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Kingdom Possible

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized
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KingdomCome

“Your kingdom come, your will be done”… Something we talk about, and pray for often.  But what does that mean? What does it actually look like when God’s kingdom comes? And His will is done? Sometimes we think “well whatever Your will is, let it be done”.   And we pray as if we have no responsibility in the matter, like it is all up to God to establish His Kingdom and fulfill His will on the earth.

The reality is, that at an appointed time, heaven will come, and the Kingdom of God will be established on earth.  Every knee will bow and every creature will be subject to the authority of the Lord.  However God does not desire that we simply wait for His Kingdom to come,  but that we begin now to establish His Kingdom on the earth.

Jesus talked a lot about the kingdom.  When he first began His ministry, he would preach and tell people to repent because the “Kingdom” of Heaven was near, or among them. He told his disciples to preach the same thing and he even spoke in parables about the kingdom.  Then in Matthew 6:33 Jesus tells us to “Seek first the Kingdom of God”.  Jesus says that seeking the Kingdom should be our top priority, and Paul tells us in Colossians to keep seeking the things above, and to set our mind on heavenly things, however if we aren’t sure what that means or what it looks like, then how can we do so? And if we think that “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done” is up to God, then why the need to “Seek the Kingdom?”

The scriptures paint a clear picture concerning God’s Kingdom on earth, what it looks like and how to establish it.  In Matthew there are 4 instances where it says that Jesus preached or proclaimed the good news of the kingdom, and in all 4 of those instances you see that immediately following his proclamation someone or something would submit to His authority (Remember that)…  In Matt. 4:17-22 it was Peter and Andrew, in Matt. 4:23 and 9:35 it was sickness and disease, and in Matt. 10:7-8 He told His disciples to preach the good news of the Kingdom, heal the sick, raise the dead, and drive out demons. In Luke 9:11 it says that Jesus, “Began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.” It seems as though Jesus would tell them about the Kingdom, that it had come and was among them, then prove it to them by performing various kinds of miracles.

But let’s turn this theme of, Kingdom preaching coupled with submission, healing, and deliverance, up a notch. There are two other interesting scriptures that are similar to these, but much more clear in terms of defining “You Kingdom Come”.  Matt. 12:28,”But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” and Luke 10:9, “9Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.'” In both of these verses Jesus ties the coming of the Kingdom directly to physical healing and deliverance, saying that these very acts are manifestations of God’s Kingdom on earth.

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