When we pray: Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10) it is in the CONTEXT of strong and virulent demonic opposition and resistance to His Kingdom coming and His will being done. That’s why we need to pray FERVENTLY in faith for this, for the context is one of warfare, of one Kingdom driving out another.
The Kingdom comes to drive out the present kingdom and replace it. For now, prior to the LORD’s coming, the Kingdom comes into peoples lives. It doesn’t transform the world. We are talking about His Kingdom coming and His will being done in the lives of specific people, whom we pray for by name.
That’s why we need to intercede for one another, and continually uphold one another in prayer. If we want to see the Kingdom come and His will be done IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE we know, then we will have to stand firm in intercession for them.
The violent take the Kingdom by force (Matthew 11:12) – Why is praying the LORD’s Prayer such a violent, militant act? Bcos there is ground to be TAKEN. The enemy has taken much ground, even in the lives and minds of Christians, and we need to violently take that ground back by the fervent prayer of faith, in the authority of Jesus name, so that the enemy has no ground or place of authority in their lives and in their minds.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. If His Kingdom comes it means the kingdom of darkness is shattered and displaced by a greater Kingdom – one authority has to yield to a much GREATER authority. If His will is done it means NO ONE ELSE’S WILL is done – the enemy’s will is not done.
The context of Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven, can be explained like this: God is committed to doing His work in peoples lives, and satan is committed to blocking, confusing, thwarting, distracting, or doing ANYTHING he can to hinder the work of God in peoples lives.
As saints of God we find ourselves in the center of this conflict, so we pray.
We don’t try to escape the conflict, for to do so would not be an escape at all, but simply the enemy’s kingdom taking ground in our lives – there is no neutral ground, no neutrality in this Kingdom conflict. Just by the very fact you are praying Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven indicates that the Kingdom is effectually working in your heart.