Kingdom Of God:
Kingdom of God – the revelation of the Kingdom of God is encapsulated in the manifestation of the grace of God bodily. Talking about Grace, it is the nature of God before the inception the earth. And God cannot change, this also is what the Second Adam has come to showcase to the world. Before the arrival of the Second Adam, there has been so much misconception of who God is. That is, in terms of what He can do and the things that He cannot do. So many things that are not of God were attributed to Him in the prophets.
Such negative revelation of God’s deportment was one of the things the Second Adam addressed during His era. He did this through inculcation of the right doctrine to His audience. While doing this, the Pharisees and Sadducee of His time found that offensive. And as a result they antagonized virtually everything He did. They took it upon themselves to discourage people not to listen to Him. And as well they put well-structured bottleneck strategies in place in order to frustrate His effort in fulfilling His mandate.
However, His mandate was to totally implement the prophecies that were declared concerning Him, through obedience. And also to bring people to faith to a system of government that has never being established here on earth. This system of government is the Kingdom of God. In the declaration and introduction of the Kingdom of God, He started relating and releasing to people what the Kingdom is like.
Kingdom Of God Is demonstrated In Power:
This He did by the demonstration of the Power of the Kingdom. In fact, no one or any prophet in the past cast out demons. Their works and operations against people were attributed to God, as an evil spirit from God. The ministry of the Second Adam demystified the operation of the demons as from Satan and not from God. He demonstrated the prowess of the Kingdom by healing the sick and delivering those who are oppressed by demons and giving them freedom. Many were fed not just with physical food, but spiritual food even the poor got their share (Acts 10:38).
This really debunks the belief and thoughts people held about and against God. He came to express the nature of God to His people. The notion that God is a killer and a destroyer was neatly wiped away through His teachings. Miracle works and right judgments whenever the situation arises was the hallmark of His ministry. His dispositions to the issues of life, especially as regards to people’s relationship with God epitomize the real nature of God. This of course indicates the opposite of what they have known about God.
There was so much confusion about whom He really is. Many couldn’t place their hands on it and say for sure He is the messiah. The complexity surrounding His identity worsens the matter to them that had the desire to admit that He’s the messiah. This situation does not affect the commoners only; it was such a bothering situation to the elites as well. And they are also caught up with His identity issue and crisis.
Kingdom of God Is Revealed:
At one time one the elites who couldn’t bear it any longer, decides to come to Him privately by night. His mission was to talk to Him and eventually gets soothing answers that will quench his worries. He started out by flattering Him, digging much about His activities. But at the end he got an epic reply that looks very odd. He went ahead to let him know that what matters. And the thing that matters is not the activities but that one should be in the Kingdom of God. Nicodemus couldn’t chew the reply he got from Jesus, because of its odd nature. And in fact he shouldn’t be blamed for his uncivilized response. This is because naturally what Jesus said was seemly impossible to imagine at any time by any sensible person.
Surprisingly, to make matters worse for Nicodemus, Jesus said His statements are just earthly things and not even heavenly things. That indicates that getting born again and Kingdom of God are just earthly issues and yet an elite like Nicodemus do not know about them (Jn 3:3–12). And of course if earthly things like getting born-again is incomprehensible to Nicodemus well heavenly things should be a no go area for him. This is because a man of senses like him and the Pharisees and the Sadducee cannot handle revealed knowledge. No wonder they found it difficult to pipe down His teachings.
Nicodemus Caught In The web:
With the kind of mindset that Nicodemus had it will be a mindboggling thing if Jesus had opened up on the manifestation of heavenly things to him. That’s heavenly things like speaking in tongues and having the fullness of God dwelling in man. Probably, he would have instantly called Jesus a liar and walk out on him. This is because as far as his kind of mindset is concerned it is seemly impossible. However, Jesus took that opportunity to unveil a doctrine that has not been taught by anyone.
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Surely, none of the people of that era knew about it. And this doctrine is the main stay of His teachings. And it’s the main driving force that necessitated His arrival here on earth. Yes, being born-again. Those born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God are the main issue. Indicating that, the regeneration of man from the nature of the First Adam to a man that is born of God is the prime thing to be considered. So Nicodemus was bewildered by that statement. But for sure that is the only way to belong to the Kingdom of God. This is the Kingdom of the new species of men which have never existed on earth before.
The Revelation Of The Citizens Of The Kingdom:
The citizens of this Kingdom will be made of people who are of different races and tribes of the world. By this means the wall of partition between the Jews and the Gentiles is broken. And out of these two races comes forth a new species of human race that never existed before in the history of humanity. These are those that will believe in Him as the gift of God which came down from heaven to die for their sins. And as many that are in this category they are admitted into the Kingdom of God. In This kingdom they are known as God’s children and co-heirs with Him.
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It is worthy to mention that the only way this could be possible is by Jesus being lifted up. That’s as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the wilderness, which symbolizes His death on the cross. As those folks were delivered from the attack of the serpent in the wilderness, so will anyone who looks at Jesus shall be saved. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” So Jesus is the gift of God to the world.
The Gift That Came From Heaven:
The only gift that came down from heaven and before this time, nothing has ever come down from heaven. Therefore, He made it known to them that He is the bread of life that came down from heaven. He is that bread every man should eat and have life. Whoever that fails to eat Him will definitely have no part in Him. And if one has no part in Him, such cannot be in the kingdom of God. This statement was regarded as hard sayings. And of course should not be accepted and as a result many left Him because their spirit couldn’t fathom it.
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As by means of the disobedience of the First Adam to the instruction of God, sin entered into the world. And by the entrance of sin darkness besieged the heart of men, their thoughts became evil. Therefore, by default no man under the sun has good thoughts coming out of him. All the thoughts of men are evil because darkness reigns in their heart. So the coming of Jesus is to exterminate this darkness from the hearts of men. And by Him enters light into the world. So He declared, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” It is interesting to know that He said He is the light of the world. And not just the light of the Jews.
The Kingdom Of God manifests Light:
This implies that in Him is light and without Him there is not light in anywhere in this world. And no wonder as many that abides in Him never wallow in darkness. Their deeds signifies light, wherever there is darkness their arrival means the appearance of light. Practically, Jesus came to bring light to the hearts of men and take away the darkness that is there. This reconfigures the hearts of those who receives Him in their hearts. And they begin to manifest the rightful thoughts which are not found in the world.
The entrance of Adam’s sin brought forth death and life was nowhere to be found among men. Again, Jesus declared that “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” The life to have here is not that ordinary life that passes away. But that God’s kind of life that is not subject to physical death. This means Jesus has come to offer mankind an eternal life. The implication of this declaration cannot be grasped by a mind that is not circumcised by the word of truth.
The Kingdom Of God Is Beyond Sensory Realm:
On the surface, it is very odd for them to accept because they are physically alive and doing their things and someone is talking about giving them life. Which life again? Well, the life is the resurrected life! That man will die physically but at the last day he will rise to live a perfect life. The kind of life that is not subject to death. He went ahead to give them foretaste of what He meant as He said to Martha thus. “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”
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