The Kingdom Jesus teaches here isn’t like other Kingdoms that the people know. It’s familiar but at the same time it’s not. Values that bring blessedness aren’t necessarily the same as values that bring happiness and Jesus is about to unwrap this distinction for the people.
Generation after generation would pass until Jesus the Messiah would arrive in the flesh. He would speak of himself as the ladder in Jacob’s dream, the one connecting heaven and earth, the one connecting Yahweh and people.