The Lord’s Prayer & Amillennialism
The Lord’s prayer actually teaches us to pray from a viewpoint of what today is known as Amillennialism:
Here is Matthew 6:9-13 (NASB):
“Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 ‘ Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
11 ‘ Give us this day our daily bread.
12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Until Christ comes again at the Second Advent, we must pray this prayer for the simple reason that there are yet the elect of God whose hearts are still darkened. Scripture makes clear that the kingdom itself has already been established (Luke 17:21) and yet, in the hearts of those who will be saved, Christ is (not yet) reigning in their hearts individually, though Scripture makes abundantly clear that He is indeed, right now, King of His kingdom, and reigning over all the universe (Acts 4:24; I Timothy 6:15), and sitting on David’s throne according to Scripture.
In I Corinthians 5:25, we see that God the Father has decreed that His Son must reign until the divine plan of redemption – and that to the last individual elected unto salvation – is completed. After this, the Son hands over the kingdom to our Father (I Corinthians 15:24).
The reign of Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords began at His triumphant resurrection from the grave and since then, all powers and authorities have been placed under Him, in submission (I Peter 3:22), while still operating within the world.
There is no biblical support for the view of ‘praying the kingdom into the world’ as our postmillennial brethren would have us believe.
The kingdom is here – and we have a King, and His name is Jesus.