Why Jesus is Not About Religion // The Kingdom of God Explored


Hello friends, this is Jerren with AOC Network today We’re going to be looking at our recent episode on being an ambassador of Christ There are many things in that that we want to point out And so we’re gonna take a look at that here and we’re going to explore why Jesus and what he came to bring is Far more than just another religion stay tuned So our recent episode if you have not seen that yet, it’s right here on our YouTube channel It’s about being an ambassador of Christ as you know with our episodes We are able to highlight many films that God has used to convey his message and one of those films is Woodlawn it’s a great great movie that covers how God impacted a school in the 70s and we highlight that movie here in this episode and You will notice that within our episode if you are one who pays close attention to the details You will see that even within this video about being an ambassador of Christ… There are separate narratives that take place One of them is the Woodlawn narrative. You can see at the very start of this episode It shows these students who were divided. and not really getting along and they hear the gospel They hear about Christ and they respond to the message and that’s the beginning of them entering into service for God as The episode progresses you can see scenes of them Seeking God learning more about God coming together in fellowship you can even see a scene of them lighting candles as a symbol of them being a light for God and being lights together and that also Plays off of how the Holy Spirit is a light within our lives so that we can be a light to the world and so there’s that imagery that pushes this narrative of them first hearing the gospel then seeking God and Then being led to work for God and we see that in the episode how towards the end of it it shows those same students who receive the call of the gospel grow in their faith to the point of representing God and leading others to seek Him They ended up making an impact in that entire school and many students began to put God first And so you will notice little things like that within these episodes You will notice these themes that really connect from previous episodes… for instance, in this video on being an ambassador of Christ You will see two familiar faces If you have seen our previous videos and you can see in this episode that they have experienced spiritual growth This younger character here in our episode on being filled with the Holy Spirit We showed him Seeking God and being filled with more of the Spirit of God and then in this episode we have him working for God in the same way our elderly character here in the video on fasting was shown to be seeking God through prayer and fasting and Now in this episode he also is working for God and so there is this illustration of how we all at some point Began to seek God but when you are a seeker the Holy Spirit always pushes us to be not just a seeker But a worker he wants us to work for him in some way And so as you watch these episodes you begin to pick up on these things and see how they flow together the connections and the hidden themes within the imagery is always a great thing to re-watch and there’s a lot in there that you just can’t Get the first time around and so as you watch these episodes you will see how all of the characters and movies featured are Creatively combined to be a part of one cinematic universe But now, let’s take a look at what Jesus talked about often We explored how Jesus talked about the kingdom of God often. It was one of his main messages He always spoke about the kingdom of God. In fact, most of his parables began with “the kingdom of heaven is like” And then he would give a parable to help people understand the kingdom He always talks about this kingdom and the thing is a kingdom is not a religion And so it’s really odd that you know, when most people think of Jesus they think oh that religious guy, you know That’s how the world looks at Jesus. That’s just another religious figure.. however, when you really study the life and teachings of Christ You see that his goal was not to bring a new religion Christ said that he came to bring what.. a kingdom and in the previous episode we looked at how a kingdom and a religion are two completely different things.. I mean you really cannot get more night and day than a kingdom and a religion a religion is an organization that people create to understand God better… a kingdom is a Government ruled by a king… completely two different things And so it’s interesting because when you really study Jesus for yourself and look at his words The first thing Jesus said as he began his public ministry was repent for the kingdom Of heaven is near… not the religion of heaven, but the kingdom of heaven and when people would ask who he is, know Jesus let them know ‘I am a king’, you know Pilate asked Jesus. Who are you and he said he let him know Hey I am a king and his parables were largely about the relationship between a king and his people I Can still mend doors But I’m building something new now God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven And So we explored how the Bible is really not just about religion It’s primarily about the relationship between the king of kings and his people who have the opportunity of being citizens of his kingdom If there was one thing Jesus wanted to make sure they understood it was the kingdom Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven as you go preach this message The kingdom of heaven is near Why do you speak to the people in parables? The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you but not to them When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does Not understand it the evil one comes and snatches away. What was sown in his heart? This is the seed sown along the path Jesus told him another parable the kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but While everyone was sleeping his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away When the wheat sprouted in formed heads then the weeds also appeared He told them another parable the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed Which a man took and planted in his field Though it is the smallest of all your seeds yet when it grows It is the largest of garden plans He told them still another parable the kingdom of heaven is like yeast That a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dome The one who sowed the good seed is the son of man The field is the world And the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom the Weeds are the sons of the Evil One and the enemy who sows them is the devil the Harvest is the end of the age and the harvesters are angels As the weeds are pulled up and Burned in the fire. So it will be at the end of the age the Son of Man will Send out his angels and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil and They will throw them into the fiery furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth And the righteous will shine like the Sun in the kingdom of their father You who has ears let him hear The kingdom of heaven is like treasure Hidden in a field When a man found it he hid it again and then in his joy Went and sold all he had and bought that field again The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls When he found one of great value he went away and sold everything he had and bought it Once again the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish when It was full the fisherman pulled it up on the shore and they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets But threw the