Matthew 6:9,10 – “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”.
THE LORD’S MODEL PRAYER PROVIDES THE CLEAREST INSTRUCTION ON HOW WE BRING THE REALITY OF HIS WORLD INTO THIS ONE.
BIBLICAL PRAYER IS ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY RADICAL OBEDIENCE WHICH ALWAYS RELEASES THE NATURE OF HEAVEN INTO OUR IMPAIRED CIRCUMSTANCES.
JESUS’ MODEL PRAYER REVEALS THE ONLY TWO REAL PRIORITIES OF PRAYER;
(1) INTIMACY WITH GOD THAT IS EXPRESSED IN WORSHIP – HOLY IS YOUR NAME.
(2) BRINGING HIS KINGDOM TO EARTH, ESTABLISHING HIS DOMINION OVER THE NEEDS OF MANKIND.
AS A DISCIPLE OF JESUS I AM BOTH A CITIZEN AND AMBASSADOR OF ANOTHER WORLD.
THIS WORLD IS MY ASSIGNMENT, BUT NOT MY HOME.
MY PURPOSE IS ETERNAL. HAVING AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE CHANGES THE WAY I DAILY INTERACT WITH OTHERS AND MY MUNDANE CHORES.
THE RESOURCES I NEED TO COMPLETE MY ASSIGNMENT ARE BOUNDLESS – THE ONLY RESTRICTIONS ARE BETWEEN MY EARS.
John 15:7 – “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
FELLOWSHIPPING WITH JESUS IS HOW YOU GET TO KNOW HIM PERSONALLY. AND THE BEST WAY TO FELLOWSHIP WITH JESUS IS WITH HIS WORD.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ABIDE IN JESUS WITHOUT THE WORD AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ABIDE IN THE WORD WITHOUT JESUS, BECAUSE JESUS AND THE WORD ARE SYNONYMOUS.
KINGDOM DYNAMICS BEGIN TO FLOW THROUGH YOUR BEING, AND YOU KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT WHAT YOU ARE MAKING DEMANDS ON MUST OBEY YOU.
YOU ARE NOT TALKING OUT OF YOUR OWN STRENGTH OR CONFIDENCE ANY LONGER.
YOU HAVE THE ANOINTING OF GOD’S WORD.
YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE DOESN’T HEAR YOU TALKING ANYMORE; IT HEARS JESUS TALKING.
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.'” – Matthew 9:37,38
“But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.” – Jeremiah 20:9b
As the Word becomes like a burning fire in our hearts and bones, our focus is on the harvest, and it won’t be denied us because we have freely received the Word and freely given the powerful Word of the Lord.
With the workings of the Word in us, we become slayers of any giants that stand in the way of the harvest. Even if there’s a wall, we leap right over it, slaying the giants to bring forth the victory.
The Word and power of the Lord flow through us to release us into the plans and purposes of the Lord, thereby advancing our calling in Christ, according to the constant and ever-increasing flow of His power and ability.
Lord, thank You for the harvest! As your Word empowers me for the harvest, precious Lord, let this time be one of increase for harvest glory — harvest for Your glory, precious Lord.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY