With all of the turmoil and turbulence that can hit all of us in this life, it is very easy to sometimes get knocked off track in our walk with the Lord. So this prayer is a very good one to keep in your memory banks, as these 7 key pieces of revelation will help keep you properly centered and grounded in your walk with the Lord as you journey through this life.
Here is the Lord’s Prayer from the Gospel of Matthew. I am also going to include what Jesus says right before He gives us this special prayer, and then what He says right after it, as the last part has to do with one of the key pieces of revelation in the actual prayer itself.
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
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.
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:5-15)
This prayer teaches us lessons to guide our prayer life;the following are the seven keys it brings out.
1. Direct your prayers to God the Father
2. Remember that God’s Kingdom will eventually be coming down to this earth
3. Remember to stay in the perfect will of God for your life
4. Ask God to keep you supplied with the daily bread you will need in this life
5. Forgive all those who will trespass against you
6. Ask God to help keep you out of temptation and deliver you from evil if you do fall into it
7. Remember that God’s Kingdom, Power, and Glory will be the only One that will last forever
Now here is a breakdown of these 7 key pieces of revelation from this most profound prayer that we have received direct from Jesus Himself. I will break it all down under the following captions so you can easily see what we have available to us with this kind of special prayer from the Lord.
1. Our Father in Heaven
The very first thing to notice from this prayer is who we should be directing all of our prayers to. Notice Jesus tells us to direct this prayer direct to God the Father – not to Him, the Holy Spirit, any of His angels, or to any of the dead saints who are now living up in heaven.
Pray to God the Father in the Name of Jesus Christ.”
As we have explained in that article, we believe that all of our main prayers should be directed to God the Father. We can talk with, fellowship with, and worship and praise both Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
But when Jesus tells us to specifically direct our prayers to God the Father in this verse, then I feel we should abide by what He is telling us to do.
Both Jesus and the Holy Spirit always pray to God the Father. And if They are both praying direct to God the Father, then we should all do the exact same thing in our personal prayer lives with the Lord. Again, we have more commentary on this revelation in the above article.
2. Your Kingdom Come – The next thing to pick up from this model prayer is the words, “Your Kingdom come.”
The Kingdom Jesus is referring to is His Father’s Kingdom up in heaven. Jesus Himself will be coming back down to our earth to establish a 1000 year Millennium Kingdom from which He will rule this entire earth from the city of Jerusalem in Israel.
After this 1000 year millennial reign has ended, then God the Father will be bringing down both Himself and the new city of Jerusalem to our earth from His heaven, where He and Jesus will then be ruling this entire earth under what is called the New Heaven and New Earth.
So when everything is all finally said and done, God’s eternal kingdom will eventually be coming down to our earth where we will all live happily ever after with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, all of God’s good angels, and all of the saved and born again in the Lord.
The above words, “Your kingdom come,” should always be a constant reminder to all of us that eventually all of the demons and bad and unsaved people will eventually be taken out of this world – and God’s kingdom will then be literally coming down to our earth so we can all have perfect peace and a perfect environment in which to live in with both God, Jesus, and all of our saved ones forever and ever.
In the crazy and tumultuous world we all now live in, this one powerful phrase alone should help keep us focused on the real big picture.No matter how bad things may get in your life from time to time, just remember that eventually all of the sadness and heartache that we all experience in this life will be completely taken out of this life for good once God and Jesus come down and take full and complete control of everything.
There will be no more death, sickness, disease, heartache, sadness, crying, wars, crimes, and aging ever again once God and Jesus come down to rule our entire earth from the city of Jerusalem.
We will all live happily ever after in a way and in an environment that God had initially intended for all of us to live in. So keep these three powerful words in this phrase in your memory banks so you never, ever forget what our final and glorious end will eventually be with the Lord.
This powerful, key piece of revelation from this perfect prayer will also help get you through some of the tougher trials and tribulations you will have to face in this life.
Again, if you would like more information on these two coming reigns with both God and Jesus, go to our articles titled, “The 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom” and “The New Heaven and New Earth.”
In both of these articles, we give you all of the main verses from the Bible showing you what will happen once God and Jesus come down to our earth and take full and complete control of everything from the city of Jerusalem.
3. Your Will Be Done – On Earth as it is in Heaven
In this next statement, Jesus is specifically pointing out that God the Father’s will is going to be done both in heaven and down here on this earth. If God has already foretold of these two coming reigns with both Himself and His Son Jesus, then it is eventually going to happen, and no man and no demon will ever be able to stop it from occurring.
This thus should give all of us great peace and great faith that we can totally count on our Lord to eventually clean up this earth with all of the demons and bad and evil people who are still being allowed to some extent to wreak as much havoc and evil as they can before they are eventually taken out of the big picture by the Lord.
The other thing to pick up from this phrase is that God also wants all of His perfect will to be done down here on this earth in all of our individual lives.
God wants to be in complete and total control of your entire life. The Bible tells us to be led by God through the Holy Spirit in this life, not by ourselves or by the other people who are in our lives.
So again, when you recite this kind of special prayer to the Lord, this phrase of God’s will being done both in heaven and on earth should be a constant reminder to all of us that not only is God’s will being done in heaven, but it is also being done down here on this earth and in our personal lives if we have committed to making a full and complete surrender of our entire lives over to Him.