Bible Verse=> Luke 15:11-19
The prodigal son was once under his father’s roof, fellowshipping with him, day and night. Suddenly, he made a decision [to leave his father’s will and to do his own will]. And as a good father, “he gave him whatsoever he would”. The prodigal son followed his decision to gratify his fleshy desires in opposition to the thoughts of the father.
Are you like this prodigal son?
How is your fellowship with God like? [Fellowshipping with God entails true worship, studying the Scriptures, prayer, etc.] Is it growing, stagnant or declining? The last two shows a backsliding state. Oh! You’re busy? You see, God understands. He understands that you can be busy with normal everyday life AND STILL HAVE A GOOD TIME FOR HIM. Yes, He understands! That’s why He has given you the Holy Spirit to HELP you [with everything all together]. He’s powerful!
Still the question.
Are you like this prodigal son? What about those fleshy desires? Desire to get mad, watch pornography, masturbate, fornicate, lie, etc. What is your weakness? Do they control you instead of God’s Spirit? (Galatians 5:16).
Beware of backsliding, that’s the only way you can be cured.
After a while, the prodigal son needed food, just as some need spiritual food [to overcome]. The prodigal son ran to his father who had this food in abundance (Luke 15:17). He understood that his father was wealthy. Dear reader, you need to understand that God has what will make you thrive [spiritually, health-wise, ministerially, etc] in abundance. Run to Him for help today. That’s the cure. Trust Him, He will surely restore you as His child, (“for this my SON” Luke 15:24) and strengthen you more.
N. B.: From verse 17, the change only came when he came back to his senses. As the restored sheep, you came back because of the consciousness that you’re away. This consciousness is there because of God’s love. Do not despise backsliders. Pray for them.
If you have backslided, please, say this prayer:
Oh Lord, thank you for your grace. I am sorry for going outside your will. Please restore me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Please intercede for all backsliders:
God, thank you for your grace. Please make all backsliders conscious of their backsliding state and let them return to you in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Thank you very much for your time.
God bless you. Shalom.