I love the way the Lord’s Prayer is rendered in the King James Version. Jesus prayed, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Genesis 2:7 says, “God formed man of the dust of the ground.” We are vessels of earth and when God’s will is done in us, or “in earth,” then and only then can God’s will be done “on the earth.”
It all begins with the heart—it all begins with us. Many people want to change the world. They want to see the nations bow their knees to Jesus. Yet many of these people still aren’t surrendered and submitted to God themselves. In Luke 17:21, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you” What was Jesus talking about? He was talking about God’s will being done in the hearts of people. Human kings fight over land and spoil, but the real estate God desires is that of the heart.
In John 7:38 Jesus said, that rivers of water would flow out of our innermost being. He didn’t say they would flow from heaven—He said they would flow from inside His people! God’s kingdom is coming from within us! God’s will is that every believer becomes an annexation of His kingdom, a portal through which He can pour His glory and release His power into the world. If you want to see God’s kingdom come on earth, it starts with God’s will being done in earth—in you!
This is Daniel Kolenda
encouraging you to live before you die.
What Are You Living For?
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I Am Your Reward
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