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Summary: The kingdom of God changed how the people of God pray. The challenge and call to pray

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Code Breakers

Matt 6:9-15

8/4/2013

An Enigma machine was any of a family of related electro-mechanical rotor cipher machines used for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. Enigma was invented by the German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I. The early models were used commercially from the early 1920s, and adopted by military and government services of several countries — most notably by Nazi Germany before and during World War II. Several different Enigma models were produced, but the German military models are the ones most commonly discussed.

During the war, British code breakers were able to decrypt a vast number of messages that had been enciphered using the Enigma. The intelligence gleaned from this source, codenamed "Ultra" by the British, was a substantial aid to the Allied war effort.[7]

The exact influence of Ultra on the course of the war is debated; an oft-repeated assessment is that decryption of German ciphers hastened the end of the European war by two years

T.S. God’s Kingdom rule was first established at creation; it was attacked by Satan at the fall; now it is being restored on earth through the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. He who defeats Satan, death, and sin! He is establishing his Kingdom.

T.S. As the disciples gain more understanding and insight about this kingdom he is establishing, they begin to ask more and more questions. Eventually the issue of prayer emerges. How you pray in this new kingdom became a topic of discussion.

Sometimes Jesus raised it.

In Matt 6:5-15 he explained that his followers would pray differently than the established religious icons of the day.

Matt 6:5-15

5 "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9 "This, then, is how you should pray:

"'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 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.'

14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

In Luke 11 the Disciples raised it.

Luke 11:1-4

11 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."

2 He said to them, "When you pray, say:

"'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.


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