Kingdom = His nearness

What was He thinking?  When Jesus prayed for the Kingdom to come, what images filled His mind?  Buckingham palace?  Something similar?  Crowns, thrones, royalty?  Or did He think of His own coming? “I will come again”, he said in John 14 with the main thought being His presence (the King) among His people again.  It was the thought of good government, of order and safety, of protection and prosperity.  Kingdom was a key concept in the mind of the savior.  It was His most hopeful aspiration.  It was what He prayed for and hoped for–that day in the future (already here, but even more glorious later) when all things will be restored to order by His own management.  Is this true for you, dear friend?  Do you look forward to the day when the ONLY important fact is that a good and kind King has come and all things are  subject to His control?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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