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Friday, May 22, 2015

Thy Kingdom Come ?

Have you ever really thought about what you're praying when you say the Lord's Prayer?

We say ...

"Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven..."
  .... but what does that really mean?

Are we really asking for God to bring a kingdom, His kingdom down onto the earth?  That seems so abstract as to not really have a meaning that we can pin down.  We know it's a good thing to pray but do we really understand what we're asking for?

Today I've been studying the word "kingdom."  I think we're trying to understand a Biblical word from 2,000 years ago with a modern definition.  As such we really don't get it.  

In the Old and New Testaments, the word kingdom, when it relates to the kingdom of God, is not talking about a place or a realm.  It's talking about the rule and authority of God.  So basically we're asking God to rule and reign in His authority on earth as he does in heaven.  Now think about it, doesn't that make more sense???
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