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Anticipation of The Kingdom Through Salvation
Your kingdom come.
2A. ANTICIPATION -- I ask that Your rule and reign would come to pass. I pray that...
DA 7.27; DA 2.44; PS 103.19; PP 3.14; LK 12.35-37
[Verses Text for Section 2A]
27 Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.' – Daniel 7:27
44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. – Daniel 2:44
19 The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all. – Psalm 103:19
14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14
35 "Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 "and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 37 "Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. – Luke 12.35 - 37
[Notes and Explanation of verses]
Daniel 7:27; 2:44
Psalm 103: 19 This kingdom will be superior to all others of all time!
Luke 12.35 - 37
MT 18.2,3; EZ 33.11; 2 PE 3.9; 1 TH 5.9
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,  and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted-1 and become as little children-2, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Converted– metaphorical usage, meaning to turn one's self from one's course of conduct, i.e. to change one's mind; GK: 4762 strefw strepho
"As Little Children, Children are, to a great extent, destitute of ambition, pride, and haughtiness. They are characteristically humble and teachable. By requiring his disciples to be like them, he did not intend to express any opinion about the native moral character of children, but simply that in these respects they should become like them. They should lay aside their ambitious views, and pride, and be willing to occupy their proper station__a very lowly one. Mark 9:35 says that Jesus, before he placed the little child in the midst of them, told them that ‘if any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.’ That is, he shall be the most distinguished Christian who is the most humble, and who is willing to be esteemed least, and last of all. To esteem ourselves as God esteems us, is humility. And it cannot be degrading to think of ourselves as we are. But pride, or an attempt to be thought of more importance than we are, is foolish, wicked, and degrading." – Albert Barnes, New Testament Commentary.
Say to them: 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
1 Thes. 5:9
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
In the four passages above we see God’s ideas about entrance into His Kingdom. 1. We see that it is entered only through a humble and teachable repentance or ‘turning away’ from offending behaviors that make me unfit to enter the kingdom.
2. In the Old Testament we see that it was God’s will for people to turn from their wicked way and NOT die in a wicked state.
3. Peter reminds us of almost the same truth in his New Testament book, and adds that God is longsuffering as is hinted at in the passage in Ezekiel [‘turn, turn...why...die?].
4. God’s whole purpose is stated clearly by Paul in 1 Thessalonians that God had a plan to redeem us through Jesus instead of receiving the ‘wrath’ of God.
Many, many other verses could be added in this section, but as it relates to prayer, this first anticipation principle is to cause us to be sure of our own salvation before any other.
Then to be thankful for assurance that we are a part of His kingdom follows once we realize what a privilege it is to be a child of God. This was covered as well under Adoration’s ‘salvation’ portion of God’s works: [See section 1a.2b.1c.1d]
1. Be sure you have received Jesus Christ as Your personal Savior, and that thus you are truly a part of God’s family – that you will be in His kingdom!
2. Begin praying for the unsaved – those who apparently have not believed in Him
3. Seek for opportunities to share your hope with them in ways they will listen.
4. Think about other ways God’s Kingdom and Salvation are related. Being a part of God’s kingdom certainly meant His servants received things from Him to accomplish His will for His kingdom. What kind of assurances do we receive today after becoming children of God?