Kingdom Growth

[Y]our kingdom come.
  —Matthew 6:10

One phrase in The Lord’s Prayer entreats, “Your kingdom come.”

The language would have enlivened the Jewish expectation of a Messianic earthly kingdom, stimulated the later Christian hope for God’s spiritual kingdom to advance on earth, and invigorated anticipation of the return of Jesus and the inauguration of the eternal kingdom.

It is a proper missionary prayer.

But we limit it if we interpret it only as a prayer for geographical and numerical growth, for Jesus also said, “the kingdom of God is within you” (Lk 17:21).

So don’t restrict your evaluation of kingdom growth to outward stats; measure it also by your inner personal spiritual growth. There is no limit to kingdom growth within you if you nurture it.

The only limitations of spiritual growth
are those you give quarter.

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