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Is the Lord’s Prayer Already In Its “Pristine” Form?

In Judaism, from which Christianity grew out, prayers are not presentable to God unless they are “edited” by angels of God. The edited form is a prayer’s pristine form. The following paragraphs are taken from the article All About Angels by Lazer Gurkow posted up at Chabad.Org:

Our sages taught that every word of our prayers summons an angel who collects it, cleanses it and perfects it, and presents it to G‑d. If the word was enunciated improperly, the angel remolds it so that it is presented correctly. If it was said without proper mindfulness, or worse, if it was chanted with inappropriate thoughts, the angel removes the stray thought and presents the prayer to G‑d in pristine form. If it was said in a language other than Hebrew, the angel interprets it and presents it to G‑d in the Holy Tongue.

Knowing that every word of our prayer is examined by an angel for grammatical correctness and for proper concentration serves to enhance our mindfulness during prayer. It inspires us to be alert to the words of our prayer and to pray with complete devotion.

We can only come to the conclusion that since Jesus Christ is the Son of God Himself, when He taught His disciples His prayer (in Aramaic), it was already in pristine form, with no need for any editing by the angels.

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer now in English (or in any language) and in complete devotion, the angels assigned to us by God need only present the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Tongue. Could this be the reason why the Lord’s Prayer is so powerful, with almost instantaneous result?

The Glory That Jesus Gave Us So That We May Be One

Before Jesus was betrayed and killed, He prayed for His disciples and for those who would believe in Him through His disciples (underlined text by the author):

20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. (John 17:20 – 23, NKJV).

It is clear from verse 22 that it is the glory from the Father that will unite all the believers of Jesus Christ.

What is the glory that the Father gives the Son, who, in turn, gives to the believers to unite them?  

Now, the Greek for “glory” used in verse 22 is δόξαν (doxan) , whose definition and usage, according  to Strong’s Concordance 1391,  follow those of δόξα (doxa):

  1. Definitionopinion (always good in NT), praise, honor, glory
  2. Usagehonor, renown; glory, an especially divine quality, the unspoken manifestation of God, splendor.

According to the HELPS Word Studies for Greek, δόξα (doxa) literally means “what evokes good opinion, i.e. that something has inherent, intrinsic worth

Several commentators thus came up with the following answers to the question:

As Christ, according to his human nature, is termed the Son of God, he may be understood as saying: “I have communicated to all those who believe, or shall believe in me, the glorious privilege of becoming sons of God; that, being all adopted children of the same Father, they may abide in peace, love, and unity.” For this reason it is said, Hebrews 2:11, Christ is not ashamed to call them brethren. (Clarke’s Commentary)

And the glory which thou gavest me— With respect to my human nature, namely, to be a habitation of thyself by the Spirit; I have given them — Have bestowed on them the honour and happiness of having a measure of the same Spirit dwelling in them, enriching them with various gifts and graces, stamping them with thine image, and communicating unto them thy divine nature, 2 Peter 1:4. (Benson Commentary)

And the glory ... – The honor which thou hast conferred on me by admitting me to union with thee, the same honor I have conferred on them by admitting them to like union with me. (Barnes’ Commentary)

What is a means by which we can be one in Jesus Christ and therefore in the Father?

In verse 22, the last two words are “We are one”   (ημεις εν εσμεν). The total gematria of these three Greek words is 618.

618

But this numeral produces the set {6,1,8}, which is a permutation {1,6,8}; and the number 168 is the identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke (see Table 3.8 of the book, e-copy):

168

In the book, we showed that:

The Lord’s Prayer is the foremost proclamation of our faith in the fulfillment of the will of His Father in His Son, Jesus Christ.

CONCLUSION:

  1. Since the Lord’s Prayer is our proclamation of faith in Jesus Christ, that is, our Creed,  it is a means by which we are one in  Jesus Christ and therefore in the Father;
  2. The Lord’s Prayer unites all Christians.

It is interesting to note the following:

  1. The gematria of δόξαν (doxan) in John 17:22 is 135, a numeral with the set {1, 3, 5}, a permutation of which is {1, 5, 3}, which produces the number 153.
  2. The gematria of Hebrew for (sons of Elohim)  בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים   (bni e-aleim), sourced from Genesis 6.4, is 153.
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How Do We Seek First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness?

Matthew 6:33 gives us a powerful passage, for it tells us what to do in order to receive all what we need in this earthly life:

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

How do we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness?

The context of this statement is given in Matthew 6:25-34:

Do Not Worry

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

The identifiers of the verses are given below:

633

From verse 25 till the end (verse 34), we can see how the numbers totaled themselves. At exactly verse 33, the total is 675. The 675th number in base 23 is 168. But 168 is the identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke!

168

Conclusion: The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer that is for seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness!

Take My Yoke Upon You

In Matthew 11:28 – 30, we read:

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

These passages aptly describe the high standard of humanity and care of Jesus Christ. And for those who believe in Him, it is just a matter of taking on His yoke to lighten any heavy burden we may have in our lives and in our daily struggle with sin.

The pertinent question is then:    After we have accepted Him in our life, how do we take His yoke upon us?

Biblical Mathematics provides a clear answer. If we take the original Greek text of “Take my yoke” in Matthew 11:29, its value is 1867.
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1867 is a prime number.  It is the 285th  prime number.   But 285 is precisely the identifier of Matthew 6:9-13:
 
 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.
 
The identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9 – 13 is 285
Book
Chapter
Verse
Sum
40
6
9
55
40
6
10
56
40
6
11
57
40
6
12
58
40
6
13
59
Total
285
CONCLUSION:   It is through the Lord’s Prayer that we take the yoke of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ upon us!
 

The Prince of Peace of Isaiah 9.6

In Isaiah 9.6, we read (NIV):

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

The Hebrew version of Isaiah 9.6 yields the numerical value of 876 corresponding to “Prince of Peace.”

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Using the Method of the Prime developed in our book (e-version), we see that the 876th prime number is 6803, which turns out to be the numerical equivalent of only two verses in the Bible: incredibly, Mark 10:47 and Luke 23:30.

47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  (Mark 10:47, NIV)

30 Then “‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”’ (Luke 23:30)

The first verse shows who the Prince of Peace is, and the event linked to the second verse shows why he is “prince” or “chief” of peace.

In Mark 10:47, the person acknowledging Jesus was a blind man, as we can gather from the neighboring verses:

46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.

The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Even the blind could “see” that the Prince of Peace of Isaiah 9.6 was “Jesus, the Son of David!”

Luke 23:30 is referring to the most important event in Jesus life, namely, His crucifixion. With Jesus’ death and resurrection, our fears in death are removed and replaced with the gift of internal life, as the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 6:23:

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus is the Prince of Peace because He alone is able to offer assurance of eternal life.