In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:9-10
The Model Prayer, commonly known as the Lord’s Prayer, is one of the most powerful revelations ever. It’s not just a prayer to recite. It’s loaded with vital truths and principles.
For instance, we learn from it that God’s will is for His children to experience heaven on earth. Although the two realms-earth and heaven-are separate, relevant prayer can bridge the gap. We can invite the reign, order, love, light, life, peace, righteousness, joy, glory, abundance, power, health, wisdom and more that exist in heaven to also invade our earthly realm. Heaven is the benchmark of what must happen in your life.
In fact, such is the role of the Holy Spirit. When we cooperate with the Spirit through prayer, worship and biblical meditation, we can experience something of heaven on this side of it. In a sense we can say the Holy Spirit is in the business of introducing believers into the heavenly realm.
Observe what the Word says about this elsewhere, “How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with EVERY BLESSING IN HEAVEN because we belong to Christ” (Ephesians 1:3, TLB, emphasis mine). Wow, every blessing in heaven is ours here on earth! Holy Spirit help us to gain access!
Along the same lines, the Apostle Peter puts it this way, “His divine power has given us EVERYTHING we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE DIVINE NATURE, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (2 Peter 1:3-4 NIV, emphasis mine). I rest my case! Pastor Josh