Is it right for Christians to say the disciples prayer?
Hmm! Some dogmatic religious
scholars would call this frivolous attempt, even insane.
Oh well, the substance of
Salvation through Christ Jesus is spiritual and not religious.
Neither was it by human calculations. Therefore, in true
Scriptural understanding or from spiritual revelation in Christ
Jesus, it is not right for Christians to be saying the disciples
prayer anymore. Such as; "our father, who art in heaven, hallow
be thy name and so forth"
What? Again, some good
Biblical scholars with years of researches and other
theological experiences would scream right away and call
this proposition sacrilege, heresy, unscriptural and
possibly doctrinal error.
No! No!! No!!! My brothers and
sisters in Christ! This is because; if we could patiently
understand Christ Jesus from the Holy Spirit and not through our
It is not disparaging the Holy
message of our Lord neither is anyone professing anything
outside the content of Christ Jesus, but right within as
amplified by the Holy Spirit. If we allow the spiritual
revelation of Christ Jesus to lead us by His Spirit and not our
minds or tradition, we would clearly understand Christ Jesus and
the purpose He chose and gave that prayer format to His
The reason is that as at when
the disciples were instructed by Christ Jesus to use that format
to pray to the heavenly Father, they were not Christians.
Yes, they were His good
followers, but had not received citizenship to the throne of
Grace. They had not received the seal of relationship with the
Father from the Holy Spirit that gives all access to the
heavenly treasures and privilege. Christianity began after
Salvation was complete, Christ was glorified, and the Holy
Spirit released on the day of Pentecost on His disciples and to
all thereafter, who would believe in His name.
His disciples (followers) were
then saved and became part of the Kingdom of God after they
received the Holy Spirit. Christianity began after the death and
resurrection of Christ Jesus bodily. Specifically, Christianity
began on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit or the
Spirit of the resurrected Christ baptized them.
Therefore, when we as
Christians use that prayer, it limits the best of God in ones
lives. Now, let us break the prayer down for our understanding
according to the illumination of the Holy Spirit. In the
disciples prayer, we find where it said "give us this day our
daily bread" We cannot ask for daily bread like manna as the
children of Israel did during their journey from Egypt through
the wilderness to the promise land. This is because, we already
have more than daily bread, which is the bread of Life (Christ)
given once and forever to humanity. We are already in the
promise land in Christ Jesus and all our needs are supplied
according to the riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Christ Jesus
is now our bread of Life. That means, He died and rose once and
forever for our Salvation, which is complete. If you are asking
for daily bread of life, you are ignorantly saying Jesus should
be crucified for you everyday (God forbid). He has done it once
and is fulfilled forever.
The prayer says, "forgive
us our trespasses." God is not going to forgive us our sins
again, because He already did once for the whole world by Christ
Jesus with His sinless blood on the Cross of Calvary. Whoever
confesses Christ Jesus as his or her Savior is saved, meaning
delivered from sin and now a child of the Holy God. Why ask for
what you already have? As Christians, we have passed from death
to life and the new life of Christ Jesus in us is above the
nature of sin of the devil. However, if you sin, simply ask for
forgiveness in the name of Christ Jesus and move on by allowing
the Holy Spirit to guide your steps. Christ Jesus is our
Passover from sin and death to Life.
Another example from the
prayer is "deliver us from evil." This is what Jesus
accomplished for humanity when He died and rose from the dead
for our deliverance or victory. Humanity is already delivered
from evil or sin when we accept the redemptive work of Christ
and His Lordship. Although, as Christians we still commit sinful
acts, but the truth is that in the eyes of God, we are above
sin, only when we walk in His Spirit and not to allow the flesh
to dominate us.
Another phrase, "Thy will
be done on earth as in heaven." Christ Jesus has perfected
this through salvation and release to the Church on earth by the
power of the Holy
freedom is only in Christ Jesus and not sensation."
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