Is God’s kingdom on earth, or is it in heaven?
To enter the kingdom of heaven is every Christian’s wish, but what conditions must be fulfilled in order to enter the kingdom of heaven?
In this verse, the Lord Jesus tells us to give no consideration to our prospects. Since we believe in God, we should have faith in Him and let God arrange and dictate our daily life.
The Lord Jesus said, “After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Mat 6:9-10).
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. – Revelation 3:20
In real life, we often feel the flesh is weak. For example: Sometimes, we don’t attend church gatherings because of our busy work; sometimes, we don’t pray or read the Bible when we watch the favorite TV shows.
This verse refers to the prophecy of the second coming of Jesus. The day of Jesus coming is unimaginable to us. Since we cannot imagine that, then how should we welcome the second coming of Jesus?
Prayer is one of the ways in which every Christian get close to God, it is a means by which we obtain the work of the Holy Spirit.
And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. Matthew 17:20
Those who are impure and sinful are not permitted to enter into God’s kingdom, let alone those who engage in deception and crookedness and still rebel against and resist Him. This is determined by God’s righteous and holy substance. Even though our sins have been forgiven for believing in the Lord, we still often sin.