Oh Lord, Thy Kingdom Come

Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

When we think of this prayer the Lord taught his disciples,…..are we thinking of the many times we repeat it….

…..without thinking of the tremendous power we are asking for…first, in ourselves….and then through us?

If we pray this prayer, we should surely have our armor on, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ, for there will be a battle…..

….no one stands with Christ Jesus in this world, without opposition from the world, the flesh and the devil.

How does His kingdom come?

His kingdom comes to me when I bow to His rule over me….when I make it my principle aim to do His Will….as I know His Will.

When He shows us His Word, or what we should do…..we should immediately submit to it…..not debate it; then do it, as soon as we can.

There is always a battle for our minds.

“Why?” Is always one of the first thoughts that pops into our heads….

…..if we continue along that line (and yes, I have, often…), it leads us down a path of discouragement….where we drop the courage we have in the dust….and begin to look for “an easier way,….or some other way”.

If we settle right away that we will do His Will……then the Holy Spirit blesses our diligence with a sense of rightness, of peace, and of courage to do.

Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

Now, when we pray this prayer, than we should,…..with the best of our ability,…..set about to do just that….

….to have His kingdom come in our life, today….

….diligently seeking enabling grace to see His Will done more in us…….for that is where His kingdom comes on earth….in the lives of His people, first.

(If we are not being obedient to Him….we can not show to others the goodness and kindness of God….for we are resisting Him, ourselves.)

We are given the use the means of grace….Bible study, prayer, attending the services in fellowship with the saints….all the things that encourage, and enlighten us, by the Holy Spirit…..

…..and faith.

1 John 5:4 “For whosoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

But how do you use faith?

By being obedient….for faith and obedience are never separate things.

Abraham could not have offered Isaac, by faith…..sitting down in his tent….in his mind and imagination, going to Mt. Moriah….

….no, he had to go….take Isaac,…..and be obedient.

Joshua could not have made the walls of Jericho fall…..but he, and Israel could be obedient and walk around the wall, day by day….by faith, till the Lord made them fall down.

David could not have saved Israel from Goliath, by faith….standing in the camp of Israel….

….no, he had to take the weapon he knew how to use….believing God would deliver Goliath to him…….and go, and be obedient.

By faith, I should ask for help (Hebrews 4:16)…..by faith, I should use that help when it comes.

To know His power flowing through, as you receive the knowledge of His Will…..and go and accomplish His Will.

Matthew 5:48 “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

It is in our everyday circumstances that we acquire this “perfection”……for when it speaks of perfection….it means “being complete”.

And we can not be complete without passing through the daily trials that His Will leads us through.

All our perfection consists in this: entire conformity to Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29)….and Jesus came to do all….and only….His Father’s Will….

….so we must diligently use the grace given to seek to know….and then to do His Will.

Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

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