Thy Kingdom Come
by Bayo Omoyiola, Jr
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven - Matthew 6:10
The heart cry of the Father is to see his kingdom established in our hearts, our lives and every nook & cranny of the earth and universe. That is his heartís desire and the earnest expectation of Jesus, his church and his Spirit and I know that this dream would be realized some day even in these last days. God would restore the kingdoms of the earth and they would again become the kingdom our God and he would reign over all the earth. Amen.
One Nation under God
One of the plans in Godís end- time programme is to make all nations one nation. All nations would present themselves to God some day. No matter how devilish the nation may be. They would have at least a representative before God. Alleluia! God loves the nations so much. We see that over and over again as he pours out his Spirit and shows us great and mighty things we do not know.
Some of our brethren in the Lord have shared with us of how they saw angels of God clothed in the native attires of nations on the earth. They have seen black skinned angels wearing African attires and have seen white colored ones putting on the native attires of a particular tongue or tribe. The truth is that a tongue, tribe or ethic group represents a nation before God. I mean a tribe is a nation before GOD and all tribes would be represented before him someday including those ones that may have never heard the gospel before.
Another truth of this matter is that - the time in which this would happen is determined by us, the church of Christ. We can determine the period of his return by our approach to winning souls and stretching out our hands to the lost souls and nations even though we do not know the exact time and day.
Truly one day, we would have a single nation under God when God would bring his holy sons together and we would reign in him forever. But firstly, there would be a Jerusalem on the earth from where Christ he would reign over all the earth and then afterwards his bride, the new Jerusalem would emerge and Godís tabernacle would be with men forever. We would be married to him. He would be our God and we would be his people. Alleluia! God and his lamb would reign over us forever. He would be our light and day. There would be no more night and sea, no more sickness and ill - health, no more pain and suffering, no more sin or they that err and so shall it be forever. He that hath this hope purifies himself, even as he is pure and the expectations of the righteous shall never be cut off.
The Reality of Heaven
God has made the heavens and he has made the earth. He has made heaven, the 3rd heaven his dwelling place. It is a resting place for all saints. Many people think the dead saints are sleeping and have a wrong view about heaven. A lot of Christians also think that the dead saints are presently in Abraham`s bosom (a name that men have substituted for paradise) not knowing that the dead saints no longer have to go to that paradise. The truth here is that God has prepared for us a better paradise where we would live before his kingdom is fully established on the earth. It is called heaven and our Lord Jesus has prepared the way for us by dying in our place and paying the price with his blood. We would not be sleeping in heaven but we would be full participating in heavenís business. He made a way for the old testament saints to cross to heaven after his resurrection for they were raised back to life after him and he took them to heaven. He paid the price for mankind. From the first Adam to the last man that is yet to be born. Our Lord Jesus paid the price and took captivity captive. Yes he paved the way for all the dead saints to cross to heaven. Before he died and resurrected there was no man in heaven except him (John 3) but thanks be to God. He died and resurrected and paved the way for us that where he is, we may be also. Alleluia
The coming kingdom
The kingdom of our Lord Jesus is coming. The LORD said unto my Lord - sit down at my right hand till I make thine enemies thy foot stool. Hitherto, there has been war between the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of light but thanks be to God who causes us to triumph in all things to the glory of his name in Christ Jesus, we would triumph over the kingdom of darkness.
The kingdom is coming with power and great glory and that is what God is calling us to preach. Alleluia! Glory to God !! Already, miracles are happening but greater miracles would yet occur as the glory descends upon us. On the 3rd day, the dead shall rise again. Glory! They shall hear his voice and shall be raised back to life. Satan shall be bound and made powerless. He and his men shall be defeated by the breath of God`s nostrils and the sword of his mouth.
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