God’s Government In Effect
I have prayed or read or quoted or sang the phrase, “Thy Kingdom come”, for years without really being aware of the magnitude of what I was saying. In my early understanding, “Thy Kingdom come” was a reference to heaven and eternity only. So it was like a salutation, a verbal salute, before beginning the actual prayer of “Thy will be done on earth as in heaven”. I’m fairly sure a good percentage of the Church prays the Lord’s Prayer with a similar paradigm which boils down to this: may heaven be ours someday and meanwhile, Thy will be done in things concerning the earth. However, there is a different understanding of the Kingdom of God in the light of Psa 145:13: “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your rule endures throughout all generations.” Rather than a place and a future existence, the Kingdom is the rule of God, His power, His authority and His government and order in effect already, in fact, for all generations.
(This is the first excerpt from Kathy’s article “Thy Kingdom Come“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
“Advancing The Kingdom” — Kathy’s message from the SEEC
Kingdom Conference 2014
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