-8. Victory in ‘Living’ The Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors”

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Matt 6:9-13
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.   -KJV

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-“Forgive Us Our Debts, as We Forgive Our Debtors”

Or “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”

Luke 11:4:

“Forgive us our Sins for we also forgive everyone who sins against us”

Greek Text:

Καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, Ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν· (kai aphes hēmin ta opheilēmata hēmōn hōs kai hēmeis aphēkamen tois opheiletais hēmōn)

“And forgive us the debts of us as and we forgive the debtors of us” Continue reading

-Move of God in Nicaragua: Tens of Thousands Have Come to Christ

MOVE OF GOD

There is an amazing move of God happening in Nicaragua. Over 650,000 have attended, tens of thousands have accepted Jesus Christ, and the services have also experienced thousands of miracles and healings. From CBN News:

A miraculous story is unfolding of Nicaraguans attending mass evangelism campaigns, and witnessing a mighty move of God in their country. Missionary Britt Hancock of the organization “Mountain Gateway” followed God’s call to help lead these events, along with Evangelist Nathan Morris and Shake the Nations Ministries

Britt says tens of thousands have accepted Jesus Christ and thousands have been healed.

“We’ve had people baptized in the Holy Spirit spontaneously. We’ve had people come out of wheelchairs,” Britt shared. “You name it, every class of miracle – lame walking, deaf ears opened, blinded eyes opened.”…He describes it as “a stirring of that whole society”…

Response: I have been looking for the beginning of a great world-wide harvest that will touch whole nations and bring a billion people to Christ. This move of God is touching the entire nation of Nicaragua and it is still going. Praise God.

–Oct. 31: Happy Reformation Day!

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(The door of All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg)

Happy Halloween Happy Reformation Day!

I know. October 31st is known for witches, goblins, pumpkins, and trick or treat.

It is amazing to me how in the last 20 years or so Halloween has gone from a one night ‘celebration’ to become an entire ‘holiday’ season of it’s own with parties and decorations that span nearly an entire month. Plus it has become an excuse for every TV station to flood the air with the worst horror movies of all time.  Not a genre that I am particularly fond of.

However, this is also the anniversary of a real earth shaking -game changing- historical event that altered the face of Europe and forever changed the Christian Church. 506 years ago on this day- October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany starting The Reformation.

The enemy (Satan) likes to use this day for propagating his dark agenda but on this day a genuine move of God was initiated that still continues. The beginning of a revival right in the face of the enemy on his own day.

For years the church tried to redeem this day calling it- All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve with church services looking forward to midnight which began the traditional Christian celebration of ‘All Saints Day.’ However in our present culture the historical Christian observance of this day has been largely forgotten.

Let us redeem this dark day and pray for God to continue to reform and revive his church.  Let’s also in remembrance of the original Reformation pray today for a new awakening to begin in America. May a new door of renewal and revival open in America that no man can shut.  In Jesus name, Amen          

-7. Victory in ‘Living’ The Lord’s Prayer: “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”

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Matt 6:9-13
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.   -KJV

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-“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”

Now this is the part we have all waited for—its time to pray for everything we need daily—the stuff we usually like to ask God for:

Greek Text:

ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον· (arton hēmōn ton epiousion dos hēmin sēmeron):

“Bread of us daily grant us today”

Some have translated it: “The Bread of us for the next day give us today” Continue reading

-Former Hezbollah Fighter Recalls His Encounter with Jesus

JESUS: I Am The Way, The truth, and The Life

Read this account of a former Hezbollah member that was heading to the USA to commit acts of terror but encountered Jesus instead and received his forgiveness and love. From CBN:

“One day, as I’m praying, a man appears in front of me – normal size, but his being shines like light. This light is not a normal light. This light carried identity in it. And you knew that he is holy and instantaneously, I knew I am not. …”But I didn’t want to die. So I ran to the corner of the room, literally held my head in my arms, and just cried out, shouting, ‘Forgive me, forgive me, forgive me,'”Javid said. “And I didn’t think he will forgive me because he is just. Still, I felt a touch on my left arm, and he said, ‘I forgive you.’ And I felt the weight just lifted off me. …And I was confused. Still, I say, okay, I don’t understand. Only God can forgive, but you just forgave me….So who are you that forgives me? And he said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life,’ he continued. …”So I said, ‘I don’t understand what is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jesus Christ.’

Response: Read his entire testimony, then pray for Hamas that many of them might have an encounter with Jesus also and be converted.to his love and forgiveness.

