Of all the things the disciples could have asked Jesus for – how to raise the dead, walk on water, give sight to the blind; we know the disciples asked the Master to teach them how to pray.
A striking almost incomprehensible part of the prayer to human ears is from Matthew 6:10.
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
We cannot comprehend this as for a recorded 2,000 years and longer, earth as a whole has not been anything like heaven.
Today we have fear of terrorist blowing us up, mass shootings, politicians lying more, economic chaos and a government supported program selling baby parts from the womb, and a whole lot of poor people suffering.
Two thousand years ago we had religious zealots, civil violence, lying politicians, economic chaos, a government supported program to kill infant males two years old and younger, and a whole lot of poor people suffering.
Earth’s situation for the last 2,000 years is described in the previous two paragraphs. It ain’t nothing like what heaven is described as the last 2,000 years and really eternity past.
Yes souls have been saved. But, the situation of the world really has not changed other than advances in technology.
What is the review of events in heaven the last 2,000 years and longer? Heaven is unshakable, Sovereign and has been ruled by a gracious and loving Lord according to Scripture.
Hebrews 12:25 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
Heaven has a steady rule steady reign by a Sovereign King fo r2,000 years plus. Heaven is unshakable and the glory of God transcends all. Here is the part Christians need to repent in sackcloth and ashes. We don’t act like where we are from. We must receive the rebuke of the world for motivation. We suffer from humanity’s ultimate put down. We forgot where we come from. Through the adoption of the Spirit –we come from heaven. We are not establishing the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
Philippians 3:20-21 (NLT) 20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives.
But Christ was incarnated into earth at His birth. Christ ascended. He left the Holy Spirit with us. Salvation came to us. The elect are not US, Russian or Syrian citizens anymore. We are citizens of heaven.
Here is a wild teaching of Scripture I find hard to receive and yet we should all receive.
Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Part of our adopted selves is already in heaven. Let’s live like it. Pray and evangelize. Lives depend on it. This is a shaken world and will have an even greater time of shaking. Christ did his work. Christians now have to do theirs. The only firm left will be the Kingdom of God Christians were told to establish.