The Gospel of Matthew introduces the Messiah as the King from Heaven as he lays down the rules of the Kingdom over which he will reign forever.
The Gospel of Mark introduces the Messiah as a servant. No lineage. No fanfare. He is just doing the mission that he was sent to accomplish.
Immediately, straightway, and forthwith are words Mark chooses to typify Yeshua’s (Jesus’) actions. There is no grass growing under his feet. He has exactly seventy weeks – 490 days – to complete his mission, or all is lost. Read more