5. Pray the Lord’s Prayer
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We can help the Kingdom of God to come on earth sooner than later.
“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’” (Matthew 6:9-13)
Final word as we depart.
Don’t ever doubt whether or not the train will be on time as it comes into the station! The second coming is right on time!
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:8-9
Live as if Christ is coming in the next 10 minutes. Plan as if He is not coming for 1,000 years.
Dear Concerned, I hope you find this helpful.
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