Matthew 6:10 – On earth as it is in heaven.
God’s will is for heaven’s influence to be brought to earth. His plan from the beginning was that His creation man would fill the earth with the righteousness of heaven. He began by creating man in His own image. Because of man’s disobedience in the Garden, sin entered the scene. In God’s dealings with Adam and Eve, He looked down the annals of time and said, “I will put enmity between you and women, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel” (Genesis 3:15). We have come to understand that the Lord was speaking about the battle between Satan and Christ.
Jesus came to provide redemption for all mankind. In the process, Satan bruised Him through the crucifixion, but Christ the Lord crushed Satan’s ability to stop the advancement of the Lord’s kingdom purpose in the earth. One day, the old earth and heaven will be destroyed and a new heaven and earth created. “The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10). This is a prophetic mystery about which the Scriptures speak. We should not get hung up in mysteries and things which are not altogether clear. We need to trust God about the future, while in the present we seek His face to know His will for our daily lives. As long as we draw breath, we are called to affect the earth with heaven’s perspective and heaven’s authority.
Worship and praise must be continual throughout my life, for this is a part of bringing heaven to earth. My daily walk should include intimate fellowship with the Godhead. This is bringing heaven to earth. As I observe needs in the lives of people, I am a ready servant to help meet those needs as God enables me. This is bringing heaven to earth. As I allow the Holy Spirit to fill me and release His gifts through me to others, this is bringing heaven to earth. God’s love for me and God’s love in me released to others in my daily walk, most assuredly helps bring heaven to earth. Keep this phrase in your mind “on earth as in heaven” it will help you to be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit and His plans.
Father, I pray that my life will be used to manifest heaven’s will here on earth. Please continue to change me into Christ’s likeness. Help me put on the mind of Christ in all that I do and in everything that I say. Lord, You are faithful, so please cause me to be faithful in doing Your will consistently.