Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
To God be the glory!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
To God be the glory!
END TIMES KINGDOM CULTURE –Speaker: Neville Johnson (2016)
Your place in heaven does not determine by what you do (service) here for God, it’s determine by who you are in God.
It’s not what you do but who you are ….how much you like Jesus have you become that determines your place in heaven, but who you’ll become.
I met few people in heaven last year, whole corridor of people who are great evangelists and they were in great distress, and out of darkness, they eventually make it to heaven but on a very low level because the character of Jesus had not been formed within them. That’s why Jesus said, “you cast out demons in My name but I really didn’t know you.”
It’s not what you do, it’s who you are, who you’ll become…many will say on that day …Matthew 7:22…how much like Jesus have you become.
How much like Jesus have you become, you can heal the sick, cast out demons, and do all those things but get in heaven on the very very low plain in, because it’s not what you’ve done it’s who you have become that determines your place in heaven. How much you’ve become like Him, transformed in His image likeness, that’s what counts.
I was walking through this corridor into a place in heaven, and these people were looking on down at me. Looking on the other parts of the heaven, and their grief that I felt was overwhelming…some of them were great evangelists. They finally make it through from there.
Out of darkness is not hell and it’s not purgatory, it’s a place of regret and remorse. They eventually come through that they are in a very low level in heaven.
1 John 2:17
Doing the will of God. This is the new radical lifestyle. We have to overcome the world first, then the flesh, and the devil.
You’ll never overcome the devil, unless you’ll overcome the world.
You’ll never overcome the flesh until you’ll overcome the world.
Your first to overcome is the world. The pull of this world. The flesh feeds by the things of this world. It is an order. One portion gives way to the other. The flesh was fed by the culture of this world.–greed, lust, pride, these are all things of this world. We have to get out from that, that’s another culture. What’s the most important things is integrity and righteousness today.
It’s the pull of this world that keeps us anchored here. The more of this world, the culture of the world, the concepts of this world, the greed of this world…that once it start to lose it’s grip on us, we’ll begin to ascend to another world. Once the other begins to lose it’s hold, the other one gains hold.
Pray, ‘come Lord Jesus in me so that we become you to this world.’ The only hope of this world is not Christ. The only hope in this world is Christ in you. That’s the big difference. We pray, “Lord, your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven..” It’s going to come in you, you’re the earth… and it would be manifest through you to the earth. It’s not just going to come in the earth, it’s going to come to His people through the earth. So we need to pray, “come in me with all your fullness and all your glory.”
It’s crucial that you understand that what’s in your imagination eventually becomes part of your heart.
Einstein said, “IMAGINATION IS REALITY“…
If it’s in your imagination, you may keep it there and drops it into your heart. If your imagination are in the things of God, it drops into your heart. If your imagination is unclean, it also drops into your heart. What’s in your heart, will tune against you in the future, the days that are coming. That’s why it has to come out.
Some of the most violent video games on the market today, you have to use your imagination to flow with it. It’s on the screen. You put your imagination involved. Once you become absorbed in it and your consciousness of the realm around you fades and you’re absorbed in that, it’s spirit is into you. That’s how his (the devil) trying to trap a whole generation.
But I want to tell you that as much as the devil gets its root into this generation of this young people, God is going to bring through to them. Jezebel will lose her children. There’s an army of young people, God’s going to raise an army of young people. There’ll never been a generation of this young people like this…You must keep praying for them. It’s difficult for young people, even in Christian homes…everthing is thrown at them. Keep praying for your kids. God’s going to raise an army of young people. They will rise up in the whole new realm of walking with God. God’s going to give young people real authority.
THIS DAY WE WILL FIGHT…
Remember the movie (The Lord of the Rings..)? We are in the third part of that movie. They are all prophetic… until we’ll come down into the last episode. When all else seems… we’d lose its world, we’ll stood up and say, “This day, we will fight!”
You’ll going to fight for your kids, you’ll going to fight for your marriage…you’ll going to fight for them..
This day when the ground opened up and swallowed the enemy, remember in the movie? What movie is it? It’s the “Lord of the rings, the return of the kings.” This day, we will fight. All prophetic. When the church is not hearing prophetically, God got off and uses up Hollywood. Avatar was another one.
ABOUT SOWING AND REAPING...
One of the things God spoke to me recently, “Neville, I want you to understand something about sowing and reaping because its exhilarating. And the church does not fully understand what that mean.” It’s a universal law. If there’s an action, there’ll be an equal reaction. The law of sowing and reaping works both for Christians and non-Christians.
Hosea 8:9 “If you sow to the wind, you’ll going to reap a whirlwind.”
