Matthew 6:10 NASV; Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
Revelation 11:15 ASV; And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever.
In Matthew, Jesus was teaching the disciples how to pray and he clearly said to pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Ever stop and think about those words? What does it mean to pray that? What would the world look like if it was the same on earth as it is in heaven? Here are a couple of thoughts to get you thinking this morning.
- There is no sickness, death or lack in heaven.
- God rules with His Words and His Word cannot return empty or broken.
My take on this is that this prayer was never meant to be a repetitious prayer that we pray just for the sake of repeating what Jesus prayed. No, this was an important part of our daily proclamation into the earth so that the earth would hear our words and respond to them just as it did when God first spoke and created the earth. We should be using our authority to call those things that be not as though they are, not the other way around. I’d rather read the Word and pray accordingly than to watch the news and talk about what it ‘looks’ like. Shame on us for not directing our words to be world changers instead of doom proclaimers.
Someday, that 7th angel is going to sound off and many voices will cry out, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord”. Wouldn’t it be nice if we began to speak that word today. Let’s begin proclaiming, “Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Christians rise up! Take your place throughout the earth. Lets pray as Jesus taught us. Stop ‘turn or burn’ and begin proclaiming ‘breakthrough, revival, latter rain’. Let’s go out and declare ‘peace, love, hope and joy’ instead of ‘discourse, hate, hopelessness and sorrow’.
Father, I declare that Your kingdom come, Your will be done here in my city, in my home, my family and my community. I ask that Your people who are called by Your name would take the time to ask You what they should be saying to make a difference. Instead of passing judgement, may they begin lifting our leaders before you, praying for our pastors instead of bashing them. May they forgive, it’s what You taught us to do. You said to love one another, bless those who curse you and pray for those who dispitefully uses you. Oh Father, show us Your face that we may reflect Your glory in the earth. It’s in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen