Lord in place of the divine name

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Originally posted on Stepping Toes:

Substitutions Kyrios (Lord) and Theos (God)

English: Page from the Dutsch Professorenbijbe...

Page from the Dutch Professorenbijbel (“Professors Bible”), a translation of the Latin Vulgate of the Books of the New Testament. This part, covering the Pentateuch, was published in 1904. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

During the second or third century of the Common Era, the scribes substituted the words Ky′ri·os (Lord) and The·os′ (God) for the divine name, Jehovah, in copies of the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. Other translations, such as the Latin Vulgate, the DouayVersion (based on the Vulgate), and the KingJamesVersion, as well as numerous modern translations (NE,AT,RS,NIV,TEV,NAB), followed a similar practice. The divine name was replaced by the terms “God” and “Lord,” generally in all-capital letters in English to indicate the substitution for the Tetragrammaton, or divine name.

In departing from this…

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Our Father, Who Art In Heaven…….

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Matthew 6: 9

9 ‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one. ’

The above prayer is what Jesus has told us to pray.

The line below from that prayer is an extremely important one.

Do you recite this prayer?

Can you live up to it??  Do you even know what it means?

“Your Will Be Done, on Earth as it is in Heaven”

I for one am going to give it my best shot

Pray All You Want……However…..

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Yes of course Pray All You Want….

Pray for someones health, safety, success, disaster relief and more

Yes, i understand our King Jesus Christ stated that “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” (John 14)

However…..yep, there it is….However…..

He also gave extremely specific instructions in Matthew 6: 

5 Also, when you pray, do not act like the hypocrites, for they like to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the main streets to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 

6  But when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret.  Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. 

7 When praying, do not say the same things over and over again as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. 8  So do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need even before you ask him. 

9  “You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. 10  Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. 11  Give us today our bread for this day; 12  and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13  And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one. 14  “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15  whereas if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Did you get that?

 “You must pray, then, this way”

What stood out to you the most?  

Was it the… Give us our daily bread thing??

Was it the… Forgive us our debts thing??

It IS NOT all about us 

Read the prayer our King Jesus gave us again….

It is about our Father in Heaven first and foremost and His Will

Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. 10  Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place

Let YOUR WILL take place

Not our will, not our King Jesus’ will

His Father God’s Will

So……as i stated above….

Yes of course Pray All You Want….

Pray for someones health, safety, success, disaster relief and more

HOWEVER…..

It is about God’s Will Not Ours.

Unless your prayers are aligned with our Father God’s WILL

They simply will not receive priority – HE knows what is best, what HE wants & how HE wants it

Listen to what our King Jesus says about praying to His Father

And do it 

It will go well with you – (Deuteronomy 12:28)

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Our King Jesus Christ made it Clear….

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Our King Jesus Christ made it Clear….

John 13:34-35

34 I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also love one another.

****35  By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.”

Jesus stated He was giving a NEW commandment, in other words another one in addition to the others, the over 600 others.

Love amongst yourselves, Love one another.  It means to respect each other, treat each other kindly and generously without hesitation.  Help each other, take care of each other and work together to do good for all.

IF, we are followers of our King Jesus Christ, IF we say we “follow” Him, IF we are to do what HE wants, needs and requires us to be and do….

Then…..

Our ACTIONs must show and will show that we follow Him so we must keep check of our actions especially in this time. 

All of you,  All of us who say we Follow Jesus Christ must put our best self forward and make our actions a testament to who we follow and who we are working on behalf of.

Our King of Kings

Jesus Christ, the Son of Jehovah God Almighty

A Jesus states – ” If you receive Me, you receive the One who sent me”

Matthew 10:40 “Whoever receives you receives me also, and whoever receives me receives also the One who sent me.

I pray…..May you be strong in changing, in putting on the person of our King Jesus Christ and putting your best self forward in this time of Jesus preparing this world for the next phase and for whatever it brings.  May Love, Peace, Strength, Patience, Resolve, Wisdom and Fortitude be with you all.

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Do Not, Misunderstand Jesus Christ’s Purpose

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Do Not, Misunderstand Jesus Christ‘s Purpose

Jesus Speaking & Teaching About the Law of GOD as given to Moses in Matthew 5:17-20

Teaching about the Law

17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. 19  So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

20 “But I warn you—unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven!

