Matthew 6 v 9 – 13
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 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. (KJV)
We can rejoice in our God:
- His Pre-eminence.
a. He is sovereign – independent and holding supreme power.
He is working out a perfect and eternal plan – in absolute control (Isa. 43:13; 46:10-11; Eph. 1:11). Our Father is still on the throne and no-one will dethrone Him. We rejoice in that!
b. He is supreme – Christ stripped Satan from what we gave away through sin. He is our King and we are His subjects. May the Lord help us to remember that all we are and have is because of His goodness and kindness.
- His Power.
a. It is Enormous – we serve a God of infinite power and ability (Gen. 18:14; Job 42:2; Jer. 32:17; Mat. 19:26; Mark 10:27; Eph. 3:20).
b. It is Eternal – will never cease! He is immutable – He can and will never change.
- His Person.
a. He alone deserves all the glory (Ps. 8:1). Only God is great – not us. Perhaps the reason why revival tarries is because we don’t desire it for His glory.
b. He alone determines glory – His kingdom, power and the glory will be forever. God alone will determine who will share His glory – those who know Him personally.
Amen means ‘So be it, let it be true.’ All the promises of God are ‘Yes’ in God – verily true in Christ. Prayer is about rejoicing.
We are to rejoice, because all that is His is ours, because we are His.