Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bible Study: The Prayer Jesus Taught His Disciples Week # 7


Matthew 6:5-15


Beginning Prayer:

 

Father God, we ask that Thy will be done in our hearts today in Jesus' name.  Help us to see Your Kingdom in the eyes of our own hearts. Thank You, Lord, for making us a part of Your Kingdom, making us Your children that we may serve You, and have a blessed life with You. Teach us this day that Jesus is the reason for the season, and not just a religious thing to do for profit. We honor our Savior and His birth always. We praise You, Lord, because it's important to us as believers.  Lord, You are our Shepherd and we shall not want for anything because You supply all our needs through-out the year. Father God, bless every Prayer Warrior in this community. Bless their family, their finances, their jobs, their bodies with good health through-out the holiday. Help us to be a witness while we shop for family and friends. Show us how glorify Your Kingdom here on earth. This we pray in our precious Jesus' name; Immanuel, God thank You for being with us. AMEN.

 

Subject:   "The Lord's Prayer" Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Part 2)

 

May I give you just one verse out of many found in the Old Testament: And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. (Daniel 2:44) That is the kingdom toward which God is moving. While this kingdom is not altogether spiritual, it has a spiritual aspect. Some will say, "Yes, but you know the Bible says that the kingdom of God is not meat or drink but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." Let me illustrate my point: The Preamble to the Constitu- 16 tion of these United States says that we are given freedom for the pursuit of happiness. It does not guarantee happiness, but it guarantees the right to pursue it in liberty. Now happiness, while an abstract term, is spiritual and is to be sought by us while we are in a physical world of mountains, rivers, seacoasts, deserts, plains, and valleys. With this in mind, let us go back to the thought of the kingdom. For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17) That righteousness is to cover the earth as the waters cover the sea, and it is a peace that only He, who is the Prince of Peace, can bring to this earth! This brings us to the all-important question: Is the church part of this kingdom? The Lord Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world…" (John 18:36). Someone will reply, "Now you see, it does not pertain to down here." Yes, but He said the same thing concerning believers— that they are IN this world but not OF it. His kingdom is to be in this world, but it is not to be established by the worlds methods. It is not moved forward by the politics of this world. His kingdom will contain no Republican or Democratic platform. It will be established and maintained on a different basis from that of our world. Again we ask the question: Is the church part of this kingdom? Some of my good brethren say that the answer is no. So I want to be very careful at this point. When you say that the church is not the kingdom, I think you are accurate; but when you say that the church is not part of the kingdom, then I think you are wrong. May I illustrate: California is part of the United States, but California is not the United States. Nor is the church the kingdom; it is merely part of the kingdom. And how does she become a part of the kingdom? Well, she will be the bride of the King of that kingdom. Therefore, let us consider again the laws under which the bride must live in that new kingdom. They are to be found in the Sermon on the Mount. The church—the bride to be—is now under grace, living under new principles by the Holy Spirit. But that does not mean that she can flout the Sermon on the Mount and despise it. Come, my fundamental friend, my premillennial brother, and let us, as members of that church, go once again up to the top of that mountain where He gave the Sermon. Let us look into His face. We need to, you know. This is His law. I know that we are not under law, but—at the same time—we do not despise law. He values honor and integrity. Faithfulness and righteousness are things that He counts as valuable. And, my friend, purity still counts in the high court of heaven. How we have dipped our colors and come to the place in fundamental circles where we close our eyes to these things that we need to recognize. But the kingdom that is mentioned in Scripture—the one that we pray about—is coming in glory. It is that glorious kingdom that shall be established someday on this earth—His millennial kingdom. The kingdom in creation, the whole creation, is groaning and travailing, waiting for the day; even we, ourselves, are awaiting that day, for "it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him…" (1 John 3:2). The King will be revealed, His glory will be extended on this earth, and righteousness and peace will cover this earth as the waters cover the sea. Our prayer looks even beyond the millennial kingdom. "Your kingdom come." Whose kingdom? "Our Father in heaven, Your kingdom come"—that eternal kingdom that is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15 where we are given an order and a development of the kingdom. Let us notice it briefly: But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. (1 Corinthians 15:20) He is back from the dead, and after Him those that are His are going to arise. He is merely the first fruits. And then we read: Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. (1 Corinthians 15:24) Does that mean that the millennial kingdom is coming to an end? Oh, no, it is an everlasting kingdom. What shall be happening is revealed in the following: Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him that God may be all in all. (1 Corinthians 15:28) After the Lord Jesus reigns on this earth for one thousand years, after Satan is put down eternally, after the lost have been judged—He returns to His place in the Godhead that God may be all in all. But He will continue to reign and this earth will continue to be the kingdom and the place of blessing. This is the day of His rejection; this is the day when men turn their backs upon Him. His glory is not manifested today, but it is a time when you and I can bow to His scepter. Everything is sweeping toward that kingdom. Do you have a passion for His kingdom? Are you looking forward to His coming in glory? It is that kingdom spoken of in Revelation 21 and 22—a kingdom in which there will be no tears, no death, no sorrow, no pain and no fear. I ask you, are you looking forward to it? Today you and I can say, "Your will be done on earth" if our hopes and longings are bound up in this blessed thought. Now the church is in the very heart of His program as He is sweeping events toward that glorious kingdom. Are you moving forward with Him? I think Gods great men of the past moved with Him. When John Knox said, "Give me Scotland or I die," he was praying, I think, "Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." When the Puritans came to this country and established a place where they could worship God and propagate the gospel of Christ, they were saying, in fact, if not in word, "Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." And there are times when you and I arise to that high level and say from our hearts, when a passion is there, that His will might prevail here on this earth.

