Before you begin studying God’s word take a moment to pray. Ask that He sit with you this morning and reveal the truth of His word to you. Once you are done lets begin.
“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10 NKJV)
When I see or hear the word kingdom I can’t help but think of tall, magestic castles, kings and queens, and knights in shining armour. I picture a physical place where I can walk about great halls, look at royal thrones, and touch the walls of mighty stone, but that is not what Jesus is talking about here.
The greek word for kingdom is basileia and it does not refer to a physical place. In this passage, and through out most, if not all, of the New Testament it refers to royal power, kingship, dominion, and rule over a kingdom. When Christ taught us to pray “Your kingdom come” He was teaching us to pray, “Father God, come have all rule and all authority over my life.”
With that in mind read the following scriptures. Read them in context and ask God to show you application for your life today.
Asking God for His kingdom to come is asking Him to have power, dominion and rule over our lives. When we understand and pray this prayer from our hearts we are acknowledging His royal kingship and submitting to Him and His will.
In heaven God is obeyed completely (Psalm 103:20-21). The heavenly hosts that dwell their with Him submit to His authority and do His will. God says “do this” and they do it. God says “go here” and they go, no questions asked. God has complete and total rule over the heavenly hosts. In this prayer Jesus is teaching us to invite God to have complete and total rule in our lives as well. Meaning, when He asks us to do His something we simply obey.
Lord, Your kingdom come. Your will be done in my life as it is in heaven. God, I know that I am a rebellious child but I give You all authoirty in my life to the best of my ability. I know that even though my spirit desires to submit to You completely, my flesh will fight it. Please, God, give me the grace to obey Your will and trust that You have purposed to bless me through Your Son Jesus Christ. In His name I pray, amen.
You are welcome to pray my prayer aloud as your own. If you chose to pray it, pray it from your heart, speaking to God and not just reading words from a page.
Now it’s your turn. Please let me know what God whispered to your heart as you studied The Lord’s Prayer this morning.
Only by grace,
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