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Acknowledging our incomplete understanding of heaven and its’ ordinances, while looking forward to Jesus’ reign on earth by God’s power, we ask in the Lord’s prayer for God’s will to be done on earth as in heaven, understanding God is holy and heaven far exceeds earth.

Job 38:33 (ESV):

33  Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth?

Matthew 6:9-10 (ESV):

9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

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Look at Earth from the Heaven

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In the Lord’s prayer, people pray for God’s will to be done on Earth as in Heaven. Counter-intuitively, Jesus’ followers on Earth are allowed to set parameters of what is permitted in Heaven, consistent with God’s will.

Matthew 16:18-20 (ESV):

17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

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Crumbs Like Earth

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Jesus shows the abundance of God’s power by sparing crumbs for the Gentiles. Only later when scientists observed the vastness of the Universe did people learn Earth is but a crumb in comparison to it’s size. Therefore, pray confidently, knowing even huge requests are but crumbs from Heaven.

Matthew 15:25-28 (ESV):

25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

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