There was a rich guy that thought he was doing all right, but what was in his heart were his possessions: riches, family, job, sisters, brothers, fathers, children, wives, lands, all the things he gained, the World. He heard the words of Jesus and thought, "I am a good candidate. I want to know how to obtain eternal life." He was full of self-righteousness! Then Jesus told him to sell and give away all you have and follow Me. Now Peter compared himself to the young ruler and said, "Hey, I have left all and what can I get in return?" Jesus said: "You that have left the religious system, the politics in the World, racism; they that left everything to follow Me, the real Truth, real love, real freedom, will receive your reward. But there is a cost!"
Do you remember in many words Jesus said: " If you don't pick up your cross, you won't be worthy of me. He will ask you: Did you obey me? Did you leave it all? Or did you compromise? Or did you ride on Balaam’s horse? Or did you chase me for money or fame? Did you bow down to the prophets of Baal or to the gospel of prosperity (When I am everything)? Did you embrace the works of the Nicolaitans? Did you follow the narrow way? Did you make me first? When I have your heart, you will have My kingdom."
People need to pay the price for the anointing. Lay down your life. It is not about me laying my hands on your head, and you will be the anointing. Elisha followed Elijah. And we need to follow the Holy Spirit. Jesus will give us all. He will pour out His Spirit. Jesus has it all, way more then Elijah, and He will give all to us. Go buy oil! Jesus is saying: "Will you buy oil? Will you count the cost?"
The anointing will cost you everything, but we will have the keys of the Kingdom. When you follow Jesus, you will be hated by all men. You won't be pulled into politics. Politics in the church divides people, but the kingdom brings them together. We need to lay the right foundation of the kingdom of God. People will come, and they want to be part of whatever God is doing, but how many of them are willing to pay the price? How many are paying the price to stand on firm foundation? How many are willing to pay the price for the anointing when demons shake when you walk in the room? Many will come like Simon, the sorcerer, thinking they can buy oil with earthly things. Obedience is better than sacrifice.
God is calling us to be faithful. He promised us 100%. NOW is this time! But we can't be looking at the return, like Peter. When we started HOT in our house, we were not looking for a building or people, we were looking for Him, and He showed us the price we had to pay. We need to be looking for Him because if we don't, we will find anything else but HIM. The devil always wants leaven in the bread.
The last days are here. We are heading into the dark times. Many mouths talking about "Peace, peace," but Jesus warned us that great destruction is ahead of us. We are houses that will hear what the Spirit is saying to the church, not what the political party is saying, or what the anti-Christ spirit is saying, but what the spirit of Truth is saying to us right now. Great apostasy is coming! The falling away when your brothers, sisters, mothers, your own family will turn you into the authorities because you are not deceived like them. You are hearing the Spirit of Truth. God is building spiritual houses (you) where His presence will dwell there! Because the kingdom of God is inside of us, and we will release it into the atmosphere!
All that Jesus has for us will come with PERSECUTION. You have not seen anything yet. You are being persecuted now just because you have decided to follow Jesus, but the level of persecution is not to compare with what is to come. You need to make sure that your foundation is the rock - Jesus Christ.
The greatest move of God is about to happen, but who is willing to pay the price? The anointing will cost you everything. Persecution! Being hated by your brothers and sisters! They will hate the Gospel of Jesus. People love the T.V. preachers because they are not preaching it. The T.V. preachers focus on you, on what Jesus did two thousand years ago, but that is half of the history. We need to know what He is doing now. He did not die on the cross and rose to be about only that but to give you authority, to give you a sword, to give you boldness, to give you power, to multiply Himself, so He will be known and still be working on the Earth for His glory. People have a false agreement with when He said, "It is finished." Then they think that they don't need to do anything. This is the biggest lie from religion because it comes against all the other scriptures.
He said, "It is finished and I did everything as a forerunner. Now you will be able to follow Me and do all I have done and greater works: salvation, transformation, and acceleration concerning advancing the kingdom in you." The World is waiting. They don't even know it, but you do. This is why I hate religion. It does not multiply. It does not advance.
Jesus was preaching to the crowd until He started talking about “drink His blood, eat His flesh.” In John 6:66, many disciples were not walking with Him anymore, and Jesus said: "Are you going to leave me too, Peter?" Peter said "Where will I go? You only have the Words of life." Some can't handle the words of life; that is why they stay dead. The Word of life needs to be done. He is the Word, and we are the doers. He has already done it now in you and me.
