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 popular among Christians, and many of us learnt it by heart when we were young. Its second verse (verse 10) will form the pivot of this write up, and it says:
“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.
For us to appreciate above passage very well, I suggest that we should closely look around the word KINGDOM 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. His position is usually 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. And when he arrives, power will manifest, and events will take place in quick succession.
God is the King in the domain called Heaven. There, He has absolute power (Psalm 62:11), and reigns forever (Isaiah 26:4). And like many earthly kings, God can be invited by individuals, communities, nations, etc. for one reason or the other. But, He can only heed their invitation through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). For example, if you invite Him into an area of your life, He will come with His entire domain, and in a situation like that, power must exchange hands, and stunning results must follow.
Now, let us look at some of the results that follow when God brings His Kingdom into a person’s life, or into a particular place.
1. Great Joy
In Acts 8:4-8, Phillip preached Jesus to the people of Samaria, and they accepted him warmly, and took to all he said. Their action no doubt, was like asking God to bring His Kingdom into their land, and He did with stunning miracles taking place. Subsequently, there was great joy all over the land.
In the same vein, if your life is currently devoid of joy, please ask God to bring His Kingdom into it. He will, and stunning miracles coupled with great joy will follow, in Jesus name. Amen.
2. Great Calm
In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus Christ and His disciples were in a boat on the sea. A great storm, which threatened their existence, soon began. Meanwhile, Jesus was fast asleep, and they had to wake Him up. Without a shred of doubt, their action can be interpreted as asking God to bring His Kingdom into their situation through Jesus Christ. And immediately, He arose and rebuked the storm, and there was a great calm afterwards.
Is your life or the life of someone close to you being threatened by a raging ‘storm’ lately? Or is it your ministry, business, education, health, finances, etc. that is being threatened? If your answer is yes, then ask God to bring His Kingdom into the picture right now. He will oblige you, and there will be great calm before long, in Jesus name. Amen.
In Luke 9:37-42, a wise father brought his son who had epilepsy to Jesus for deliverance. His action, as we can see, is akin to asking God to bring His Kingdom into his son’s life through Jesus Christ. Without wasting time, Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit tormenting the boy, and healed (delivered) him.
Maybe you are presently being tormented by an affliction (physical, mental, spiritual, professional, financial, etc.) which you cannot deal with by yourself, then invite God to bring His Kingdom into the situation without delay. I am positive that He will answer and deliver you, and your life will never be the same again, in Jesus name. Amen.
In John 11:1-44, Jesus brought Lazarus back to life, having been dead for four days. Please recall that it was Mary and her sister Martha, which sent words to Jesus Christ concerning Lazarus to start with. So, in some way, we can safely conclude that their action is comparable to asking God, through Jesus Christ, to bring His Kingdom into Lazarus’ dead body, and He did, and Lazarus bounced back to life.
Above scenario can be repeated again these days, given that Jesus is still as potent as He was in the past (Hebrews 13:8). Therefore, if any of your circumstances is proving too taxing for you nowadays, please ask God to bring His Kingdom into it. He will answer you (Matthew 7:7), and it will jump back to life, in Jesus name. Amen.
Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10), a Chief Tax Collector, hence a big time crook, knew that Jesus Christ was coming to their territory, and like other people, he wanted to see Him at all cost. No doubt, he wanted God to bring His Kingdom into his evil life; perhaps he could have a new one through Jesus Christ (salvation). So, he pressed on with the multitude in search of Jesus, but he was hampered by his short stature, and for that reason, he climbed a sycamore tree to have a better view of Him. When Jesus got to the tree, He looked up, and asked him (Zacchaeus) to come down. He later followed him home, and gave him salvation.
Friend, God can also bring His Kingdom into your life or situation today if you wish, but, you must be ready to follow the right protocol first. You must be ready to give your life to Jesus so that He can be your personal Lord and savior. That is, you must be born again (if you are not yet)! When this step is over then, you can confidently ask Him to bring His Kingdom into your life or into your situation; He will not snub you (John 6:37). Subsequently, you will have great joy, great calm, deliverance, new life etc. as your benefits, in Jesus name. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies