What it Means to Be a Sold-Out Disciple

To Be a True Disciple of Jesus (Y'shua), You MUST BE Sold-Out.
Total Surrender. It's All or Nothing. 

Jesus (Y'shua) said you cannot be his disciple unless you love him more than anyone or anything (Luke 14:26-27) - that in order to save your life you must totally and completely surrender it to him, without holding back (Mark 8:34-38).  It is literally an "all or nothing" deal.  You must transfer ownership of all that you are and all that you have to Jesus (Y'shua) to prove your faith in him as Lord of Lords and King of Kings.  Everything is no longer about you, your time, your will, your plans - it can only be about his.  It is no longer your money, your possessions, it is his.  It is no longer about your life, your future, it is all about his.  Then and only then can you step into the abundant life and begin to walk as a true disciple (follower).  COMPLETE and TOTAL SURRENDER is the ONLY WAY to follow Jesus (Y'shua).

In Luke 14:33 Jesus (Y'shua) states:
"So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions."

Also in Mark 8:34-38 Jesus (Y'shua) says:
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

Jesus (Y'shua), while looking up to the Heavenly Father, said in John 17:3:

bart-mfacelookingup“And this is eternal life, that they might know[G1097] you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

In the Bible, God reveals there are rules that govern our relationship with him. In not following these rules (sinning) WE ARE the ones that are breaking fellowship with God.  Continuing to do so will lead to death.  John, an original disciple of Jesus (Y'shua), writes in the New Testament in 1st John 2:3-4:  “And hereby we do know that we know[G1097]  him, if we keep his commandments (from the Old Testament).  He that says, I know[G1097] him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 

And in 1 John 5:3, John states:  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments (from the Old Testament): and his commandments are not grievous.”

John states in 1 John 3:4,6 :  “Whosoever commits sin transgress also the law (Torah): for sin is the transgression of the law (Torah). … (6)  Whosoever abides in him (Jesus/Y'shua) sins not: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.”