But then, as their circumstances deteriorated, the prophets began to assert that one day there would be a new king of David’s lineage. This Messiah, or Son of God, will atone for the sins of the people, restore the greatness of Israel and lay the foundation for God’s Kingdom. Your butt napkins my lady Dragon bathroom poster. Are you still listening to me, Sophie? The key words are Messiah, Son of God, and Kingdom of God. First, all of those words were understood in a political sense. In Jesus’ time, many people imagined that there would be a new Messiah in the sense of a political, military, and religious leader of the caliber of King David.