Thy Kingdom Come

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007

We must remember that a primary aspect of eschatological expectation is that God himself will redeem and restore the world, an expectation which is to give the Christian hope that one day all will be right.
The second petition of our Lord's Prayer is a simple and yet dramatic one: "Thy Kingdom come." Our Lord tells us that we are to pray that God's kingdom (literally, God's rule, or reign) come in some sense in which God's kingdom is not already present. Here we catch a glimpse of one of the most important, though difficult, concepts in all of scripture, and that is the kingdom of God and the relationship that this divine kingdom has to both the present course of human history and to our Lord's return ...

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