Jesus and John came with the same message.
"In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of
"Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the
Both said that the
In Matthew 13, Jesus told a series of parables about the
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
"Another parable He put forth to them, saying: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches'" (Matthew 13:31-32).
The idea here is that the
Jesus highlights the principle that the Kingdom starts inauspiciously, but it grows surprisingly large. This matches what Daniel said about the growth of the Kingdom. It starts as a stone but becomes a mountain, just as a mustard seed becomes a large tree.
The Parable of the Leaven
"Another parable He spoke to them: 'The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened'" (Matthew 13:33).
Jesus also compared the