Not only did Jesus rarely speak about being born again, neither did He make these other themes the focus of His preaching--prosperity, healing, baptism in the Holy Spirit, or many of the other things pastors and leaders preach in today's messages. They preach the characteristics of the Kingdom, without preaching the Kingdom. Jesus taught about those things and He demonstrated them in His everyday life, but He didn't preach on them. This is the big difference. Jesus had only one message: the Kingdom of God. That was His assignment and He passed it on to us. His assignment is our assignment. So what is our problem?
He left the earthly realm in order to complete the work that He began. He sits on the throne of heaven directing that work through His representatives; such as others and myself. Unfortunately, most of us do not really understand what Jesus meant when He spoke of the Kingdom. That is why we need to study closely His message so that we can preach and teach it accurately and help fulfill His assignment in preparation for His return. As Jesus did, we need to proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is near, that God is working to restore us to our original and rightful place as His children, as heirs to His kingdom and as rulers of the earthly dominion.
John 10:9-10 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.10) The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Romans 8:17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him,that we may also be glorified together.
Revelation 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.
Revelation 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.