This is my song, I too was a prodigal….
I hate to tell you this, I don’t really like to talk about it… but.. this song is me. I left my Father and left off preaching in 1989, and took my journey, wasting my life.
I did wonder for some 10 whole years. Then one day in 1999 suddenly I heard The Father say to me: “I will not let you go another year like you’re living!”
Wow. That shook me from the bottom of my feet to the top of my head.
I said to him: “Or what?” To that I heard nothing.
I want you to know, I did not decide to go home myself, but, He came looking for me.
That is right…. He came looking for His Son whom had lost his way.
Some people are saying you can walk away from God. I wonder now, looking back, just how one can walk away from his Father, and stop being a son?
Earthly fathers may possibly stop loving their sons, but The Heavenly Father never stops loving His Sons!
The prodigal son ate slop with the hogs. Then said.. “I will arise and go home.”
Home? Yes. He had a home, and then he said, “My father has many servants who eat well every day, but I am here eating slop. I will arise and go to my father.”
Father? Yes, he knew he had a father back home!
I too knew I had a Father. I had left, yes, but I knew He was my Father. And, I want to say something; The Father knew He had a son!
When the prodigal son went home and finally started down that lane leading to the big house, his father was watching for him to come home!
That is a point some people miss in the story. The father was expecting his son to come home!
Wow. What a father. He had faith that his son would come back home.
You may wonder away, even get mixed up so bad you cant navigate well. You may even run away — like Jonah, and board a ship to somewhere. But God….He caught Jonah and put him in the belly of the whale.
The Bible says God prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. Wow… Can you see the love of Jonah’s Father?
He stopped him, turned him around in a fish belly, and he was not hurt! He had the fish vomit him out even on dry ground. Jonah, no doubt, ran home.
Some think they can just run away, forget The Father, and The Father will forget them. No..! But God…. He never forgets His son.
So the returning prodigal son saw his father coming a long way off. Now he saw his father running to meet him.
Was the father mad at his son? No, we wept and cried for joy, because his son that had lost his way had come home. The father put a new ring on his finger, and clothed him with new clothes.
The father planned a party and killed the best calf for a feast. The father invited in all his family, and then he celebrated the fact his son that had left and wasted his life had come home.
Did he punish his son for running away? No, he love him more.
I have walked that prodigal road, and I have sat where he sat, eat what he ate. I have done the wrong thing, even as he, and wasted my life. But The Father still loved me after some 10 years!
Let me ask you then a question:
- How far and how bad would it have to be to cause God to throw you away?
- How far is far?
- How bad is bad?
Let me answer that question for you.
The Father had already paid the price for His Son.
The Father had already gave His Son to die for that son.
The Father had already determined good for His Son.
The Father had already promised him to be Justified.
The Father had given him His Grace and His Mercy.
The Father had already written the sons name in His Family Book!
The Father was already building him a home.
His Father had already proved His Faithfulness to His Son.
The Father had gone too far to look back!
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received The Spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are The Children 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.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of The Sons of God.” Romans 8:15-19.
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I wanted to post something just to let you know what a great Father we have.
We are so blessed that he loved us when we were the worst of sinners, and He has saved us by His Own Blood.
He has then given us all that He has. For we are Heirs with Him, and we are His Sons.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA.
He writes on Facebook and DesertZion.com Prophetic Words, Sermons and Teachings while leading people into true Church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Ministry.
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