The Lost Son
Jesus said, a man had two sons. The younger son said to his father, father, give me my share of the property. So the father divided his property between his two sons. After a few days, the younger son gathered his possessions and left for a country far away from home. There he wasted everything he had on a wild lifestyle. He had nothing left when a severe famine spread throughout that country. He had nothing to live on.
So he got a job from someone in that country and was sent to feed pigs in the fields. No one in the country would give him any food, and he was so hungry that he would have eaten what the pigs were eating. Finally, he came to his senses. He said how many of my father's hired men have more food than they can eat, while I'm starving to death here. I'll go at once to my father, and I'll say to him, father, I've sinned against heaven and you. I don't deserve to be called your son anymore. Make me one of your hired men. So he went at once to his father.
While he was still at a distance, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son, put his arms around him, and kissed him. Then his son said to him, father, I've sinned against heaven and you. I don't deserve to be called your son anymore. The father said to his servants, Hurry! Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let's celebrate with a feast. My son was dead and has come back to life. He was lost but has been found. Then they began to celebrate (Luke 15:11-24) GW
Note: The preceding story told by Yahshua (Hebrew Name), is a prime example of impatience earthly independence, wastefulness, and being driven on a quest that takes one far from the protection, provisions, love and shepherding of our Holy and Righteous Father. After a while of being away on his quest, the prodigal (reckless, extravagant, wasteful) son, who solely depended upon his wealth, became poor and destitute, so much so, that he took a job caring for pigs; and became so hungry that he desired to eat the pig's food. However, he began to ponder over the life he had previously experienced. He had a gracious father with ample provisions, who protected, and loved him,
As pertaining to the 21st century populace, we can began by asking ourselves, have we become disconnected from our GRACIOUS HOLY and RIGHTEOUS FATHER, by designing or treading our own pathway? Have we become impatient with waiting on YHVH our GOD, have we journeyed so far, and entangled ourselves with unnecessary grievous burdens? Well, it is not too late, to have a change of heart, it is not too late to turn back to our Holy and Righteous Father.
Just as the prodigal son, changed his mind (repented), humbled himself, and returned to his father, we can "resolve" ourselves in 2016 and beyond to humble ourselves under the Mighty Hand of YHVH our GOD, believe in the One whom He has given us, namely His Son, Yahshua ha Mashiach, acknowledge and confess our sin, repent for the remission of sin and to "cease to do evil, learn to do well"(Isaiah 1:16-17). Let us not take on this earthly life without being rooted and grounded in the Word of YHVH (LORD), for His WORD is our life. Deuteronomy 8:3, 18 (KJV) Note: Read the whole chapter of Deuuteronomy 8 and Matthew chapter 4
Question: Why should we believe in Yahshua?
King Yahshua, is the Word of our Holy and Righteous Father, who came to earth in the flesh (see John chapter 1), preached repentance, rightly interpreted the law of His Father [void of man-made traditions], died for the sins of mankind, was resurrected, and now sits at the Right Hand of His Father. Yahshua is our Salvation, His Name means "Salvation". Mankind's sins had taken him far beyond his ability to reconcile himself back to YHVH, but His infinite mercy, provides a plan for our reconciliation back to Him. This is the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven!! Yahshua stated to His disciples: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." John 14:6 (KJV)
It is written: Today if you hear His Voice, Harden not your Hearts
Read Isaiah chapter 53, John chapter 3:16-21, Hebrews chapter 1