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What is the Kingdom of God and Where is it?
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day." That which is hidden will be revealed.
Until that day, we must be careful as the followers of Jesus not to confuse the nature of His kingdom. We must be careful not to measure power and glory as the world does, for that kind of perspective lowers the kingdom of God to a lesser standard. When the church forgets that the spiritual power of the gospel given to it is, in fact, far superior to the world's political and military power, our influence for good in the world declines.
Instead of compromising with the world and seeking to matter in the ways that the world says matter, we need to hold fast to the Gospel, to God-honoring worship, to missions and evangelism. We need to let Jesus define His own kingdom. And we need to wait in faith, longing for that day when Jesus will come and shine from one end of the sky to the other! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
Prayer Based on Psalm 132:
From Pray All the Psalms:
Psalm 132 Prayed
Praising God for fulfilling his promise to David in us
O Lord, in the Old Testament you remembered
and all the hardships he endured.
He swore an oath to you, O Lord.
and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
“I will not enter my house
or go to my bed—
I will allow no sleep to my eyes,
no slumber to my eyelids,
till I find a place for the LORD,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Israel heard it in Ephrathah,
they came upon it in the fields of Jaar,
as they went on pilgrimage to the Tabernacle:
“Let us go to his dwelling place;
let us worship at his footstool—
arise, O LORD, and come to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might.
May your priests be clothed with righteousness;
may your saints sing for joy.”
For the sake of David your servant,
do not reject your Messiah.
O Lord, you, swore an oath to David,
a sure oath that you did not revoke:
“One of your own descendants
I will place on your throne—
if your sons keep my covenant
and the statutes I teach them,
then their sons will sit
on your throne for ever and ever.”