Matthew 6:13 – “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.”
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS HIS POSSESSION, WHICH IS WHY HE ALONE CAN GIVE IT TO US. WHEN WE DECLARE THAT REALITY WE MOVE INTO DECLARATIONS OF PRAISE!
THE LORD’S PRAYER HAS TWO MAIN OBJECTIVES:
(1) MINISTER TO GOD OUT OF AN INTIMATE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP; AND,
(2) BRING THE REALITY OF HIS RULERSHIP (THE KINGDOM) TO EARTH.
Ephesians 2:6 – “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
When Jesus decided to multiply the bread, He did not do it for just a few friends, He waited until He had a crowd of 5000! When He turned the water into wine He did not just make a few bottles – He made about 120 gallons! He was trying to show His disciples how to think big. There was no way that they could exhaust heaven’s supply of bread or wine.
All of the things that overwhelm our thinking each day would not even be able to register as a thought if we were truly seated with Christ in the heavenly places.
MY FUTURE IS BIGGER THAN MY GREATEST THOUGHTS CAN YET COMPREHEND.
JESUS CAME TO SHOW ME HOW TO START THINKING FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE IN HEAVEN.
Psalm 115:8 – “They who make idols are like them; so are all who trust in and lean on them.”
IF OUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD IS NOT CHARGED WITH THE LIFE AND POWER OF GOD, MERE KNOWLEDGE BECOMES AN IDOL IN OUR MINDS. IT IS EASY FOR US TO HAVE IDEAS AND IMAGES OF GOD THAT ARE UNTRUE, WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT WOULD REMOVE IF WE WOULD LET HIM. THE POWER OF CHRIST’S LIFE IS FILTERED AND PROPORTIONALLY DIMINISHED BY THE NUMBER OF THESE WRONG IMAGES EXISTING WITHIN US.
Matthew 24:4 – “Jesus answered them, ‘Be careful that no one misleads you (deceiving you and leading you into error).'”
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY