Parable Of The Prodigal Son

This scripture should remind us of how we can lose are inheritance in the Kingdom when we start doing things our way instead of the will of the Father.   Sometimes our desires can cause us to compromise our faith and we don’t even know it.   We think we are o.k. because we continue to pray, worship and read the Bible.    All of those things are excellent, but they mean nothing if we are not doing the will of the Father and are living in Sin.   Be aware that Satan can bring deception to those that want to fulfill a worldly desire.

Satan desires to kill, steal and destroy from anyone that has their name written in the book of life.   He can come to you as a “false light” telling you that certain sin will be overlooked because your past sins have been forgiven and you have done great works!   All of the prayers, worship, bible reading, church attending, prophesying, spreading the truth and fasting will be useless if we remain in sin.

If we remain in this fog of deception, our inheritance will be taken away.   Question to ask ourselves:   Have we put our calling “on the back-burner” to fulfill our own desires?  Pray that the Lord brings strong conviction to those that are no longer in the Lord’s will.

 

The Lord will always take us back by way of asking Jesus to forgive us of all sin and renewing our faith in him.


Luke 15:11-32

11 He also said: “A man had two sons.

12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate I have coming to me.’ So he distributed the assets to them.

13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

14 After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing.

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15 Then he went to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

16 He longed to eat his fill from the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him any.

17 When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger!

18 I’ll get up, go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.

19 I’m no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired hands.’

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20 So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.

21 The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I’m no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father told his slaves, ‘Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

23 Then bring the fattened calf and slaughter it, and let’s celebrate with a feast,

24 because this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Now his older son was in the field; as he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.

26 So he summoned one of the servants and asked what these things meant.

27 ‘Your brother is here,’ he told him, ‘and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “Then he became angry and didn’t want to go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him.

29 But he replied to his father, ‘Look, I have been slaving many years for you, and I have never disobeyed your orders, yet you never gave me a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.

30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’

31 “‘Son,’ he said to him, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.

32 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”


Psalm 51

Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.

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10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.
18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.


All To Jesus I surrender (Vineyard)


“I Repent”


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32 thoughts on “Parable Of The Prodigal Son

  1. How meaningful this parable of the prodigal son is. Almost everyone in the west knows it but so few understand it.

    I even heard some equalize the elder son with Israel and the younger son with pagan gentiles. Some truth to that i think but not the whole truth.

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  2. From Bette Stevens — 6/14/17

    WARNING WARNING WARNING
    Deceit Deceit Deceit

    It is in your land and it comes to stay……It has been invited in and makes itself quite comfortable…….
    It has no appearance and creeps in unknowingly
    Note: Those that believe a lie will not embrace real truth in the end of days…….
    smoked mirrors,counterfeit peace and safety,its all a sham,
    when sudden destruction falls,then will you believe????
    Going about your business,,with no thought about your soul or the God that you serve,mockers,scoffers,false accusers,division,backbiting,gossip,oh yes,just like in the days
    of Noah,until the end came and still they did not believe even when it was too late.
    Yet today is just like it was then,yet you call me Lord and do not do what I say…???????
    Deceit, Deceit, Deception, oh how it has come in, oh yes it has, and the hour glass is turning……There is not much time left…….Only little time remains…….
    Thank you Lord for this word and like a loving Father, He warns us.
    (Bette Stevens)

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  3. Amos 9:1-15

    I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said:
    Strike the capitals of the pillars
    so that the thresholds shake;
    knock them down on the heads of all the people.
    Then I will kill the rest of them with the sword.
    None of those who flee will get away;
    none of the fugitives will escape.
    2 If they dig down to Sheol,
    from there My hand will take them;
    if they climb up to heaven,
    from there I will bring them down.
    3 If they hide themselves
    on the top of Carmel,
    from there I will track them down
    and seize them;
    if they conceal themselves
    from My sight on the sea floor,
    from there I will command
    the sea serpent to bite them.
    4 And if they are driven
    by their enemies into captivity,
    from there I will command
    the sword to kill them.
    I will fix My eyes on them
    for harm and not for good.
    5 The Lord, the God of Hosts—
    He touches the earth;
    it melts, and all who dwell in it mourn;
    all of it rises like the Nile
    and subsides like the Nile of Egypt.
    6 He builds His upper chambers
    in the heavens
    and lays the foundation of His vault
    on the earth.
    He summons the waters of the sea
    and pours them out on the face of the earth.
    Yahweh is His name.

