Jesus said to pray, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Mat 6:10) Look around. Does this look like heaven on earth to you? Not to me either. That just means that we have more praying to do.
If we were living in the perfect world, where God was in charge and everyone was part of the kingdom, how would we live? There wouldn’t be anger, injustice, pain, loss, fear, disappointment. We would live in trust, love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness…. Sounds a lot like Galations 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. We would be living with the Spirit of God in charge because we’d all have Him in us.
That’s what we’re supposed to have now. We’re supposed to pray on earth as it is in heaven–that God would manifest Himself in the world the way He does in heaven.
Look at your life and your circumstances. Does it look like heaven to you? Then pray that it would. Is there anger and strife? Then what would it look like in heaven? Peace, kindness, cooperation. Pray the opposite of what is happening. If you want heaven on earth, get specific and pray into it.
This is not pie in the sky. This a command. Jesus said to pray like this, not to pacify us into feeling better about our hopeless situation, but because of the power of that prayer. When we agree with what God wants to do, we release Him to do it. Jesus came to show us the way to live, then sent the Holy Spirit to help us. He put the world in our hands to manage the way He showed us. God isn’t going to interfere with what we’ve been given to do unless we ask Him to.
It is God’s will that His kingdom be released on earth as it is in heaven. He gave us the power and authority to do that by making us heirs with Christ. Our is the responsibility to effect the change. You have so much ability to release the kingdom everywhere you go. First you must be filled yourself. That comes with developing a relationship with God–spending quality time with Him everyday. The more you get filled, the more you have to give out.
Slowly but surely, we spread the kingdom by our own communion with God. That changes us. We begin to see things as He sees things so we know how to pray and act. On earth as it is in heaven is not a hard as you think.
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