Prophecy: 'We're in a Season for Prodigals to Come Home'
Do you have a prodigal in your lifetime? Is there a girl or a son who’s walked away from his faith in Jesus Christ? Have you been praying without stopping for a sibling, for a niece or a nephew or for a grandchild to return to their original love for the Lord?
I believe that we are currently in a year in which God is calling the prodigals to come home. I understand that I know that I understand that the Spirit is chasing down those who have been deceived and then paralyzed by the grasp of sin. We are in a”now” second since the Father is pursuing individuals who have rejected His love time after time.
If you choose to believe that God is knocking on the doors of their hearts, then have a prodigal, these are some of the ways you could partner in enabling them to turn and come home, with the Holy Spirit :
1. Love your prodigal. Reach out from real kindness and empathy so they understand they will be accepted and restored. The kindness of God leads to repentance–and it will also work for you, whether or not it works for Him. The error that many parents make is that they build such walls between their prodigals and themselves it is not possible for the one that is wandering to scale the tough wall. Keep your love ardent and your walls low!
“Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” (Rom. 2:4, NASB).
2. Declare the Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to provide you a Scripture which you then declare within this loved one’s lifestyle. It is of vital importance to repeat God back into His ears’ expressions . Write this out verse and set it on your bathroom mirror, on the dash of your vehicle and on your kitchen cabinets. Share this verse with other people that have joined you in begging to your prodigal. We are also mentioning that the will of God when we attempted God’s Word.
“So it isn’t the will of the Father who’s in heaven that one of these little ones should perish” (Matt. 18:14, MEV).
3. Proceed to pray. Don’t ever grow weary in the arena of prayer. Prayer is the power that we have been given that enables us to partner with God. The work of your own life is going to be finished on your knees. The Lord has clearly shown me with my own prodigals, ” I do not have to”talk” more, as they can run off in my voice, but they can never escape my own prayers. So our plan is to speak less and pray more!
“That is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. If we know he hears anything we ask, we realize that we have whatever we asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15).
4. Keep your hopes up. I’ve made the error of becoming discouraged and hopeless during the wait for a prodigal to come to their senses. But we need to daily, even hourly, so remind ourselves that nothing isn’t possible to the Lord. Nobody is beyond his reach, and no one is immune to His great compassion. So keep your hopes up and get ready for the celebration!
“So he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet far away, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, and ran and embraced his neck and kissed him” (Luke 15:20).
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Carol McLeod is an author and speaker at women’s conferences and retreats, at which she teaches the Word of God with great pleasure and excitement. Carol enables and encourages women with practical and enthusiastic messages mixed with her own unique brand of hope and humor. She has written 10 novels, such as The Baths of a Woman’s Heart; Defiant Joy! ; Holy Estrogen! ; No Regular; Refined; Joy For All Seasons; Let There Be Joy! ; Walk the Joy, please! ; Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue; and Stormproof, which releases on March 1, 2019. Her teaching DVD, The Rooms of a Woman’s Heart, won the Telly Award, a prestigious industry award for excellence in spiritual programming. You can also listen to Carol’s”Jolt of Joy” app every day about the Charisma Podcast Network. Connect with Carol or inquire about her talking to your group at carolmcleodministries.com.