Good day to you all dear family… Good Sabbath day. We have a wonderful message today that I am sure most of us can relate to. Within this parable, we have three elements: the prodigal son, the elder brother and the father. We will learn of all three. The Father will be understood in both elements of this parable, so first we will learn of the “Prodigal Son”.
This is one parable that many of us can relate to. This parable of the prodigal son is the Lord's dealing with those who have known the Father's love for them, but who have fallen prey to the bewitching power of Satan and became blinded. It is a sad thing to see and I really cannot imagine the pains and sufferings of our Father’s heart in heaven and the parents of those who may have children of their own who have fallen prey to this archdeceiver. Satan has taken many captives for a season dear brethren, but be rest assured that God is in control and none who are the sons and daughters of God will be taken from the King of the Universe, for they are bought with a price and they belong to Him.
Brethren, Christians are the jewels of Christ. We are to shine so beautiful and reflect Christ. The further we venture away from the Father, then the more we will have to go through the pains of polishing. The longer we delay the process of being polished, the worse it is for us because of the choices we make to stay in the pleasures of the world. But the Word of God is clear — everyone who professes to be sons and daughters of God, worthy to have a place in the Lord's temple, must all submit to the polishing process. Without the polishing that Christ is to give, they can reflect no more light than a common old little stone. The Good Polisher is Christ and if we are His, then He has bought us with a price and we need to submit; for we are just an ugly stone that needs work, but the Polisher says, if thou wilt put yourself in My hands I will polish you, and the luster with which you shall shine will bring honor to My name and will destroy the works of Satan; and there shall be No man to pluck you out of My hand. How true it is that Christ will make all who claim His Name a peculiar treasure. And on Christ crown when we are in heaven, there it will be a jewel in remembrance of you. Amen, Amen, and Amen.
And so, let us learn the parable of the Prodigal son who clearly had to go through the polishing process, which finally brought him home in the end with true repentance and humility.
Luke 15:11-13 -And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to [his] father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth [to me]. And he divided unto them [his] living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
When you look into the life of the younger son, as most of us have felt in our life growing up, that when we come to that age where we want to be set free and be a grown up, we feel that our parents’ love is nothing more than a restraint on our life and freedom was hindered, not realizing that the restraint of our parents is their loving protection because they know that the world is a field of sin. This parable shows how and why so many who know the truth are going through so much pains and sufferings, which is a loving restraint from heaven upon your life to keep you in check.
So, this younger son had become weary to the restraint of his father. The father’s love and tender care for him was misunderstood, and therefore, the Prodigal son desired all his inheritance and then took his first steps into darkness. So, the son goes into "a far country," away from his father so he can enjoy what he thinks is freedom, but for many of us, we know it to be a field for slaves where billions today are trapped in this web of lies. We are only truly set free when we are safe in the arms of Christ and in the land of the living. But as we know, the prodigal son and the alike venture off into that far land that is filled with sin where Satan presents to mankind the world. It is there where the prodigal son sees all that he can do with his inheritance and enjoy the life of pleasures and be free from those that truly love him; but of course, he can’t see it at this time because the dark cloud of rebellion is upon him; for he has put up the banner of darkness and put down the banner of Christ. He can’t hear the instructions of his father anymore, because he turned away from him; therefore, he will learn to drown in his misery.
And so, as the prodigal son makes his way into the world, it is there that Satan throws him a hook, line and sinker of companions to help him go deeper into the web of sins. And it is there where he would waste away his life for a season and into the sting of darkness and misery where he would squander all his "substance with riotous living."
Truly the saying comes to pass…
Romans 1:22 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
All that the father gave to him was used for a life of sin and pleasure, joining with the harlots and obtaining friends who have not the love of God. All the precious years of life, the strength of masterful intellect, and the spiritual gains that were given to him all his years are all consumed in the fires of pleasures and cares and lust of the world.
