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The Prodigal Son

by Michael Hume  
4/14/2017 / Testimonies

Jesus told a parable about a man with two sons in Luke 15:11-32. The focus is on the one who, taking his inheritance early left the family home,  wasting it in loose living, then finally coming to his senses. On realising that even his father’s servants were better off than him, he returns to his father with deep apologies.

His father welcoms him warmly and is really glad to have him home safe and sound.

So it was with me. I lived loosely and selfishly for thirty years, yet when I return to God, He welcomes me with open arms, instantly forgiving me all my sins. So it is with every male and female who returns from living for the world’s values and ways and chooses God and His ways. God never condemns me, instead, privately and discretely, now and then He convicts me of my sin interiorly. God is so gracious, and loving, the Best Friend you could possibly have.

God wants all His prodigal sons and daughters back to live with Him in His house. He yearns for them and is hugely relieved, and greatly pleased, and rejoices when one returns home to live a Godly life.

All of us born on earth were born in sin caused by Adam and Eve except for Jesus who had no sin. Jesus died on a cross to take away all our sins. He was in a tomb for two nights and rose in body on the third day to live forever. He also raised us up immortal with Him. It is a mystery of God how an event happening about two thousand years ago is relevant, powerful and effective now and in the future. But it is and I have experienced it myself. Jesus died once as a human/God sacrifice to clear us of all our sins, destroy Satan’s works in our lives, and reconcile us to God. He also showed by His public life what any son or daughter of God can do, and taught us how to live well before God.

Jesus and God the Father are accessible now and in easy reach of each of us. They are only a prayer away. I said a prayer like this, “Dear heavenly Father, I am sorry for all my sins. I believe that Jesus died on a cross to take away all my sins. I now accept Him as my Saviour and Lord. Please come into my life now.” That began my relationship with God, and it is an amazing adventure. 

I seek God daily in Bible reading and meditating on the Bible, and in prayer. The Holy Spirit has taught me the rest. 

God the Father is a loving and Trustworthy Friend. He has all the characteristics of Jesus and a lot more. He is approachable, infinitely compassionate. Hugely loving and welcoming. He is really humble too. 

Michael Hume. The Holy Spirit teaches you everything. Copyright belongs to author.

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