Immediately after the first parable, the Parable of the Sower, Jesus introduced the kingdom, His primary, main, and most frequent topic and subject. The kingdom is literally God Himself, His Presence . . . amen! He is life and existence; outside of Him is only death and nothing. We have to continue on with Him, prove ourselves worthy, and be faithful- and much more- and put off our old nature (in reality, “die”) to experience His glorious, beautiful, unspeakable presence, the purpose of human existence. Amen!