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Matthew 6:9-13

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 9  [The Lord's Prayer has been repeated many, many times. But the real meaning has been hidden from most over the centuries. For that reason, a short explanation is added for each verse. Bracketed text is commentary or clarification.]

     Therefore pray after this manner: Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed is your name. [Holy is your name. Let us not speak God's name(s) in a profane expression; that is a filthy habit. Taking God's name in vain is to speak about God or Christ before your heart has been cleansed from it being defiled; as all unregenerated men's hearts are defiled before they are purified. As George Fox wrote: "such as talk of Christ, and do not walk in him; such as profess him, and do not possess him; .. such as profess Christ the way, and walk not in the way, the truth, and the life; all such talkers, and not walkers, are dishonorers of God, and cause his holy name to be blasphemed among those who make no profession." From the Word of the Lord within my heart: "Jesus is a mighty name to be declared in all the worlds to come. Guard and protect his name."]

 10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. [The kingdom comes to those who seek the Kingdom as their first priority in life, which kingdom is within and around us and does not come with visible or outward signs. When translated into the Kingdom while still on earth, Your will may be done by us, (with Your thoughts, words, and deeds prompted by You to us), on the earth, just as Your will is done by those in heaven. For when we are in Your kingdom while we still walk on the earth, we hear You tell us what to say, judge as You tell us to judge, and do what You show us to do — as Jesus did when He was on earth. With God ordering and controlling our thoughts, words, and deeds, everything we do and say is pure, virtuous, and perfect; then we are righteous, having been restored to the spiritual image of God: Christ. Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but [only] he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Mat 7:21. To enter heaven, we must "walk in the same was as He walked," 1 John 2:6, and become "as He is, so are we in this present world." 1 John 4:17.]

 11 Give us this day our daily bread. [Jesus said: "Do not labor for food that perishes, but for the food that endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you. I am the bread of life, the bread from heaven. For it is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life-giving. John 6:63." Your daily bread is to quietly listen and hear the Lord speak words to you with encouragement, teachings, convictions, and commands. Blessed are those who hear the word of God [within your heart] and keep [practice, obey] it. Luke 11:28. You must listenhear, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21. All your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words. Deu 33:3]

 12 And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.1 [Unless you give up anger, hate, and resentment, you will not be forgiven. If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. George Fox wrote: "Forgiveness is more than with the mouth." From the Word of the Lord within: "Forgive and forget."]

 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.2 For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. [Temptation: God will never allow a temptation to come on us that is greater than we are capable of withstanding; but he definitely allows temptations to come our way so that we either grow stronger in resisting them, or in falling to them suffer the pain of sin, which then motivates our improvement. Evil: The evil this prayer references is the evil in every man's heart, his own: selfishness, pride, covetousness, profane thoughts and words, lusts, sexual immorality, anger, greed, lying, cheating, drunkenness, stealing, etc. Jesus is the savior, the deliverer, the redeemer — who destroys the sin and evil in your heart, which has defiled you. Jesus, with your persistence to the end, will deliver you from the power of darkness and will translate you into his kingdom while you are still on earth, Col 1:13, John 14:3,17:24 Eph 2:5-6. Whatever man can do is because he was created with specific abilities; all glory is God's, the creator. It is impossible for a created being to claim glory. Any glory of a created being is only imagined and claimed as a lie. All glory belongs to God, who created all.]

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2 Deliver us from evil. The evil this prayer references is the evil in a man's heart: his selfishness, pride, covetousness, profane thoughts and words, lusts, sexual immorality, anger, greed, lying, cheating, drunkenness, stealing, etc. Mark 7:21-23, Mat 15:18-19. Every man is addicted to something in this world: clothes, sex, music, sports, cars, drugs, alcohol, preaching, taste sensations, movies, gossip, social causes, political causes, collecting things, etc. Jesus is the savior, the deliverer, the redeemer — who delivers us from sin and evil in our hearts, that has defiled us. He leads us onto the inward cross of self-denial to crucify our lusts and affections, and then removes them to replace them with his Spirit. God, who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. Col 1:13

Jesus said, .. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lack of restraint, an evil eye [envy], blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile a man. Mark 7:21-23. Notice, until your heart has been cleansed, you are defiled — a ravenous beast that serves yourself, rather than others.

Jesus is eager to destroy sin and the works of evil in us — if we go to him. For this purpose the Son of God is revealed [in us], that he might destroy [in us] the works [sin] of the devil. 1 John 3:8

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