The cares, the riches that come in life to so many and all the pleasures this world has to offer are all used by Satan for the game of life. The warning from heaven is clear...
1 John 2:15, 16 -Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
The Word of the Lord goes on to say…
Luke 21:34 -Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and cares of this life.
Furthermore, we read…
1 Timothy 6:9, 10 -They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil; which, while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Oh how much pains and sorrows some have to go through in order to see the love that the Father has for them. So much toiling they have to go through in the world of sin before they allow God to polish them up for His honor. If only so many would just listen to those who know and understand what Satan brings to all who venture down the path of pleasures that separate us from the Father, then their life would not be in a backsliding state and wretched condition that many may still currently be in. But again, for so many they need to venture down this path in order to change. And you know, though so many do go down this road and they leave home to exchange their life for sinful pleasures, the Father is always there waiting for their return.
How true it is that God will use storms in our life to call us home. It is His way to poke us gently and nudge us into hearing Him.
Luke 15:14 -And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
So, as the prodigal son was up against the ropes and Satan took him to a place of nothingness like the god that he is, it is there where God met face to face with this prodigal son and allowed him to see his true state and what happens when we walk away from Truth.
This foreign and unfamiliar country that this prodigal son had sunk into has then cast him into a field of swine for employment, which God allowed because that is what the life of Satan and his host represents. It is the lowest place one can be in life. It is one of the most degrading of employments. This is what the walk feels like and becomes eventually with Satan. Satan presents his life as beautiful and full of pleasures with all the riches of this life, but behind the veil it is nothing more than a life represented as swine: filthy, wretched, slothful, smelly, ugly, and just outright nasty.
How true the Book of Proverbs is when it says…
Proverbs 5:22 -His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
The young runaway man had made merry of his liberty, but now finds himself a slave to the powers of darkness and sin. Yeah, so much fun, is it not?! There is no true freedom until you are set free from Satan and his world of swine.
Galatians 5:1 -Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
When you find yourself in a life of rebellion and riotous joy, the sting of sin will come unto thee eventually and it is in the wilderness where we begin to see the big picture where the Father will meet us face to face; and this land does not feel good.
Ezekiel 20:33-35- [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
It is there in this wilderness of pain and sorrow; it is there where we feel the rod of correction: tired, depressed, heart pounding from never sleeping and filled with drugs, supposed friends who used you for everything, drunk, broke and what we thought was to be a happy place of freedom is now found in the true state and condition of the one who led you there AKA “Satan”. Misery loves company and that is what Satan is. The state of feeling separated from God is felt. The sting of rebellion hits hard like a ton of bricks falling on you. Meeting face to face with the Father in this land is painful. The pride of life and the feel-good pleasures have come to naught. The pains of unworthiness, hunger, now having no money, living with swine, all morals are just simply dwarfed, and depression sets in.
What a picture here of the sinner's state, brethren if you have never been there! Millions of people never make it out of this condition because they don’t know Christ. They have to fight it alone, because they will not accept His love. The sons and daughters of God know their Father and will cry out to Him.
How sad it is that many choose to want the life of sin-loving pleasure over the love of God, just for a season of feel good. Like the ungrateful sons and daughters there are, which love to claim the good things of God are theirs by right find themselves as the offshoots to that of Cain who went out from the presence of the Lord to seek his home; just as the prodigal son wandered into the "far country," so do sinners seek happiness in forgetfulness of God and those who truly love them.
Romans 1:28-32 - And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Whatever the appearance may be, every life centered in self is squandered. Whoever attempts to live apart from God is wasting his substance called life, because one day it will die and there will be nothing left unless they repent and turn to the Author of life. If you’re out there and you can hear me, stop squandering the precious years of your life now and hear the cry to come home or prepare to meet the Lord face to face like never before. It is not worth wasting away your life: soul, body and mind, because the soul who separates from God that he may serve self, are actually the slaves to Satan and man. The world is a field of slaves. Event these so-called elite people of the world are a slave to this rebellion against God. They are actually the most deceived of all, but they are given the titles that would make them appear to be some great ones or something when they are the opposite. Being the sons and daughters of God and following our great Father in heaven; it is in this land where you find true freedom, wisdom and royalty and true elite-hood.
