Luke 11:2 (NKJV)
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.
Christ is All in All
This prayer is a radical act. It is praying for the establishment and enforcement of a ‘Kingdom’ and a ‘Will’ upon the earth. This is the Father’s ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Will’ in which Christ is King and has the preeminence as All in All. Christ received this Kingdom at His ascension and we, the church is being used to enforce it upon the earth by preaching the good news of Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God, healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead with the declaration of forgiveness of sins.
Received the Kingdom
When I say, He received this Kingdom at His ascension to God’s right hand, doesn’t mean this Kingdom did not belong to Him earlier. As the eternal Word, this was always His Kingdom, however, as a Man; He received the Kingdom at His ascension. The first glorified Man to receive this Kingdom and declared as King over it. Let us take a deeper look into the Father’s ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Will’
In His “Kingdom”, there is no room for any earthly government, ruler, or king. This kingdom is a “Theocracy” which Webster’s dictionary defines, “as a government ruled by a divine being or one ruled by someone ordained and controlled by a Supreme or Divine Being.“ However, God’s theocracy is at a much deeper level. Since it is a divine government of God; it will finally subdue and encompass all nations, and this Kingdom is one that is true for all peoples. This Kingdom government works on laws from God bringing and maintaining righteousness, peace, and joy. This government doesn’t take anything but only gives, and this is the key reason why man cannot establish such a government rule.
In His “Will,” there is no room for any human plans and agenda’s which is why Jesus said in Luke 22:42, “…not my will, but Yours be done.” We know Jesus is Lord, and all things are subject to Him, however, all things are yet not subject to man.
Occupy till He comes
So, now what? As of now, we are called to “occupy till He comes.” We are called to overcome and enforce Christ’s reign and rule upon the earth. Thus, overcomers are not called to just passively wait for Jesus to come back. We are called to pray for His “Kingdom” to be established in all nations and for His “Will” to be executed. This will happen when the Church disciples nations to Jesus Christ and teaches them to obey Jesus Christ.
To do this, we must exercise power and authority over nations and kingdoms of the world by preaching the cross, resurrection, ascension, and exaltation of Jesus as King. The Father’s Kingdom was given to His Son: the man-Christ: Jesus; and we as brothers and sisters share the inheritance.
Scripture references: Luke 19:13