Sunday, January 19, 2014

Whose Kingdom is it Anyway?

~~ Matthew 6:10 (NIV) ~~ your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.




Jesus told us how to pray by giving us the Lord’s Prayer.  I recently came upon the question “Whose kingdom is it?”.  It got me thinking about the part that says ‘your kingdom come’.  The kingdom of God... it is HIS kingdom; right?

But, Do You Really Know What it All Means?
Many a book has been written explaining the Lord’s Prayer.  Some of us pray it every day; others, more than once a day.  We even pray it out of habit when we don’t know what else to pray.  We can repeat the words without even paying attention to what we’re saying.    

Your Kingdom Will Indeed Come
We are born into this world, thanks to God.  We have to live here so that we can be molded to be like Jesus.  Then we have to leave and (for Christians) go to spend eternity with God.  He created this amazing kingdom here on earth, and the one to come so we could live with Him; so we could love Him, and He to love us.  In essence, He created the kingdom for us.  So is it His kingdom or is it ours?
Psalm 93:1-5 (NIV) says “The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.  Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.  The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.  Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the Lord on high is mighty.  Your statutes, Lord, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.
God is Holy
God created the earth, heavens, universe, and everything and everyone in them.  He is perfect, all-knowing, merciful, graceful, and faithful.  He is love.  He is supreme.  We are not even capable of understanding just how loving and absolute He is.  Human beings need Him for everything.  So, yes it is His kingdom; and we should all be proud and excited to be His children.  You are a child of the one true King; and heir with Jesus.  We get to go live with Him in His perfect kingdom!

Let’s Pray
 ~~ Dear God ~~  You are so mighty, perfect, and holy.  My feeble attempts and praise and worship don’t do You justice.  Thank You that I am Your Child.  I am royalty of the one true King.  Thank You for Your kingdom; and the inheritance that You have in store for me; for all of us.  Please help me to praise and worship You in every thought, word, and deed.  Hold me accountable so that I don’t fall off track.  I am very much looking forward to living in Your kingdom with Jesus.  In Jesus name, AMEN.

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16 comments:

  1. FIT4MEIN2013January 19, 2014

    Well said!

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  2. Good word.

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  3. Hi Friend, I've been away for awhile but I'm back . It's encouraging to see the faithfulness in your journey! PTL.

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  4. HEISTHEANSWERJanuary 19, 2014

    Looking forward to it with great anticipation.

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    1. Oh, me too! It's going to be a wonderful day for certain. Thanks for reading. I hope you were blessed by it. HUGS

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  5. Travillian JoyJanuary 19, 2014

    If we are deserving of this kingdom and possibly the eternal one then prayerfully we will be together in a higher realm.

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  6. Well said!

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  7. Very good question!! It would depend on ones outlook, like is the glass half empty or half full? Very well asked!!

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  8. yes there is

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