like it is in heaven! Is this what Jesus is saying. “OK! OK!”   But what is it like in heaven?

The things we know are:  There is lots and lots of love, we will have an new body that will never grow old, there is much joy and plenty to do, lots of laughter, all the wisdom, knowledge and understanding and right thinking. It is a wonderfully happy place where no one wants to leave.  Let’s look at some scriptures about Heaven:  

Revelation 21:1-27  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven new jeruselumfrom God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. 1 Corinthians 2:9  But, as it is written, “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”  Fathers HouseJohn 14:2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? Read John Chapter 14 thinking about the Spirit, apart from this world and in the presence of God.  Revelation 22:1-5  Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. Revelation 21:4  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

HandOfGodNow read the above scriptures as if you could already be there in your spirit with Jehovah and the Lord living with you and In you…everywhere, anywhere, now and in the future.  Not just on this earth but also in the spirit where God lives.  Transport yourself from this world and into the   presence of God in Spirit and imagine how it could be if God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit actually lived in you and within your spirit.  You can heal the sick, raise the dead and fear nothing in the world…. Your every need would be met and you would reign with Christ as a son of God in all his Glory…. “Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.John 17:22 My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,  that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Wow would not that be great? Well it is…. it is a fact, Jesus said it. We have it.

Is this what God wants here on earth? Sure it is….  But wait how can we have that kind of existence with so much anger, hate, illness and violence present all around us?  Well God thought about that too.  Remember when Jesus said in Luke 7:20-21 that the Kingdom of God was within you.  Did not Jesus give us only two commandments in Matthew 22:36-40 to Love God and your neighbor?  God’s Kingdom equates to Love. For God is Love. 1 Mislabeling-the-Word-of-GodJohn 4:16. Imagine in your mind and see all men loving each other as Christ first loved us. All would be willing to lay down their life daily a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to the Lord for each other.  They would sacrifice desires and wants to edify and give into the happiness of their fellow man. All would pray for those who spitefully used them and never say a cross word about anyone.  We would give all we had to the poor never worry about our own needs. (1 Corinthians Chapter 13 and Matthew 6:33)
This type of love does not manifest itself in the world because if it did, we would have heaven here on earth, and we would have no teacher.  Don’t you know son of man that adversity is your greatest teacher. We can however have this type of kingdom within us, we ourselves can act out our part and affect all that is within our arena. We can show God’s love from within and teach others what Jesus has taught us. We can give Love, for when we do, we set one of God’s laws in motion: Luke 6:37-39 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure it shall be measured to you again. Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?”  What you give you will receive. You create heaven here on earth by being Jesus’ ambassador and acting on His behalf. Acting as He would act.
shotgunHere is a juvenile example: Remember when we were young and our friends would be heading out the door to go somewhere and everyone would run to get shot-gun or want the best place to sit, calling out and claiming the best for themselves. When we became older and more considerate we took the lowly place and allow others to sit in the place of honor. As we mature in Christ, we see His teaching manifesting themselves in our daily lives.  We grow and consider others, looking to please the Lord and emulate His actions and teachings, all the while respect and honor is given to us because of our Christ like actions.  All people on this earth are in some form of growth. This earth is our school and we are learning how to be sons of God.  Some people are in the first grade and some are in college, never the less, we are all learning from adversity and overcoming through obedience to the Word of God.  Through Grace we are saved… Through adversity we are learning how to be like Christ.

act of kindnessImagine if we would carry this attitude of love all the time and with all people whether they deserved it or not.  If we act as Christ ask us to act then the rewards of His Glory will rest on us and no man or action on this earth would move us.  I know many great Saints that are not much to look at, do not have great stature or wealth, but are treated with much honor and love because of their Christ like attributes. They do not want for much and have many church members looking to serve them simply because they are attracted by the Godliness within.  True wealth is not personal appearance or riches, rather the kingdom of our Lord dwelling inside.

