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August 23, 2021 6:00 am
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Matthew chapter 6 Matthew chapter 6 really continue. And tonight I hope this will be interesting to you tonight.
This was eye-opening to me and I can't really deal with this phrase that were coming into and what we call the Lord's prayer we know we talked about that that is really the disciples prayer. It's the kind of prayer.
He told them to pray, but this is the prayer that he gave as an example, but in Matthew chapter 6 verse 10 that first phrase is really the second petition of this prayer.
The first one obviously was our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. The second petition and this is again the says these are to be included in our prayers.
Is this thy kingdom come, and that's we like to deal with tonight, thy kingdom come. This was great for me.
You can't deal with this without dealing with the subject of the kingdom of God and we got a clear this up a little bit. Some people don't even realize what were talking about in and so many individuals use the phrase the kingdom of God so loosely and if were going to deal with this than we got explain some other things that really have nothing to do with this particular prayer, but you have to understand what he's talking about when he says thy kingdom come, and I hope this will clear some things up. Maybe we will learn a thing or two this evening. Lord, I need your help. I need clarity I need energy tonight and each drink.
Been a long day and low were just excited to be here and excited to have the opportunity to further explain your word and Lord.
I just pray that you help me to say only those things that will glorify you Lord. May I be biblically correct to the best of my ability.
And Lord, if I'm incorrect. Lord I pray that you would show me that air lore we've studied and put in the time for this.
And so, Lord I pray that you'd help me to be able to make it clear and understandable. May it be simple enough that every person can understand in your precious name we pray.
Amen. It's always easy to understand something if you can break it down into categories and deal with them step-by-step. First thing is this what is the kingdom of God. Jesus said, hallowed be thy name talking about the father and then he says thy that wet that preposition thy that possessive is talking about the father thy kingdom come, so were talking about the kingdom of God the father, the kingdom of God. Thy kingdom come. What is the kingdom of God. Well, you have to look at this thing to waste spiritually and secularly.
Now we have these handouts to all of you have the handouts, you don't have the handouts put your hands up so that whole bunch didn't get ushers if you can. We got those handouts in the back and if you can get up what you got them or some of the back to just keep your hand up though. Get the handouts to you. That'll make a whole lot easier to follow for you. I'm sure everybody get him right thank you it's nice to see people of another hands in church. There were you we run low on those by the way, we have plenty got plenty over there gotcha as my father was bus pass amount ushers are what is the kingdom of God to sway you got a look at this secularly and spiritually.
Now what is the secular view of the kingdom is this a king.
Rules and reigns kingdom means the domain of a king makes a lot of sense done in a secular view, a king basically has authority or the perimeter of his kingdom. He doesn't have authority outside of his kingdom. He has the authority inside of his kingdom. That's the secularly now. What is the spiritual view the kingdom of God is the rule and reign of God and he is able to rule in his kingdom now that narrows it down when you're the creator of the universe pretty big kingdom. Listen to me, folks. He's the creator. He owns it all. Now immediate question is this people at what I've heard say that Satan is the prince and what prince and power of the air as he was away say about that preacher well a prince does not have the same authority that a king does. Thank God Satan the king and power is just the prince about which means this he only has authority that God has allowed him to have. We have an illustration of that in the Bible with Job and Satan came to God and said how about your servant Job, and yoga in the Bible Artie said about Job. He was a perfect man to shoot evil and Satan came and said I believe that I Tim Job, he would fall and God said all right I will allow you and give you certain parameters you can attack his health and his children.
Whatever the case might be, but you couldn't kill Joe and many of you would know we always give the wife a hard time of the whole group. She was the one that was negative that many people say why when she killed she be the one that probably would've been a good candidate for it.
Well here is why the Bible says when two people are married, they become one flesh.
So the wife could be killed because Job could be killed and that great okay so God gives certain parameters Satan wouldn't have any authority of God and allow him to have that authority you say why does he do that he's God I don't know you start being able to understand everything about God the way he thinks will never be able to because he is his ways. The Bible says are above our ways so the kingdom of God is anywhere that God rules and reigns. We got that now we gotta get more specific. What is the kingdom, made up all right. First there is the visible kingdom, and second, there is the invisible kingdom that you gotta put your thinking caps on with me so that I can make this very clear wherever Christ rules and reigns in the heart is the kingdom of God, look at me if you've been saved you are now in the kingdom of God. You are under his authority. That's why we believe when you get saved you cannot be demon possessed. Because Satan no longer has total authority in your life.
