Jesus tells us that “everyone who asks receives” (Matt 7:8).
He also tells us to “pray like this: Our Father in heaven…Your kingdom come” (Matt 6:9-10).
I know that when I pray for God’s kingdom to come, then I will receive the answer to that prayer. And since Jesus is the one commanding me to pray this according to his will, then I know beyond any doubt that I will receive the answer to that prayer.
God’s kingdom will come. The entire stream of history—while unperceived by those without eyes to see—is flowing by the gravitational force of God’s will toward the full manifestation of God’s kingdom on earth.The entire stream of history—while unperceived by those without eyes to see—is flowing by the gravitational force of God's will toward the full manifestation of God's kingdom on earth. Click To Tweet
“Your kingdom come.” Don’t whisper it with the heart of a skeptic. Let it rush forth from your heart, powerfully and joyfully, before the throne of God.
But get ready. Get ready for the realization that if this is where history is heading then today is just 24 hours closer to the full manifestation of God’s kingdom on the earth at the return of Christ.
Get ready for an audacious ambition. “Your kingdom come.” If this is where everything is headed, then I want to be a part of it. I want to be in the thick of it. I want to be on the front lines of it.Get ready for an audacious ambition. Your kingdom come. Click To Tweet
I want to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt 28:19). I want to proclaim that King Jesus has been given all authority in heaven and on earth (Matt 28:18). I want to be with him, even as he promises to be with me, in this kingdom proclamation “until the end of the age” (Matt 28:20).