BIBLE READING: MATTHEW 6:13; MARK 9:1; LUKE 11:20
“Then He said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?” Luke 13:18(NKJV)
Sometime during the Ministry of Jesus, His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. While he was doing this, He made a profound statement in this Model Prayer: “Your Kingdom come. Your Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” Matt. 6:10(NKJV)
On another occasion while speaking to them, he said again: “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matt. 6:33(NKJV)
The Scripture tells us that when Jesus preached, He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom. What then is the Kingdom?
When we talk about the Kingdom of God, we are talking about the Values of the Kingdom. We are talking about the Laws and the Government of the said Kingdom. So when we pray that God’s Kingdom should come on Earth, we are praying that the Government of God should manifest on earth. We are praying that the Values and Virtues of the Kingdom should be manifest on Earth. When this happens, the Earth will be transformed into a Replica of Heaven. The Power of the Kingdom, therefore, is the Power to transform society. (1Cor. 4:20) In other words, it takes the Power of God to enforce His Kingdom on Earth.
Lord, we ask that Your Kingdom come on Earth. Let Your Counsel, Will and Purpose be established on the Earth through our lives and our actions in Jesus’ Name. Amen.