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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Lord's Prayer - part 5

Matthew 6:10  "Thy kingdom come."

MB 108  "God is our Father, who loves and cares for us as His children; He is also the great King of the universe.  The interests of His kingdom are our interests, and we are to work for its upbuilding.
     The disciples of Christ were looking for the immediately coming of His kingdom of His glory, but in giving them this prayer Jesus taught that the kingdom was not then to be established.  They were to pray for it's coming as an event yet future.  But this petition was also an assurance to them. While they were not to behold the coming of the kingdom in their day, the fact that Jesus bade them pray for it is evidence that in God's own time it will surely come.
     The kingdom of God's grace is now being established, as day by day hearts that have been full of sin and rebellion yield to the sovereignty of His love. But the full establishment of the kingdom of His glory will not take place until the second coming of Christ to this world.  'The kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom of the whole heaven,' is to be given to 'the people of the saints of the Most High.' Daniel 7:27.
They shall inherit the kingdom prepared for them 'from the foundation of the world.' Matthew 25:34. And Christ will take to Himself His great power and will reign."

In this world of sin and sorrow, let's pray that His kingdom comes soon and puts an end to all the pain and heartache in this world and we who have given our hearts completely to Him will reign with Him forever and ever.  Grandma Joan

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