But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever. Daniel 7:18
The most well-known prayer in history is undoubtedly the “Lord’s Prayer” that Jesus taught His disciples to pray in Matthew 6:9-13. In that prayer, the most resonant line might be, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (verse 10, KJV). Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray for God’s authority to rule over all the earth.
What was behind those words? Jesus knew He was “the Son of Man” who was given the kingdom by the “Ancient of Days” (Daniel 7:13). And He knew that in Daniel’s vision, that kingdom would be given to “the saints of the Most High” who would possess it forever and ever (verse 18). Indeed, besides telling His disciples to pray for that actualization, Jesus confirmed that their prayer would be answered: “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). The anticipation of the reality of “Thy kingdom come” should be a source of great confidence and joy.
Don’t lose hope in this world. If you are Christ’s, His kingdom is yours—today and forever.
Before we can pray, “Lord, Thy Kingdom come,” we must be willing to pray, “My kingdom go.” Alan Redpath
Daniel 7 • Daniel’s Vision of the Four Beasts