Our father how art in Heaven.
Who is a father? A father is a man in relation to his child or children. (from Google)
Who is God? The creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being. (from Google)
Now we all know who the father is and what they do, and not only that but also we know who God is.
In the relationship between God and servants, there is a great pass where the servant is limited to something that only a child has the right to have. Leviticus 25:55
‘For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
Let me give you some example here:
I have two little boys in our area one call me Dad (father) and the other calls me Boss because his father calls me that. This two boys, the one who call me Dad will always ask me where are you going Dad, where is Mum (Mother) he can come in and go out of the room without fear because he thinks am his father so he acts as a son but the other one will come in within some minutes he is out.
This one who always calls me father always act like a son when he gets in our room.
Let me take you to back in times, in Exodus 19:2- you will read when God told Moses, I’m going to come down in a thick cloud. I will come down with great fire and thunder and earthquake. Tell everybody not to come near the mountain when I come only you alone can come up the mountain. When the people saw the thunders and the lightings and the thick dark cloud upon the mountain, they all trembled with great fear because they saw God’s awesome display of might.
That is how they see God be a terrifying God, a frightening God.
So when the Lord Jesus Christ on this earth take of that fear and the servant away and bring fatherhood and children hood between us.
The Lord Jesus Christ let us understand in Matthew 6:9-13 English Standard Version (ESV)
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name Your kingdom come, on and on.
Why the Lord Jesus Christ did not tell us to say God in heaven, Hallowed be your name, on and on we go but he told us to say Father in heaven, our Lord Jesus Christ wants us to come to the father with boldness in Romans 8:15 says For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”.
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