Thy Kingdom Come!

“Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.”” (Daniel 2:45, NASB95)

What do you want to happen when you pray, “thy kingdom come?” In essence, you are praying that Jesus would come back, destroy the earthly kingdoms that have failed miserably, and that Jesus would establish the Kingdom of God on earth. Jesus didn’t abolish earthly kingdoms in His first appearance. His mission was to redeem the lost through His atoning death on the cross. He crushed the powers of the demonic kingdom that held man captive and kept him in bondage to sin. Jesus’ first mission was to set people free and give eternal life.

Jesus is the Rock and the Cornerstone that will come and establish His kingdom on earth. When He comes, “every knee will bow and tongue confess that He is Lord.” (Phil. 2:10). This kingdom will be a triumphant kingdom and an eternal kingdom. The first order of dominion in the millennial reign of God’s kingdom is to abolish darkness and bring the world into order. The second order of dominion is to judge all people at the “Great White Throne” (Rev. 20:11-15) and cast away death, Hades, and all whose name is not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Finally, Jesus, the king, will usher in the eternal kingdom of God with a new heaven and new earth and a new holy city, Jerusalem. In this new and eternal kingdom, God will dwell with His people, and all things are made new. This is what you are praying for when you ask God, “thy kingdom come.” Therefore do not be afraid when earthly kingdoms fail; the old must be destroyed in order to make room for the new.

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