God has authority. He is greater than Satan. And people say was person got say they got demon possessed me a people that are saved in their afraid to get the limitation. You can't be saved and demon possessed of a person's demon possessed. I've never been say because Satan doesn't have that authority. Once you been saved that belongs to God. Okay, understand that but wherever Christ rules and reigns in the heart is the king got it so I'll know about. Listen to this. If you're keeping notes and I have that there view take a pen to write these references down when reduced to Luke chapter 17. If you want to turn there. You need to hear this. Luke chapter 17 verse 20 and 21 member what I said when you get saved you then become part of the kingdom of God. The kingdom is in you.
You say I don't understand it. Luke 17 verse 20 and when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come there questioning Jesus. When is the kingdom, your kingdom of your king, Jesus, if you're to be king wins this kingdom to come.
Where is this so-called kingdom. He answered them and said the kingdom of God cometh not with observation list. That means you don't necessarily see it, neither shall they say hello. Here are low. Therefore, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Everybody got that. Any questions, I don't think so.
Bible makes it clear differently.
The kingdom of God is within you. When he rules and reigns in your heart, your part of the kingdom of God.
Okay, that's visible in other words, we can see us. If you been saved by the grace of God, you're in the kingdom of God and I can see you. That is the visible kingdom.
In this sense, his kingdom has come when you say that I kingdom, that means thy kingdom has power and we wanted to come. We wanted to return when you and I get saved. That is the kingdom of God coming into our lives because it says that the kingdom of God is in you region of the verse Colossians 112 and 13 giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. That's a wonderful verse and read that again good in here. Many a man's on that.
Let me read listen close giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet or able or worthy to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. That's meeting salvation folks was in verse 13 who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear son when you get saved you get saved because we have now become partakers of the inheritance through Jesus Christ.
And because we have been deemed worthy through the blood of Christ, and only because of the blood of Christ. Now you and I have inheritance and have been placed into the kingdom of God for salvation.
That's the visible kingdom now there's the invisible kingdom that is a preacher. What is that while the invisible kingdom will only be seen when Jesus returns for us. This will be what we call the visible manifestation of the spoken kingdom.
In other words, this look at me if you're saved if you been saved by the grace of God and I'm saved by the grace of God I see you and you see me and we know were in the kingdom of God.
If you been say, but there's a whole kingdom. We haven't seen, and it will. It is invisible right now but it will be seen when Jesus returns you got that now, let me say somewhat about this. We don't know when this is going to happen.
We have no idea which brings up another set of questions known image of this verse about this invisible kingdom second Peter chapter 1 verse 1011 the listen.
Wherefore the rather brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure that means make sure you're saved is what that say make sure you're right with the Lord.
Listen to this for if ye do these things you shall never fall for.
So an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the ever lasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
So I says, you will have an entrance if you know you're saved and if you done what God has told you to do for salvation. You will be given entrance into the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So there's a kingdom already there but we can't see y'all got this so far none of you gotta think a lot of wins and I but hang on with me.
On average, another verse might want to turn this in Matthew chapter 7 verse 21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of notice this have been so where is this invisible kingdom that we can see it's in heaven and working to see it. When Jesus returns the listen but he that do the will of my father which is in heaven. Not every body that calls the name of Jesus will enter into the kingdom of heaven. This verse just said.
That's why you have to make sure that your calling and election is sure what is that mean we've all been called to Christ where God is not willing that any should perish. So you gotta make sure that you know that your say on your way to heaven because not everyone that says Lord Lord's going to enter the kingdom of heaven.
That means this a surface Christianity and just acting like a Christian and talking like a Christian and knowing the things are that makes a Christian doesn't make you Christian salvation doesn't come through knowledge, salvation comes through Jesus Christ. Okay, we got all that so there's the visible kingdom and the invisible kingdom. Now you say alright when he returns.
What are we talking about here.
