God's Kingdom

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. A lot of people misquote this verse. Saying thy will be done "on"earth. The kingdom of God is in us. Mankind was made out of the dust of the earth. In order for God's will to be done on earth, first it has to be done in earth.

Religion wants to change man from the outside in. It wants us to conform to a certain image, order, or rule. So that we can glory in our works or outward appearance.You can wash and dress up a pig, but its nature will never change.

Being born again is a change of our nature. No matter how hard we try to turn over a new leaf or make a resolution, we fail. Even if we experience a degree of success, it always comes up short. We know deep down that we can't live holy or righteous, but for short periods of time.

Thank God for a new nature. It's much more than listening to or being directed by our conscience. We can have a seared conscience that we've hardened or supressed to the point of self deception.

God's ways are so much higher than ours.

Our fleshly nature made from the dust of the earth can never bring forth His kingdom. By allowing His nature to live in us, we will bring forth His kingdom in the earth.

~Ricky Robinson

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