“For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory forever. Amen” (Matthew 6:13b)
Kingdom: (Gr. Basileia): Royalty, Rule, a Realm, Reign
Kingdom: (Heb. Mamlakah): Dominion, King’s Reign, Royal, a Realm
Power: (Heb. Ghebuwrah): Force, Valor, Victorious, Might, Strength
Power: (Gr. Dunamis): Miraculous Power, Ability, Might, Strength
Glory: (Gr. Doxa): Dignity, Honor, Praise, Worship
Glory: (Heb. Tipharah): Majesty, Beauty, Bravery, Comely, Fair, Honor
The Realm of God in all His majestic splendor is beyond description. Words fail to capture the magnificence of His Domain. The Scriptures give us only small glimpses of the inexpressible wonder of His Kingdom, His Power and His Glory.
King David spoke of these things in his prayer at the time of transferring his kingdom reign to Solomon:
“David blessed the Lord before all the congregation, and said, ‘Blessed be Thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the Kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as Head above all.
Both riches and honor come of Thee, and Thou reignest over all; and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Now, therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious Name‘” (I Chronicles 29:10-13).
The Son of David, Jesus, our Lord, taught us to pray to our Heavenly Father, Lord of the Universe by saying:
“Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed by Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:9-10).
Thy Kingdom Come. We welcome the Royal Reign and Rule of Heaven to rule and reign in the earth, in our lives, in our homes and families, communities, States and Nations. We welcome the will of God to be done here as it is done there in Heaven. This rule and reign is a spiritual dominion in our hearts, in our spirits by the Spirit of God.
The Apostle expressed it this way: “For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17). This is a glorious truth because it means the Kingdom is accessible to everyone who believes. We can all welcome the Kingdom into our daily lives and live in God’s realm, under His dominion, His Royal rule without fear, with full confidence of continuous victory in the Kingdom of God. We can live in hope, a joyful expectation of God’s goodness and grace. We can have the peace of God reigning in our hearts by faith in the Holy Spirit.
Thine is the Power. Living in the Kingdom is living with miraculous power, ability, might and strength. From the natural to the supernatural; from the earthly to the heavenly, from the fleshly to the spiritual, from one degree of Glory to another. The powerful force of the Spirit of God is working in us mightily (cf. Colossians 1:29).
Thine is the Glory. When we welcome the Kingdom, we welcome the dignity, honor, beauty, and majesty of the King and He is glorious. He is worthy of worship and all praise forever. There is a glory in our love relationship as the Bride of Christ with our Lord. It is comely, fair, honorable, and beautiful. It is wonderful and full of glory.
As we live in our world today, it is a tremendous comfort to the heart to know that we are not living under any other government, than the government of God. We have no king, but Jesus. We live in His Kingdom; we live in His Power, and we live in the Glory of God.
“Of the increase of His Government and peace there shall be no end upon the Throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform it” (Isaiah 9:7).