Well, there is a thing called the millennium. I'm I can get into a whole bunch something I but nothing on make it pretty clear for you. There are some different views about this millennium when Jesus is going to rule on the earth now one is called post-millennialism.
This what they believe. They believe that the world gets better and better until the Lord comes in when he comes the kingdom will of already been established here on earth because things have been getting better and better. Can I tell you we don't agree with that one. Anybody here think things are getting better and better as another position. Call millennialism which means there's no millennium at all. Which means are not ever going to be that, then there's 1/3 one which which we believe is the pre-millennial or millennial reign of Christ, and that millennial reign of Christ as a thousand years that Jesus will reign on earth. Now here's what I've got to explain all this we hear this church believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church okay and and and let me explain this okay and and the reason I do, because by kingdom come, is going to make sense if we don't understand that not everybody agrees. There were a lot of people have different things is all kinds of books out there a lot of different things. I've even talk some more members about it.
It's a common question, but let me put it this way, it is easiest Jesus came the first time to his own that's approximate about 2000 years ago on and on. The let young to clear up the confusion. The first time Jesus came he came to us the next time he comes at the rapture.
He's coming for us when he then returns for the millennial reign. He will be coming with us, you got that three different occasions when he came was born in a manger came to this earth. This sin cursed earth to die on the cross for our sins. He came to his own and he returned back to heaven. Now we believe that at the rapture. He will come back for his own and return then we believe he will come back to earth with his own. That's when you and I come back down with him and we along with him rule a thousand years on earth that's got big. That's when we come back. That's when bloods can be think is a you know what the horses bridle.
This is all that is all this could happen during this time the listen.
We as a church and I say as a church and are as a church. I can't answer for everybody.
Some you might believe different. We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, which means this, we believe that the church will be rapture before the seven year tribulation. That's what we that's we believe the summer are confused about that list to me. I got a whole list of given a copy per our church.
I've been studying on it and I'm convinced of it but here's the thing that is not something that you have to believe in order to get to heaven if you believe some people believe that there's gonna be mid-tribulation rapture that were to be here for the first three and half years and then he's got a rapturous home and some people believe in post-tribulation that at the end of the seven years then were going to rapture than were going to go back up and listen. That is not a doctor and you have to believe to get to heaven if were right or wrong, that doesn't influence the fact that we get to go to heaven because it has nothing to do with salvation but why I try to make it simple as simple as I can with individuals without getting in and out we got a ton of verses.
If you really need to mature as you. Let me know the Bible teaches over and over again that no man knows the hour when Jesus is coming the rapture y'all agree with that. If he comes in the middle of the tribulation. Then we would know when he's coming we know three and half years to come if he comes at the end of the tribulation. The seven years we would know when he's coming when we because we know it to the end of the jubilation.
The only way for him to come and us not know when he's coming is for him to come before the tribulation. That's the simplest way that I can to describe that you have guys with more degrees and thermometers that can get enough but and we got other things to but that's the simplest thing. It's almost a common sense thing. So when he says thy kingdom come, he is talking about. Obviously not the rapture of the church, but his kingdom will come twice and when I say that I mean this he's going to come back for his own. We go back to heaven with him.
Then he returns to the earth for the millennial reign of Christ, and we rule and reign for thousand years.
Now another whole study on this is. There are portions of Scripture that would lead us to believe that you and I different people will have different positions of leadership during that thousand year millennial reign in the position of our leadership will be determined by our performance here on earth know the Lord's faithfulness here will give us a leader should position their they say that I don't know. I've seen the verses that really made me think that up since verse that I don't know I'm I can pretend that I've studied it out, but it's an interesting thought in no matter what, I guarantee you the best decision you and I could ever make is to be as faithful as we can now okay so thy kingdom come, what is it made up of it's made up of a visible kingdom that she would meet a been saved and is made up of an invisible kingdom. That's of those in heaven that have gone on before us, and guess what that kingdom will come and rule and reign on this earth okay we all with me so far. It's a lot for Wednesday night in some your life I were not too far from being done.