So the increase involved. But it used to take years for sowing and reaping to happen. You’ll do something and it takes 10, 15, 20 years after you’ll reap from that, right? No longer. And it was the scariest thing He was talked to me about.
The consequences of what we are sowing is speeding up dramatically. The Lord show me how it was working. .til it come down in 2 weeks, or days that what we sow, shall have in return within a week because everything now is speeding up, the plowman is overtaking the reaper. We must be very careful in what we are sowing. What we say, what you think. Today, everyone of us are sowing some thing. We are entering into the period of exhilarated workings of the Holy Spirit now, everything…where we will be in 2 years from now spiritually will be far far greater than what we are now. Everything is speeding up. Give and it shall be given. Give love, you’ll receive love, give joy you’ll receive joy 100 percent more.
There’ll be a shortage of food. It’s coming. What’s happening in America will have rippling effect in all nations including the stock market, the economy, there’ll going to be shortages coming. The judgement of God are coming so that people of the earth will learn righteousness.
I saw people who are being filled, t’was an earthquake, people will being killed of it and people of God came in and raise them from the dead and this guy who was unsaved being in hell said, “What these people was saying is true, I was in hell…”
In the midst of all these turmoil, God’s people are going to be right at the forefront raising the dead, bringing the message of God, preaching the gospel of the kingdom. Judgement are coming and it’s okay. We need to be in the middle of it all when it comes. And so, it’s going to be exciting.
I’m almost 75, I’m sick of travelling. This angel came to me, “Come Neville..” So we come. Go. We’re walking down the street in China with this angel, down the street towards an underground. In it were Chinese people praying…really praying. I said to the angel, “Lord what are we here for? How did we get here?” And the first thing in my mind was, “I don’t have a passport Lord.”
Now the Lord told me, “Go to the front and tell them this, within so many days, their pastor will be release in jail..” And I thought, I don’t speak Chinese…and it’s amazing you know, I went up the platform, raise my hand just like this and slowly they could see me. It became quiet…quiet..and I told them that in English, but they heard it in Chinese. This gospel shall be preached to every nation, every tribe, every tongue, in diverse tongues. So they were happy in a week. And the angel said, come and I was back home. I said, “Lord, what’s the point of that?” If their pastor’s going to come out anyway, that’s what you said that he will be released from jail, they will not going to need me in telling that, right? They didn’t need me to tell them that. He said, “No, get used to it, this is a trial round.”
The same Spirit is going to accentuate very quickly now…we’re going to enter into realms we dreamed if, but never walked in maybe but not in regular basis anyway. And we’re going to see tremendous changes take place. If you believe it, you can; if you don’t, you can’t.
China’s going to overtake Taiwan. I don’t say you leave Taiwan but you must hear from the Lord…America’s going to have a deal with China. God will protect you and keep you but you need to know you are in the geographical will of God in the days that lie ahead. All of us need to know that we are in the geographical will of God. Right where we’re living geographically we need to know that’s where God’s wants us.
A lot of stuff is happening around the world which is going to affect this nation, all nations will be affected. And we’re not talking years and years away, we’re talking on the next two years that a lot of stuff will start to downfall and it’ll have an effect to all of us to some degree. But if we’re walking with God…see we are children of light. We are not here to be rescued out of this. We are here to rescue those who are in it.
God’s not like, you know, take the whole church out and let the rest go to hell. That’s not what God is like. This is not the day of God’s wrath, not yet. And the whole church is waiting to be rescued..when there are millions of people never ever heard the name of Jesus, we’re not going just yet. So there are a lot of work to do.
POWERS OF THE AGE TO COME…
The anointing levels is going to increase exponentially. We have to press in, need to keep seeking God. And that kind of anointing is going to be needed for that day that lie ahead now.
What is coming? The level of the realm of the spirit is going to increase to such a degree. In the Welsh Revival, there were many on record who would be praying, sometimes there were ministers but not all ministered. They will be praying and suddenly they will be taken to the hospitals a hundred miles away to pray for someone, healed them and come home again and it happened just like that. That’s the powers of the age to come. The bible talks about this generation will be walking in the powers of the age to come. Everything is going to increase.
How many of you know Bobby Corner? He travels a lot. He flown into an airport, rang his wife and said, “I just arrived.” and it was about 2 hour drive towards his house from the airport. Two minutes later, his wife sees him pulled into the drive…car and all. His wife’s like, “You’re just fooling me…calling me from just a corner…” and he said, “I was from the airport.” Powers of the age to come. And you’d say, “Oh I’m not spiritual enough..” Once you say that, you’re not. Once you say you are, you are. You can move…there’s a whole army that’s going to move in that. Whole groups of people is going to be transported in mass in nations, in war zones. Remember the nuclear reactor in Russia? Terrible waste, people died everywhere because of radiation. That story was coming out where people were transported directly in that place to pray for those who are sick of radiation, poisoned and were just left on the ground. That story’s coming out all over the place where people, Christians were transported in there to pray for them. The powers of the age to come. Are you ready for this?
