The fake messenger said this in regards to immigration. Jesus was a Moabite King without a Kingdom. He preached about the coming of God’s Kingdom.
I suspect Jesus was a “childless convert to Judaism”. He descends from Moabite royalty who were once considered Children of the Covenant. The Savior is REBORNING the Moabites. He is the Good Shepherd. He is going to be their King. This is why he is asked all these questions. There are two sects of the Pharisees. One is for him, and the other against him. As part of his conversion, Jesus is tested. After he passes with flying colors, the Herodians plot to murder him, lest he claim the throne of David – too!
But Jesus wasn’t a spin-doctor. He didn’t think in slogans, or little snippets of scripture. He knew and came to fulfill the whole of His father’s law. That means we must read His words in their entire biblical context. We try to do that in the e-book Wise Welcome, free for download at AmericanEvangelicals.com.) In it we find three crucial, scriptural guidestones on understanding the morals of migration.
Three Little Words: “Ger,” “Zar,” and “Nekhar”
“Ger” means “resident alien.” In the Bible, God teaches hospitality to foreign persons who come lawfully, with permission, as blessings — the word in Hebrew is “ger.” It is close to the word ‘convert.’ They are to be welcomed as “resident aliens.” They are also held to the same laws as citizens. Such assimilation is seen in the life of Ruth. That young Moabite said to her grieving mother-in-law, Naomi, “Your God shall be my God, and your people shall be my people.” God honored Ruth’s faith. She married a Hebrew elder, Boaz, and they became ancestral forebears of Jesus himself.