The Lord’s Prayer (Mathew 6:9-13) is a very vital part of the bible as it shows the world the best way to approach the concept of prayer. And as expected, it is very popular among Christians and most of us, learnt it by heart when we were young. Its second verse (verse 10) will form the pivot of this series and it goes like this:
”Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.
For us to appreciate the passage very well, I suggest that we look around the word KINGDOM closely first. It is a compound word made up of two other words; KING and DOMAIN, fused together.
A King by definition is someone who rules over a country and a people. He is usually a man and his position is customarily hereditary and he reigns for as long as he lives. His domain on the other hand, is his territory and in it, his words carry maximum weight. It is also a reflection of his influence and affluence. If you invite a King to your house for example, he will come down with his entire domain because wherever he goes, his domain goes. In a nutshell, you will have his entire Kingdom to contend with and the moment he arrives, power will manifest and events will take place in quick succession.
God is the King in the domain of Heaven. He has absolute power (Psalm 62:11) and His reign has no end (Isaiah 26:4). And like most earthly kings, He too can be invited by individuals, communities, nations, etc. for one reason or the other. If you invite Him into any area of your life where attention is needed for example, He will come with His entire Kingdom and in a situation like this; power must exchange hands with stunning results. But you can only have access to Him through Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
We shall now look at some of the results that ensue whenever God takes His Kingdom to any person or place.