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Luke 14:26,28,29,31,33

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 26 "If any man comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters — yes even his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.3 [You must value the approval of the Lord far more than the approval of your family that will likely strongly oppose your obedience to some of the Lord's commands to you. You must mourn your compulsive anger, lust, emotions, and selfishness enough to hunger to be different: at peace, able to truly love, virtuous, without anger, without lust, and pleasing to your creator; if you don't hate your life, you don't have the motivation to bear the inward cross of self-denial.]

 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost to see if he has the money to finish it?5 [Count the cost of forsaking all to be a disciple of Jesus and enter the kingdom, you must forsake all. He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life (of God) eternal. John 12:25. From the Word of the Lord within: "The sacrifice of life is given to those who can afford it. Thou art the sacrifice."]

 29 Lest, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will mock him, [From the Word of the Lord within: I work with the blind; but if you think you can see, and you are not with me in heaven, I will make you a laughingstock.]

 31 Or what king, when he is going to make war against another king, does not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the king who comes against him with twenty thousand?

 33 So likewise, whoever does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple.6 [Everyone who has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit everlasting life. Mat 19:29. When you continually deny yourself and obey the Lord's commands, you will forsake your entire selfish life, and thereby save your soul to live Life in union with God.]

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Matthew 10:34-37,19:29

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 34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not came to bring peace, but a sword.

 35 For I have come to set a man at variance against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter in law against her mother in law.

 36 A man's foes shall be those of his own household. [They will oppose your obeying some of the commands your hear the Lord speak to you; to them, the cross has the aroma of death.]

 37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.2

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 29 And everyone who has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit everlasting life.

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