If we apply God’s laws to our lives, we will be considering others before ourselves, looking for a way to be a blessing to others and not worrying about our own desires.  This concept of living has been advocated by great men for from the very beginning because it was commanded by God in Leviticus 19:18. The kingdom of God does not come to us by observation but by action. Once we start practicing these laws and principals then the kingdom principals become a habit and produce a personality in Christ.  God’s laws and principals were place here on the earth to guide us and show us the way to the Kingdom. They cannot fail, just like gravity, when you turn loose of an object, it will hit the floor, works every time. As God made gravity, He also made other laws to govern our existence and lead us into His kingdom. They work everytime.

What stops the kingdom from manifesting itself within us is wrong thinking.  If God is right thinking, then it stands to reason that Satan is the author of wrong thinking and will do whatever it takes to prevent God’s children from obtaining all that the Lord has already paid for and freely given us.  Our enemy, like God is a tripartite being, a three fold manifestation of evil. These three are one and they are represented by; our Flesh, the World’s Ways and Satan’s Horde.  The world and its laws are contrary to God’s kingdom and is an enemy of the Lord (1 John 2:15). We war within ourselves with the lust of our flesh (Galatians 5:16-17). Satan is the anti-Christ and is set against mankind (1 John 3:7-10). If we can do one simple thing, we can beat Satan in the spiritual world, Paul told us this very simple task in (2 Corinthians 10:5)” casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”.   Bring every thought into subjection to the Word of God, then we can enter into the Kingdom of God right here, right now.  We can have this kingdom if we are willing to sacrifice ourselves daily, holy and acceptable to the Lord. This sacrifice comes from giving up what we want to do and focusing on what God wants us to do and serving our fellow man within His love.

argueThere is no way you can control the world and the people in it. Think about it, you can’t even control your neighbor’s dog. How are you going to affect the problems of this world without the Lord?  You can affect your arena and the people therein.  You can influence those who God has put into your sphere of influence and share His Love, Light, Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding with them. You can bring the Kingdom of the Lord into their lives through your actions.

John 14:11-12 tells us to believe the works of the Lord and that we will do great works if we abide in Him and He in us.  This is bringing the Kingdom of God here on this earth, within us and within our own arena.  Teaching those the Lord has assigned to us, and acting like Christ as he shows them how to behave through our actions. We are His ambassadors, we are His Sons.  If I am going to be a son of God in Heaven, then I want to be one now right here on earth.  I am not there yet, but my desire is to please Him and work towards all He has for me.  Never-the-Less Lord, I don’t want the less, I want the most you have for me.  Mold me Lord, teach me and show me how to become as Jesus is,
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We are all working towards perfection in Christ. So let us all band together and try our best to be His children by obeying the Lords commands to us.

Matthew 24:45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing.  Truly I say to you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.”

The Lords Prayer Part One…..

HE LORD’S PRAYER

9 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

Who is God, what is his name. the following series of Blogs will be dedicated to the Lord’s Prayer

30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God

562418_373549199424330_1666792352_nThough God is infinitely far above our ability to fully understand, He tells us through the Scriptures very specific truths  about Himself so that we can know what He is like, and be drawn to worship Him. The following is a list of 30 names and attributes of God. Use this guide to enrich your time; set apart one each day for a month and meditate on that name and scripture until you know Him in character. When you say “Our Father which art in Heaven”, you thoughts will be clear to who you are addressing and what Hallowed really means.

 1 God is Jehovah.

The name of the independent, self-complete being—“I AM WHO I AM”—only belongs to Jehovah God. Our proper response to Him is to fall down in fear and awe of the One who possesses all authority. —Exodus 3:13-15  Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’

2 God is Jehovah-M’Kaddesh.

This name means “the God who sanctifies.” A God separate from all that is evil requires that the people who follow Him be cleansed from all evil. —Leviticus 20:7-8  Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God. 8 And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the Lord who sanctifies you.

3 God is infinite.

God is beyond measurement—we cannot define Him by size or amount. He has no beginning, no end, and no limits. —Romans 11:33  Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

4 God is omnipotent.  

This means God is all-powerful. He spoke all things into being, and all things—every cell, every breath, every thought—are sustained by Him. There is nothing too difficult for Him to do.—Jeremiah 32:17,18, 26,27 17 ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is Hand-of-God-Genetics nothing too hard for You. 18 You show loving kindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them—the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts. 26 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?