Please hear me prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High God, the Father loves you, but if you’re going to choose this lifestyle and waste away your life with supposed friends, then you’re soon to feel the effect of walking away from God.
Stop running from God, stop being mad at God, stop journeying in the land of swine and eating and drinking from the cup of demons and devils. I assure you that if you would take a step back and look at your supposed friends that may be filling your life right now and you look deep into their eyes, it is there you will see emptiness and demons that are filling that soul’s life. In fact, your friends may be the very demons that have worked hard to destroy your life that are now nothing more than a manifestation of them in the likeness of friends.
Hebrews 13:2 -Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
This far country that many seem to like, one day you’re going to feel your misery and pains and in despair you will cry, and you will cry out and exclaim, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"
Romans 7:24 -O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
It is the wretched condition the Word’s sayings come to pass, "Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited."
Jeremiah 17:5, 6 -Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
How true it is that the Father "maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust" (Matthew 5:45); but men and women have the power to shut themselves away from the sunshine and showers. And so, while the Sun of Righteousness shines, and the showers of His tender loving grace falls freely for both the rebellious and righteous, those rebellious may by separating themselves from God still "inhabit the parched places in the wilderness”, as the prophet Jeremiah said.
The love of God still yearns over the wanderer who has chosen to separate from the Father, and so the Father sets in operation influences to bring him back home. The prodigal son in all his misery and wretchedness "came to himself." The deceptive powers that had once been exercised by Satan are now loosened and broken.
Romans 6:18 -Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
He saw that his suffering was the result of his own folly, and he said…
Luke 15:17-19 -…How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
The prodigal son has now found hope in the conviction of his father's love that he had come to know. It was that love which was drawing him toward home, and it is that love and kindness you are to share to others so that this parable may come to pass in your life with those you may have in your families.
Loving kindness and tender mercy will lead the sinner away from wickedness and hate and this is the assurance of God's love that constrains the sinner to return to God when he has backslidden. Love turneth away sinners from their evil ways and they see their true state and condition. How true it is when the Word of God says…
Romans 2:4 -The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.
The love of God and the compassion that He has for us all is felt and known in His children who can see the light and has not allowed Satan to bewitch them into his darkness of lies. But like the prodigal son, like so many of us who have been, the compassion the Father has on His children will break even the spells of darkness and open up the flood gates of light that will penetrate the depths of every soul that God seeth good and a treasure that He can see a value in us all that have been lost but are now found.
The Lord is the representative of the Father and He shares in His for us all with the Holy Spirit of God, which Jesus declares…
Jeremiah 31:3 -I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.
And so, as the Father draws the prodigal son to Him through His tireless love, the son determines to confess his guilt. He will return to his father, saying…
Luke 15:18 -I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
But he adds and places a restraint on his understanding of his father's love by saying, “Make me as one of thy hired servants."
Luke 15:19 -Make me as one of thy hired servants.
So the prodigal son turns from his wretchedness, the wretched man that he is and sets his face towards home and leaves the land that he thought he would come to love with all the sins and rebellion that seemed so right. Trembling with weakness as so many of us can remember our days of sin and faint from hunger and not eating and full of the stench of sin, he presses eagerly on his way to be home. He has no covering to conceal his wretched rags, but his misery has surely conquered his pride that he once had that he took with him in his rebellion against those who loved him, and he hurries on homeward bound to beg of his father a servant's place where he was once a child.
Oh how little was his happiness, thoughtless young prodigal son, as he went out from his father's gate where he fixed his mind and path on a world of pleasure, dream of the ache and longing left in that father's heart. When he danced and feasted with his wild companions and so-called friends, little did he think of the shadow that had fallen on his home…little did he think of the pain he had brought upon his father, or else he would have returned home sooner.
