Let us be reminded that Jesus told his disciples saying: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [DAILY], and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38).
“He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth” (Luke 11:23).
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:12-14, 20).