5 God is good.

God is the embodiment of perfect goodness, and is kind, benevolent, and full of good will toward all creation. —Psalm 119:65-72 65 You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word. 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge For I believe Your commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word. 68 You are good, and do good; Teach me Your statutes. 69 The proud have forged a lie against me, But I will keep Your  precepts with my whole heart. 70 Their heart is as fat as grease, But I delight in Your law. 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes. 72 The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.

6 God is love.

20130329 Purpose of GodGod’s love is so great that He gave His only Son to bring us into fellowship with Him. God’s love not only encompasses the world, but embraces each of us personally and intimately.—1 John 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

7 God is Jehovah-jireh.

“The God who provides.” Just as He provided yesterday, He will also provide today and tomorrow. He grants deliverance from sin, the oil of joy for the ashes of sorrow, and eternal citizenship in His Kingdom for all those adopted into His household. —Genesis 22:9-14 Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” 12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” 13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

8 God is Jehovah-shalom.

“The God of peace.” We are meant to know the fullness of God’s perfect peace, or His “shalom.” God’s peace surpasses understanding and sustains us even through difficult times. It is the product of fully being what we were created to be. —Judges 6:16-24 16 And the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” 17 Then he said to Him, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who talk with me.18 Do not depart from here, I pray, until I come to You and bring out my offering and set it before You.” And He said, “I will wait until you come back.” 19 So Gideon went in and prepared a young goat, and unleavened bread from an ephah of flour. The meat he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot; and he brought them out to Him under the terebinth tree and presented them.20 The Angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And he did so. 21 Then the Angel of the Lord put out the end of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; and fire rose out of the rock and heavenlywarriorsconsumed the meat and the unleavened bread. And the Angel of the Lord departed out of his sight. 22 Now Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the Lord. So Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord God! For I have seen the Angel of the Lord face to face.” 23 Then the Lord said to him, “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.” 24 So Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it The-Lord-Is-Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

9 God is immutable.

998983_652384661479953_213846808_nAll that God is, He has always been. All that He has been and is, He will ever be. He is ever perfect and unchanging. —Psalm 102:25-28 25 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 26 They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed. 27 But You are the same, And Your years will have no end. 28 The children of Your servants will   continue, And their descendants will be established before You.

10 God is transcendent.

We must not think of God as simply the highest in an order of beings. This would be to grant Him eminence But he is more than eminent. He is transcendent—existing beyond and above the created universe. —Psalm 113:4-5  The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high,

11 God is just.

God is righteous and holy, fair and equitable in all things. We can trust Him to always do what is right.—Psalm 75:1-7  We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!  For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near. “When I choose the proper time, I will judge uprightly. The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I set up its pillars firmly. Selah “I said to the boastful, ‘Do not deal boastfully,’ And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn. Do not lift up your horn on high; Do not speak with a stiff neck.’” For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.

12 God is holy.

God’s holiness is not simply a better version of the best we know. God is utterly and supremely untainted. His holiness stands apart—unique and incomprehensible. —Revelation 4:8-11 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy,Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: 11 “You are worthy, O Lord,To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”

13 God is Jehovah-rophe.

This name means “Jehovah heals.” God alone provides the remedy for mankind’s brokenness through His son, Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the physical, moral, and spiritual remedy for all people. —Exodus 15:22-26 22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for hey were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25 So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, 26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”

14 God is self-sufficient.

All things are God’s to give, and all that is given is given by Him. He can receive nothing that He has not already given us. —Acts 17:24-28 24 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.

15 God is omniscient.

This means God is all-knowing. God’s knowledge encompasses every possible thing that exists, has ever existed, or will ever exist. Nothing is a mystery to Him.—Psalm 139:1-6 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend  my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on  my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.

16 God is omnipresent.

God is everywhere—in and around everything, close to everyone. “‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord.” —Psalm 139:7-12 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; 12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

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17 God is merciful.