 

Week # 7

Weekly Pattern:      Priorities

Prayers from the Bible:

 

Questions:

1).     According to this lesson the Kingdom of God is not what?

2).    Do you desire God's will in your life?

3).    What is righteousness, peace, and joy in Holy Ghost?

4).    What does Romans 14:17 says?

5).    What methods the Kingdom of God is established upon?

6).    Is the Church part of this Kingdom?

7).    Is the Church the Kingdom of God?

8).    Being under grace do we suppose to despise the law?

9).    Whose Kingdom should come?

10).  When the end comes who will deliver the Kingdom to God?

11).   When the lost has been judged where will Jesus return to?

12).  Do you have a passion for His Kingdom?

13).  Are you looking forward to the Kingdom of God coming?

14).  What will be absent from the Kingdom of God?

15).   Now the church is in the very heart of His program as He is sweeping events toward that glorious kingdom. Are you moving forward with Him? Explain.

 

Weekly Song:  (Matthew 26:30)

Weekly Praise:        Blessings to the King     

Let's Hallow His name by rehearsing Who He is:

Weekly Reading Assignment: (Acts 13-14)

 

Ending Prayer:




Extra on the names of God:


Some of the names of God could have been fitted in different week study, but it's still the names of God we are learning right now.  If you can synchronize them in the lesson you think they would fit to describe God's name, please feel free to do that, I will when I have more time.

 

Week# 1 Jehovah-Tsidkenu - Jehovah is Righteous

Week# 2 Jehovah-jireh = The LORD will provide - He will see our needs and meet them.

Week# 3 Jehovah-Rophe = Jehovah Heals - He will heal the bitter waters of this life.

Week# 4 Jehovah-Nissi = Jehovah Our Banner - We are brought together under Him and

Week# 5 Jehovah-M'Kaddesh = Jehovah who Sanctifies - He sets us apart unto Himself.

Week# 6 Jehovah-Shalom= Jehovah is Our Peace;  (JUDGES 6:24)

Week# 7 Jehovah-Shammah="The Lord Is There" (Ezekiel 48:35)

Week # 8 Jehovah-Rohi=The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)

Week# 9 Jehovah-Elohim= God "Creator, Mighty and Strong" (Genesis 17:7Jeremiah 31:33

Week# 10 Jehovah-Shabaoth= "The Lord of Hosts" (Isaiah 1:24Psalm 46:7) 

Week# 11 Jehovah-EL ELyon= "God Almighty". Most High" 

Week# 12 Jehovah-EL ROI= "God of Seeing" (Genesis 16:13) – the name ascribed to God by Hagar, alone and desperate in the wilderness after being driven out by Sarah (Genesis 16:1-14). When Hagar met the Angel of the Lord, she realized she had seen God Himself in a theophany. She also realized that El Roi saw her in her distress and testified that He is a God who lives and sees all.

Week# 13  Jehovah-ELGIBHOR; Mighty God" (Isaiah 9:6) – the name describing the Messiah, Christ Jesus, in this prophetic portion of Isaiah. As a powerful and mighty warrior, the Messiah, the Mighty God, will accomplish the destruction of God's enemies and rule with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:15).

Week# 14 Jehovah-El Shaddai. ... Moreover, while the translation of El as "god" or "lord" in the Ugaritic/Canaanite language is straightforward, the literal meaning of Shaddai is the subject of debate. The name appears 48 times in the Bible, seven times as "El Shaddai" (five times in Genesis, once in Exodus, and once in Ezekiel).

Week # 15 Jehovah-Adonai= "Lord" (Genesis 15:2Judges 6:15) – used in place of YHWH, which was thought by the Jews to be too sacred to be uttered by sinful men. In the Old Testament, YHWH is more often used in God's dealings with His people, while Adonai is used more when He deals with the Gentiles.

Sharing: Words of importance:

 

1).     Religion:

Religion is any cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world viewstextssanctified placesethics, or organization, that relates humanity to the supernatural or transcendental


2).    Christianity:

Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who is the focal point of the Christian faith. It is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion followers, or 33% of the global population, known as Christians. Christians make up a majority of the population in 158 countries and territories. They believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as the Messiah (the Christ) was prophesied in the Old Testament.  Christianity has played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization.


3).    Believers:

You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything. 9 For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come. (1 Thessalonians 1:6-10).


