“Then the Kingdom of God Has Come to You”
We confess, O God, that our motives and purposes, unlike those of Jesus, are not always driven and inspired by doing your will in your way for your reasons; we confess, O God, that we do not always have purity of heart and single-minded purpose.
Please help us to grow toward greater Christ-likeness in those very important areas of life.
Empower us by your Spirit to overcome evil by doing good and to do so in ways that make it very clear that we are empowered by the same Spirit that empowered the actions of Jesus and that we are citizens of the kingdom that his actions inaugurated.
“And said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? If I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own exorcists cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you.” (Matthew 12:25b-28)