Isaiah's Prophecy

Isaiah 9.2-7

Galatians 3.26, 27    You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

THE SECOND PETITION
Your kingdom come.
What does this mean?
God's kingdom certainly comes by itself even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may also come to us.
How does God's kingdom come?
God's kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives his Holy Spirit, so that by his grace we believe his holy Word and lead a godly life now on earth and forever in heaven.
THE THIRD PETITION
Your will be done on earth as in heaven.
What does this mean?
God's good and gracious will certainly is done without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.
How is God's will done?
God's will is done when he breaks and defeats every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world and our sinful flesh, which try to prevent us from keeping God's name holy and letting his kingdom come.  And God's will is done when he strengthens and keeps us firm in his word and in the faith as long as we live.  This is his good and gracious will.

Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel v.1

Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

 

Madonna and Child, Marianne Stokes

Madonna and Child, Marianne Stokes