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“My people, I AM the LORD your God and I AM speaking to you. I AM speaking to you because I love you. I love you because you have chosen to serve Me and seek Me and you know My name. Many people are seeking their own profit instead of mine. Many have turned aside to false gods and have worshiped and served their gods: money, success, pleasures of the world, deception, politics, love of the world, family, jobs, hobbies, and they have not served Me.
And I, the LORD your God, have spoken.”
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Luke 14:25-27 (bold added)
25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.