The Message of the Kingdom – Christ Jesus
Acts 5:42 – And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Acts 8:5-8 – Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles, which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city.
If we want to know the central message of the kingdom of God the best place to find out is in the book of Acts because the commission to preach the gospel of the kingdom was given directly by the Lord Jesus himself. And I am of the opinion that people’s secrets are in their stories. So I decided to examine and sift through their message and pick out the central theme.
From research, I noted that that all the apostles and early church preached one and the same message- Jesus Christ – the burden remover and the yoke destroyer. From the new converts to the old converts they all preached the same message saying Jesus is the Christ and Lord.
Please be aware that Christ is not the surname of Jesus rather the name connotes His mission which is to bring the kingdom of God back to earth and give it to men by removing every burden and destroying every yoke that has made man less than what God has called him to be. Any person that does not have the revelation of Jesus Christ is less than who God has called him to be in every way in life because Jesus Christ is central to the manifestation of our sonship in God’s Kingdom. He is the kingdom of God personified and so are we when we catch the revelation of who we are in Him.
The message of the revelation of Jesus Christ is not for a season but for all seasons. it is this revelation that put you in control. The Kingdom of God has arrived but it requires a man with the revelation of Christ to enforce it. The kingdom of God is where God is located in the heavens but the kingdom of heaven shows up when a person that has the revelation of Christ enforces the power of God on earth. When the kingdom of God invades the kingdom of man then we say the kingdom of heaven is here.
The bible talks of the kingdom of God within us but it has to be brought out into display for people to see and magnify God. This can only happen when the revelation knowledge of Jesus Christ as the burden remover and the yoke destroyer is preached vigorously like Appollos did in the above scripture then and only then will heaven invade the earth and we would see signs and unprecedented wonders.
Preaching the revelation of Jesus Christ as the burden remover and yoke destroyer is the central message of the kingdom and until this message of the kingdom is preached in all the nations of the earth the end will not come. So start preaching the true message of the kingdom and get ready for an onslaught of the manifestation of the supernatural life in Christ.
For Further Study
Acts 2:36, Acts 9:19-20,22, Acts 18:5,27-28, Acts28:30-31, Romans 15:9, 2Corinthians 4:5, Acts 8:5,
Personal declaration for the day
The central message that I carry is Christ and He finds a willing vessel in me to manifest His glory.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know the core message of God’s Kingdom?
Are you aware that you are to manifest the burden remover and the yoke destroyer?