Thy Kingdom Come Thy Will be Done….
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven Mat 6:9-10
I have been taught the Lord’s Prayer from practically birth. I memorized it as a young lad growing up in Sand Hill, Mississippi at a Missionary Baptist Church that is literally hidden by the pine trees that populate the region and is the livelihood for the many who attend the church. I have literally memorized the Lord’s Prayer and it’s words are still tattooed on my mind to this day.
But, like everything else that has been committed to memory, you tend to miss the deeper meaning. It’s easy to get the words down and get all the surface and totally miss the deeper meaning. Just ask the Pharisees they were great at. Just look at anyone who’s life is that of religion. That’s the dangers of religion and pattern. You get caught up in going through the motions and doing the everyday thing that you miss a deeper meaning to all you are doing. To pray “thy kingdom come, thy will be done” is pretty dangerous if you don’t realize what that will entail.
Look at history to back this up. When one kingdom is established and another is coming, one has to be removed. There cannot be two kings ruling the same region. There cannot be two laws of the land. There can only be one seated on the throne. There cannot be two sheriffs of the same town. To quote the old western adage, “This town ain’t big enough for the two of us.” Quite literally this is true when dealing with God. When you pray this prayer you are asking for your kingdom to burn and his to come and rule instead of you.
The reality is, that no matter if you want it to or not, God’s kingdom is coming to earth. When someone doesn’t want a certain kingdom to take theirs over, that kingdom is obliterated and people die. Before Jesus comes back he will tread the winepress as it says in Isaiah 63. He will remove everything that hinders love for the sake of a pure and spotless bride at the end of the age. That’s what the tribulation is about. He isn’t going to remove the good from the bad. He will treat us like silver and purify us by removing the bad from that which is good so that all that remains is a pure and spotless bride that he deserves. In his love and his zeal and his mercy he will do this at the end of the age. Those who do not want him to be their king will have no choice but to be killed and sent to hell for the sake of the whole hearted lovers.
Call God tyrannical, but he is God. Call him closed minded but who are you to argue against him? He is God and we are man. The truth is, out of love for his bride, for those who love him he will do this. He despises sin and he will not tolerate contamination in his bride. He is a loving God, but he is also king and judge. Those who rebel will be put down. Those who resist will be killed. He is king. Those who resist will give him no choice. That’s what happens when war happens. So I choose now to fall on the Rock lest he fall on me. Because there will be no middle ground when Jesus comes back. There will be those who love him wholeheartedly and those who hate him. I choose the former. I choose to love him and I choose to lay down my kingdom now before it’s burned down before my eyes on that final day.