Jesus of Nazareth taught how to Pray and How to live in the Kingdom of God.
I believe there are pro-active positive, scripture based solutions to the many problems our nation and the world are facing as we move into an uncertain future.
Some will not accept and prepare, others will say they will hear again later, however others will listen and embrace these scripture based solutions that will bring God’s Kingdom blessings upon them.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth taught His disciples “How” to pray.
He said, “Our Father.”
n we pray, we communicate by first acknowledging Our Father who is in Heaven. The opening of our prayers should be powerful, personal and intimate.
“Hallowed be thy name.” We acknowledge Him giving Him all glory, honor, and praise.
“Thy Kingdom come!”
We are to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, expecting the day to come when He sets up the Kingdom of God physically upon Earth.”
“On Earth as it is in Heaven.”
It is interesting to me that the goal of many is to help people to get to “Heaven.” This seems to be opposite of God’s desire of getting “Heaven to come to earth.”
We are to look with anticipation for The Lord’s government for solutions, and not man’s government. When His government is established by Him on this earth then He will rule with righteousness over the entire Planet.
“Give us this day our daily bread” The Father knows we have needs even before we ask Him. He provides for the birds that do not sow, reap nor do they store up. This is a beautiful picture The Lord painted with words to illustrate “How” Our Father will provide for those who “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness”.
“And forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
This is the part of the Kingdom attitude we are to have as “Kingdom Citizens.” Jesus taught the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount. Notice these are “Be” Attitudes and not “Do” Attitudes. Meaning these are the attitudes a Kingdom Citizens should endeavor to live by in the way we treat others.
Loving our neighbor as we love ourselves includes forgiveness.
How can we expect forgiveness if we will not forgive others?
The first beatitude is one of being “Poor in Spirit” or the attitude of true humility. Poor in spirit equates to not having any spiritual currency to spend of our own unless we receive it from the Lord.
“Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”
God never tempts with evil; however He does deliver us from evil.
Our Father does not lead us into temptation in order to test us to see if we will resist temptation or not.
“For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Lord Jesus closes His instruction of “How” to pray by teaching His disciples to again to submit by acknowledging the Fathers Kingdom, Power and Glory as a reality!
The message of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God is what I have come to believe was the primary focus of the Lord’s mission on earth. To preach the Kingdom of God is at hand and then teach those who responded on “How” to become a Kingdom Citizen and to live as a Kingdom Citizen in the attitude of the Kingdom of God.
If we can learn to live as Jesus lived and taught others to live we can again be blessed by God with His Kingdom Blessing and at the same time prepare to be with the Lord during His Millennium Kingdom someday in the future.
I believe part of our responsibilities is to follow the example of Jesus of Nazareth by going about “Our Fathers Business”, which begins with preaching the “The Gospel of the Kingdom of God.”