Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 48

Question 123: What does the second petition mean?

“Your kingdom come” means: Rule us by Your Word and Spirit in such a way that more and more we submit to You (1).

Preserve Your church and make it grow (2).

Destroy the devil’s work; destroy every force which revolts against You and every conspiracy against Your holy Word (3).

Do this until Your kingdom fully comes, when You will be all in all (4).

1 – Ps. 119:5, 105; 143:10; Matt. 6:33
2 – Ps. 122:6-9; Matt. 16:18; Acts 2:42-47
3 – Rom. 16:20; 1 John 3:8
4 – Rom. 8:22-23; 1 Cor. 15:28; Rev. 22:17, 20

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