The latter rain shall be greater! "I will build My church and the gates of hell will have no power over it. Seducing spirits will not seduce them anymore. Jezebel will not be preaching at the altar. It is always going to be My spirit in man, in men and women that are counting the cost." Then don't expect many to want what you want. It does not matter how many people are gathering with you. Obey the call!
The World is laughing, not at the real Jesus, but at the hypocrites and those who call themselves Christians, but you found them as liars. His church, His house, the tabernacle of David, the apostolic church, will cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead and preach the Gospel to the poor. We will be doing ONLY what the Father is doing.
Can you drink the cup? Can you drink it? You know about the cup, but can you drink it and be baptized into the baptism of the dead? Everybody says, " We can," but when He hands you the cup: the cup of persecution, the cup of your family hating you, the cup of people talking behind your back, the cup of mocking, of laying down your life, the cup of turning the other cheek, the cup of loving your enemies, the cup of being the sheep led to the slaughter, you really don't drink it. You say yes, but you don't swallow it or drink it with joy!
Drink the cup of love! It is easy to love those who love you. The World does that. God wants us to love those who hate us. Can you drink this cup? Nobody can accuse the doctrine I preach, but they will always try to find a fault in the messenger. They lied about Stephen. They lied about Jesus. They lie about you when what you are doing is living by the Truth. Can you drink the cup of people lying about you?
We are not a denomination or the next movement. We are the bride of Christ. We are followers of the cross: Under the glory of God and apostolic order of God, drinking His blood, eating His flesh, having Him put His life in us, taking up our cross, our new identity. Wake up, sleeping giants!
What Paul says, "I am not who I was. I am crucified. I no longer live but Christ lives in me.” It is not you living any more but Christ. Jesus did not die on the cross for us to join a social club - the “bless me” club. All the blessings are already ours when we obey the Truth. Everything is ours when we forsake all.
Do you want to take the cup of what minister really means? Minister means to serve. Everybody wants to have a ministry without taking the cup. Before you grab the microphone, you need to serve. Jesus is our master example. The greatest leader of all! The greatest servant of all! Do you want to be the greatest? Be the servant of all - that is another cup to drink.
Do you want to take the cup of leaving your mother and father? "Well, but Jesus preaches love. He preaches about honoring your father and mother." So what is He saying? He needs to be first, even above them. Loving people does not mean that you don't honor them or love them. A man’s foes will release you to the authorities (Matthew 10:36). What if they are against the will of the Father? You need to honor the Father above them! If your household is not going where Jesus is, then you are going in the wrong direction.
If you try to keep your life, you always will lose it. This is the type of preaching that the crowd hated. They will tell you that you are part of cult! What an honor! The rock of offense became the rock of the foundation of the church that we are part of today. Jesus is filling the Earth with His doctrine and Spirit, and the Pharisees and Sadducees could not deny the works done by Jesus. They thought if His doctrine is not prospering, it is not of God. But guess what? His doctrine is prospering still today!
The dead is always burying the dead. Why are you looking for the living among the dead? Why are you looking for Me in a dead system? It is time to forsake the system. God is alive! Follow Him! Life and death don't live in the same place.
God is causing a massive exodus out of tradition, religion, paganism, a self-centered lifestyle, works of Nicolaitans, doctrines of Balaam, and out from under teachings of Jezebel. We need to hate what He hates. We are here, but we are not of this World. We are pilgrims! We are separated by Him! He wants you to be the church of Philadelphia. Doors wide open!
He is not coming for a denomination but for a bride full of oil that pays the price with her own life! You can't live off of my oil. You need to get your own.
Today, pay the price for following Jesus and His Word! If you love Him, die for Him. There is no greater love than this: to lay down your life for Him, not for a sect, denomination, or anything but for His own sake, and when He possesses you and shows you the way of life, you will know that there is nothing else worth living for. This is the Gospel that the Spirit of Elijah is preaching.
Are you ready to follow Him and forsake all? To see things you have never seen before? To go places you have never gone before? Decide today to pay whatever the price may be. He is worthy of it all! The oil is the light, and trim your wick, daily, because He is coming soon. Will He find you doing it?
Matthew 19:27-30 King James Version (KJV)
“Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
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.
But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Mark 10:28-45 King James Version (KJV)
Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.
But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Matthew 10:32-42 King James Version (KJV)
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Matthew 8:19-23 King James Version (KJV)
And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.