The three ingredients in this week’s soup are:
- Matthew 6:10, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”(KJV)
- 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”(KJV)
- Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”(KJV)
As each ingredient is examined, keep in mind it’s only part of the end result. Heaven’s will, giving thanks, and faith; definitely should lead to a deeper and more impactful prayer life!
Matthew 6:10, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
- Heaven in Matthew 6:10 is the Greek work ouranos. According to Strong’s Dictionary, ouranos is defined as the sky; heaven (as the abode of God) by implication; happiness, power, eternity.
- Will is the Greek word Thelma and is defined as a determination (properly, the thing), i.e. (actively) choice (specially, purpose, decree; abstractly, volition) or (passively) inclination. The King James Version also translates this word as pleasure and desire.
Lost in Translation:
- An important clue as to what Messiah was teaching Matthew 6:10 is found in the verb conjugation and sometimes gets lost in translation. Be done is in the aorist tense. The Hebrew Greek Key Word Bible informs the aorist tense, “refers to the reality of an event or action.” When we pray “thy will be done in our situation (whatever it is) as it is in heaven; Messiah was saying declare it because it’s already a reality that exists in the abode of God, in the eternal place of happiness and power, and it’s been determined and decreed!
- Scripture describes God’s intentions in Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (KJV);
- Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”(KJV)
- Romans 15:13, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”(KJV)
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
- Faith is God’s delivery system. As mentioned above, Heaven’s will already exists. Hebrews 11:1 confirms that the reality of our prayer exists and our faith brings that reality to us.
- Substance is the Greek word hupostasis and defined by Strong’s as, a setting under, essence, assurance.
- Evidence is the Greek word elegchos and means proof, conviction.
Lost in Translation:
- The Greek verb conjugation for Hoped for in this verse is a present passive participle which expresses a continuous or repeated action. A more accurate translation of Hebrews 11:1 would be, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped and continue to be hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
One could take this Scripture as a two-step process. The first step is our prayer, the assurance of our hope. The second is confident faith delivering the proof-the victory.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
- Pray is the Greek word proseuchomai and Strong’s defines it as; to pray to God, i.e. supplicate, worship.
- Every thing is the Greek word Pas, and means; all, any, every, the whole
- Thanks is the Greek word eucharisteo, and defined as; to be grateful, i.e. (actively) to express gratitude (towards)
- Psalm 9:1-2, “I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.”( Holy Bible, New Living Translation)
- Psalm 107:8, “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!”(NKJV)
- Ephesians 5:20, “giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”(NKJV)
- Colossians 4:2, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”(NIV)
We are to actively worship and pray to God actively with gratitude and praise him for all the marvelous things He has done!
What’s the conclusion? Could this simple formula be a pathway to experiencing Heaven’s will and victory in your prayer life?
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING AND KNOW IT’S ALREADY A REALITY, AND IT’S BEEN DECREED!
CONTINUALLY HAVE FAITH THAT THE PROOF WILL BE DELIVERED!
ACTIVELY THANK AND PRAISE GOD FOR THE VICTORY IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU MAKE THE REQUEST AND CONTINUE UNTIL YOU SEE THE VICTORY AND THEREAFTER! FOR HE HAS DONE ALL OUR MARVELOUS WORKS!
Shouldn’t we be the walking testimony of Mark 11:22-24, “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”(NIV) Enjoy your soup!
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The above soup recipe should not be taken as a “name it and claim it” or prosperity message. This post is simply informing you of what the Scripture says in these three verses and how they relate to your prayer life. GodKnights.com believes in the balanced teachings scripture provides. GodKnights.com encourages all to study the Bible to find their acceptable balance and a comfortable belief system to pursue!