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The Union of Heaven and Earth

This post was originally posted forPentecostals and Charismatics for Peace and Justice
Each time we recite the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew chapter 6:9-13 we pray these words, “your kingdom come, you will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” 
We thoughtlessly recite this prayer without paying a whole lot of attention to just how astounding these words really are.That’s what I want us to dive into today in this blog post. 
The Beginning:
In the beginning God created a beautiful world where he would dwell with his people.Then he created human beings and put them in the world that he created.The Biblical authors called this world a garden because garden best describes what life is like in the presence of God.It is a flourishing world within which God’s people partner with God in doing the will of God.God’s people partner with him as image bearers—tending the garden, reigning in union with God and bringing life and filling the earth with people. 
It was a place and a people who were fully in uni…