Third, how is the kingdom brought me rocketry says thy kingdom come. So how is the kingdom, how do you make it, how do you bring it how you make it happen very simple. Number one the invisible kingdom comes by submission submission. When I say invisible kingdom. Those that are in heaven already those that will be saved. How does that kingdom happen by submission. Not very diverse. Romans 1417 for the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost was to me, dear friend. You and I are in the middle of a will or we are in the middle of a war between two kingdoms, Satan is ruling over his kingdom. God is ruling over his Satan's fighting for you.
God's fighting for you.
Holy Spirit is drawing an old Satan's devils and demons are drawing their trying their best to get you and me towards them and their trying their best to getting in the Holy Spirit, trying to draw us toward the Savior. Okay, we're in the middle of a war even after you get saved. Satan doesn't give up on you. Here's what you get saved and you stay close to God or to reach others. If Satan can get to you and bring sin into your life and bring the feed into your life. You're not gonna reach other people. And so, in turn, through you. He can defeat others.
Okay, you got region of the verse Hebrews 1228 wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved. Let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. He said we been given a kingdom that can't be moved to heaven. Amen right there. I know some you like. I don't know what to say meant I can't process it.
Yet you and I when you got saved and I got say we got put into a kingdom that can't be moved. It can't be taken away. God is the one that owns that kingdom. Nobody can take that from him and Hebrews tells us because of that, let us have grace that we may serve God acceptably now so that means this the way you and I get God's kingdom to come is to submit to him, the more we submit to God, the greater his kingdom becomes, the more we submit to God, the stronger his kingdom comes the more we submit to God the more people we reach the bigger his kingdom becomes. It's all about submission. Folks second underage others is that you don't know if I fully agree with all that. Second, is this the visible kingdom comes by appointment. That's when Jesus returns. We don't know the hour, but the only thing we can do to make his kingdom come listen to me is we can win the lost. To hasten it but got me when is God going to return when his kingdom is complete.
Bible teaches that I've often thought you for preacher say this wouldn't be need to be the person that leads that last person to the Lord that completes his kingdom. I mean listen, this is great and and and you piece it was somebody. And you'd be reading this is what the Bible says.
The Bible says all of sinned and come short of the glory God. The Bible also says, for whosoever shall call upon the name the Lord shall be saved. Bible says but God commended his love toward us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Would you like to accept Christ. Would you like to put your faith and trust in him. Yes, I would. Let's bow and pray you just ask God. Tell him to admit to him your center believe that you die believe that he died on the cross for your sins and ask and receive them into your heart as your personal savior can see that individual Ballinger head Lord I don't really know how to pray, but Lord, I just want you to know that I believe I'm a sinner and Lord, and I believe what your Bible says, Lord, I ask you to come into my heart and save me Jesus comes back and so did some of you from the sleep you were just having a Synod on that but I had to when not be great to get baptized or nothing.
When that last piece of the kingdom is set becomes so different.
How can we say, thy kingdom come. It means this. It's all about his kingdom is not about our kingdom. What we want, it's all about his kingdom, and the only way you and I can sincerely want his kingdom to come and make his kingdom to come is to submit to the king and spread the word to only way you and I can hasten it when that last piece of the kingdom set then he will return. Listen to this for second Timothy 41 I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.
So what am I supposed to do about all this. All this come from to send thy kingdom come, or dear friend, our prayer life should sinner around our submission to him. God, it sure kingdom it. Everything in our lives getting this the whole point.
I let you go. Everything in our life to be centered around building his kingdom, not our kingdom, not our desires not our plan and all should sinner around his kingdom. The kingdom of God.
He's the king we ought to serve him in everything we do want to be to submit to his kingdom, and the sound of his kingdom and to spread the word about him and see from skin say and you forgot to pray, thy kingdom come, were only going to pray that in meaning if we do it. So, on what is about to say about that but I just Matthew 633 but seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Why did Jesus say limiting how to pray, thy kingdom come.
Why because that's what we should seek first before anything in our life.
And if we do that God takes care of adding all the rest. Lord we love you.
What I hope this helps some that are here. I know it's a lot to think about Lord, the more you dig the sweeter your word becomes Lord, may we realize that your kingdom should be the top priority in our life Lord we as saved individuals should long to see you return. Thank you for listening to you receive a blessing from our broadcast.
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