'Be holy because I am holy.'
[Leviticus 11:44,45; 19:2;20:7; 1 Peter 1:16]
'Be prefect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.'
Christ Jesus taught His disciples to pray. The first portion was as follows:
Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your Name.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Realize this, this prayer calls for the dissolution
Of the kingdom of this world.
When the Kingdom of Christ comes externally to earth,
As Scripture says it will
And His will is done on earth as in Heaven,
The kingdom of this world, the kingdom of Satan,
The kingdom that comprises every nation on earth, is done away with.
'The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord
And of His Christ,
And He will reign for ever and ever.' (Revelation 11:15)
At the return of Christ Jesus, the kingdom of this world
Comprised of ever nation on earth is done away with
Never to rise again;
And the Kingdom of God is established on earth for a thousand years.
At the end of the thousand years,
This earth is done away with
And God creates a New Heaven and a New Earth that lasts for ever:
Then I saw a New Heaven and a New Earth,
For the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,
And there was no longer any sea. (Revelation 21:1)
If you belong to Christ, you need to realize what you are praying,
When you pray as Christ commanded.
You are praying the most radical prayer that could be prayed.
In doing so, you are saying that you are part of the Kingdom of God;
It lives within you (Luke 17:21);
That is in direct opposition to the kingdom of this world.
You are praying for the extinction of the kingdom of this world
And all that it entails;
And your prayer will be answered, because Scripture has foretold that it will.
As a Christian you are in direct opposition to the kingdom of this world,
Because you agree with Christ Jesus, that what it does is evil.
You are willing to be hated, as the world hated Christ Jesus,
And hates Him to this day;
To see His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as in Heaven.
You become as radical as Christ Jesus when you belong to Him
And pray as He commanded.
You are also saying that it is your fervent desire to be holy as He is holy
And to be perfect as He is perfect;
Which can only be accomplished by Christ living in and through you.
It is Christ in you, your hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
You agree with the apostle Paul:
That you have been crucified to this world with Christ
And you no longer live but it is Christ who lives in you.
This life that you now live you live by faith in the Son of God
And His power at work in you.
You have set your heart on things above,
Your life is hidden with Christ in God,
You clothe yourself with the garments of Christ,
And let His Word dwell richly in you.
You are saying and realizing that the Kingdom of God resides in you;
The Kingdom that is in direct opposition to the kingdom of this world.
From the days of John the baptist until the present time
The Kingdom of Heaven [which resides in those who belong to Christ]
Has endured violent assault
[Because it is in direct opposition to the kingdom of this world],
And violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize]--
A share in the Heavenly Kingdom is sought for
With most ardent zeal and intense exertion. (Matthew 11:12 AMP)
There are no passive Christians. None!
They have found the pearl of great price [Christ] and will not let go!
They have overcome (conquered) him [Satan, the ruler of this world]
By means of the blood of the Lamb and the utterance of their testimony,
For they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death--
Holding their lies cheap till they had to die [for their witnessing].
(Revelation 12:11 AMP)
Father give me Your heart, Your mind, Your will, Your emotions, Your Spirit,
That I might stand with You and for You today
Along with all my brothers and sisters who belong to You.
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!