God’s merciful compassion is infinite and inexhaustible. Through Christ, He took the judgment that was rightfully ours and placed it on His own shoulders. He waits and works now for all people to turn to Him and to live under His justification. —Deuteronomy 4:29-31 29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to theLord your God and obey His voice 31 (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

18 God is sovereign.

God presides over every event, great or small, and He is in control of our lives. To be sovereign, He must be all-knowing and all-powerful, and by His sovereignty He rules His entire creation. —1 Chronicles 29:11-13 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from You,
And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all.

13 “Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name.

19 God is Jehovah-nissi.

This name means “God our banner.” Under His banner we go from triumph to triumph and say, “Thanks be to God,

who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. —Exodus 17:8-15 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner;

20 God is wise.

All God’s acts are accomplished through His infinite wisdom. He always acts for our good, which is to conform us to Christ. Our good and His glory are inextricably bound together. —Proverbs 3:19-20 19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens; 20 By His knowledge the depths were broken up, And clouds drop down the dew.

21 God is faithful.

Out of His faithfulness God honors His covenants and fulfills His promises. Our hope for the future rests upon God’s faithfulness —Psalm 89:1-8 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.” “I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: ‘Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations.’” Selah And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him. O Lord God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.

22 God is wrathful.

act-of-god-584Unlike human anger, God’s wrath is never capricious, self-indulgent, or irritable. It is the right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil.—Nahum 1:2-8 God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm,
And the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, And the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation?
And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him. The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, And darkness will pursue His enemies.

23 God is full of grace.

Grace is God’s good pleasure that moves Him to grant merit where it is undeserved and to forgive debt that cannot be repaid. —Ephesians 1:5-8 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of dove transparentHis will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

24 God is our Comforter.

Jesus called the Holy Spirit the “Comforter,” and the apostle Paul writes that the Lord is “the God of all comfort.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

25 God is El-Shaddai.

This name means “God Almighty,”the God who is all-sufficient and all-bountiful, the source of all blessings. —Genesis 49:22-26 22 “Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall. 23 The archers have bitterly grieved him, Shot at him and hated him. 24 But his bow remained in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel), 25 By the God of your father who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb. 26 The blessings of your father Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.

26 God is Father.

Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9), and the Spirit of God taught us to cry, “Abba, Father.,” an intimate  Aramaic term similar to “Daddy.” The Creator of the universe cares for each one of us as if we were the only child He had.—Romans 8:15-17  15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

27 God is the Church’s head.

God the Son, Jesus, is the head of the Church. As the head, the part of the body that sees, hears, thinks, and decides, He gives the orders that the rest of the body lives by. —Ephesians 1:22,23 22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

28 God is our intercessor.

Knowing our temptations, God the Son intercedes for us. He opens the doors for us to boldly ask God the Father for mercy. Thus, God is both the initiation and conclusion of true prayer. —Hebrews 4:14-16 14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in allpoints tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

29 God is Adonai.

This name means “Master” or “Lord.”  God, our Adonai, calls all God’s people to acknowledge themselves as His servants, claiming His right to reign as Lord of our lives. —2 Samuel 7:18-20 18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? 19 And yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord God; and You have also spoken of Your servant’s house for a great while to come. Is this the manner of man, O Lord God? 20 Now what more can David say to You? For You, Lord God, know Your servant.

30 God is Elohim.Jesus_028

This name means “Strength” or “Power.” He is transcendent, mighty and strong. Elohim is the great name of God, displaying His supreme power, sovereignty, and faithfulness in His covenant relationship with us.—Genesis 17:7-8  And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:

Sources: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer; Names of God, by Nathan Stone; and God of Glory, by Kenneth Landon.

Come let us reason together about the Bible.