And as the prodigal son is yet a great way off, the Holy Spirit who is our Comforter and who will bring things to remembrance and enlighten us with understanding, He gives the father of the prodigal son to discern his son’s form. Love is of quick sight, brethren. When you have love, love is from God and love will inform. I can’t imagine the happy state of his son returning home and all the happiness that is shed for all who return.
Luke 15:7 -I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
Love that exists in the heart of those who has given their life to God; not even the degradation of the years of sin can conceal the son from the father's eyes. The Word of God proclaims how the father "had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck" in a long, clinging, tender embrace and kissed his son.
Luke 15:20 -And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
The love and tender forgiveness of the father looks not upon his once fallen son with an evil eye and recalls what he had done, but just simply clings to his once lost son and praises heaven for his son who was once lost but is now found.
And as they embrace and the prodigal son cries out his repentance, saying, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son."
Luke 15:21 -Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
The picture that we all know so well when we return to those who have loved us and what all of heaven will do when we make it home, they will hold us so tight as the father to the prodigal son does with his son’s return, and they walk together back home. No opportunity is given to the son to request a servant’s place, but he is fully restored. He is a son, who shall be honored with the best the house affords, and whom the waiting men and women shall respect and serve as they once did.
The father exclaims, "Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry."
Luke 15:22-23 -But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry:
When we look into the big picture of everything that had happened, we can see how this once rebellious youth had thought of his father as a stern and severe ruler, but like the Father in heaven, that is so far from the truth. That is the deception of darkness that fosters in the heart of those who yield to the dark powers and God will allow things to happen in our life to fulfill the prodigal son in order to see the true character of our heavenly family that is LOVE and knows what is best for those that are of His fold.
Now, how different is the prodigal son’s conception of his father that does nothing but show love towards the sinner. Let us learn from this brethren and the love that is displayed toward this son. Let us apply this method to all sinners, all who rebel against God, because it is through love that we win souls and not harshness or a spirit that would separate any hope for God to work His love through you to help them see as the prodigal son saw through his father’s love for him.
The world has not the light that we have and if we are going to hit them hard with words that are not fit to enlarge the Father’s borders, then what ministry do we hold for heaven in a world of sinners who may not even ever have a chance to return home because of our own lacking to reach them with tender love? God is full of understanding and compassion towards this world and it is not His will that any should be destroyed, but the world regards our heavenly Father as watching to denounce and condemn all and to throw them into the pits of eternal hellfire as these wicked ministers of Satan have been proclaiming for years, and how our Father is as unwilling to receive the sinner so long as there is a legal excuse for not helping him. Christ ate with the wine bibbers, tax collectors and sinners and adulteress.
The world is taught that the heavenly Father’s law is nothing more than a restriction upon men's happiness, a burdensome yoke from which they are glad to escape and be free to please the flesh. But he whose eyes have been opened by the love of Christ will behold God as full of compassion and tender loving mercy for all where He invites all to His kingdom. To those that really understand God, He does not appear as a tyrannical, relentless being, but as a Father longing to embrace his repenting son. The sinner will exclaim with the Psalmist, "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him."
Psalm 103:13 -Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.
In the parable, there is no taunting, no casting up to the prodigal of his evil course, but there is only joy and love and happiness that comes from the father, which this parable demonstrates the parallel of the heavenly family and their love for us. And because of the love that the father demonstrated to the son, the son feels that the past is forgiven and forgotten, blotted out forever; just as our heavenly Father says to the sinner, "I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins," Isaiah 44:22. "I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." Jeremiah 31:34. "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." Isaiah 55:7. "In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found." Jeremiah 50:20.
