Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Throughout the New Testament, there is more said by Jesus about the Kingdom of Heaven by far than about any other subject of which he spoke. This of course makes sense when one considers that he told the disciples to go forth into the world and teach the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. The reason for all of this was that Jesus’ whole presentation of spiritual reality rested upon the concept and the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven.
About 2,000 years ago, during his lifetime on earth, Jesus told people, “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” He also stated, “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.” Above all else that Jesus communicated to people was the importance he placed on the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus put this emphasis on the Kingdom of Heaven because more than anything else, it was the greatest spiritual value that he could bring to people.