Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
I. THE KINGDOM ITSELF. We should have known nothing of it but for revelation.
1. It is not a worldly kingdom.
2. It is constituted in the Person of the King Himself.
3. It is a peaceable kingdom.
4. The subsidiary and collateral blessings which flow from this kingdom.
5. It admits of unlimited extension.
6. It will be of long duration.
7. Its brightness is perpetually increasing.
II. SOME GROUNDS ON WHICH THE PIOUS MAY PRAY AND EXPECT THE DIFFUSION OF THIS KINGDOM.
1. We may expect it from analogy.
2. We may expect it from the symbolical events of Jewish history. Moses was victorious over Egypt; Elijah over the priests of Baal; Dagon over the ark.
3. The figures and representations of the New Testament.
4. The moral properties require that the kingdom of God should become glorious. Providence produces great results by small means. So large an agency as are involved in the cross and Christianity requires the result to be vast.
5. When we think of the energy employed in the diffusion of the kingdom our hopes arise.
III. POINT OUT SOME OF THE ENCOURAGING INTIMATIONS WHICH WE HAVE OF THE COMING OF THIS KINGDOM.
1. The facilities which there are for it.
2. The union of effort.
3. The success of effort.
Parallel VersesKJV: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.