February 2017 1
LET YOUR KINGDOM COME
Psalm 145:13 “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.”
King David had revelation about the kingdom of God before Jesus ever came to declare “the kingdom of God is at hand”.
The New Testament records 137 references to “the kingdom”, and over 100 of these are during Jesus’ ministry. The kingdom was the central theme of Jesus’ teaching and ministry.
To what does “the kingdom” refer? It refers to God’s sovereign rule in the universe – He is the King of the heavens. But the kingdom also refers to the Anointed One who had come as the Savior, Healer, Deliverer, and King of Israel, as well as all mankind. The kingdom was “at hand” and had “come near” because the King of this kingdom was here in the flesh. This kingdom was bringing light and hope and would overturn the power of darkness, death, sickness, disease, and destruction. This kingdom would offer eternal life for anyone who would believe. Man no longer had to be hostage to sin and eternal damnation. The kingdom had come.
Two thousand years later what can we say about this kingdom? God’s kingdom hasn’t changed. He is still the overseer and ruler of this kingdom where life exists forever; a place where there is no death or sickness or sadness. When Jesus was on the mountain with His disciples, He taught them about prayer. He then told them to pray, “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The greatest mandate that we were given by Jesus was to bring His kingdom to this earth. Whatever it’s like in heaven must be established here on earth. Here’s a glimpse of heaven: but the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22)
Jesus’ death and resurrection crushed sickness and disease. We have been given the same power that raised Christ from the dead to do the same. Crush sickness and disease!!! Be endued with power from on high to do the works of Jesus and greater works. His kingdom will have no end. We have the privilege of expressing the kingdom of God so that others can spend eternity in this everlasting kingdom that is overflowing with God’s love.
Purpose in your heart to manifest God’s kingdom whenever and wherever you can! Allow God to transform your heart to be in union with His!