Isaiah 44:22 -I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
Jeremiah 31:34 - And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Isaiah 55:7 -Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Jeremiah 50:20 -In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and [there shall be] none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
The Word is faithful and true brethren, so do not be discouraged by the darkness that Satan tries to cast upon your life that would try and destroy the light; because what an assurance here that we all have in God's willingness to receive the repenting sinner!
So, I ask of all who may hear the cries of our heavenly Father and your parents who loveth thou; are you listening wondering children of the Most High God? Have you taken that oh familiar path to that foreign land that has brought you to the low place yet? Do you need to go any further to suffer as so many of have done before seeing your God? Reconsider from feasting on the fruits of transgression, which will only come to not.
Turn no more away from that still small voice in your life and allow God to enter therein, into your heart. Hearken unto the cry of God and "Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest; because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction." Micah 2:10.
Micah 2:10 -Arise ye, and depart; for this [is] not [your] rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy [you], even with a sore destruction.
Return to your Father's house. Your Father invites us all, saying, "Return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee." Isaiah 44:22.
Isaiah 44:22 -I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
Please run not anymore for your God and stop listening to the enemy of souls who may have you in bondage and mad. Do not listen to the enemy's suggestion to stay away from Christ until you have made yourself better; until you are good enough to come to God. Now is the time to come home and be received by your heavenly family and those that love you on this earth.
Brethren, when Satan stands ready to accuse us all and he points to our filthy garments, repeat the promise of our loving Saviour, "Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." John 6:37.
John 6:37 -All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Rebuke the enemy as Christ did in the wilderness and exclaim the promises of Christ and how His blood cleanses us from all our sins. Let us furthermore proclaim the words of king David, "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Psalm 51:7.
Psalm 51:7 -Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
So, let us arise and go to your Father, confessing through Jesus your sins; who will wash them away, and with the Holy Spirit who will lead you to repentance, and go be blessed and received of all who love you. This will destroy the works of Satan and his long efforts to keep you in bondage. His works will be destroyed by the Love of God and don’t you all forget who our God is and what He will do for all that are His. None will be plucked out and taken from Him who sits on the throne of love. Amen!
In closing, prepare your hearts and receive the love of God oh wondering child. He will meet you a great way off. I have been there, and I know as so many will echo my words. If you take even one step toward Him in repentance, He will hasten His steps to enfold you in His arms of infinite love. His ear is open to the cry of the contrite children. The very first reaching out of the heart after God is known to Him…He knows everything, brethren. Never a prayer is offered to Him will he turn away, and never a tear is shed in His longing for thou to return to Him, and never is a sincere desire to go after God is turned away from, and however feeble and weak you may feel, the Spirit of God goes forth to meet it and to bring you home with repentance. God is love dear family and I assure you that I can preach away for days and we will still not comprehend it. Even before our prayers are sent, or the yearning of the heart made known, grace from Christ will go forth to meet the grace that is working upon the human soul that is provided by the Holy Spirit who knows the children of God.
Allow the Father to take away the defiled garments of sin and clothe you with His love. He will say to His Son Jesus, "Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him He said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment… So they set a fair miter upon his head, and clothed him with garments." Zechariah 3:4-5.
Zechariah 3:4-5 -And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
Even so God will clothe you with "the garments of salvation," and cover you with "the robe of righteousness."
Isaiah 61:10 -I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.
He will bring you into His banqueting house, and His banner over you shall be love. (Song of Solomon 2:4) "If thou wilt walk in My ways," He declares, "I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by"--even among the holy angels that surround His throne. (Zechariah 3:7.)
Song of Solomon 2:4 -He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me [was] love.
Zechariah 3:7 -Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
"As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee." Isaiah 62:5. "He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love; He will joy over thee with singing." Zephaniah 3:17. And heaven and earth shall unite in the Father's song of rejoicing: "For this My son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.”
Isaiah 62:5 -For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Zephaniah 3:17-The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
So, until next time dear family…
Hebrews 11:25-26 –Cho osing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.