mypad:FaithOfFaithkjv@Matthew:4:12-17 JESUS BEGINS TO PREACH - There are two linguistic ways of translating this. John said "repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand". Jesus said the same thing but, the same words also can be used to say "repent for Royalty is near to you". It is not a stretch to say that He meant both. Think of all the reasons one would want to repent, burden of sin/addiction/abusiveness/guilt/despair/etc... They are rather short sighted are they not? Jesus has a much bigger frame of reference, millions if not billions of redeemed souls, God's creation in communion as they were meant to be. Why should you repent? Why should any of us repent? Because the Kingdom and the Royal One are at hand! The Lord's faith in this regard is much much bigger than our minds can grasp.
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