The term “kingdom of God” signifies God’s sovereign, dynamic and eschatological rule. The kingdom of God lay at the heart of Jesus’ teaching. The message of the kingdom of God (basileia tou theou), which mostly appears in Matthew as that of the kingdom of heaven (basileia ton ouranon), is the central element in the preaching of Jesus. Mark sums up his message in the words: “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15). This announcement of the kingdom of God, more precisely, of the lordship or reign of God must be understood in the light of OT expectations of the kingdom of God.