Is the Pattern of the 7 Annual Holydays commanded in Leviticus 23 also found in the “Lord’s Prayer” in Mt 6:9-13?
What is commonly referred to as the “Lord’s Prayer” in Mt Mt 6:9-13 is really not a prayer.
These words were meant more as a “template” or “pattern” (‘in this way”) suggested by the Messiah in order to ensure that our prayers are purposeful, and consistent with the Creator’s priorities and interests.
As such, it is significant that the pattern laid out in this “prayer template” coincides directly with the sequence of the 7 Annual Holydays of Leviticus 23.
But is this just a “coincidence”?
Study the verses below and decide for yourself whether or not the “Lord’s Prayer” was purposely intended to reinforce the message and chronology of the 7 Annual Holydays, and confirm what is uppermost in the Creator’s mind and interests, and should also be in ours as Christ sternly warns us in Mt 16:23, and as expounded upon in The Rebuke.
The use of the word “Our” is very important. This is the word that connects this prayer to Holyday #1 – the Passover. The Messiah is the “firstborn among many brethren” (Rom 8.29). His death and resurrection (rebirth) is what enables us to have our sins forgiven and become begotten by the Father as the Messiah was, and why He now calls us “brethren”, because we also will be born as spirit beings in the Divine Family (Heb 2.10-15).
“who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name“…
This is a reference to the fact that there is a Being in outer space who is alive! This awesome realization is the theme of Revelation 4, which describes the majestic throne of this Being in heaven. The worship and recognition of this Being as the Creator by the other beings in the heavenly arena (Rev 4.11) is the direct and proximate result of them witnessing an awesome event of CREATION on the earth! This “creation event” is the BIG event that is the fulfillment of Holyday #2 – the “Everlasting Sign” in the Desert that consists of the miraculous transformation of the desert into a “Garden of Eden” (Isa 51.3; 55.13).
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven“…
This is a reference to the fact that there will be a kingdom on earth BEFORE the retrun of the Messiah. This kingdom is the fulfillment of Holyday #3 – the “Pentecost Nation” (Isa 55.5; 51.4; Micah 4.6-7; Ps 98.1-9; Rev 5.9-10)! It will fulfill the vision that the Messiah had as His last thoughts on the cross before His death (Ps 22.27-31). This is the Spring Harvest of the Firstfruits.
“Give us this day our daily bread“…
This is a reference to the fact that the “Pentecost Nation” will be miraculously provided for in the desert oasis (Isa 55.13; 52.7-12; 35.1-10; 4.4-6; Ps 107.1-7)! It will fulfill the vision that the Messiah had as His last thoughts on the cross before His death (Ps 22.27-31).
“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors“…
This is a reference to the fact that the “Pentecost Nation” will not charge for anything (Isa 55.1), following the example set by the early church (Acts 2.44-45; 4.22-27). This is the way it was in the Garden before Adam sinned (Gen 2.16) and the way it will be in the new heaven and earth (Rev 21.16; 22.17). Also, the people in this desert oasis nation will be miraculously healed (Isa 33.24) – forgiven the debts/sins that caused them physical sickness and deformities (Isa 55.7; 35.5-6)!
“And do not lead us into temptation“…
This is a reference to the time of great tribulation perpetrated by Satan at the time of the End of this world (age of man’s rule of the earth for 6,000 years) to destroy the earth and all of mankind. It also refers to the wrath of the Lord waged upon those on the earth in the End Time who do not want Him to return to rule the world. This return of the Messiah is the fulfillment of Holyday #4 – known as the “Feast of Trumpets”, signifying “war” (Rev 6.9-11; 11.15-19; 17.14; 19.11-21). This “hour of trial” (temptation and testing will affect the entire world, but the End-time church wil be spared from this (Rev 3.10). This verse seems to be especially directed toward those who are still alive from the last two church eras (Philadelphia and Laodicea) and those who are called from around the world who comprise the “Pentecost Nation”. Those born and living in the Millenium and in the 2nd resurrection periods will not experience this “temptation” event… the return of the Messiah.
“but deliver us from the evil one [Satan]“…
This is a reference to the time when Satan is bound and removed from rulership of this world (2 Cor 4.4). This event is the fulfillment of Holyday #5 – the “Day of Atonement” (Lev 16; Rev 20.1-3). Since this day is set for the 10th day of the seventh month, that Satan will be removed in the 10th year after the Messiah returns. This event would coincide with the last attack on Jerusalem described in Ezek 38-39, after which the entire world will finaly acknowledge that the Ruler of Jerusalem is the Messiah, and finally be at-one with His Plan and Way of Life. Then, since the next Holyday #6 (Feast of Tabernacles) is on the 15th day of the month, it appears that it will only take 5 years to restore the world to a utopian state under the Divine leadership of the Messiah and the Firstfruits who rule with Him, and without any interference from Satan. Then the true Millenium will begin – a time of great health, prosperity, cooperation and happiness for every nation on earth for 1,000 years!
“For Thine is the kingdom“…
This is a reference to the time when the Messiah is King of the entire world for 1,000 years, commonly known as the “Millenium” (Rev 4.20). This event is the fulfillment of Holyday #6 – the “Feast of Tabenacles”. It will be a time of great prosperity and health for all with mankind living in agreement with the way of love, cooperation and sharing, and recognizing the Creator as the only Sovereign and Owner of all (1 Tim 6.15; Ps 24.1). The world will be restored to the state that existed in the Garden of Eden when Adam ansd Eve lived, and that existed in the Pentecost Nation when it was a witness that this Millenium would come.
“and the power“…
This is a reference to the time of the second resurrection, when the power of the grave (death) is overcome by the power of the Creator (Eph 1.19-20; Ps 49.15; Ezek 37.12-14; Mt 12.41; Jn 5.28-29) to restore life to the billions who had lived during the first 6,000 years of the man’s rule on earth and had no opportunity to know the truth and make a legitimate choice about the Creator’s way of life – the way of love. This event is the fulfillment of Holyday #7 – “The Last Great Day” (rev 20.5, 11-13). This is the fulfillment of the Fall Harvest.
“and the glory, forever. Amen.“…
This is a reference to the time AFTER the Annual Holyday plan is completed, and the old earth and heavens have been dissolved in flames (2 Pet 3.7, 10) and a new heaven and earth is created for the Divine Family to live in happily ever after, forever (Rev 21.1-8; 22.1-5,17). The glory of the the Almighty Creator and the Lamb will fill the New Jerusalem temple, and the nations and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it (Rev 21.22-26).