Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
Question: How do we begin to experience God’s kingdom here and now?
Answer: As we will see in the next line of the Lord’s Prayer, God’s will is done in earth as it is in heaven. In order to experience God’s kingdom, we need to use our spiritual sense to feel our
connection with Him. We can either identify ourselves as earth-bound mortals, or we can identify ourselves as spiritual ideas experiencing heaven here on earth right now.
There are benefits for mankind as we work and watch for the evidence that God’s kingdom has come. For instance:
“The days of our pilgrimage will multiply instead of diminish, when God’s kingdom comes on earth; for the true way leads to Life instead of to death, and earthly experience discloses the finity of error and the infinite capacities of Truth, in which God gives man dominion over all the earth.”
In other words: 1) we live longer; 2) we discover that error is limited and Truth unlimited; and
3) we learn that God gives man dominion over the earth. Along this line, Mrs. Eddy has written:
“Entirely separate from the belief and dream of material living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual understanding and the consciousness of man’s dominion over the whole earth.” (S&H 14:25-28)
This consciousness is where we experience the kingdom of heaven. This kingdom within gives us dominion, or mastery, over all the beliefs of earth. We reflect God’s power now!
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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