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Luke 18:16,17

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 16 But Jesus called them to him and said, "Allow little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God. [We must go to him like little children trust their parents for He is kind, gentle, pure, easily understood, easily accepted, peaceable, complete, morally correct, encouraging never with even a hint of sarcasm, bitterness, or condemnation never upbraiding never incomplete, leaving you guessing what he wants; instead His words are full of love itself his spirit of Love for he is Love. He will tell you things about Himself. He will encourage you. He is kindness. He will tell or show you things about yourself; some will be things that are ugly. But since he is your friend, you know that he is showing them to you for your own good. So you listen and watch. And you don't run; you stand before the Son of Man; and you repent of what he shows you.]

 17 Truly I say to you, whoever will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."2

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2 Whoever will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. Mark! You cannot please God unless you have crucified your lusts and affections on the inward cross of self-denial. You must be restored to the innocence of a little child. You must be purified, to become as innocent as the day you were born. Otherwise, you will be banned from heaven. And, this can only be done by the grace of God's changing power, to purge the desires and pride from your heart by faith, making you fit for the company of heaven.