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Never Forget on this day, 9/11…..

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9111On this day we all must not forget so as to give respect to those who lost their lives and to keep vigilant about the future.

Never Forget How Stunned You Were, We ALL Were, even those who planned it!

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Never Forget those who jumped to their deaths!

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Never, Never Never!

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Never Forget the level of destruction!

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Never Forget the First Responders!

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Never Forget Our Strengths!

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Never Forget!

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BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT……!!!

Never Ever Ever Never Forget…..

This is only part of the very ugly Battle between Jesus Christ and Lucifer/Satan yet to come to a climax.

We cannot let it get us down or depress us into paralysis.  There will be more of this, much more and much more devastation.

We must realize that we have to place our trust in Jesus Christ and to be ready for however His plans will unfold.  Just be ready to obey Him, to follow Him, to do what He tells us to do and you will be ok.

He will provide the way, the means.  Do not try to prepare in an earthly way but rather in a way that places you closer to Jesus and His Father and knowing them and their ways even if you do not agree with them or think what they are doing is right.  Be ok with that. They Know what is best for all of us as all of what we know as our life is their creation, NOT ours.

This Day is an example of when we must be standing strong and preparing ourselves emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually for Jesus Christ and His Father Jehovah God Almighty. 

Preparing ourselves for THIS is how it will be, even worse. 

Trust in, Count on and Rely on Jesus Christ and we will be ok.

Be ready and willing to respond and Jesus will guide us.

It’s Jesus Christ and His Father Jehovah’s Game.

How Will YOU play it?

What side will YOU be on?

I pray in Jesus’ name that you will be blessed with mental spiritual strength, and that you place your trust in Jesus Christ and His Fathers’ plans right now from this moment forward.

Be Strong

Never Forget!

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Be ready to gather together and trample!

On the War Path

How is it That….

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How is it that You, being born from the womb of another human can think so highly of yourself, so much so that you deny He that created that womb?

How is it that You, being so fragile, fragile enough to be squashed like a bug, fragile enough to be stopped in your tracks and taken from your family with a heart attack, fragile enough that you can be stopped by a bullet or a punch to the head, fragile enough to be stopped by a disease, fragile enough to be stopped by a broken heart, fragile enough to go into a panic when you cannot breathe…. How is it that you can think so highly of yourself, so much so that you deny HE that gave you the ability to breathe, for your heart to beat and keep on beating?

Have you ever thought…….?

How is it that my heart does in fact keep on beating?  Why does it keep beating?

Or do you just take it for granted?  

How is it that You, being so fragile as you are, can deny HE that gave you the ability to breathe, to take even one step, the ability to reach for a glass of water or a pen to write with.

How is it…….?

Yes, there is a God, a Creator, someone who is currently in charge, in control.  I personally chose to call Him Jehovah God, others may simply call Him God, or Yahweh, or Jah.  He has many names, but one title that completes Him, Creator.  In other words…everything is HIS….including you and me.  The sooner you realize that the better you will understand and feel.  

It is not something i “feel”, it is something i know.  Not in my head but deep inside my soul, my being.

Not from only what He has done for me, but also for what He has not done for me.

As even the Rolling Stones once said….

You can’t always get what you want…but if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.

God doesn’t always give you what you want, most of the time He gives you what you need.  

Everyone wants what THEY want.

It is not about you or i

Learn that now.

It is about HIM, our Creator, and thats ok, in fact that is good. Because we do not know better.  Look back at history, at yesterday, at an hour or minute ago.  We prove it over and over again.

The fact that there is a creator in charge at this very second, every second in fact is a gift, a blessing.

Embrace Him

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Oh How True this Is: James 4:13-17

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James 4:13-17

Come, now, ​YOU​ who say: “Today or tomorrow we will journey to this city and will spend a year there, and we will engage in business and make profits,”14 whereas ​YOU​ do not know what ​YOUR​ life will be tomorrow. For ​YOU​ are a mist appearing for a little while and then disappearing.15Instead, ​YOU​ ought to say: “If Jehovah wills, we shall live and also do this or that.”16But now ​YOU​ take pride in ​YOUR​ self‐assuming brags. All such taking of pride is wicked.17Therefore, if one knows how to do what is right and yet does not do it, it is a sin for him.

So, What shall we do then?

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