bad away This is how it will be at the end of the age angels will come and Separate the wicked from the righteous And throw them into the fiery furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth Have you understood all these things. Yes Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who Brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old We also saw how Paul said that in Christ We have become citizens of God’s kingdom But even more importantly we are Members of his household and so not only are we able to be citizens of the kingdom of heaven but the King calls us family that’s amazing and it gets even deeper than that because Paul Identified himself as an ambassador. We looked at how The scripture says that yes, even though God is our Father and we are members of his household He still wants to hire us to work for him. Not anything odd about that some parents hire their kids to work for them That’s how it is You know We’re in the family business here and that family business is a kingdom business and it’s our King God our Father Who has hired us to work and represent his kingdom in the world as ambassadors of his kingdom he wants us to represent him in every area of life and so in short there’s just so much there to Show that you know the Bible and Jesus It’s not just about another religion In fact, it never was really intended to just be about religion Religion is in the Bible. It’s a part of the Bible because religion is a part of humanity You know, you will never have humanity without bumping into religion. So religion is in the Bible Even James says that there is such a thing as pure religion Which is to care for the orphans and those who need help so religion is a part of the Bible It’s a part of humanity. But the Bible in its totality is bigger than just religion if I could sum it up really I would say that it’s more so about a king his kingdom and us his family in fact I’m going to share something with you I recently worked on a short commentary on this subject on our patreon page and it’s a video that’s available to everyone you just go to a AOCNetwork.org and then go to where it says exploring the Bible series and click on where it says patreon videos and you will see this video called the Bible is about a kingdom and not just religion and I’m here. I’m gonna just play a clip of it. So check this out When you start to look at the Bible as a not really a religious book But really as a government book you start to realize why there’s so much talk about Kings Kingdoms and there’s so much talk about law The Old Testament most of it’s about law and the New Testament most of it is about trying to understand the law in light of the context in Christ and so alive it’s about Government when you think about law that’s not really a religious thing law is about government It’s about following the rules of your leader in this case King Jesus And so when you look at the Bible as a government type of book It really starts to open up in a new way Even when you look at the word church when we hear the word church many of us think of religion, right? But when you look at what the word actually means Again, you start to see that actually this is about the kingdom. This is about government For instance the word for church here rooted word for the Greek word for church in the New Testament is the word ekklesia So if I go to here? Ecclesia let’s look at how ekklesia is used in the Greek and so the word ekklesia is actually So look at the definition of how ekklesia is used in the Greek, which is translated as Church It’s a gathering of citizens called out of their homes into some public place an assembly of citizens I mean it’s so amazing we are now citizens of God’s kingdom Jesus when he was on the scene He talked about how we are citizens of the kingdom of God he is our king of your citizens of his kingdom and when he says that I will establish a church and you are to build the church Is he talking about it You need to build a religion? No we look at what the word church is …and he’s saying the church is when you as citizens of my kingdom Come out into the world and you assemble on my behalf and in a way if we are citizens of God’s kingdom and we work for him as ambassadors in this world for him whenever we gather together to discuss the policy of Jesus and how we can Influence this world with his kingdom, of course if there’s one word That could define that gathering of citizens It would be the word ekklesia which means church and so the Bible again, it’s a very Governmental book and I always say this when we read the Bible with religion on our minds We will only see what religion allows us to see but when we read the Bible in the context of a King Who is bringing people into his kingdom and we see it as this governmental Book of law and the precepts of the King it opens up an entirely new world And in this episode you will notice that whenever we showed Jesus Talking with his followers…. you can almost see the religious people Looming in the background looking over his shoulder and criticizing them And that’s how the Bible describes it. The religious leaders…the Pharisees. They hated Jesus they were the ones who had him killed really and they hated him because he really didn’t fit into the box of their religion he taught people to open their minds and to view God in a way that was outside the confines of Their religious tradition. He asked people to look at God in a way that they were not really familiar with God as a father and so Jesus wasn’t really Included in the religious circles of his day in fact he was excluded from those circles. So Jesus would associate with others who were often excluded..he became known as a man who loved everyone and would associate with anyone and He was often criticized for it. Why do your disciples? Break the tradition of the elders Jesus replied and why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you And so this is really a big shift in our thinking Because we have to ask ourselves this very important question…if Jesus taught about a kingdom, which is a government not religion and if Jesus said that he is a king not just another religious leader and If Jesus hung out with people who were not religious and in fact was criticized by the religious people of his day If that is the case…. why on earth Does the world today only associate Jesus as being about religion? And so I put it to you what if what if Jesus came as a king and Talked about his kingdom But over the centuries people have tried to turn him into a religion? Something to think about But I think in these last days the Holy Spirit is getting us back to what Jesus himself Said about himself and so in this project when religion is mentioned We show the Pharisees who were the religious elites of the day and we did that purposefully to contrast organized religious zeal versus the message of the kingdom, which really is about love Jesus said that the two greatest Commandments the two greatest ones is to love God with all of our hearts and to love each other as we love ourselves and So we all can do that we all can represent God’s love and we all have the honor and opportunity to be ambassadors of Christ in this world Representing what his kingdom is all about. And so that’s where the next video comes in It will really be about the power of walking in the spirit Until the release I pray that your journey in Christ will continue to grow as you seek Him in your own Bible studies You know with your own pastors and when we come together next time I think we will have new insights to share with each other and I believe that it will bless you Take care, and I’ll see you then You You

