Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10 KJV)
Jesus taught us to pray for the kingdom of God to come and added: “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” This phrase is an explanation of what the kingdom of God is, which He just spoke about. God’s kingdom is the realm, sphere, region, or domain where God’s will is being done.
We are not very familiar with the idea of a kingdom, which was the norm in Bible days. We have democracies, republics etc today as well as presidents of nations, not sovereigns. Even the residual kingdoms in today’s world do not fully operate as kingdoms as in Bible days. What is the difference between a king and a president or a kingdom and democracy or a similar government form?
A kingdom is a territory where a king exercises dominion or sovereignty. The authority of a king is absolute. His rules, controls and governs based on what he wants. His will is all there is for what it takes to exercise authority. In a kingdom, the king’s will reigns. God’s kingdom on earth is the reign of His will, where what He wants is done. You will immediately recognize that the world is not the way God wants it. Satan’s will, not God, rules in many parts of the world. He is the god and the prince of this world. However, God’s kingdom is expanding, and that is you and me!
What is the difference between a king and the typical president today?
APPLY THE WORD
God’s will is done in your life in different ways. First, you obey His commandments and do His will. Second, His will is done by us being what He wants. Eg, He wants people saved from hell, and when that takes place, His will is done. Third, His people subject the elements of the world and the devil and bring them under control. His kingdom is here and is coming! Rule and reign!
Thank the Father for the privilege of being part of His kingdom.