The greatest thing in God’s heart is the care for the poor and the needy and the sick and the wounded and we’re living in the sick world which is going to get worse progressively.
Let’s pray. Thank you Lord. You see every person here, you know the desire of their heart. Like Esther many you called for such a time like this. They’ve been born in this generation not by chance but by divine decree. They were born in this last generation in the face of the earth. They have a destiny. I pray Lord, touch them right now by your Spirit like your Spirit bear witness with their spirit Lord. Let your hand come upon them. Destiny, come to the kingdom for such a time… Like that seed You have planted deeply within their heart that in the time that we have you together it might be nurtured and start to grow. Let there be a sense of a witness of Your Spirit within their spirit today, that they are called into this generation with divine purpose and planning and destiny.
I see angels walking around the place touching people, listening to what some people are praying. I see angels writing down some of the prayers a few are praying. It’s like He’s recruiting an army, a people who are being destined to be alive in this hour–young and old. And He’s recruiting an army, a people who are walk in the attributes of the Lord Jesus Christ, who walk in the fruit of the Spirit, transformed into His image. Who we are is more important than what we do. You must become like God, you must become love and manifest all of the fruit of the Spirit, only then can God trust you with power. If you love, He’ll give you power to love with. He’ll give you abilities and gifting.
I see this light falling now, lights falling upon people’s head. Every good and perfect gift come down from the Father of lights. And I can see lights just dropping across the whole congregation now on people, stirring destinies, awakening destinies, you’ll begin to sense it, feel it, light on the people’s head.
Seal their destinies Lord, seal the desires of their hearts for such a time, seal it within their hearts. Set your seal upon them. I see angels sealing people, touching, sealing them. Destiny, purpose, reason for being here in this hour, coming into the kingdom for such as time, seal it within them. Thank you Lord Jesus.
I see the Lion of Judah (Jesus) now, I see Him as a lion watching over this congregation. The Lion of Judah shall prevail. To be part of the entire army, you have to have a heart of a lamb. The power of the lion is subject to the heart and the love of the Lamb. Still there are recruitment happening now and the angels are still very busy writing what the people are thinking, praying…
This day we will fight and your main weapon is love. This day you’ll choose to fight for your children, for your community, for this land, and the land you come from. This day you will fight and.. and that’s the Lord want and ask Him, “What is it you want from me? I want to work with you…” Thank you Jesus.
Just open your eyes for a moment.
What I see is a lot of scrolls. Sometimes scrolls are something God puts within our hearts, and they enfold us revelations, understandings, and lots of other stuffs within us, it become part of who we are. So in a few days, just be open to the Lord for what He has for you, keep asking the Lord.
To God be the glory!
Your place of prayer is your place of power, healing, blessings and empowerment, where you take authority, power and dominion.
The enemy shall attack you in the area where he’s afraid of.
Prayer is a game changer. Nobody can count you out if God counted you in.
Prayer is heaven’s technology and a spiritual discipline.
When you pray, say.
When you begin to pray, you’ll be praying with confidence that God answers prayer.
Prayer is hardwork. It isn’t easy. if it’s easy, everybody would be praying. Like training in the olympic, it takes discipline. Anyone that want’s to learn how to pray has to be willing to take the necessary sacrifice.
Do you pray on a daily basis?
If yes, then congratulations!
Prayer is a declaration of dependence…on God.
#Psalms 25:3-6; 65:2
Prayer is the legislative power.
Prayer is the expansion of supernatural power.
“When you pray, say…”
our word is a spiritual force, it’s energy, it’s a container of thoughts, intensions and meaning.
The Lord says, “The words that I speak are spirit and they are life…”
Prayer is heaven’s elixir of troubled souls. In prayer, your soul can be restored.
Prayer is a miracle working power.
Prayer is the turning of a human soul to the living God.
Prayer is an invitation to my space.com. from God. God is always be peace. He’s never late and He’s never misses an appointment.
Prayer is a two way (an intimate) communication with God.
when you pray, pray..”Our FATHER…” and not “our pastor’s father…our missionaries father but OUR Father..which art in heaven…”
Prayer is a sincere heart study under the heaven’s microscope.
Through prayer, you will understand what’s going on in your heart.
