But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
In our walk with God, it’s important to always keep in focus our purpose in the earth; why are we here? Our primary purpose is to establish and extend the Kingdom of God to the ends of the earth.
The Bible says, “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14). It’s our responsibility to make this happen. It’s our job!
Matthew 28:19 conveys the mandate of the Master; He instructed, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” In essence, He wants us to make students or pupils of the nations. What a calling!
There are many who think God is running this world by Himself and so whatever happens is His will. If that were true, why would Jesus teach His disciples to pray in this manner, “…Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9-10). Why admonish them to pray that way if God’s will is always being done in the earth? We pray that way because it’s our responsibility to enforce His will in the earth.
God’s will is always done in heaven, but in the earth, only God’s people can pray His will into manifestation. So, in prayer, speak forth salvation in your city, your state and in your country. Pray that righteousness fills the land and the Gospel has free course and is glorified, resulting in a massive harvest of souls into the Kingdom. Amen.
Dear Father, your Kingdom reigns and is established in the earth, and in the hearts of men as the Gospel is proclaimed around the world today. The light of the Gospel shines evermore in all nations, resulting in great testimonies of salvation, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1-year bible reading plan
Acts 10:1-23; Ezra 4-6
2-year bible reading plan
Luke 3:1-11; Deuteronomy 20