66 comments

  1. People without religious but believe in 1 God and believe in doing good thing God will give them good things turn out to be good people. A lot of religious people turn out to be extreme and then they became terrorist and killing people and yet they claim believe in God. What an hypocrite

  2. Your channel is so awesome .Your one of the 4 or 5 things I filled up my mind with for this last year. I had a revelation earlier about man living on earth. Pysically, mentally and spiritualy made up. Earth has become a place where we can not live anymore in the physically , our mental, "our " minds have been turned inside out and more importantly upside down… (two strikes) ; all that's left is the spiritual. All that is left literally. If you look at the All happening. Thank God Jesus is there with me cause it hurts to much without him! All glory to God! The Truth and the way!

  3. Thanks bro for your wonderful teaching we all so must be born again before we can be enter the kingdom of God thank you God bless you amen 🙏

  4. Even in churches I have been called that I am to religious because I wanted to talk about Jesus, but not about earthly things. After a church service nobody wants to talk about Jesus, only plans for the day and whats have been done. denominational Church is religion. how many true eclesia are today?

  5. Good. The difference between issac and Ismael is. Children like issac calls the king Father and the queen MOTHER.

    Repent now if you want to be part of the kingdom. Prove you are not weak and can think and reason for yourselves.

    Bring your bible . We will show you the oil that lights up your lamp.

    Find wmscog near you

    If you ridicule Mother god without even come finding the truth. You are same as the old religious leaders waiting for death. Jesus will say he never knew you.

  6. Religions only separate us from each other Jesus didnt start a religion we dont need to go to any church to find God jesus said that the kingdome of God is within us inside of us everybody has to wake up and find that kingdome inside of us

  7. Yes, Amen Brother! Very good truthful encouragement that is needed at this time. God bless you and yours.

  8. Thank you Jarod again! You are truly a blessing to me and my family. You are God sent! 🤗🤗♥️♥️

  9. This is a fantastic revelation. Some religious leaders can be so unwelcoming, always sowing discords among the people, and grabbing what they can get. Narrow minded and confusing. Jesus was never apart of their religious status quo. He was opened to all race and creed, rich and poor. That's why He is a King, my King, and your King. I bow before your throne King Jesus. I am your ambassador.Thanks for this video.

