God's Kingdom today is a real exercise

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God's Kingdom today is a real exercise,
But when Christ comes to reign it will be a great prize;
It is wisdom divine that we now may be trained
That His plan be fulfilled and His justice maintained.
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God's children, we're born to be kings with His Son,
And we need to be trained that we may overcome
And to know how to rule in His kingdom as kings,
That His kingship thru us be expressed o'er all things.
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Today we must learn to submit to His throne,
How to have a strict life and His government own;
His authority then we'll be able to share,
O'er the nations to rule with God's Son as the heir.
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With a life strict to self we must righteousness hold,
Kind to others in peace, and with God joyful, bold;
In the Kingdom's reality e'er to remain,
For its manifestation prepared thus to reign.
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Then Christ when He comes with the kingdom from God
Will to us grant His kingship to share as reward;
Thus the Lord will His righteousness thru us maintain
And His wisdom to heavenly powers make plain.
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For this the Apostle pressed on at all cost,
For the Kingdom assured that he would not be lost;
'Tis for this he charged others, Be true to the Lord.
That the Kingdom might be unto them a reward.
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O Lord, give us grace for Thy Kingdom to live,
To be trained that Thou may the reward to us give;
Make the Kingdom's reality our exercise,
That its manifestation may be our great prize.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.

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Deidre Johnson

Long Beach, CA, United States

We’re in the FTT 24/7 Lifelong Training!


Stephen Bellingham

Irvine, CA, United States

Lord Jesus gain us for your kingdom in this age and the reward in the next!

"Since entering into the kingdom of the heavens also requires doing the will of the heavenly Father, it is clearly different from entering into the kingdom of God by being regenerated (John 3:3, 5)."

(Life-study of Matthew, p. 302)

Make the Kingdom’s reality our exercise,

That its manifestation may be our great prize.


Martina Und Holger Kelm

Detmold, Northrhine Westfalia, Germany

A wonderful song, so exhorting , yet so encouraging.

May this be our reality until the Lord comes back.


Grace Walther

Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

One of my favorite hymns.


Christy

Singapore

Reading Matt 13:31-32 about the outward appearance of the Kingdom of the Heavens and was reminded of this hymn. Yes Lord! Grant us grace for Your Kingdom to live, to be trained that You may the reward to us give; make the Kingdom's reality our exercise, that its manifestation may be our great prize!


Zach

Athens, Georgia, United States

Recently enjoyed this hymn! In particular the last verse:

"O Lord, give us grace for Thy Kingdom to live,

To be trained that Thou may the reward to us give;

Make the Kingdom's reality our exercise,

That its manifestation may be our great prize."

May we be those who exercise the Kingdom today!


PCVHuffman

Evansville, In, United States

We praise the Lord for the kingdom of God is the reality of the church brought forth by the resurrection life of Christ through the gospel in which regeneration is its entrance and the growth of the divine life within the believers is its development!