 Common sense has always been the basis of mans reasoning, let us take a look at some known facts and reason within ourselves what common sense dictates.

god-talks-to-you-picture-jpgFirst let us get back to the very base of our existence. I AM. You exist and you are in a world that is very confusing at times; like the question: “Where did I come from and why am I here?” Some people will tell you that a giant explosion caused dust that formed all existing matter known to man. ??? Look at 1Physics.org. I find this theory hard to believe. The odds of that happening are astronomical and if in fact it did happen like they say, where did things like “thought” come from? How do telepathy, mystics, love, spirits and other non tangible emotions fit into a theory that only uses stardust and chemical reaction?…. Hmmmm that is quite a bit to swallow.  Our physics tell us the calibration of atomic structure, needed to maintain life as we know it, is so accurate that if we were to draw a line across the universe and place the representation of that calibration on the line, it would be defined by a one inch span.  And if you were to move that mark one inch either way on the line then life as we know it would cease to exist. Now that is fine calibration.  This reference is found in the scientific book called the  2“The God Hypothesis”. The conclusion by our Physics is: “If this calibration is so finely tuned, then there must have been a calibrator.”  It is widely accepted in our scientific community that an infinitely superior divine intelligence exist; Steven Hawking one of the most out spoken physicist/ atheist of our time, has written a book called Hawking and the Mind of God. He does not believe in God in the Judeo Christian sense but never-the-less believes in a vastly superior Calibrator.
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The complexity of the human cell has been compared to a large automotive plant, including its own power source and hundreds of thousands of moving parts, a design that borders self intelligence.3   It has a defense system and is made of 70 to 80 percent water and each cell has a DNA which contains over 3 billion bits of information.  This DNA contains the information needed to create every cell type found in the body. There are over 120 Trillion cells in your body and each contains a blueprint of you,  and you could be reconstructed using any cell in your body. This is just the beginning of God’s mastery of creation. Other known pinnacles of creation include: our brain which makes over 4 billion calculations each second, our eyes are the most complex of all organ and function almost mystically in their abilities to transmit light into understanding. Just the human body alone is a mastery of creative talent.  Think about the animals of the world, insects and nature itself.  Consider nature, all things work in perfect harmony and reproduce after each kind in perfection with perfect reproduction and no supervision.  How can man say there is not a divine intelligence responsible for all we observe.  Even though our understanding of this creation is somewhat limited through the media of communications we are restricted to, namely: taste, smell, touch, see, and hear.  Consider these known entities, Love, Joy, Peace, Humility, Kindness, Wisdom, Knowledge etc.  How are these attributes made of star dust….. hmmm that is another hard one to grasp.  Carry this argument a little further and we have anti-types which somehow counter these spiritual attributes, like: Hate, sadness, turmoil, meanness, foolishness, ignorance etc. How do we equate these things to dust particles?  Would not any man who dwells on the things of life rightly discern the logical conclusion for a creator.  Someone so intelligent that we cannot fathom the depth of His knowledge and abilities. Many of our most well known scientists and physicist acknowledge His existence but fall short of worship because they do not see Him.  Even Albert Einstein commented,  “God does not play dice with the universe.”  Why would anyone doubt the existence of this creator?
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Using logic as a driver of this discourse, let me reason that there is a Creator that has created all things and is in fact in control of all He created. Would it not be logical to expect that he could communicate with His creation, is not the human race at the top of his worldly creations. Where do you think thoughts come from?  Some good and some bad, are they not communications from a source outside of our five senses? We have many kinds of thought and all fall within three elementary categories: Good, Neutral, and Bad. Wouldn’t it be logical to determine these thought would be from either, a Creator, Self assumptions or a force created to offer us a choice. God, Man, Anti-God… hmmm this may have merit. Aren’t you continually confronted with opportunities to choose between good and evil. Doesn’t it make sense that man was created to choose good over evil. Good has a positive attribute endorsing growth into eternity where evil has a negative attribute promoting deterioration to death.  Logic promotes good over evil and life over death.  Therefore a creator is positive, and would communicate his attributes to his creation.  A creation that had the ability to choose good or evil would only be able to choose if he were given a choice. The creator of children of choice would not write laws in gold on a mountain of diamonds, having giant angels guarding His demands and extracting punishment on those who disobeyed. In this case the creation would not have a choice.  The Creator had to write a book, not strict letters of Laws and directives, but a book of spirit, and of positive affirmation. For the letter of the creator’s word kill, but the Spirit of the words gives life.  What more could you expect from a creator than to produce a perfect book to guide his creation which was spirit and not aggressive laws.

