Jesus teaches us to petition God with is that HIS kingdom would come. To understand this we first have to grasp “His kingdom.” The kingdom of God is anywhere the King reigns. It is a physical place and a spiritual reality.
Remember that we live in a seized state. Men and women are separated from God by their sins. Satan, the Prince of the power of the air, has a rule and dominion over the earth. We are the resistance clamoring for the rightful King to return.
It is an election year. We have narrowed the field for president. It’s important to vote. You might have a candidate that you want to win the election. Maybe they fit your ideals. Maybe they promised you something better than the other guy. Maybe you’re just scared of what will happen if the other guy gets elected. So you anticipate and hope that so and so get’s elected or doesn’t get elected.
This supersedes that! This is not just a desire for the right candidate in the right office, but that all the people of the land will recognize Jesus as king. When you pray, “Your kingdom come,” you are talking about your house and you are talking about your neighbor’s house. You see what’s most relevant isn’t the changes that take place or don’t take place in the White House, what is most relevant is what changes are taking place in your house! Is Jesus LORD or do you still run the show?