He said that His kingdom can’t come to our lives in areas that we haven’t made Him King. He was pointing to those areas to expose them so that we could surrender them to His Lordship.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
When we pray, we are to pray that God’s kingdom and His perfect will come in to our lives just as it is in the spirit. When we hold on to things by our own will and flesh, we are divided and against God’s will. Our prayers can’t be answered and these areas will remain desolate.
But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
When we surrender our will to the Lord, there should be no looking back. We have to put our total trust in Him believing that He will take care of the rest. We can’t move forward in His kingdom while we are looking back at the old.
61 And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.”
62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
When we surrender every area to Christ, we become a new creation. We become who Jesus says we are instead of what the world has tried to define us as.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Jesus was born to be our King! He releases the truth into our lives and into every situation and circumstance. When we make Jesus our King, His kingdom comes as heaven on earth to supply all that is ours through our inheritance in Him. He is the witness of all truth. In Him we know the truth, therefore we can hear His voice. This gives us access to heavenly strategy to prosper in every area of our lives.
Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Are there any areas in your life that you haven’t given to God? Are you trying to move forward, but have been stuck because you have been looking back? Are there any areas that you are divided against yourself by flesh and spirit? Take time to evaluate the areas in your life that aren’t prospering. Give them to the Lord and make Him King over them. Don’t look back! God is sure to speak and bring His kingdom to your life on earth as it is in heaven!
Father, we thank You for Your majesty. Forgive us for not making You King over every area in our lives. Expose the areas that we need to surrender and come in as King to reveal Your truth. We trust You and want you to rule in our hearts. We don’t want to be divided against ourselves. We want to experience heaven on earth. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!