The King and His Kingdom

 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Mt. 13:44-58

Though the Kingdom promised to Israel was physical there was a greater one unlike any other being introduced. They could not understand the principles of this Kingdom nor could they recognize its King. This was the Kingdom of Heaven.
Characteristics of the Kingdom
Jesus is the King of both and is the King of all kings. This Kingdom was superior and more precious that anyone who understood its glorious nature would give away all that they hold precious to possess it. Jesus compared it with the hidden treasure one finds in the fields and the pearl of great value for which the merchant trades all that he had. It is also compared to the fishing net that gathers all kinds of fish and drawn out when it is full. There will be a sorting of the good and bad among these fishes and the good are preserved while the bad are thrown away.
Responding to the King’s invite
The King is inviting people from all over to be part of His eternal Kingdom. Those who accept His invitation are promised eternal life with Him. Those who refuse or discard the invitation will be punished at His coronation for their negligence and disrespect to the King.

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