Everything about Jesus is different and unexpected. When He first appeared in Galilee He preached a message far different from what the people were accustomed to. Mark said this is what Jesus preached, Mk.1:15 – “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

The Passion Translation shows more clearly what the point of His message was; Mk.1:15 – “His message was this: “At last the fulfillment of the age has come! It is time for the realm of God’s kingdom to be experienced in its fullness! Turn your lives back to God and put your trust in the hope-filled gospel!”

Not only was Jesus preaching about the kingdom of God, He taught us to pray with the kingdom as the thrust. Matt.6:9,10 – “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.”

Our very prayers are actually calls for His kingdom to be revealed.

Jesus also taught that the kingdom was our greatest treasure. Matt.13:44,45 – “Heaven’s kingdom realm can be illustrated like this:

“A person discovered that there was hidden treasure in a field. Upon finding it, he hid it again. Because of uncovering such treasure, he was overjoyed and sold all that he possessed to buy the entire field just so he could have the treasure.”

“Heaven’s kingdom realm is also like a jewel merchant in search of rare pearls. When he discovered one very precious and exquisite pearl, he immediately gave up all he had in exchange for it.”

When Jesus was facing His final moments, He was standing before Pilate and He gave us another glimpse into this kingdom that was His message while here on earth. This is how He answered Pilate. Jn.18:33,36 – “Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”

His response to Pilate tells us all we need to know, He is a different kind of King ushering in a different kind of kingdom. This is what it boils down to, “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly”. Matt.6:33,34 -TPT

3 thoughts on “MESSAGE OF JESUS”

  1. Jesus, help us to discover all that is in the realm of your kingdom and what you consider righteousness so that we can get the most, from your perspective, out of every remaining breath that we have left on this earth.

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