    7 Israelites, are you not like the Cushites to Me?
    This is the Lord’s declaration.
    Didn’t I bring Israel from the land of Egypt,
    the Philistines from Caphtor,
    and the Arameans from Kir?
    8 Look, the eyes of the Lord God
    are on the sinful kingdom,
    and I will destroy it
    from the face of the earth.
    However, I will not totally destroy
    the house of Jacob—
    this is the Lord’s declaration—
    9 for I am about to give the command,
    and I will shake the house of Israel
    among all the nations,
    as one shakes a sieve,
    but not a pebble will fall to the ground.

    10 All the sinners among My people
    who say: “Disaster will never overtake
    or confront us,”
    will die by the sword.

    11 In that day
    I will restore the fallen booth of David:
    I will repair its gaps,
    restore its ruins,
    and rebuild it as in the days of old,
    12 so that they may possess
    the remnant of Edom
    and all the nations
    that are called by My name—
    this is the Lord’s declaration—
    He will do this.

    13 Hear this! The days are coming—
    this is the Lord’s declaration—
    when the plowman will overtake the reaper
    and the one who treads grapes,
    the sower of seed.
    The mountains will drip with sweet wine,
    and all the hills will flow with it.
    14 I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel.
    They will rebuild and occupy ruined cities,
    plant vineyards and drink their wine,
    make gardens and eat their produce.
    15 I will plant them on their land,
    and they will never again be uprooted
    from the land I have given them.
    Yahweh your God has spoken.

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    1. Amos 9 reminds me of scripture that tells us during the end of days, nobody can save themselves. Salvation comes only through Jesus our Lord and Savior.
      **********************************************************
      Revelation 6:12-17
      The Sixth Seal

      12 Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood;
      13 the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind;
      14 the sky separated like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
      15 Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
      16 And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,
      17 because the great day of Their wrath has come! And who is able to stand?”
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      Matthew 24:29-31

      29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days:
      The sun will be darkened,
      and the moon will not shed its light;
      the stars will fall from the sky,
      and the celestial powers will be shaken.
      30 “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
      31 He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

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  4. And also Jc in the book of James last chapter if memory serves specifically targeting rich men who think they have built themselves adequate protection for the endtimes.

    But we who hold to Christ even airheads like me can sit safe knowing that the most important part is safe with the creator. Our soul and spirit!

    Although these two are distinct so the one breathed into us by the Lord is the most important in Genesis.

    Yup Finland signing out for now

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  5. Prayer request for Patrick Kirk. He’s done some work with Bette & John Stevens before. He’s asked for prayers for ongoing long-term effects of Agent Orange exposure while he was in Vietnam for the Air Force.

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  6. It was reported in finnish news today that an inordinate amount of russian military aircraft had been sighted at the finnish border.

    The posturing and probing phase is on atm. And yet Jesus said be not afraid at rumors of wars and wars breaking out. The end is not yet!

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  7. To mind comes Police squads lieutenant Frank Drebins commentary standing before a burning fireworks factory to the crowd.

    THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE! 😎

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  8. I watched this video and was truly shocked by what all of these preachers and teachers are proclaiming. WOW! May the Lord forgive them and may they repent and start teaching the truth!

