Jesus’ famous prayer was “Your Kingdom come, Your will to be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” This prayer has been prayed religiously throughout the ages, generally recited without any wonder at its massive revelation.
However, when we meditate upon Jesus's words, we realize the consequences of such a prayer: Two polar-opposing worlds colliding. Heaven began to invade earth when the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. God moved into the neighborhood and those who saw Jesus saw God’s will being worked out with their own eyes.
Jesus let us in on Kingdom ways. He said that we are blessed when we are humble, when we mourn, when we are gentle, when we thirst for righteousness, when we are merciful, when our heart is pure, when we seek peace with others, and when we suffer for His name sake.
In opposition the world’s way is to take care of ourselves, compete, stuff our emotions, grab for power, vie for position, show no mercy, war with those we disagree with and whatever we do avoid pain and suffering at all costs.
The clash was so severe that Jesus, who was pure and innocent, was arrested, tortured, and condemned to a criminal's death. At that moment it looked like the world’s way of doing things had won. However, the Kingdom of God strikes back because the world condemned an innocent man.
Jesus Christ is raised from the dead, He ascends to the right hand of the Father in Heaven and is now interceding for us. He is and will always be eternity’s King and now the meek inherits the earth, the gentle are the victors, and we are now able to be the righteousness of God in Christ by faith.
Because of Jesus and His finished work on the cross we can be restored and reconciled with our Heavenly Father who has always desired a close loving parent-child relationship with us. He is the Good Father who lavishes His love upon His children.
As we spend time in prayer, we will find the marks of the Kingdom: righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The more we behold the beauty of our Lord, the more we will effortlessly transform into His likeness, becoming the answer to Jesus’ famous prayer: Heaven on Earth.
Matt 6:7-10 (MSG) - "The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They’re full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don’t fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this: Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right; Do what’s best— as above, so below."