Kingdom Possible

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized
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KingdomCome
I think the phrase “on earth as it is in heaven” gives huge insight into what the application is for this verse.  If God desires for things on earth to be as they are in heaven, then what kinds of things should we expect to see?  I would dare to say that we would see healing, both physical and spiritual, because there is no curse of sin in heaven. I would also be so bold as to say that we might expect to see people living Holy lives, because there is no sin in heaven. The driving out of demonic spirits, the salvation of souls, massive amounts of authentic worship, or to sum it all up: everything coming under the authority of Jesus Christ.

That’s where we come in.  Ephesians 1:5 says that “God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do and it gave Him great pleasure” Then in verse 9 it says that “God revealed to us the mystery of His will according to the fulfillment of His good pleasure, that at the right time, He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ-everything in heaven and on earth” (paraphrased) So we see that it pleased God to adopt us into his own family, however it didn’t stop there.  The fulfillment of His pleasure and will depends on everything being subject to the authority of Jesus. He didn’t redeem us just so that we might enjoy the inheritance that comes from being a child of the King, but rather so we might take that inheritance and use it to bring about the fulfillment of His pleasure and will on earth as it is in heaven.  This comes when we use the gifts God’s given us, through the power of Holy Spirit, to seek His kingdom.  1 Corinthians 4:20 says, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”  Romans 14:17 says, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”  Righteousness, peace, joy, power through the Holy Spirit.  All of these things grow and develop in the believers life as they begin to submit to the Lord.  So that is just where we should be begin.  Establishing the Kingdom, in our own lives, by submitting everything we are to Jesus.  Then letting Him transform us, “giving us the desire and the power to do what pleases Him” Philippians 2:13

Clearly we are not to pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”, then sit back and wait to see it happen.  No, instead God has redeemed us, brought us into the Kingdom of Light and has given us the tools we need to see heaven manifest on the earth.  Besides, prayer is not about getting God to do what we desire, but about us alining ourselves with what He desires:  Salvation, Healing, Deliverance, Joy, Peace, Love, Obedience, Holiness…Over all the earth.

“Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done”

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