Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WHOSE PRAYER? - By Robert E. Hanna



Scripture Reading: Luke 11:1-2

Allover the world, in churches, cathedrals, and other  assembly halls, millions of professing Christians faithfully  recite the so-called "Lord's Prayer" as a part of the order of  service as they conduct their worship programs. In actuality,  this is not the "Lord's Prayer" but a prayer which Jesus taught  His disciples in response to their request.

One of His disciples said unto Him, "Lord, teach us to  pray, as John also taught his disciples" (Luke 11:1). This took  place during Christ's earthly ministry, which dealt exclusively  with the nation of Israel. Note the first request "Thy kingdom  come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth." Israel had  been promised a kingdom which was to come down from  heaven and was to be ruled by Christ their King. Obviously,  this request is not an appropriate one to be made by the saints  of this dispensation of grace. Today's believer has not been  promised an earthly kingdom but heaven itself.

"For our conversation (citizenship) is in heaven; from  whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ"  (Philippians 3:20). "When Christ, who is our life, shall  appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory"  (Colossians 3:4). Why the contrast? Israel has been set aside  and their kingdom promise has been postponed due to their  disobedience. A new dispensation has been established and another apostle is its minister under the grace of God-not  under law. Christ and the twelve apostles instructed the  kingdom believers, but the saved of the dispensation·of the  grace of God receive their doctrine from the apostle Paul,  according to the revelation of the mystery.

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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