Thy kingdom come

How many good Christians, when praying the Lord’s Pray, have slammed on their theological brakes when coming to: “Thy Kingdom come”? It is usually at that point that the voice of their favourite teacher or preacher is heard in their heads to say, “The Kingdom has already come. Jesus was saying this before the day of Pentecost.” Of course, they are right…to a point!The ‘Church phase’ of the Kingdom, did indeed arrive with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Salvation happened when the repentant were baptised into Christ. “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son” (Colossians 1:13).In baptism you were automatically transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light—The church. Praise God!However, even today all Christians must continue to pray, “Thy Kingdom come.” The apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:18— “The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”Paul had walked in the Lord long enough to become absolutely confident that he would see his days out under the protection of the Lord. He was anticipating the ‘Heaven phase’ of the Kingdom. Paul longed for the day of Jesus’ return. If he died first, he knew that he would rise with the other saints who had also died in the Lord and enter the “heavenly kingdom.”So, when reaching the third phrase of the Lord’s Prayer, be sure to pray with absolute confidence: “Your kingdom come!”The ‘Heavenly phase’ is coming with Jesus—don’t miss it.John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends. (320)


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