This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:15 NABRE
John the Baptist’s public ministry comes to an end which signals the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus in Mark’s gospel. John the Baptist prepared the way for the Son of God and his work has been accomplished. Now Jesus who has been anointed for His mission by the Holy Spirit is ready. Jesus begins a preaching tour in His native region of Galilee. He opens with the words, “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Now through Jesus God is breaking into history and fulfilling His promises to bring His whole plan to completion. This is the time God picked as the perfect time, the right moment for a turning point in humanity, the fulfillment of salvation in history has begun. The kingdom of God describes what Jesus is about, it is the fulfillment of God’s authority, God reigns over Israel and the whole world. The kingdom is at hand, now and through the future, it keeps growing until it fills the whole world. Jesus declares we should repent, change our ways, turn back to God and believe in the good news. We are invited to trust God, the kingdom is near and anyone who chooses can lay hold of it through faith.
Jesus is God walking among humanity to tell us of God, to tell us of His kingdom and to invite us to turn to God. This is the beginning of what Jesus tells us, His entire message is good news for us. Trust Jesus and turn to God so your life will be fulfilled and you live in the kingdom of God.
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