Jesus taught us to pray: "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." What does it mean for His Kingdom to come? What is His Kingdom? What does his Kingdom look like? Is it just in the eternal hereafter?
Jesus began His ministry proclaiming "the Kingdom of God is at hand" (Mark 1:15). The phrases "the kingdom of God" or "the kingdom of heaven" occur well over 150 times in the Gospels. Jesus clearly built the center His ministry around the proclamation of the Kingdom. He reveals that the center of God's purpose is not our salvation, but His Kingdom. How are we to view His Kingdom?
The Kingdom comes first within man, but flows out and touches all things. This booklet centers in on the Kingdom's external impact and manifestation in the earth, rather than its effect on individual lives. The Kingdom comes as we are obedient to the commands of Christ to disciple the nations, to fulfill the Cultural Mandate, and to accomplish our divine vocation or work.
Author: Stephen McDowell
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