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Matthew 6:10

Matthew 6:10

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I. Matthew 6:10

1. Your kingdom come in my personal life … (let your kingdom come) (it is a separate sentence)
2. The term “kingdom” refers to “rule,” “reign,” or “kingship”
3. It is not that the believers bring God’s rule, but God brings His rule to people through Jesus

II. What is the need for “God’s reign”? If it is absent, …

1. Satan can influence human/believers’ behavior and decisions (1 Chronicles 21:1; Luke 22:31; Acts 5:3)
2. Satan sows evil in/among believers (Matthew 13:38-39): Evil
3. Satan snatches the word of the Kingdom from the hearts of new believers (Mark 4:15)
4. Satan opposes the redemptive purposes of God (Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 8:33; 2 Corinthians 4:4)

III. Observation

1. God’s reign is in conflict with that of Satan

2. Believers come under constant attack more than a non-believer

(a) Jesus is the solution to this conflict
(b) A lot of our issues have direct connection to Satan’s reign in our life?

3. Unforgiveness, unwilling to restore, apathy in the face of needs, hurtful talks, worries, materialism, etc., they keep us unhealthy

IV. Jesus brings God’s reign to this world

1. Jesus’ work invaded the kingdom of Satan (Mark 1:23-24 Have you come to destroy us?)—Through Jesus, God curbed the power of Satan

2. Through Jesus, God’s kingly rule begins by destroying the power of the enemy (Matthew 12:28)

3. The Kingdom (God’s reign) is a gift that the Father is pleased to bestow upon the little flock of Jesus’s disciples (Luke 12:32)

4. To a believer, presence of “God’s reign” is of absolute importance

V. What does Kingdom (reign) of God do when it comes upon individuals?

1. It influences, transforms, and makes difference—change of properties (regeneration) (Matthew 13:33)

(a) Fermentation
(b) It loosens the dough
(c) Changes the flavor and smell
(d) Increases the quantity (leaven causes the dough to rise)
(e) Illustration: Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10

2. It grows, develops, and expands—it is a gradual process (Matthew 13: 31–32)

(a) Kingdom of God is dynamic
(b) A new release of life and growth

VI. Take Away (How does the Kingdom come?) (Wisdom)

1. Matthew 11:29-30 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me (initiative of the addressed); for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light

(a) Submission to Jesus (yoke)
(b) Obedience to the instructions of Jesus
(c) Burden is light because Jesus carries them

Speaker: William J. Subash

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore. Write to him at wjsubash@crossroadbangalore.org