God will then give you a heart transplant.
David says, “Create in me a clean/pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
God wants to give you instructions and that’s what prayer gives.
Through it we can take off our pretensions, artificiality, superficiality, our mask…because God already knows everything about you, about us.
Prayer does not just change just some things; it changes every thing. You are the change agent.
Find your place of prayer so you can find your place of power. It make it to you many many days in heaven’s gym but when you come out, you’ll going to come out with strong prayer muscles.
Put out your prayer muscles. The world needs it, your family needs it. And know this, that you can change the world when you BEGIN TO PRAY. -Dr. Cindy Trimm
Rejection is not a sign that there’s something wrong with you,
Rejection is the divine announcement that that person (who rejects you) no longer has the capacity for your greatness.
-Dr. Cindy Trimm
Kind David (before he became a king) had to be birthed out of rejection and many others to mention, you are even one of them, and myself too. 😀
We are victorious by the blood of the Lamb.
To God be the glory!
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
. . . . .
We’re indeed in the last days.
In the end times, the devises of the enemy will become more and more obvious..pretending or declaring himself to be an angel of light.
READ: Philippians 3:2 ”
New International Version
Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
Berean Literal Bible
Beware of the dogs! Beware of the evil workers! Beware of the false circumcision!
At dawn today. I had a dream. In my dream, I was about to cross the bridge. Below is a deep water and ahead of me, I could see a small ship. As I was about to step on that bridge, from its static position, the ships tarts to run which creates a huge wave. That wave was so huge and strong that it bounced the bridge violently almost destroying it leaving the rope as a sole survivor. It happened in just a second and I could think less than to grip onto the edge of the rope. I did not let go or I might die from drowning down below.
I never gave up. I kept fighting. The battle lasts long but I won. My mind is telling the rope attached to the bridge, “I would never give you up rope, I’ll never let go…”
Literally, I could felt the same wind I have had in my dream way back in college about the strong wind who wants to carry me away. I couldn’t see it as a hurricane but surely it was so strong that you really have to fight against its strength.
Another vision I saw was I man. He’s situation is similar to mine…only the difference is he was on the boat but after he stepped onto the bridge, it collapsed by itself. The water below him was unclean and unclear. Suddenly there came a tree from the water submerging. He climbed onto it like a monkey and he never gives up. My eyes was also brought to a similar object which that man grip—it’s a ROPE!
REACT: The bridge symbolizes Jesus in the bible bridging us to the Father, the God Almighty. The rope could be our faith. Jesus might be nowhere to be seen but take note, we must never give up our FAITH on Him.
In the bible, Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” (John 20:29)
In times when there seems a total absence of the presence of God in our lives, that’s the time that He’s teaching us to fight the battle, use our weapons (the armor of God) and never give up our Christian faith and to really crave more to grow in Him.
In the last days, many of us will be shaken, many hearts will be tested and some even grow cold because of the things going on around the world but as the scriptures says in…
Matthew 24:12-14 “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
To God be the glory!
Dawn–I woke up from a dream today. My spirit was caught up in different places and scenarios.
a. I was dialing a telephone with numbers written on the surface of a small rock. There was a lady who’s an employee in that particular office. I was so slow because the numbers are so long and since I can’t memorize them and oftentimes the rock almost fell through the hole on the table that makes my dialling worse. That lady became impatient and arrogant and told me she needed to call some important client and that her task is more important than mine. So I gave way to her. One hour past when I knew that she went out from the office because she infact have a lot of free time and that she only lied to me.
b. I went back to my hometown. I told my employer, “I have another home…aside from my present home.” Then, I heard a voice echoing, “It’s okay to say you have many homes in this world or to transfer dwellings because this world is not your permanent home. ” I don’t know where it came from and I haven’t seen anyone talking.
c. I saw my stepmom in the bus terminal. She carry luggages and she looked so happy and young, having peace and so calm. I approached her and helped her carry her other luggage. My acquiantances who saw me helping her and kissing her on the cheek was surprised and said, “Oh, so now you and your stepmom are okay?” Yes, indeed we are.
d. I entered in a huge ballroom with many people and red chairs. At the back row were most people chose to sit. I wonder why many people were running to occupy the back rows. Most people I saw there were sitting with their peer. I was asked by familiar faces to sit beside them but I didn’t find it comfortable to sit at the back since it feels I’m choked and suffocated. It was so narrow, I can’t even passed in each row.
