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Summary: The closing section of praise in the Lord’s Prayer.

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A Study of the Lord’s Prayer

Lesson # 9

“For Yours is the Kingdom, the Power,

and the Glory, Forever”

Matthew 6:13

“In this manner, therefore, 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 this day our daily bread. (12) And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. (13) And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (NKJV)

We began our prayer in praise to God, acknowledging Him as Father and honoring His holy name - Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. We then affirm God’s priorities as our own - Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. We then appropriate God’s provision for our lives here and now - Give us this day our daily bread. We then ask for God’s pardon and commit ourselves to forgive others - And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. We then seek God’s protection from temptation and Satanic attack and engage in spiritual warfare ourselves - And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. And finally, we return to praise as we aclaim the authority, power and glory of God - For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. [J. David Hoke]

Because later manuscripts, discovered after the King James Version was translated, omit this last section of the prayer, newer translations do not include the words, “For yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever, Amen.” Yet we need not be unduly concerned because these words do fit both the spirit of this prayer and teachings of the Bible in other places. David’s prayer in 1 Chronicles (29:11) says, “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.” (NKJV)

While man has an ego that needs to be stroked by praise, God does not. Yet He calls us to praise Him. He even commands it. Why? Not because He needs praise, but because we need to praise Him is why. Praise does something for us. It reminds us of God’s greatness and of His glory. It alters our perspective. It changes our attitude. Praise should be where we begin and end with God. Notice that the prayer says “for yours is …” here carries the force of “because of ” or “on account of.”

In the three terms of the closing portion of this prayer we are confessing that God exclusively possesses these things, “yours is the kingdom, the power, the glory, forever.” We are saying that these things can be said of God and of no one else.

I. Yours Is the Kingdom, Forever

The wonderful truth is not that Jesus is going to be King, but that HE IS KING NOW!!! When we pray, “yours is the kingdom” we are acknowledging the fact, the present day reality, that Jesus is King. When we pray, “yours is the kingdom” we are also recognizing that we are subjects of the King. We are freely acknowledging his right to LORDSHIP in our lives.


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Christopher Innocente

commented on Dec 7, 2016

Hambly's theology has limited man in the partnership we have as kingdom bringers...it's not that God can't do anything He wants, but without our partnership (His design), He will not if we don't praise and agree with Him in prayer. We do not just manage human affairs, but as we stand in agreement with Him, we shape them. He is restoring the dominion we forfeited in Eden. Jesus cane to seek and save what was lost. Hallelujah! C

James Sellers

commented on Apr 12, 2017

C.I. as you disagree with Bro. Hamby's theology; many others disagree with yours - me included. Kingdom restoration will not occur until Jesus' Second Coming. That's what I and may others believe. So let's agree to disagree and let God have the last Word.

John Hamby

commented on Apr 12, 2017

Thanks for your rebuttal and defense. I am certainly not infallible.

John Hamby

commented on Apr 12, 2017

Thanks for your rebuttal and defense. I am certainly not infallible.

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