The Lord’s prayer that Christ taught the disciples has this line for us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” (Matthew 6.9-13).
I have heard teaching on the mostly as a proof text that God wants to heal everyone for there is no sickness in Heaven. So on this earth we should all be healed and in perfect health ( I do not believe the Scriptures teach healing this way, but I do believe in divine healing). I believe the intention of what our Lord was teaching is a little deeper. Remember, usually our theology slants toward our comfort. The Kingdom of God is more than physical healing so we can just avoid suffering in this life. It is about Jesus Christ. His Kingdom wants to reign in us. In you. But there is a problem. For that to happen, you must allow your “kingdom” to be dissolved. To live in His kingdom we must not have our own kingdom. We must get off the throne of our life and kingdom and let Christ and his will reign, and we must live in His Kingdom.
He wants to be here in our lives, on this earth, in us. He has to violate our kingdoms for His Kingdom to come in us. Simply His Kingdom is His will. What Jesus has say over. Our Kingdom is our will, it’s what we have say over. So how much of our lives are living in Him, His will, His desires, His Words, His ways, and His goals? Do we look to what he says, before we decide and have say over?
- Is your time His Kingdom or your domain?
- Is your money under your authority? Or in His Kingdom?
- How selfish or selfless do you live for Christ.
The benefits to living in the Kingdom are awesome! His will gets done in your life, not yours. Our will is always janked up with selfishness, but his will is glorious. Your time and efforts will produce heavenly fruit, not earthly results which are always so disappointing. A great marriage is a Kingdom of Jesus marriage. Greatness is in the Kingdom. Perceived greatness, is our kingdom, and in reality, it’s self worship.\Pray the Lord’s prayer differently maybe. With divine intentions, that may have more to do with discomfort, than your comfort on this earth. In Him, regardless, is the greatest comfort and joy.
Thy Kingdom come (in me and overtake my Kingdom) Thy will be done (I relinquish my say and want yours) on earth (in my heart, my mind, my words, my life, my marriage, my time, my money, my talents) as it is in Heaven (in your amazing presence!)