“Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”…..
He is saying that a whole new order is about to enter history and, if you want to be part of it, you will need a change so fundamental that the Gospel of John would refer to it as a new birth. Being born again was not meant to be just a private religious experience that is hard to communicate to others, but rather the prerequisite for joining a new and very public movement – the Jesus and kingdom of God movement. It is an invitation to a whole new form and way of living, a transformation as radical as a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. It is far more than a call to a new inner life, or a rescue operation for heaven. It is an announcement of a new order of life that is intended to change everything about the world, and us with it.
(from The Great Awakening: Seven Ways to Change the World)