What is the Lord’s Prayer?
Jesus’ disciples said to Him, “Lord teach us to pray…” Luke 11:1. People often attribute verses 2–4 as ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. However, I would make this suggestion: Possibly the most significant prayer listed in the Bible in which the Lord prayed is the entirety of John chapter 17.
In just one verse alone, Jesus prayer to His Father, (v. 11) “…those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.”
Can Jesus expect His prayer ‘that they may be one’ to be answered in a body of believers divided by culture, denomination, race and a multitude of other differences?
Kingdom of God International
Yes, Jesus’ prayer is being answered. We saw an example of the dividing wall torn down at the recent ‘Kingdom of God International‘ convention in Pasadena, CA. KOGI was founded by Drs. Anthony and Micheline McFarland. They, along with leaders from a mixture of cultures, denominations and racial backgrounds presented a united front as they lifted the Name of Jesus. Everyone who attended the meetings experienced a little bit of Heaven on earth.
Jesus En Plein Air
I gladly took my marching orders from Dr. McFarland to pitch my easel at the convention. I continued my ‘Jesus En Plein Air’ outreach. My first painting was of the magnificent exterior structure of the Pasadena Nazarene sanctuary. Of course, I had high expectation to see who God might bring to my easel. Vera was my first visitor. This kind lady was an artist, but had been sidetracked from her easel by the issues of life. I encouraged her to dig out her paints and attend a JEPA Workshop.
I also met some of my friends from the Women’s Pregnancy Care Clinic. They were representing the Clinic at a ‘Ladies Night Out’ gathering.
After finishing first my painting, I moved on to the KOGI convention site, located in another facility at PasNaz. I was near a location where a photographer was taking free photos, so I had many onlookers stop by. We had a great time of fellowship as I talked to them about our KOGI convention and quizzed them with my WWJP tract.