Archive | December, 2016

Peace from The Lord’s Prayer – Transcript

3 Dec

Peace from The Lord’s Prayer
Jones sings from Alpha and Omega: We give you all the glory. We worship you our God. You are worthy to be praised.

Welcome to the House that Dignity Built. I’m Dr. Daintee Glover Jones, and I consider it an honor and a privilege to have a moment to speak with you for our December 4th message of our 2016-17 series called “The Sum of Peace”. For the months of November and December, our speakers will be on one accord by speaking and teaching about the concept of praise’s effect upon peace in our land. The title of today’s message is called “The Peace from the Lord’s Prayer”. May God add a blessing to this word, and may He use me to encourage, empower, and inspire. Amen.
In Matthew chapter 6, verses 9-13, Jesus teaches the disciples to pray in a succinct manner, as He says,
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
This passage grants us peace by reminding us that we are part of a royal family. We have a father whose son is called the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). They share the same holy D.N.A., so surely praying to the father grants peace to his children, for He is peace incarnate. So we are not alone. We are part of an eternal family within the heavenly realm that has power on earth. This is the peace that comes from knowing that we are part of a holy lineage.
Our adoration acknowledges his attribute of holiness. Just as the angels shout, “Holy, holy, holy” (Isaiah 6:3), we pay homage to his grandeur as well. Our adoration is our sacrifice of honor to Him for He is worthy of all honor and all praise, so we call His name holy or hallowed. Our adoration is our love for Him, so we can have peace because we are admitting that He is our only true God. We can have the peace of knowing we have obeyed his commandment of having no other gods before Him (John 13:34).
The next verse is
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
He is a king; He is a royal; He has a kingdom of archangels to fight our battles. This truth should give us peace because we know that some of our struggles are beyond our power to overcome, so we let His kingdom come forth.
Peace comes from agreeing that just as His kingdom comes, His will has to come forth as well. Matthew chapter 18, verse 18 asserts, “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven”. This scripture supports Jesus’ earlier statement of God’s will existing both on earth and in heaven. The two planes of existence are bound; some say in the structure of the cross itself with relationships with other humans being the horizontal direction, and the relationship between man and God being a vertical direction. Obeying His will makes earth look more like heaven which is a place of peace.
Verse 11 reads
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
This is a supplication.
Trust that He will physically provide food.
Trust that He will spiritually provide food which is His word.
Know that He is Jehovah Jireh or our God who provides.
Next, Jesus suggests that we confess our shortcomings.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Since we are not perfect, we lean upon the grace of God’s and man’s forgiveness. When we forgive, we are showing love to one another – which is an important commandment from God.
Lastly, the prayer adds another supplication.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
While this statement seems that God’s people are asking Him not to direct our paths towards Satan, it is more about simply asking Him to direct our paths. We know this because God does not tempt us; instead, he tests us. James chapter 1, verse 13 explains that “God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man”, so instead he sends tests to assess our acquired skills and knowledge of His word.
He doesn’t lead us to temptation; however, He can lead us away from it. This deliverance brings peace of mind as we are freed from evil thoughts and actions.
Now, the prayer comes to an end after one has mentioned one’s adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication to the Father (A.C.T.S. Prayer Model). So it ends with this grateful doxology or three-fold prayer of “…For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen” (Matthew 9:13).
So, let us have
peace as we adore Him
peace as we confess to Him
peace as we show Him our thanks
and peace as we give him supplications
“For your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” (Matthew 6:8).
I pray that the message provides you with another tool for peace within your lives. As I speak it over you, I am speaking it over myself for it is one of my constant requests from God. Stay tuned for our upcoming lesson activity that you can find at the web address listed on our YouTube Channel at http://www.dignityshouse.org. I’m Dr. Daintee Glover Jones, and this is a message from The House that Dignity Built.
Amen and ashe’.

Reference
A.C.T.S. prayer model (2016). Living Prayers: Contemporary Prayers for Today. Retrieved from http://www.living-prayers.com
Alpha and Omega by Israel & New Breed

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