There are some amazing truths in the post-cross New Covenant Scriptures.
For instance we are told that we have been forgive first so that we can forgive others (Ephesians 4 v 32).
We are told that we have been forgiven through the blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).
We are told that God has supplied all we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1 v 3).
We are told that God will never tempt us with evil for He is a good God (James 1 v 13).
There are many passages that tell us we have been saved (or delivered) as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus.
These are truths of the New Covenant, applicable to believers now living under grace and not under law. You are living under grace and not law (Romans 6 v 14 and 15).
Do you believe these New Covenant truths, and do you believe they are for you? Well, this next statement may shock and confuse you!
If they are true (and they are), what is now known as the Lord’s Prayer is an Old Covenant prayer and not meant for you to recite habitually and try to live by!
In Luke 11 v 1 the disciples asked Jesus how to pray as John did; John was an Old Covenant prophet and as such prayed Old Covenant prayers.
In Matthew 6 v 7 Jesus said not to pray in vain repetition, and in verse 9 told his disciples to pray “after this manner”; He did not say pray in exactly these words.
“The Lord’s Prayer” is not for you to pray habitually; for the New Covenant believer it is actually a prayer of doubt and unbelief.
For example do you not know you have been forgiven, do you not know He is your provider and do you think He may tempt you with evil and not deliver you?
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I live under grace and not law, I live under the New Covenant and not the Old”.
Matthew 6 v 9…..After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name