Jesus gives us the kingdom view. Messiah Jesus proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom for 3 years before He shed His blood on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. God resurrected Him on the third day. Then Jesus taught His apostles about God’s Kingdom for 40 days before He was received up from the earth.
The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Yeshua began both to do and to teach, until the day in which he was received up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the emissaries whom he had chosen. To these he also showed himself alive after he suffered, by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking about God’s Kingdom. Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, “Don’t depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me. For Yochanan (John) indeed immersed in water, but you will be immersed in the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Acts 1:1-5
Ten days later, on the day of Pentecost, the apostles and many Jews were baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2).
As we adopt and apply the kingdom view Jesus taught, He establishes us in kingdom relationships that fulfill our deepest longings to be useful and productive in the noble things of eternal importance in our day-to-day lives.
The moment we believe in Messiah Jesus as our Savior, God our Father in heaven delivers us from the power of darkness and transfers us into the kingdom of His Son by the Holy Spirit. Paul states that as he thanks God for the saints in Colossiae and then prays a powerful prayer for them and us.
With the kingdom view, rather than “getting saved” and just hanging on until we die, we come to “God’s throne of grace to get mercy and find grace to help us when we need it” (Hebrews 4:14-16) — today. We look to the future when God and the Lamb upon the Throne will dwell with us on His renewed earth in the kingdom to come (Revelation 21).
The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus as Savior and King, opens our hearts to the Word, pours God’s love into our hearts and helps us see, walk and work in the kingdom Jesus inaugurated while on earth and rules over from the Jerusalem above.
Kingdom relationships fulfill us. They are exemplified in family relationships and motivate us to love one another. God in Christ shares His life with us so we can share it with God, one another, the hurting, and God’s creation. By His power, He will help us do every good thing we decide to do.
All Scripture quoted above in from the World Messianic Bible