As the disciples of Jesus gathered around him, Jesus taught them how to pray, he said to them, Matthew 6:9-10 “After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” And why do we believe Jesus’ head the prayer this way?
“Our Father who are in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.?” This is a very important thing to consider as we meditate on this prayer Jesu taught his disciples. And while we consider the beginning of that prayer, we will begin to realize the duty of the disciple in this world is to implement the policies of God’s kingdom on earth.
Our job as disciples is to first recognize God is our father the personal relationship God has with us, and the authority we have as sons of God. And the second thing we are to recognize is the how what we do will bring glory and honor to the Father. Therefore, Hallowed be thy name.
But there is a third thing we are to notice as we meditate on the beginning of that prayer, and that is our role and duty to establish the kingdom of God on earth. For to whom did God gave the authority to establish his kingdom? Is it not the very disciple he called to serve in his kingdom? Therefore, thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Jesus wanted his disciples to know they were now a part of his government, and that in the future to come through their passions, and desire to see the kingdom, they were going to bring the reality of the kingdom into focus.
Therefore, as the disciples of Jesus live out their lives in this world, their focus was to be on the kingdom, and their efforts were to establish the kingdom, and because of this, when they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, he focused their attention on the kingdom to come.
Later Jesus standing before Pilot would say something of great interest regarding the kingdom. He said, John 18:36 “My kingdom is not of this world: for if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” And what Pilot did not understand was that in the future to come the kingdoms of the world would become the kingdom of Christ.
But just how was Jesus going to fulfil this mission of establishing the kingdom of God on earth? And why do we believe Jesus sent us out into the world, and why do we believe Jesus said we are in the world but are not of this world?
Well, it is because we are the body and people of Christ coming kingdom. We the disciples of Christ who are task with the mission of advancing against the policies of this current kingdom are members of Christ coming kingdom. And as we advanced against the world, as disciples of Jesus the king, we through our work and the implementation of the policies of Christ will bring the kingdom into focus. However, at this moment we are asked to stand down until the appointed day.
Isaiah wrote in light of the work we will do, and of Christ our king. Isaiah 9:7, “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
Now, by sending us out into the world, Jesus is ordering his kingdom, and because the zeal of the Lord is in us, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that gives us this zeal, God through his people will establish the kingdom and will one day take the kingdoms of this world out of the hands of the kings of the earth.
However, at the moment it has not yet been realized in what way Jesus will take the kingdoms of this world out of the hands of evil men. There is a secret in plain site that speaks of the glory of the saints and the fulfilment of the prayer Jesus taught his disciples when the time appointed will have come for the saints to take a stand against the rulers of this world.
In the book of Psalm 149 there is a revelation concerning the coming day and the rile of the Church in that day of God’s wrath and the establishment of his kingdom. Here is what it states:
Psalm 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds” Burt why? The Psalm provides this detail as to why the saints are to sing aloud upon their beds. Psalm 149:6 “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;” And this is where the world will be in trouble because the reason the saints are to have a two edged sword in their hands it’s because of the vengeance they will bring against the world.
Psalm 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.