  10. When the New Jerusalem is established here on earth, many of us will become kings and lords, ruling under Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, in a hierarchical structure that is an absolute monarchy under God. Yes, God will promote many of us to be kings and lords, possessing our very own kingdoms. This was always the plan meant from the beginning before the fall of man, when Adam and Eve were king and queen of the entire world. The New Jerusalem will restore this plan.

  11. I can never get enough of God. I try to figure how I got to this place, the love that's within my heart it's like my hearts on fire for Him everyday all day. Years ago….I couldn't see it, but GOD! I couldn't turn away once His hook was in me. OH AND I LOVE IT! HE'S MY EVERYTHING, WHATEVER HE CAN'T BE INCLUDED IN I WOULDN'T BE A PART OF. It's about relationship, we are His family. ❤️

  12. sir gud morning, im arnel baybay from Philippines i im the one who followed your videos and i open my eyes true holy spirit. , please allow me to translate your videos into our language so that all Filipinos and netive people are recieved the good news from GOD.
    i wait for your response AoC. to GOD be the glory brother thank you.

  13. Jesus did not come to be a pagan religious sacrifice as most religions teach that Jesus came to die for our sins and the ones who believe that do not yet have the true gospel or the Seal. Jesus said himself his purpose for his coming was to teach the kingdom of God (Luke 4:43)

    IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE THIS SEAL?

    (YES it is very important)

    Revelation 9:4 They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

    AT WHAT TIME DOES THE SEALING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TAKE

    PLACE?

    (It takes place when a person believes in Christ Jesus and the gospel of your Salvation)

    Ephesians 1:13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

    WHAT IS THE GOSPEL THAT JESUS TAUGHT?

    (The kingdom of God, coming down to earth).

    Luke 4:43 But He said to them, "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose."
    Jesus told his disciples to pray this way, Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

  14. This video is heart touching. 😭 The teachings of Christ Jesus awakens my spirit each day because the more I watch this kind of videos, the more I read the bible, I came to realize how it is meant more to believers of Christ.

  15. Dr.Myles Monroe, preached this message a few years ago. But I didn't understand how to obtain the kingdom keys! Now I get it! Powerful

  16. Which is that Jesus film you have included here brother, the one in which Jesus speaks about the kingdom as a mustard seed??

  17. The devil is RED! God is a alien (a thinker) he wants us to fight (protect the universe) , if you ask for me (Jesus) i get in your head , but i am kinda fed up talking to people that way !

  18. Come to think about I always thought the bible wasn't a religion but a way of life. But now I see its not just a way of life but a way for us to govern our selves in this life and to teach others how to govern their lives as well. But I did have some blindness in me but I couldn't figure it out until now. Now I somehow got lost thinking it was a religion but no wonder for thats how many many people see it and are taught that it is.

    I never thought to call it a form of government until now!!!! Thank you for opening my eyes to call it what it really is and helping me remember it's not a religion at all but a form of government.

  19. Praise to Jesus who gave his life as sacrificial lamb. My desire is for everyone to know Jesus for who he really is and not what they have heard of him through Religion

  20. I truly did not know Jesus Christ until He drew me to Himself, separate from religion. I know my Savior lives because He has revealed Himself to me

    “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭19:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  21. Cinematic Universe….reveals the power of others music videos, films and clips to reveal His glory and wisdom.

  22. I am on the right path I love Jesus and all of his people I love a good life but I’m still struggling with my porn addiction there’s times where I’m really proud of myself in the battle but then o give in and I fail and I feel so disappointed in my self because I failed the father and I don’t know what to do. I

  23. i am so blessed with these teachings, brother i request we also have a class about SABBATH

    Be blessed Amen

  24. The bible is about a kingdom; law Government family
    God is a King on earth as it is in
    the kingdom of heaven

  25. Amen thanks so much for opening up my mind and understanding the Kingdom Of God AoC Network you are amazing I pray the Holy Spirit continue to dwell upon your organization to be able to continue to spread the good news thank you so much 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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