Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thy Kingdom Come

“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
Matthew 6:10 KJV

Are you ready for a real change? I promise you it won’t be anything like what the politicians are offering us today. Have you ever wondered just what it will be like when the LORD JESUS arrives here on earth to establish His Kingdom? We can rest assured of one thing, our environment and way of living will be much different from there on out. I often tell people to be careful of what they pray for because the LORD just might answer your prayer. I say this when I hear someone ask for something out of a frivolous heart. I feel that is what most people’s prayers are, frivolous. I do not think they put their prayers to too much thought because of their off handed requests are not really expected to be heard much less answered. I say all this because of the repetitive prayer we are taught to say from time to time. The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most repeated prayers known in all of Christendom. Be very careful, the LORD hears everything we say and repetitive prayers are an absolute bore to Him. The LORD encourages us to avoid those type prayers at all possible times.

“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” Matthew 6:5-7 KJV

I feel if we would just stop and for once realize that the Lord’s Prayer will someday become a reality, we would most definitely consider what we are praying for. Thy Kingdom come? Really? Do we realize our way of life will be changed forever? Our president has many times offered change to us at our request but when the LORD JESUS returns to set on King David’s throne, change will most assuredly come about, and I mean drastic changes from what we are used too. Just when are these changes going to take place? Well, the Bible gives us a clue as when this will happen.

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 11:15 KJV

The seventh trumpet is the key as to when things will begin to change for the born-again believer in the LORD JESUS Christ.

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” I Corinthians 15:51-52 KJV

As I said before, the seventh trumpet is the last trumpet and the key to these immediate changes for the child of God. Are you ready for change now? But we that know Jesus as our personal Saviour will know change, drastic change and change for the good, peaceful, and precious life that we all will experience for the very first time. “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” This what we pray for isn’t it? Then why aren’t we ready for it?

I spend a lot of time in my studies of the Bible attempting to speculate on just how it will be when the LORD returns to establish His kingdom. Of course I refer back and forth to the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible to ask and seek the little tidbits of clues of the Kingdom. Things like, just what kind of change are we talking about here and where is the kickoff point? First of all, I feel that all mechanization will cease because of the exhaustive war of the Beast which is defeated at the Battle of Armageddon.

“For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee (the LORD Jesus Christ) shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.” Isaiah 60:12 KJV

Trust me when I tell you, he (the Beast of Revelation) will throw everything in the world that is at his disposal at the Coming Christ in all His Glory. I hope any of you are not in the military at this point because you will be numbered with the dammed. I also suspect that all industrialization will come to a grinding halt due to the exhaustion of resources such as oil and the oil refineries that have also been destroyed by the LORD’S coming in all His brightness. No more oil? How will we live? Trust me when I tell you, you won’t have a need for it anymore when the LORD is here. The bankers and the money changers won’t be around anymore to take advantage of us with their dirty little ponzey schemes that have robbed every one of us in the past of all our labours. In fact, I doubt there will be any tall building left standing to remind us of the fact of a lost civilization of the Western culture.

“For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactor’s righteousness. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.” Isaiah 60:17-22 KJV

What is it going to be like? I suspect from just reading the Scripture and what it says about the coming Kingdom that we will revert back to the agrarian society with the priest (you and I who are born-again) will perform the LORD’s bidding as He sets on the throne of David in Jerusalem. There won’t be any more competitiveness in the production of products or food. Manufacturing of all kinds of materials will not be needed therefore will not exist. Equality will be the norm amongst all nations. I imagine I will be assigned to a city of the LORD’s choosing to be a spiritual guide (priest) and adviser to perform those duties the LORD requires of me. I do envision the family farm will once again appear across all lands and the livestock will need handlers. The cattlemen will roam the ranges of the vast openness once again. The wild horses will once again rove free for us to choose from for our transportation needs. I doubt seriously the steam locomotive will even exist. I feel the clock will be set back to the time before the locomotive was invented. There will not be any need to wander very far from the assigned places the LORD JESUS puts us to live out our eternal lives at least for the first thousand years for the glory of God. There will be no need for long journeys except for the occasional pilgrimage to Jerusalem to worship the LORD to make our presence known.

“And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.” Daniel 7:27 KJV

“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:6 KJV

“And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:10 KJV

The LORD desires us to enjoy our life but how can you enjoy something you can never have in this life? In this life people cannot get enough of anything. They cannot get enough money, property or real-estate, perfect health, satisfaction of the fruit of their labor, or anything else the human heart desires or lusts after. Why do you think people are greedy, jealous, hoarders, and the list of human undesirable traits continues? Let’s face the facts; we can never be satisfied as long as we are in this human body just because of the truth that only the soul was ‘saved by grace’ but not this body. This is the reason the body has to go back to the dust from whence it came. This also the very reason we struggle from day today with human emotions that tear us down into temptation. Trust me when I tell you, Satan knows our weaknesses, and he uses them against us every day we live. It is Christ in us that gives us the victory each day over this flesh. In the Kingdom you will discover that there won’t be any such cravings or lusting after the former things of this world.

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” I Corinthians 15:50 KJV

The fact is we all have an appointment with the death angel.

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:27-28 KJV

But that is a good thing for the child of God. It is imperative that we make the exchange of bodies so we can be physically promoted into the Kingdom of God. We are just waiting for the transformation to take place just like in God’s nature on earth, we are taught by example of the caterpillar who awaits his glorious transformation into the beautiful butterfly. As born-again Christian’s we are card carrying members of the House of God, the Kingdom of Christ, but the transition has yet to be made. The Holy Spirit that resides in your heart right now is that Seal that God has placed upon all of us that know Him. Once again, the physical transition will take place at the Second Coming of Christ Jesus (I Corinthians 15:51-52). Even So, Come LORD JESUS.

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