4).    Faith:

The Bible also defines faith in Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Faith is the substance or assurance of things we hope for, but have not yet received. Faith (confidence, belief, trust) is also our evidence of that which is not seen—the invisible spiritual things. Faith comes before a prayer is answered or before an individual has received what he or she has requested from God. If we have received what we asked for, then faith is not needed.

1 a) allegiance to duty or a personloyalty lost faith in the company's president (1)fidelity to one's promises, (2) sincerity of intentions acted in good faith

2a) (1) belief and trust in and loyalty to God,  (2) belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion (1) firm belief in something for which there is no proof clinging to the faith that her missing son would one day return (2) complete trust.

ENDING PRAYER


Father God, Thy Kingdom come to all who do not know You in Jesus' name.  Father God, in Your Son Jesus' name as ask that You would help us to know You and Your Word in our hearts as it would please You, not others or ourselves. We thank You for being a Great God and Father of all who trust and believe in You and Your Son,  the Holy Spirit, and Your Word to be the other truth for us to live by. If our hearts and belief is wrong then please Lord, make it right so we will not miss heaven. Thy Kingdom come in our hearts today in Jesus' name.  AMEN


Weekly Praise: Great is the Lord!


 

Praise You, Jesus, You are the Christ. Praise You, Jesus, You are Christ the King. Praise You, Jesus, You are the Lamb of God. Praise You, Jesus, You are Lion of Judah. Praise You, Jesus, You are the Bright Morning Star.

 

Praise You, Jesus, You are our Champion and shield.  Praise You, Jesus, You are our Strength and our Song. Praise You, Jesus, You are the way of our life. Praise You, Jesus, You are the only truth. Praise You, Jesus, You are the real life.

 


Let's Hallow His name by rehearsing Who He is:


Jehovah -SHALOM [yah-way-shah-lohm]: 
"The Lord Our Peace" (Judges 6:24) – the name given by Gideon to the altar he built after the Angel of the Lord assured him he would not die as he thought he would after seeing Him.

QUESTIONS/ANSWERS


 

1). The Kingdom of God is not a real earthly Kingdom, it's a spiritual kingdom –

I agree It's spiritual but also impacts the real world

2). The Kingdom of God is something Jesus didn't really talk about –

I disagree with that because that is why Jesus came to earth to ministry to everyone; Jesus' whole ministry was proclaiming the Kingdom

3). The Kingdom of God has not yet come. It will come when Jesus returns

I disagree with that because Jesus said,  the King has come. The King has dealt with sin once for all in the sacrifice of himself. The King sits at the Father's right hand and reigns now until all his enemies are under his feet. The King's righteousness is now already ours by faith. The King's Spirit is now already dwelling in us. The King's holiness is now already being produced in us. The King's joy and peace have now already been given to us. The King's victory over Satan is now already ours as we use the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. The King's power to witness is now already available to us. And the King's gifts—the gifts of his Spirit—are now already available for ministry. And now with a sober awareness of the mystery of the kingdom—present yet future; fulfilled but not consummated—let us go on as a church to seek the kingdom first—to discover all we yet should be for the salvation of lost sinners and the glory of King Jesus! It has come in part but will be completed perfectly at the second coming

4). The Kingdom of God is something only church leaders can see  

I strongly disagree with that, because Jesus didn't say just the leaders would receive the Kingdom of God, but all who believe in Him through faith.  The kingdom of God has several aspects. The Lord is the Sovereign of the universe, and so in that sense His kingdom is universal (1 Timothy 6:15). At the same time, the kingdom of God involves repentance and the new birth, as God rules in the hearts of His children in this world in preparation for the next. The work begun on earth will find its consummation in heaven (see Philippians 1:6); all Christians can see the Kingdom

5). The Kingdom of God is something all Christians are meant to build

I agree with this because all Christians receive the Kingdom of God when they because His children. We are to help build the Kingdom of God by witnessing to others and by giving our testimony. All disciples are called to build God's kingdom

6). The Kingdom of God is as small as a mustard seed but stretches across the world –

I agree with this because Jesus said it was like a small mustard seed which is tiny, but yet it grows and produces a large plant. This means that the citizens of the Kingdom of God is growing every day!  These scriptures tell us about the growth of the Kingdom of Christ; (Psalm 72:16, Isaiah 9:7; 54:3; 55:5; 60:5; 60:22, Mark 4:31, 32). It is a past, present, and future Kingdom of God, amen; it starts in the heart but impacts the world

7). The Kingdom of God is something Jesus said had arrived –

I agree to this. Jesus did say that in the Scripture, because when He came the Kingdom of God came with Him. See Matthew 4:17
8). The Kingdom of God is located in Jerusalem –

I disagree with this! It's not located in Jerusalem. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God came to enter into our hearts, but there will be a Kingdom set up by God, so His Son Jesus can reign over it.  It's located in the hearts of Christians

Prayers from the Bible: The Prayer of Solomon


 

In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.

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