    Very Horrible Teachers/False Preachers Are Exposed By Video Clips from televised broadcasts. These False teachers will be heading directly into the Lake of Fire very soon unless they repent!
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    1. Such Blasphemies coming from the Lips of these televangelist. Some of the worst things they said were:

      * They tell people to speak something into existence (making them equal to God — refer to Genesis). I call this “Blab it and Grab it” doctrine!
      * One tries to coach/teach people “speaking in tongues” on live TV (this is the Job of the Holy Spirit — Not Man!!!!)
      * One tells his viewers they are little gods! Really? How did that work out for Satan?
      * One said she had no problem taking money from the poor, even those that couldn’t afford their rent or hospital bills!!! PROSPERITY DOCTRINE!!!!!
      * One twists scripture to tell people “By His Stripes We Are Healed” to mean physical healing instead of spiritual healing!!!!
      * One implies that all religions are praying to the same God!!!!
      * One claims they can control weather, but they don’t fly their private jet when the weather is bad!
      * Dig Deep For Blessings To Be Returned To You!!!!!!
      * AND THE WORST ONE — ONE SAYS THAT GOD ASKED HIM FOR HIS OPINION!

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      1. Matthew 7:13-23

        13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.

        15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.
        16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
        17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.
        18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.
        19 Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
        20 So you’ll recognize them by their fruit.

        21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ 23 Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!’

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    2. Hi all,
      I’ve been out working in the shop+coops this week. My CD player was messed up along with numerous other tools and I won’t go into all of it. Suffice it to say a person we hired to do a job managed to get PDZ, a stall freshener (wicks water and odor) stuck inside and out every tool, boxes, you name it…….

      The thing I was going to rant over was the “Christian” radio station! I like this man in the video.
      The songs and teachers, preachers were unreal on the radio!!!!! I will say, there was one good song and 2 good sermons out of over 8 hours of programming. What an eye opener. No wonder so many are so confused! I used to listen to Christian radio often. Many years ago. It was a huge shock to say the least. KJAK out of Lubbock is one God used to open my eyes to the hidden elites, and so on years ago.

      We (my pastor and I) started a Celebrate Recovery ministry soon after the material was available. Rick Warren was just getting his beginning in media over Purpose Driven Life. He really didn’t say anything unusual and was on a clip on Fox. At that moment Holy Spirit said distance from him. We changed the whole program, name and all. God is so good! It was soon afterward he said something about praying to allah on another show………Smiley is just creepy. He is also scary because so many people follow his ministry. Well, all these have huge followings and it’s all about the $ 😦

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    3. Wow, a disturbing presentation about what I would call ministers of the church of latter-day Babylon. “Come out of her, my people.”

      But also a powerful presentation of the real gospel at the end of the video.

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  9. 2 Timothy 4:3-4

    3 For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.
    4 They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths.

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  10. You are right on there Jc. But there is something in all humans that is godly. Our spirit that inhabits our corrupt flesh at the moment.

    The Lord wants that back with jealousy. It is our most important part and lets face it we are an image of God but atm we are something of a distorted wronged image when we cannot bask in the splendor of the Lord because he is 3xholy and we are 0xholy atm.

    So the preacher who proclaimed we are gods with little g as also the fallen ones in psalm 82 and Jesus used that psalm with the pharisees later also.

    We are gods in essence but not in actuality until the Lord does the final touch!

    He gave us the right to become the sons of God and if you are a true son of God you are at the very least a god little g yourself.

    But hold your horse little g wait as the proverbs say we are not mature but under tutelage until coming of age.

    And in this form we are now we are not of age but id say under basic training.

    If you wanna learn do it the hard way.

    Essence we are little g:s but in flesh we are caterpillars who are yet to become the beauty the Lord instilled in us…

    Make sense to you people?

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    1. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God…
      And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” – Romans 8:14,17

      It’s an astonishing inheritance we have in Christ: Joint-heirs with him!

