The Kingdom of God

When Jesus taught us, his followers, to address God as Father by implication we also identified ourselves as his children. Therefore, the fact that we are children of God impacts our relationship to his kingdom. Paul declared to the Philippians that we are citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20), therefore citizens of God’s kingdom, but the kingdom is also our Father’s which means it is ours as his children to inherit. When Jesus taught us to pray “Your kingdom come”, that kingdom we declare through prayer is also ours as God’s own children. When I was in college, I worked for Sears and attempted to be the best employee I could. Nevertheless, my name was not “Sears.” If it had been, I believe my perspective would have been quite different, because I would have been working in the family business. For followers of Jesus, the kingdom of God is our family business!

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