You ask, and receive not, because ye ask inappropriately, that ye may consume it upon your lusts (James 4:2-3).
Matt 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
To be spiritually minded is life and peace. Those without His Spirit are separated from Him. We become alive through the Spirit of Christ that dwells within us (Rom 8:6-9, 2 Cor 6:16, John 6:63).
Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. They have not received the spirit of bondage again unto fear, but rather the Spirit of adoption, enabling them to proclaim God as their Father. (Gal 4:6, 24-26, Rom 8:14-15).
The prayer “give us this day our daily bread,” needs to occur continuously. We need to fill our minds with the Word of God each and every day.
The portrayal of God as a father figure is very rare in the Old Testament occurring less than twenty times. However in the New Testament, Jesus refers to the Father eight times more often.
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
All that believe on Christ can have access to God at a very personal level; having a relationship with a perfect loving Father is incredibly awesome.
John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
One of the most endearing phrases in the New Testament is Abba Father. These two words speak of an intimate and enduring love, on a very personal level.
Through Christ all can be adopted into the spiritual family of God, having the rights as citizens of Israel (Eph 2:12-22).
God is a Spirit, and the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread” is spiritually understood.
The first advent of Christ represents the manifestation of God in the flesh. God, who is a spirit, sent forth his son in the flesh to save us from our sins.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, even Jesus Christ, who is sent (John 17:3).
John 10:30 I and my Father are one.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Jesus said unto them, “If God were your Father, ye would love me for I proceeded forth and came from God. I did not come of myself, but he sent me. John 8:42
Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit and seen of angels. He preached unto the multitudes, many of whom became believers, and He was received up into glory. 1 Tim 3:16
Hear, O Israel. The Lord our God is but one Lord (Deu 6:4).
Matt 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
At the last trump, there was a great voice in heaven declaring that the kingdoms of the world would now belong to the Jesus Christ Himself.
Jesus shall reign as king of kings for eternity (Rev 11:15, 19:16).
With righteousness Christ will avenge the poor, and appoint equity to the meek of the earth. He will also smite the nations and thus slay the wicked (Math 5:3-5, Isa 11:4, Rev 2:27, 12:5, 19:15). Christ will reign for a thousand years and will swallow up death in victory.
Isaiah 65:17-18 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
The second gathering of Israel will involve a restoration of this present earth by the Lord. The people will build houses, and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of thereof. In the second creation, after the thousand year reign of Christ, the Lord provides His people with a complete city already built for them (Isaiah 65:21-22; Rev 21:10-23).
Matt 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
When asked by the people how to accomplish what was required of them by God, Jesus replied, “by believing on him who is sent forth” (John 6:29, 32, 33, John 8:42).
Give us this day our daily bread, is not about feeding the body, but filling our hearts and minds with the very Word of God unto everlasting life (John 6:27, Mark 4:15, Rom 14:17).
John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
All who truly believe in Christ can obtain everlasting life. Jesus declared, “I am that bread of life” (John 6:47-48).
Matt 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
We must forgive those who have sinned against us, if we expect Christ to forgive us of our sins against Him (Math 6:14-15, 9:6).
Matt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
All men are temped by the enemy, and by their own sinful lusts. When we allow these lusts to take a hold of us, it leads to sin. These sins if allowed to come to full fruition, can bring forth spiritual death. Jesus taught us to pray, ”give us this day our daily bread,” in order that we might stay focused on the one who can deliver us from the desires of the flesh.
The Lord God can deliver the Godly when they are tempted to commit sin. He will never allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able to endure (1 Cor 10:13, 2 Peter 2:9, James 1:12-13).
Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Give us this day our daily bread, refers to Christ who is that bread of life.
Christ’s Sermon on the Mount is a guide unto spiritual living. Spiritual rewards are to be given to those who faithfully endure until the end.
Blessed are the righteous that are persecuted by men of evil, for great is their reward in the kingdom of heaven (Matt 5:10-12).
The followers of Christ are to be the salt of the earth, and the light of the world.
The chosen of Christ are not of this world, nor do they love the things therein, and for this reason they are hated without a cause (Math 5:13-16, 1 John 2:15, John 15:19).
If we love one another, God dwells within us, and his love is perfected in us.
We are certain that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. (1 John 4:4, 12-13, Rom 8:4, 9, 11).
Those who trust in the word of God, are sealed with that Holy spirit of promise unto the day of salvation (Eph 1:13-14).