Enthusiasm to recruit believers has lead to short-sighted evangelistic techniques which result in false doctrines and misunderstandings of the gospel. There is consistent truth in the instruction of Jesus. Jesus continually prods and pushes His disciples to see Kingdom things. Jesus looks for us to imitate Him; to quickly care for those in our sphere of influence. In order that it may be, “Thy will be done in earth…” Just do it. Just do God’s will. He tells us what it is. Then, the will of God shall be done – in the earth.
63: Jesus Discusses Prayer
Once, when Jesus had been praying, one of his disciples said to him:
“Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”
“When ye pray, say:
‘Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done, as in Heaven, so in earth.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins;
For we also forgive everyone that is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil.’”
Then Jesus told this story to his disciples, saying:
“Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves. For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him’? And he from within shall answer and say, ‘Trouble me not; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.’ I say unto you, “Though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.’ And I say unto you, ‘Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.’ For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”