I saw a former high school friend and approached her. I asked her if I can sit beside her but she in turn dumped me by arrogantly saying, “You can’t sit here beside me!” Her facial expression strongly spoke to me, “you’re not my level…with my status.” with pride. So I went to look for other group of people to sit with but they do the same. They insulted and pushed me away. But, I simply and humbly went away and never give up. That didn’t affect me.
e. Then the Spirit of the Lord carried me outside of the hall (ballroom). I saw a wilderness. It was barren and vain. Then a vision of a woman appeared infront of me. She was inside a prison of lightning. There’s no way to escape or else she’ll be hit by the lightning. The Holy Spirit told me it was the first lady in the ballroom who insulted and dumped me. Then on my left, I saw other prisons of lightning each with women who lowered their face on the ground, seemed regretting. They are wearing white garments but their face were so unclear. The Holy Spirit told me that some of them were the people who mistreated me. I was shocked and felt pity for them. Then I heard a loud voice saying, “NO ONE WHO IS PROUD OR IDOLATER….CAN ENTER IN MY PRESENCE.”
(This talks about the spirit of pride, idolatry…)
Galatians 5:19-22 “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fit of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy, drunkenness, orgies…I warn you, as I did before that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Those belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble”. –James 4: 6
REACT: The speaker’s message today in the church I attended to focuses on the spiritual pride which amazed me, it confirms my dream today.
f. My spirit was carried into a mega church. The head pastor announced the birthday celebrant. There were many cakes but they selfishly keep them for themselves and didn’t share those to the congregation.
(This talks of greedy and mammon spirit. The cakes in my dream could also symbolize spiritual food and knowledge that some preachers and leaders did not share to the believers. The truth could set us free. I heard of false doctrines and preaching like hypograce…and some preachers focuses more on wealth instead of salvation.)
REACT: I woke up and realized this was the very church I planned to fellowship with today. I had plan last night to visit it and prayed to the Lord if it’s His will for me to go there. God simply answer prayers, I believe He spoke to me through dream. Revival, refurbishing and reconstructing must begin in the church and especially to the leaders because what kinds of spirit the leader has will be passed on to the congregation. What’s his annointing is the church annointing. So what kind of church leader do we have in our church these days?
SUFFERING FOR DOING GOOD
1 Peter 3:8-12
Live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and keep his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Jude 1:14-15 “..see the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of His holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Happy Sunday 🙂
Dawn of October 8, 2015, I woke up from a dream.
I travelled back in time, in South Korea in the 50s. There was a Korean woman who’s having a daughter living in countryside. Two ladies came out running away from their house secretly. They seemed escaping. The Korean woman detained them believing they are two blessings. As I understood and see, the two ladies are angels of God.
Those young ladies were wearing head cover from the sun and that Korean woman also wore her own head cover.
Her front yard has tall and huge bamboo trees. It gave way to her as their master. Seven of them cut themselves, went down in humility and lay on the ground to be her bed. She lay down on that bamboo poles and automatically she was tied to them. Next, she was flown high as if the bamboo poles were balloon carrying her above the clouds. The sky is so wide and high. It could be frightening but she never minds it as long as she could take back her blessings. She said, “I commit to my destiny, to the Lord wherever I will be carried away by the wind and these bamboo poles to find them (two ladies/ blessings).”
She was now above the clouds, so high floating, or flying in the sky. I was frightened and worried for her, so I interceded. “I prayed she’ll land on the water, it’s safer than land.”
She indeed landed on the water but in the middle of the ocean. Good thing there was no waves but so calm and clear as crystal water received her. The bamboo poles untied her and set her free. She automatically swum in the sea and was filled with lights all over her body. She looked like a tiny fish swimming under water.
Suddenly large shark appeared and noticed her. It was attracted to her light. It was chasing her, wanted to eat her but she was so quick to swim and avoided. The shark transformed as giant black bear. It chased her with its claws, wanting to devour her. She was able to avoid it. Then another beast came, a giant chipmunk. She has two predators but she was able to avoid them.
I continued interceding for her. “I prayed that a seawall would appear so that she can be saved.” A seawall indeed appeared and she climbed up. She went back to her home and found that the whole neighborhood was looking for her, was so worried of her. A man yelled at her, “What kind of a mother are you, you just left your daughter behind! You deserve to be punished!” He grabbed a metal shovel and was about to hit her with that. The daughter was alarmed and stood in the middle and shouted to the man, “Don’t act like that, you don’t have the right to say that because you’re the one who’s unworthy…drunkard!” and that young lady became me.
Still in Korea. I was a member of musicians in the church. I was a trumpeter. When called by number, we aligned ourselves like in a military platoon and blew our trumpets. I’m the last in line.
POINTS TO PONDER:
22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[j]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The Cost of Following Jesus (Luke 9:57- 62)
57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
To God be the glory!