“And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” Matt. 19:29
Verily, verily I say unto you, unless a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. John 12:24
“I’ve asked some of you to walk as Enoch had walked. I’ve asked some of you to speak as Jeremiah spoke. I’ve asked some of you to give your life away; to lay it down for your friends. I’ve asked you to sacrifice everything and to give it away. For my Son gave his own life. He laid it down so that you would have a life that is not your own, but his.
It is not just a matter of the words that you speak that make you a follower of mine. It is a life that is given over to mine. In order to live this life you must be willing to lay it down for others. I came unto my own and my own received Me not. You must be willing to be persecuted. For I was misunderstood; I was despised and rejected. A seed must fall into the ground and be buried, and then it begins its growth.
The world will cause you to face many problems, and those who desire riches will fall into a trap. But I say, to be satisfied with what you have. For godliness with contentment is a great gain. And yet it is also true, that I long to bless my servants, for even Abraham had many possessions. But he was willing to leave his own land and to go to a place that he knew not.
I have called many of you in this hour to leave homes and families. For through these journeys you will then know of the roads that I walked. You will meet the stranger on the road. You will see the downtrodden. You will see the hurting and the lost. For I have a road designed for each of you; and yet, I go there before you. “