The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah and he will reign for ever and ever. Revelation 11:15

Here is the answer to our prayer, “Your kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10). One day God’s invisible Kingdom will become God’s visible Kingdom and it will be forever.

The word, kingdom, is defined as an organized community headed by a king or queen, territory subject to a king, the spiritual reign of God (Oxford Dictionary). Christ is our King and his territory is everywhere, even though it’s not visible yet. Currently, as Christians, we voluntarily subject ourselves to him and his reign. Even this isn’t fully realised, since as believers, we aren’t always allowing God to reign in our lives. When we pray, “Your kingdom come,” we are agreeing to our own kingdoms disappearing, which means laying aside our agendas, plans, and ideals for the sake of his rule and reign.

Chris Bowater captured this thought so well when he wrote the song, Reign In Me (Word Music UK, 1985) which speaks of allowing God’s reign to begin in my heart and life. It becomes very personal when we say to God, Reign In Me. It’s not easy to set aside our kingdoms, those things which are under our control, particularly if we feel God has blessed us with these things. Nevertheless, we can rest assured that no purpose of God’s will be thwarted (Job 42:2). If we set aside something that God requires, it will be restored.