Mislabeling-the-Word-of-GodSo over a span of 1600 years using 40 different authors, under the supervision and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God created a book to communicate with His creation in the Spirit of His expressed being.   He hovered over it and insured His divine inspiration would communicate His spirit to His people.  Not only did He accomplish this book to perfection in the Spirit of His Word (The Holy Bible), but He preceded the manuscript in the flesh to talk to man through the express image of Himself. Born of man, His first born Son of the flesh, Jesus offered us His personal teachings in real time hands on ministry. This Word was God, this man was God and became the cornerstone and foundation for His children to use throughout life to guide them in the ways of righteousness and Son-ship. Thereby procreating himself through conscious obedience to righteousness.

This Book, the Holy Bible has over 456 prophecies with over 430 already being fulfilled. The odds of only half of these prophecies being fulfilled is 1X10 to the 256th  power (1X10256) or to say 1 with 256 zeros behind it. To say it another way If you filled the known universe with dimes and painted one red. mixed the dimes up good. Then turned someone loose inside the universe and ask them to pick one dime.  If they picked the red dime that would be 1 in 1X10256 power. If you wanted expand the odds then 1X10257power,  the area to put dimes in would be 10 times the size of our universe and so on.  To say it plainly, there is no such number or odds to describe 1X10257th power, much less numbers larger than that.  This is indisputable mathematical proof that the Bible is God’s written Word. God exist within the probabilities of one half of the bible prophecies being true.  If you understand these facts then you will see the Bible itself proves indisputably that God Exist and that it is His word. 7574147-man-holding-arms-up-in-praise-against-sunset

The Bible was the first book ever printed, It has been taken off the best sellers list because it outsells all other books each year worldwide.  It is the only book that claims to be the Word of God. find amazing facts at http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/10-amazing-bible-facts/   and check out… http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/does-archeology-support-the-bible-a-look-at-the-evidence/

In the Beginning God Created the Heavens and the earth.  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. For by him were all things created , that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Then He said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart; That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: and Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus and Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. He said, It is written, there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. For I and my Father are one.

2 Timothy 3:15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Romans 4:23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. 2 Peter 1:20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 2 Peter 1:21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. Psalm 19:1-3 - “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.” Jeremiah 10:12 - “He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.” Romans 1:20 - For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”

Science means knowledge, and true science always agrees with the observable evidence. Scientific research continues to unfold the wonders and mysteries of our universe. Interestingly, there is one book that is the most studied for scientific facts. That book is the Bible.

The following 100 plus findings in the bible are considered facts by the scientific arena.  These scriptures are used to prove scientific findings. Most of these facts were penned centuries before they were discovered.

