Thy will be done Hillary Scott
This song was written by Hillary Scott who had a miscarriage. Here and her husband prayed to have another child they felt like the lord said they should have a child and it ended in a miscarriage and the only four words kept coming to her while she was going to doctors appointments and they where searching for heart beats was thy will be done.
We are going to talk about the first part of the Lord’s Prayer for this week and break it ups for the next three weeks as i end my assignment and we prepare for Bishop to come back to the pulpit. Novemeber 1st 1045am there will only be one service that day and a huge party mark your calendars you don’t want to miss it. And i’ve already decided to get some peanut butter crackers and put a sign welcome back bishop and pass them out at the front or some nuts ya know just to keep them from being too hungry lol
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.
Most every one knows this prayer we are going to focus on the first two parts tonight. If you hear nothing else the rest of tonight you must realize that this is the model prayer that Jesus gave us to pray.
Our Father- this means biological father this means flesh and blood you are the daddy. You went on Mari Povich you took the test this is your baby daddy. Its not you are my spiritual God it is so much more intimate than that. Not you are my God you are my daddy, you are my family, I am your child. And we know this because the scripture says we have been grafted in.
And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
Grafting a plant in to another plant it becomes a new plant
and the plants become one plant and become an new plant but also a part of each other. The bible says you are a new creation.
Grafting is the act of placing a portion of one plant into or on a stem, root or branch of another in such a way that a union will be formed and the partners will continue to grow together.
in heaven- he is not on this earth he is above us looking down on us watching over us. He is ruling and reigning from heaven.
Hallowed be your name. -holy is his name. He is the standard of holiness, he should be greatly revered and honored by us.
So putting that all together our Father who has adopted us into his family is in heaven looking down over us and because of that we should give glory due his name we should call holy what is holy and magnify his name. Give God the honor and reverence of the position he holds all mighty king of the world and father to every child of God that chooses to accept his adoption and grafting into his holiness.
The other scripture parable where jesus says for the wheat to grow up with the tares its so much like that. We are to grow up in all things holy and what gets grafted to the holy stays and what doesn’t get redeemed renewed or reborn being grafted on to the holiness of God gets thrown out with the chaff.
You can’t graft plants together of different species but its a good thing that we were created in the image of god so we can be redeemed and grafted into the family of God and as we grow up as sons and daughters of God. The old will fall away and the new will be left grafted to a holy God and connected by the Holy Spirit he has left to indwell in us.
The 24 hour worship thing we just were apart of was called dwell. Indwelling of the holy spirit to live in. The Holy Spirit lives in you.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
Lets look at the rest of this section for the night
Your kingdom come-
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
The Lord has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”
We do want Jesus to come back we want him to come back and take us all to heaven but this is not all this phrase means. We are his abassadors on earth we are supposed to be living in such a way as we represent Jesus on this earth. If we represent Jesus on this earth and we are living kingdom ideals how much more would earth begin to look like heaven or have the order of the kingdom of heaven.
Well first you cannot accomplish this without having more people become Christians. You cannot accomplish this without the lost being saved. If we live in a world that has more lost people than saved people its going to be hard to do any of the heaven coming to earth business.
And we can save all the people in the world. Holy spirit can have come in and Jesus can truly live in their heart but they did not plug into a church and they did not get disciple and they didn’t change much because they accepted the love and salvation of Jesus Christ but they don’t know what the word says. They don’t know that they are supposed to read their bible, pray or that they need to be growing in God and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There is this watered down type of Christianity that says Jesus loves you no matter what and that’s all they say. They don’t say Jesus wants you to repent and not leave your the way you are in bondage to your sin or trapped in false belief systems in lies or being reborn into a new creation. And so much more. Jesus free gift of salvation- it’s only free because you don’t have to pay for it. But he gave his life and he expects your to crucify your life in a similar manner you die to your old self and get raised a new. You are to try and live differently and look weird to the world around you.
Your will be done-
How do we know God’s will?
He wrote it down in his word the major things we are all to do.
Anything he says in his word is his will....the 10 commandments, Jesus came to full fill the law not abolish it, The great commission taking the saving power of the knowledge of jesus Christ to the whole world, Galatians 5:22
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
If you get a word from God and you feel God calling you to do something check it with the word check it with the word check it with the word.
Example asking people i know at work if they know Jesus as their lord and savior. Now i’m listening to christian radio out loud.
On earth as it is in heaven- The will of God to be done on earth as it is in heaven because we are the kingdom of God here on earth.
Compared tot he Kingdoms of the World we are backwards as to what elevates a man in the kingdom of heaven. in the beatitudes there are just a few examples of he backwards thinking that makes a man great in the kingdom of God.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
If we are truly christians we want the earth to be like the kindgom of Heaven. We want to bring heaven to earth. We should be praying for the kingdom of Heaven to come to earth but also as we pray for that we should pray that we are the ones that should be living our lives the way of Gods will so that kingdom of God will reign on earth . There is a book called the Seven Mountain Prophecy....and the basic concept of the book is great and i think that maybe not exactly but in some simbalice this is what Jesus wants us to do.
These are some categories we can pray for that the kingdom of heaven reign and i can’t think of a one that’s not under some form of attack constantly.
I don’t know about you guys but i pray that christian leaders come into power at my job. It’s my livelihood it’s the place that God gives my provision out of its the place the seed i am given is sown from. I pray for my church and my family and the things closest to me but these other mountains mentioned in this book can control the whole world and influence the world i live in.
I need to pray for Media, (news and information) , Government (upcoming election, our leaders in our city in our state) Education (colleges teachers, principles, etc) Economy (provision, jobs, employers, bosses) Religion ( churches, truth, leadership) Celebration ( arts, music, sports, fashion, entertainment, tv)
Family ( moms and dads, marriages, children, )
We have to pray for the kingdom as whole. Our individual families our churches and our world.
Our father who art in heaven hallowed would be thy name they kingdom come and they will be done in earth as it in heaven.