The Message of the Kingdom of Heaven
The message of the Kingdom of heaven is where Jesus started His ministry. The key verse for this message of the Kingdom of heaven is Matthew 6:33 where we read, "Seek first the kingdom of heaven and his righteousness, and all these other things will be given to you". The Kingdom of heaven is in our midst, where Christ is ruling and reigning in our lives, teaching us how we should live. His message of the Kingdom of heaven began with what He taught about salvation. "No one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of the water and of the spirit" (John 3:5). You must be born again! The message of the Kingdom of heaven is that Christ is reigning in His people throughout society. The Kingdom creates a dualism in society. Those who are in and those who are out! Jesus correlates this as "good fruit" versus "bad fruit". Finally, the message of the Kingdom of heaven is that Christ has rescued us from the darkness of the world and brought us into the Kingdom of light (Col. 1:13).
Do you find yourself double-minded about living in the world; by experiencing difficulty when trying to obey the message of the Kingdom and struggling with your place in the world as well? You're not alone. Becoming born-again, recognizing good fruit versus bad fruit, and choosing good over evil is a good litmus test for true believers and followers of Christ. Jesus said, "Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man. . ." Truly, the Kingdom of heaven in in our midst.