“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.”
Luke 11:1-2 NKJV
God’s plan is for the Kingdom of God to be manifested and revealed in the earth, in this age.
Our current home, earth, is filled with pain and suffering. It’s all around us and is impacting each of us, in someway.
What we see in the pain and suffering was not God’s original plan for you and I. Before Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden and disobeyed God there was no pain and suffering. There were no tears to be wiped nor bodies to be healed.
How it was before the fall and as it is in Heaven, is to be on earth! Right now!
We know in Heaven there is no pain and suffering, no tears to be shed. There, we will as believers, get to enjoy that.
But here in this life, this current life, there is too much pain and suffering!
If we are not careful it is very easy to be consumed with all the nastiness, and to focus in on it. If you do your hope and your faith will fade away.
I am not suggesting that we not understand what is happening around us but let’s always remember that God has an answer, and a plan to alleviate it.
Focus on the solution not the problem!
Jesus would do this through not only through His ministry and His disciples but through you and I as well.
What they started under the anointing of God we are to continue today! It is the anointing that breaks the yoke of all bondage!
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
Acts 10:38 KJV
That same anointing that Jesus and the disciples operated in is available to us today.
We are not waiting to enjoy the benefits of Kingdom living when we reach Heaven but we can enjoy those Heavenly benefits now.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ...”
II Corinthians 5:20 NKJV
We are Kingdom representatives, Ambassadors for Christ.
Paul said this of himself “for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
Ephesians 6:20 NKJV
So as His representatives, His Ambassadors what are we to do?
Let’s understand that God’s desire is for His Kingdom to be established in the earth, today. I believe there is some misconception that this will only occur with the second coming of our Lord Jesus.
“The LORD is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, And Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.”
Psalms 145:9-13 NKJV
Notice what it says! This gives us a glimpse into what we as His Ambassadors are to be doing.
“They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.”
Oh my friend His Kingdom is glorious! And that’s what we need to be doing, not only talking about how great it is, but demonstrating what Kingdom life is like.
“Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge: “Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.”
Matthew 10:5-8 MSG