As It Is In Heaven

Sun Thru the Woods

This is the next post in a series articles on The Lord’s Prayer. After acknowledging God, Our Father who is in heaven, and praying that Gods’s kingdom come, and for God’s will to be done, Jesus instructed to pray the His will be done on earth as it is heaven.

Jesus began the prayer that He taught us to pray by addressing God the Father who is in heaven (literally, the heavens (plural)[i], while asking just a few phrases later for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven[ii] (singular). (Matt. 6:10) Our English translations use “heaven” (singular) in both places, and the nuance of the Greek word (in the singular) is used is lost, literally, in the translation.[iii]

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Our Father Who Is in Heaven

Brain Cells and Deep Space

“Our Father who is in heaven[i]….” Matt. 6:9) This is the second in a series of blog posts on the Lord’s Prayer. You can read the first post about the simple, but profound, recognition that God is Our Father.

Jesus continued with the recognition who God is by stating that the Father is inheaven“. We might be tempted to picture God in the clouds, but the popular idea of God in the clouds is not at all accurate. God the Father is outside of time and space. Time, space and matter that makes up the Universe in which we live were created and are contained and sustained by God. They emanated from God; but they do not contain God.

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