Do We Preach The Same Message As Jesus?

Do We Preach The Same Message As Jesus?

Posted on 27. Jun, 2009 by in Kingdom Lifestyle

Recently, I began reading the Gospels again, this time from a specific mindset: I wanted to see beyond what I believe is a typical mindset. It seems that the common view of theses book is to present the story of Jesus coming, death, resurrection and how it can be made applicable to our lives. In short, it is about how He created a way of heaven for us. This concept simplifies it to the point that we are purchasing fire insurance or a ticket to some destination.

However, for a while now, I have felt there was more to it than just providing an escape for us. Some of my basis for this is the first message Jesus preached, found in Matthew 4:17. It states that” from that time (a point of beginning) Jesus began to preach and say ‘Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Notice what He did not say: “repent, confess, believe or be born again and get ready to go to heaven.”

The focus of His message was to change your thinking (look up the definition of repent) because the rule, dominion or realm (look up the definition of kingdom) of a spirit realm is here. Jesus first message was one of dominion, authority or power. He then proceeded to demonstrate this kingdom by manifesting it’s power.

  • Matt 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

Jesus proceeded to demonstrate the authority of His kingdom over the kingdom of this world. Further, in John 17:18, Jesus states that as he was sent into the world, he was sending us. We are to continue to fulfill the mission He started of calling others into His kingdom.

Till next time
Subscribe to our free eZine – Apostolic Notes. Click here

This was re-posted due to a huge amount of spam comments on the original. The following are a couple of the comments posted from the original.

Donnie Gillum,
Brother Martin, this is the same (or nearthe same) conclusion I have reached. To further illustrate in a nutshell: If the law was to bring us TO Christ, the five-fold ministry is to BRING US UP IN Christ – the whole, global Body entirely led by the Spirit!

The book I am writing and the message I have been sharing is that we are a”spirit man” seated in a heavenly place and we live in this body with God and we are to preach the “Kingdom of God” as a now experience. They preached the kingdom of God and signs, wonders, and miracles happened behind them. We are not to be asleep in our backrest pillow as the church is. We are to be about the Fathers business doinf what he shows us and speaking the words he gives us. If you say you live in HIM, walk as he walked.


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply