Of the Difference Betwixt the Kingdoms of Grace and Glory
Luke 11:2
And he said to them, When you pray, say, Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done…

The kingdoms of grace and of glory are but one and the same kingdom, distinguished into two parts, which differ in six circumstances.

1. In time. The kingdom of grace is now present while here we live. The kingdom of glory is to come.

2. In place. This of grace is on earth; that of glory in heaven.

3. In condition. This is continually warfaring against many enemies, in which respect it is styled the Church militant; that triumpheth over all the enemies, in which respect it is called the Church triumphant.

4. In order of entering into them. This is to be entered into, and passed through before we can enter into that. The priest was to enter through the sanctuary into the sanctum sanctorum.

5. In the manner of government. This is governed and ordered by many subordinate means, as magistrates, ministers, and sundry ordinances. That immediately by God Himself.

6. In continuance. This hath a date, and is to come to an end. That is everlasting without end.

(W. Gouge.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

WEB: He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come. May your will be done on Earth, as it is in heaven.

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