Your Kingdom Come?

The Lord’s prayer is often repeated, but not often understood.  When Jesus answered the disciple’s request to “teach us how to pray,” He gave them a model prayer that included the phrase, “your Kingdom Come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  Although it may appear so, this prayer has nothing to do with the future time when God will recreate the earth.  It actually is asking the Father to allow His Kingdom to come right now.  When you pray and mean those words, God can and will actually use the praying Christian to do His will on earth right now.  Essentially you’ll be saying, God, bring your Kingdom to earth TODAY and use me to do it.  Use me in spite of anything I may be planning today and no matter what it costs me.

This, then is how you should pray:  “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”  Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 6:9-13)

In Christ,

PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er

Jim@JamesKilby.com

 

James “Jim” Kilby is the Founder and President of Harvest Youth Ministries, and the Harvest Youth Ministry Network, both non-denominational Christian youth outreach organizations. He is also the founding Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Dayton, Ohio. He is 58 years old, with ten children and 11 grandchildren.

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