Belief #4 – Heaven Down or Hell Up

Matthew 6:10 – Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Colossians 3:2 – Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 

1 John 3:1-3 – See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

There was a war in heaven that came to the earth. King Jesus has come down to the earth and will again come down, one last time, bringing the kingdom in His wake, to push the devil and his demons down to hell forever. Every day of our existence on earth we are living amidst a great battle that has been raging from long ago in heaven. Each day our decisions either invite heaven down or pull hell up into our lives.

Jesus taught us to pray and then live heaven down, not hell up: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” When we see the Spirit fall on people in the Bible and to this day, this is living “kingdom down” rather than “culture up.” The same King who won in heaven came to earth to fight the same war on a new battlefront.

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