And great crowds followed Yeshua: and he turned, and said to them, If anyone follows me around wanting to come to me, and does not detest any opposer of the anointing of God in the soul — even father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot follow me.
And whoever does not bear their suffering as I do, and follow my example, but, instead, goes and gets their own life so that they might follow an easier way of selfishness and self-worship, neither can they follow me.
Whoever puts themselves out into the crowds in a way that their faces might be admired and praised shall finally be ashamed, and whoever humbles themselves shall finally be lifted up and wonder why.
For which of you, intending to build something, does not sit down first, and count the cost, whether you have enough to finish it? Or after you have laid the foundation, and are not able to finish it, all those who look on begin to mock you, saying, This foolish person began to build and was not able to finish.
So, exactly like that, whoever does not abandon all that they have, cannot be my followers because everything that one has is what it costs to finish the building. One must abandon family, friends, lovers, property, jobs, religion, politics, one’s own judgmental opinions, and one’s own life also to be where I am. For whoever will try to keep their own life will lose it; but whoever will lose their own life for my sake, and the good news of the anointing on the soul, the same will save it.
Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its taste, where shall the seasoning be? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the sewer or compost pile; but people cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world and the desires of the world, the love of the Father is not in them.
He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall preserve it for eternity. For it is easier for a bird to fly without wings, than for someone full of himself to enter into the kingdom of God.
Very truly, He that believes me has unending life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. But this bread I speak of is the bread which comes down from heaven, that anyone may eat it, and never die.
I am the living bread who came down from heaven: if anyone eats this bread, they will live forever: and the bread that I give is the daily sacrifice of my own flesh and its desires, which I have given in place of the natural life in this world.
The Jews argued among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Yeshua answered them, There is nothing truer than what I am about to say to you. Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man who came down from heaven, and drink his blood, you have nothing living in you. You are dead!
Whoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, lives in me, and I live in him. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers ate manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread will never die.
This I say then, You who walk in the Spirit, will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. For all that is in the world — the desires of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
The natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolish to him: neither can he understand them, because they are spiritually understood. Without the Spirit it is impossible to know me or follow me.
And after these things I heard a great voice of a great company of people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, to the Lord our God: For true and righteous are His judgments: for He has judged the great fornicating whore who rides on the back of the beast, receiving financial and other benefits from him, and who corrupted the earth with her religious compromises and with worldly desires so she could have sexual and other intimate relations with the nations, and has avenged the blood of His servants who were killed by the whore’s apostate hand.
And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you His servants, and you that fear Him, both small and great.
And I heard as it were the voice of a great company, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent rules over us now, and not the whore or the beast who carries her.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the time when the Lamb is married has come, and His wife has made herself ready to be married. And to the Lamb’s wife was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white which was given to her by God: for the fine linen is the righteousness of those set apart for this marriage.
And he said to me, Write, Blessed and happy are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he says to me, These are the true sayings of God.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, the bridegroom of the marriage on a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are as a flame of fire, penetrating to the core of the soul and exposing every hidden matter, and on his head are many crowns; and he has a name written, that no one else can know, but only he himself.
And he is clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven follow him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goes a sharp sWORD, that with it he strikes the nations, exposing their lies: and he judges them with a rod of iron, dashing their lies into pieces as would a potter with a vessel: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and anger of the Almighty God. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the righteous and unrighteous birds that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together to the supper of the great God; That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of their conquering organizations, and of those that are empowered by them, and the flesh of everyone, both free and bond, both small and great.
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast which required worship was taken, and with him the self-worshipping false prophet that wrought wonders before him, with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped their beastly self. These were all cast alive into a lake of fire, burning up in all their self-created flames.
And all those left who were still active in their rebellion were killed with the sWORD of him that sat upon the horse, which sWORD came out of his mouth as he condemned the lie: and all the birds were filled with their flesh when they were killed. Michael