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Fighting with a paper sword

A Jehovah Witness came to the door and I responded to her immediate question with, I am a believer in Jesus Christ and anxiously await his return. At that, she turned over the Watchtower magazine she held in her hand, and pointed to the section entitled: Why pray for God's Kingdom to come? She pointed two things out to me. That "Jehovah has also chosen a group of Jesus' followers to be associate rulers with Jesus in the kingdom." They reference Luke 11:2; 22:28-30 to prove their point. Luke 11:2 says nothing about ruler-ship over any kingdom but it does speak about praying to the Father in Jesus name. And He said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. (Luke 11:2 NASB) The implications are huge. If the Jehovah’s Witness are telling us that we can pray and in a sense force the kingdom to come, how does that align with God’s will, especially if the kingdom looks like what I desire with no concern for God’s plans? Does not …