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KINGDOM OF GOD-8 “On Earth!”

August 16, 2020

Matt. 6:10 (PRAY)…May your kingdom come, may your will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven.

I want to develop the thought that Earth was created to be the home of the KOG.

FIRST let’s start with the fact that the physical world is eternal…

Psa. 78:69  the earth he has established forever.

Eccl. 1:4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 

NEXT, consider that Mankind is a Hybrid creation; the Dust of Earth mixed with the Spirit of GOD.  He is formed from the dust of Earth, designed in a physical body, to be at home in the physical world, and have Dominion over it. 

Gen. 1:26-28  Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may HAVE DOMINION…over all the earth…” 

Psa. 115:16  The highest heaven belongs to the Lord, but he has given the earth to the descendants of Adam.

IN ADDITION, though Man is Formed from Earth He is made Alive with the eternal Breath of GOD.   Our dominion ON EARTH is Eternal. 

Psa. 145:13 Your kingdom is an eternal kingdom, and your dominion endures through all GENERATIONS.

The term, all GENERATIONS, obviously refers to mankind.  It’s apparent that Man was created for the Eternal KOG ON EARTH.  In Man, GOD creates a DOOR for Himself into the Physical world.  SO, GOD, being the invisible Spirit inhabiting Eternity, created the condition where He NEEDS a Body in order to operate ON EARTH!  This is why GOD always seeks the cooperation of People ON EARTH in order to do His will.  

For Example: He sends Moses to be His representative in delivering the Hebrews…

Ex. 14:15-16 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving!  Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground. 

GOD stirs a prophet BEFORE taking action ON EARTH…

Amos 3:7 Certainly the sovereign LORD does nothing without first revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. 

This is why Satan cannot work without getting people to cooperate with his will…  

Luke 22:3-24 Then entered Satan into Judas…and he went to the leading priests and captains of the Temple guard to discuss the best way to betray Jesus to them. 

Eph. 4:26-27 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger.  Do not give the devil an OPPORTUNITY. 

 

ULTIMATELY, GOD planned from the Beginning to Come Himself into the Earth in Human Form…

Heb. 10:5  …when Christ came into the world, he said, Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a BODY have you prepared for me;

GOD made us in His Image & Likeness so He could become Human.  And now He is operating on Earth as GOD & Man.  The KOG has begun to come ON EARTH!  Jesus is the 2nd ADAM. The Perfect intersection of GOD and Man!  

1Tim. 2:5 For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, THE MAN, Christ Jesus 

Jesus foretells His Kingdom ON EARTH…

Matt. 19:28-29 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the REGENERATION (Renewed World) when the Son of man shall sit in the THRONE of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  

When GOD, who is Spirit, came into the world as Jesus, the Messiah, He created The Condition for our eternal Fellowship & Love, not in Heaven but ON EARTH.

Earth was created to be the home of the KOG  

Rev. 21:1-3 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 

SO, When we pray for GOD to manifest His K’dom through us, we’re not fighting a battle, we’re executing a DESTINY

Matt. 6:10 May your kingdom come, may your will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven.

As Ambassadors of Jesus’ Authority on Earth we are RESPONSIBLE to Him for 2 things:

  • To Emulate His Spirit (moral Strength, Courage, Boldness)
  • Loyalty to His WORD

Josh. 1:7-9 Only be STRONG and VERY COURAGEOUS, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.  This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

 

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