In this long journey of life, I have sought a spiritual interpretation of Christ’s mission on earth, its implication on our lives and whether it really achieved the intended mission. This is a chronological account of various acts of Christ- preaching, teaching, healing and the overall impact.
I have attempted to distinguish the four main areas for simplicity and understanding. These were basically the areas that were the highlights of His mission: Christ Himself assigned His work into the three main categories as mentioned here in above- the fourth being the observer’s discretion as to whether the former three.
The teachings of Christ were confined on the basics of the Kingdom of God- how it shall be to the believers after the earthly kingdom. It largely comprises of biblical interpretation of pre-existing teachings of Mosaic laws, the laws of the land at that time, the basics of the law like the Sabbath, the parables, sayings, beatitudes and other analogies.
The preaching on the other hand was confined on conviction Jesus had on his followers on matters of the Kingdom. Jesus emphasized on the importance of preparing oneself for the heavenly Kingdom through baptism, honest living, good neighborliness and the love and fear for the Lord. The preaching was more on the importance of live life without sin and how to avoid temptations; most of the time, teaching, preaching and healing went hand in hand.
Healing the sick, maimed, deaf and demon possessed was another method Jesus used; all four were interdependent on each other. I shall focus on each at a time in my subsequent articles in what I shall refer to us “The sequel and chronology of life and times of Jesus Christ”. We are called to partake his Kingdom, for we are his children. To have understanding of His Kingdom, we must look at the areas he emphasized on and see whether there were gems of glory that we can learn, practice and share about the life and deeds of this great man.
It is my sincere hope that this is not in vain but a fruitful effort to know him more. Christ wants us to know him more and what a sure way to know him more than to study his deeds? Be utterly blessed as you commune with me in this sacrilegious mission. Open your heart to receive his word like no other.