Emanna for 05/23/2020
Pray in This Way (1)
Matt 6:9 You then pray in this way: Our Father who is in the
heavens, Your name be sanctified; (10) Your kingdom come; Your
will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.
Psa 8:1 O LORD our Lord, how excellent
thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Words of Ministry
[Part 1 of 3]
In the example of prayer patterned by the Lord, the first three petitions imply the Trinity of the Godhead. "Let Your name be sanctified" is mainly related to the Father, "let Your kingdom come" to the Son, and "let Your will be done" to the Spirit. This is being fulfilled in this age, and it will be fulfilled in the coming kingdom age, when the name of God will be excellent in all the earth (Psa. 8:1), the kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of Christ (Rev. 11:15), and the will of God will be accomplished.
verse 9 says, "Our Father Who is in the heavens, let Your name be sanctified." Today God's name is not sanctified; rather, it is profaned and made common. Unbelievers may ask, "What is God? Who is God?" People speak about Jesus Christ in the same way that they speak about Plato or Hitler. They make the name of the Lord Jesus common. But we know that the day will come, in the millennium, when the name of God will be sanctified. But, prior to that time, our Father's name is wholly sanctified in the church life today. We do not call upon the Father or speak the name of the Lord in a common way. Rather, when we say "Father" or "Lord," we sanctify these holy names. Thus, we need to pray, "O Father, let Your name be sanctified."
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 266-267. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 5/1/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.