Your Kingdom Come
Luke 11: 2 “He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.”
A kingdom is an area of activity.
It is a place of our influence, a place where we are free to make our choices.
We have been given these areas since childhood, for parents know the quicker a child can be given a ‘kingdom’ the quicker they can learn integrity, responsibility and commitment. “This is your bedroom (kingdom) we expect you to take care of it!”
God has an area of activity. He has a kingdom. Psalm 45:6. Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a sceptre of justice will be the sceptre of your kingdom
In the beginning mankind was invited into this kingdom of God to reign with Him in partnership. “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” Gen 1:28
Because of the fall and our sin we lost the right to that kingdom.
The end result was that our kingdom became cursed, painful, hard work, sweat and toil for little return.
But prophets began to speak of a new, coming Kingdom of God.
Isaiah spoke of a righteous kingdom.
Malachi of a kingdom of peace and healing.
The after 400 years of no revelation a messenger comes …
“In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near.” Matt 3:1
Jesus comes and of course carries on that same message. He is in fact the Message of the Kingdom.
“Your Kingdom Come” is a request that the kingdom of God overshadows your kingdom.
Let your kingdom come is a prayer for those who are finding that their kingdom is one of sweat + toil, pain + headache, much effort and little return. Is that you today perhaps? Then make the request of your Father knowing this is in line with His will and therefore hallows His name. But there is more.
The more, is to pray these 3 words over others.
On those whose broken kingdoms are far worse than yours. A couple of weeks ago I was attending a Christian Festival and saw first-hand how the Kingdom of God invaded the lives of people whose kingdom was not just broken but was in tatters. People who had never believed that Church would welcome them experienced the embrace of a new kingdom and the kiss of a Father. There are so many who feel the Church doesn’t want them when these people were the ones who swarmed around Jesus? Your Kingdom Come prayer could change your life completely.
Are you ready?