-6. Victory in ‘Living’ The Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Will Be Done on Earth”

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Matt 6:9-13
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.   -KJV

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The Greek Text:

Γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, Ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς· (genēthētō to thelēma sou hōs en ouranō kai epi gēs)

Be done the will of you as in Heaven, so upon the earth


“Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven”

In a previous article on The Lord’s Prayer we talked about the Kingdom of God and concluded that the Kingdom represents the ‘rule of God.’ Therefore wherever God rules, there is his Kingdom. So when we pray for his Kingdom to come we are really praying for an extension of his rule and authority, which is exactly what we are praying for also when we say:

“Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”

His will is done in Heaven. There is no sickness, there is no death, there is plenty of everything, and Father God has a relationship with everyone there. His will reigns in Heaven but not necessarily all the time here on earth though ultimately it does. Bad choices have changed the whole equation here and messed it all up. We have sickness, death, famine, and natural disasters. Also, sometimes nature itself seems to be completely out of control. Continue reading

-5. Victory in ‘Living’ The Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Kingdom Come”-Becoming Naturally Supernatural

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Matt 6:9-13
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.   -KJV

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Becoming Naturally Supernatural

When we pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in essence we are praying for the Kingdom and rule of God to become part of our lives. But then we ignore him so much of the time in our daily lives. Even for those of us who are Charismatics and Pentecostals the supernatural is still the exception rather than the rule particularly in America and the Western world.

It is time for us to clearly understand that Jesus is our example. He demonstrated what it means to bring the Kingdom and rule of God into human experience. How to be naturally supernatural. Continue reading

-God Moving in Tiny Kentucky Town

Small Town Kentucky

Slaughters, Kentucky, (pop. 186) is experiencing an unusual move of God. It started with unrest at the local High School but now sees up to 300 coming to Church youth services and 87 have been saved with 53 baptism so far. Here’s the story from CBN:

According to Tyler Feller, the church’s part-time teaching pastor, …They began praying for a meaningful breakthrough during the upcoming youth event focused on teaching the foundations of faith.

In a series of emails with CBN News, Feller shared that the church has since seen a youth revival that began on Sept. 15. The scheduled event has morphed into what is now known as the Unashamed Kentucky Youth Revival.

There have also been reports of high school students worshipping together before school, and writing Bible verses on Post-It notes, leaving them to encourage their fellow students.  Photos have also been posted to social media of teenagers at various locations in the small town holding up signs to passing vehicles that read, “Jesus Loves You,” “Jesus Christ is Lord,” and “Jesus Died for You.”

“I have spoken at hundreds of youth events and led very large youth ministries, but I have never seen anything quite like this,” Feller told CBN News.

Response: Revival and moves of God are beginning to happen all over America, especially among the youth.

-4. Victory in ‘Living’ The Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Kingdom Come”

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Matt 6:9-13
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.   -KJV

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Thy Kingdom Come

The Greek Text:

Ἐλθέτω* ἡ βασιλεία σου· (elthetō basileia sou)

Come the Kingdom of yours


What is the Kingdom?

For years when I have prayed- “Thy Kingdom come,” I only a vague idea about what I was praying for. Usually my focus was on the end of history when Jesus comes back and sets up his Kingdom and rules the World. Other times I viewed the Kingdom as merely another word for the church.

However when you look at the original Greek word used here for ‘Kingdom’ it seems to offer so much more that could apply to this life. The Greek word is: ‘Basileia’. It doesn’t necessarily refer to a geographical location like a country, but means: ‘rule’. So wherever God rules, there is his Kingdom. So when we pray for his Kingdom to come, we are really praying for an extension of his rule and authority. Continue reading

-Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement

YOM KIPPURDAY OF ATONEMENT

Today is Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement in God’s Biblical calendar. Starting at sundown Sunday 9/24 and continuing for 25 hours through sundown on Monday 9/25/23.

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered .” —Psalm 32:1 ESV

Even more blessed are those whose sins are totally washed away by the blood of Jesus!

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. –1 John 1:9 ESV

For Christians it is a great day to repent and ask for forgiveness. Ask the Holy Spirit if there is anything you need to receive forgiveness for and to show you anyone you need to forgive:

…and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.  –Luke 11:4 NLT

During Bible times, all Israel refrained from work on this day, fasted, and offered themselves before the Lord for forgiveness. (See: Leviticus 23:26-32)

Today, Jews world-wide observe Yom Kippur for a 25-hour period, beginning at sundown. It is considered the Shabbat of all Shabbat therefore work is prohibited. Five additional prohibitions are included in the observance: 1) no eating or drinking; 2) no bathing; 3) no anointing the body with oil; 4) no wearing of leather shoes; and 5) no sexual relations.

Many Jewish folks attend a service on this day—at the end of the observance a shofar is blown and all sins for the previous year are considered covered.