 Job 26:7/ Hebrews 11:3/ Genesis 6:15/ Leviticus 15:13/ Deuteronomy 23:12-13/ Job 38:16/ Jonah 2:5-6/ Acts 14:17/ . Psalm 4:7/ , Psalm 16:11/ Leviticus 17:1114/ Genesis 1:24/ John 15:13/ Romans 5:7-8/  Genesis 1:20-22/ Revelation 4:11/ Genesis 2:73:19/ Genesis 2:1-2/ Genesis 1:1-3/ Genesis 1:1/  Hebrews 1:10-12/ Isaiah 40:22/ Luke 17:34-36/ Genesis 9:13-16/ Genesis 2:5-6/ Job 38:24/ Psalm 8:8/ 1 Corinthians 6:18/ Romans 1:27/ Genesis 1:27-282:24/ Mark 10:6-8/ Jeremiah 33:22/ Isaiah 40:26/ Psalm 147:4/ Genesis 22:17Hebrews 11:12/ Romans 1:20-32/ 2 Peter 3:5-6/ Genesis 7/ Genesis 1:9-10/ Genesis 7:11/ Job 38:29-30/ . Job 37:10/ Jeremiah 1:5/ . Exodus 21:22-23/  Job 10:8-1231:15/ Psalm 139:13-16/ . Psalm 139/ Acts 17:26; Genesis 5/ Genesis 11/ Ezekiel 47:12Revelation 22:2/ Leviticus 11:9-12/ Leviticus 11:13-19 Deuteronomy 14:8/  Romans 1:25/ Matthew 25:30;Jude 1:13Isaiah 50:3/ Psalm 102:25-26/ Genesis 3:17/ Romans 8:20-22/ Hebrews 1:11/  Genesis 5:4/ Leviticus 18:6/ Leviticus 19:19/ Deuteronomy 22:9/ Ecclesiastes 1:7/ Jeremiah 10:13/ Amos 9:6/ Job 36:27-28/  Psalm 19:6/  Genesis 17:12;Leviticus 12:3Luke 1:59/ Isaiah 40:12/ Isaiah 45:18/ Job 9:8Isaiah 42:5/ Jeremiah 51:15Zechariah 12:1/ Genesis 1/  Jeremiah 12:4Hosea 4:3/ . Romans 8:20-22 Job 38:19/ Job 28:25/  Ecclesiastes 1:6/  Leviticus 13:45-46/ Numbers 5:1-4/ 1 Corinthians 15:41/ Job 38:35/ Proverbs 17:22/ Proverbs 18:14/ Mark 14:34/  Exodus 22:31/ Leviticus 22:8/ Leviticus 7:23/ Leviticus 17:12/ Genesis 9:4/ Leviticus 3:17/ Acts 15:20/ 21:25/  Job 40:15-24 Psalm 36:8/  Genesis 2:7Job 12:7-10/ Psalm 40:3/ James 1:17/ Job 38:7/ Psalm 95:1-2/ Genesis 4:20-22/ Job 8:8-10/ 12:12/ Job 30:1-8/ Revelation 11:18/ Genesis 1:11-29/  1 Corinthians 15:36-38/ ” John 12:24/ Genesis 1:14-16/  Deuteronomy 10:14/ 1 Kings 8:27/ 2 Corinthians 12:2/ Luke 10:34/ Psalm 139:14/ Genesis 1:31/ 2:9/ Job 40:10/ Ecclesiastes 3:11/ Matthew 6:28-30/ Colossians 1:17/ Hebrews 1:3/ 2 Peter 3:10-12/ Job 38:31/ Leviticus 11:33-36/ Leviticus 25:1-24/ Leviticus 23:22/ Job 39/ Proverbs 30:24-28/ Jeremiah 8:7/ Psalm 32:9/ 1 Timothy 6:20/ Colossians 2:3/ Romans 2:14-15/ Matthew 22:37-40/ 1 John 4:7-12/  Numbers 16:22/ Zechariah 12:1 / 1 Samuel 16:7/ . Isaiah 24:5-6/ Romans 6:23/ Ezekiel 18:20/ Matthew 5:28/ Matthew 5:21-22;/ 1 John 3:15/ Acts 17:30-31 Romans 2:16 Revelation 21:8/ John 3:16/ . Romans 5:8/ . John 3:16/ . Romans 6:23 Revelation 21/ . Revelation 21:4/  John 10:30/ . ” John 14:6/ John 10:28/ Mark 1:15

References:
Dr Stoner “Science Speaks” is a free book online that proves the bible…
http:/ / sciencespeaks.dstoner.net/  This should be a must read book if you think the bible is not of God.
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http:/ / www.physics.org/ article-questions.asp?id=52
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http:/ / books.google.com/ books?id=hBc9aTFIYRwC&pg=PA195&dq=subatomic+calibration&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XajaUq2kJomzsQTywYD4BA&ved=0CG8Q6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=subatomic%20calibration&f=false
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http:/ / www.youtube.com/ watch?v=W5AVOnuP76U
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http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/10-amazing-bible-facts/
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http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/does-archeology-support-the-bible-a-look-at-the-evidence/
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http:/ / www.newcreationstudies.org/ NewCreation/ proof.htm
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Gödel’s ontological proof  http:/ / en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ G%C3%B6del’s_ontological_proof and http:/ / www.spiegel.de/ international/ germany/ scientists-use-computer-to-mathematically-prove-goedel-god-theorem-a-928668.html