      Honestly this is hard to fathom, especially as we continue to walk on a fallen earth and our spirits still dwelling in fleshly bodies. And the temptations and weaknesses therein – pride, lust, etc. Speaking for myself anyway.

      Yet greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.

      BTW, I agree that Psalm 82 refers to fallen angels. When Jesus quotes it to the Pharisees in John 10, I think He still refers to fallen angels by comparison to Himself.

      “So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs.” – Hebrews 1:4

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  11. We who have accepted Jesus as Our Lord and Savior, repented of all Sin and continue in the truth of God’s word could consider ourselves those “Sealed By God”.

    Our righteousness comes from what Jesus did on the cross by bearing the weight of all sin on himself, dyeing, being raised from the dead and interceding on our behalf. We are all sons and daughters of our Creator in Heaven, Our Father God.

    We need to remain humble and give all the Glory to our Lord. None of us would ever be worthy to enter the Kingdom, without having our sins blotted out by the blood of the lamb.

    We should never consider ourselves equal to God or Jesus — that was what caused the great fall of Satan and his followers (fallen angels). Pride got in the way, they thought they could be just like God or above him.

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    1. Well said Stig and James. I do listen to some I don’t agree with on all things. The ones that hammer in watching the words of our mouths mostly. But even in this and yes us being babes we have to be careful. Just because we are blessed to discern error, another newborn may not be and even sharing material with the thought they would discern is not always so.
      This is something I’ll understand when I get to see Jesus if counted worthy. It won’t matter then, BUT why is it you can look back over your life and “see” where doctrine or evil was present and others new in the Lord may not? Is it a time thing? Does it all have to do with the gifts? IN this hour doesn’t everyone have the gift of discerning good from evil? We are in the hour of everyone prophesying (not all prophets but a word with His knowledge etc) so I do not understand the not discerning part. This is so very necessary in this hour………

      Nice to be able to read and post. I read up last night on my little phone and could not remember my log in info.

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  12. From Bette Stevens — 6/17/17

    This is not a time to argue amongst yourselves.There is great battles going on in the heavenlies……
    There is also great anticipation for the coming of the bride,alas there is also those being made ready for war….
    The bride’s table is all set….It is adorned,,,It awaits its bride,like a wooing bridegroom,He comes.He places the ring on your finger and says,Now you are betrothed to Me and no one else..
    While others are ready themselves for a fierce battle as they put on their war gear,(Ephesians 6:11-20)
    I saw myself dressed for battle,having on all the attire,I stood ready…….
    A man came up to Me,fierce,but all so loving and I knew Him to be Jesus and He said,Are you truly ready?????You must be prepared for anything in battle…..and He moved on………
    and I remembered Him saying a long time ago,Count the cost and then make your call sure….
    And I knew that long ago ,I knew the cost,and I remember Him telling me,It will cost you something,everything ,tell the people ,that if they choose to follow Me it will cost them …..and I remember asking Him about this once again and He said,it could cost you,your family,your friends,your job,your finances,your comfort and even your life,Are you ready to follow Me and not turn back……???????? Are you ready to make that commitment?????
    Think long and hard about this,,,,,,Don’t go into denial because it applies to ALL those that say I am a christian,I am the bride…..and you will have to choose this day,
    Many are called,but few are chosen,because it makes us accountable,and many will refuse and be in rebellion….
    I remember that time when He asked me,just like He is asking again,and I had doubts,but yes,I chose to follow Him,it has not been easy and there were times I wanted to go back to the way it was ,but I knew I couldn’t,and yes I had to go through some of the afor mentioned things in letting go, it has been a roller coaster ride.but worth it….
    It will not be easy,and change never is,and we can’t look back or we are not fit for the Kingdom…..so we move forward,one step at a time,one day at a time and if we fall,we get right back up and keep moving…..
    God is calling,will you answer??? If so ,fasten your seat belts,because ,you are going to be in for the ride of your life…..Shalom!!!!

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