This means that the kingdom of God has come to earth, and it came in Jesus. Jesus is flat out telling them, “Yes, I am the Messiah.”
The opinions of Jesus were quite divided during His earthly ministry. Not much has changed today!
There is a true rest in the grace of God when we see that Jesus truly did “pay it all.”
Jesus plainly teaches that the Father is revealed to God’s people by the Son. This is an act of His sovereign will, choice, and power. It is not contingent upon man’s choice or acceptance
Let us not point the finger at some other city or nation. Let us not exalt ourselves and say that is talking about some other church or individual. Our belief is reflected in our actions (James 2:18). If we are not transforming our lives in thankfulness to the grace of God bestowed upon us, we are no better than these ungrateful and wretched cities.
Jesus plainly says that there are some who truly do love God and want to hear from Him. They seek out truth. And even though they are sometimes errant in their ways, they are not interested in just playing church. They truly want to glorify God in their worship.
In order to truly dwell in the kingdom of God (and not just visit from time to time), we need to understand what things, situations, relationships, etc. work against our discipleship.
Perhaps the church we need and the preacher we need is not in the biggest building with the fanciest decorations and best band.
Perhaps we have too low a view of what is happening when a man is blessed of God to preach and teach exactly what we need when we need it.
When we doubt, we need to flee to the Rock of Ages! When overwhelmed with doubts and fear, Great God, do Thou my spirit cheer; Let not mine eyes with tears be fed, But to the Rock of Ages led!