In the “disciples prayer,” Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Mathew 6:10. One reason Jesus came was to establish God’s Kingdom on earth.
We love being in our churches and worshipping communities, however as our shepherd Jesus leaves the 99 to find the one lost sheep, we need His heart in order to leave out buildings to seek the lost. (Matthew 18:12-14)
To continue what Jesus started, we must have a kingdom outlook and kingdom mindset. Pastor Tony Evans has written a lot on this subject. Read more on his website at Kingdom – The Urban Alternative (tonyevans.org).
Would you join us in praying for an increase of God’s kingdom rule in our communities?
Let’s pray key kingdom concepts found in Ephesians 4:
11 And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; 13 until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity]. 14 So that we are no longer children [spiritually immature], tossed back and forth [like ships on a stormy sea] and carried about by every wind of [shifting] doctrine, by the cunning and trickery of [unscrupulous] men, by the deceitful scheming of people ready to do anything [for personal profit]. 15 But speaking the truth in love [in all things—both our speech and our lives expressing His truth], let us grow up in all things into Him [following His example] who is the Head—Christ. 16 From Him the whole body [the church, in all its various parts], joined and knitted firmly together by what every joint supplies, when each part is working properly, causes the body to grow and mature, building itself up [b]in [unselfish] love.