Shalom, The Lord Jesus told us to pray and said. “ Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come”.
It is true we know that one day his kingdom will come to earth..But on the other side of the coin, we who are waiting for that kingdom, which state should we be?.
I think you have once found yourself in a state of waiting for someone somewhere and then unfortunately the person was too late, the situation you are in at the time is of course not normal, only five minutes you will see it as one hour has passed, and that is why every second you will call him to ask where you are.. Why don’t I see you?…Hurry up sir !, Run or take a motorcycle ,, I’ve been standing here for a long time just waiting for you.. What happened to you? Where are you stuck?
You see That is all to hasten him just to get there, because waiting too much hurts. But it’s impossible to say you’re waiting for someone, and then three hours pass, and you’re still not worried, you don’t call to ask him where he got to, or you don’t even plan to ask what time he’ll arrive, you just stand there and say you’re waiting for him, obviously that’s impossible otherwise you will be busy on your other tasks. And that is what God wants to see from us, we who say we are waiting for the Lord, we must be reminding Him of the day to come and encourage Him to come quickly, HIS KINGDOM COMING SOON!..
This is a very important factor that God expects every true born-again Christian to always pray to him, and that is why the Lord Jesus included it in that basic prayer. The best measure of self-awareness is whether you are really ready for heaven or not, then it is in this aspect, Test yourself! In you is the desire to long for the last day to come or not?
If it does not exist then know that even if the rapture passes today you will not go anywhere, you will only remain here on earth. It’s just like a student in school, the one who is well prepared for the final exam, when he just remembers the national exam is coming, he longs for those days to come to finish his exams and rest, but the one who is not prepared, you will see he is not in a state of doing exams. … because he did not know what sent him to school.
And we as Christians, The Lord expects us every day when we wake up from sleep we should pray, desire and be reminded of it, that the day of our going to the Father in heaven is fast approaching.
May he hasten the saving grace of salvation for his people, that things may end quickly and we may rest in him forever. On the day of the rapture, the day when we will see our Lord Jesus face to face in the clouds, on the feast of the Lamb and the angels in heaven prepared for us from long ago. On the day when we shall see the new heavens and the new earth, for the first time descending, there will be no more tears, no more tragedies, no more sickness, no more wars, no more earthquakes, no more hatred, no more competition, no more anxieties, no more poverty, no more discrimination, that day we pray for it and we long for it to come.
This is something we have to pray to God every day. You may find it worthless in your eyes, but in God’s eyes it means a lot. that is why we send him…. We do not have time to reflect on the fact that this world is coming to an end, and the world is passing away (1 John 2:17). We are just here. Begin today to build up this custom, of exhorting God, upon his kingdom, which he has promised us from long ago to come quickly into the world, and that is what proves that we truly long for the rapture to come quickly, we truly long for tears, those are strong arguments for our God. Just as the creatures themselves (deer, giraffes, dogs, peacocks, donkeys, cows, etc.) eagerly anticipate the day of our glorification, how should you and I? Who are the heirs themselves..We must keep our eyes on the More.
Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For all creation was subjected to vanity, not of his own will, but of the will of him who sent us. ”