Dangerous Words: “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done”
“Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done”
These words from The LORD’s Prayer are part of our spiritual warfare.
When Jesus gave us these two phrases as part of our daily prayer routine, He gave us two statements that fill the enemy with dread.
Satan cannot stand it when God’s Will is used to over-rule his own. He cannot bear it we bring God’s Kingdom to bear on a world that is Satan’s domain.
As Ephesians 6: puts it,
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Our real problem is that we cut the quotation short, and we do not wrestle — at all!
Thy Kingdom Come is a Declaration that we have had enough of this world’s ways; this world’s kingdoms; this world’s values.
We have had enough of this world dominating everything we want and everything we do. It is a statement to God, asking Him to replace our worldly dreams with His Kingdom Dreams.
In short, very short, it is us giving God permission to do what He wants in our lives. Our problems with this start the moment God asks or tells us to do something for Him.
The enemy immediately counters with a different suggestion or with outright rebellious thoughts.
This is when we should be wrestling with God for His Kingdom principles to reign in our lives and our part of the world. This is when,
“… we wrestle against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
This is when we enforce Christ’s victory at Calvary with all the authority He gave us at that time. His authority in us was not just for the time of the apostles, but it was for ALL time.
Thy Will Be Done — How many times have you heard folk say. “If it be God’s will, then . . . “ I
t is God’s Will for us to be saved and healed, for us to be conquerors; for us to prosper in His Kingdom. If it was only down to ‘if it be God’s Will’, then why would we even bother with evangelism.
If it be God’s Will, then it will happen — if not it won’t. If He has called them into the Kingdom, they will come — if not they won’t.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
That WHOEVER believes, and THE WORLD through Him might be saved.
Again in Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21, and Romans 10:13
“And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of The LORD shall be saved.”
THREE times the Word of God says whosoever, anyone, every single person — how can we ever doubt that it is God’s will?
‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and ‘Thy will be done’ is declaring war on the prince of this world and taking back that which he has stolen.
“Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9b-13
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.
May His Kingdom come to my life. Amen.
May His Will be done in my life as it is in heaven. Amen.