If You Have Fallen Away, God Will Do Everything To Get You Back

14 After he had spent all he had, a severe famine swept through that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. 16 He longed to fill his belly with the pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him a thing. 17 Finally he came to his senses and said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have plenty of food? But here I am, starving to death! 18 I will get up and go back to my father and say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.

Luke 15:14-18 BSB

The parable of the Prodigal Son that Jesus illustrates is one of either a believer who has fallen back into sin or someone who knows about the Lord but decides to go back to the world. I say this because the passages of the lost sheep and the lost coin talks about the joy in heaven that occurs over a sinner that repents (Luke 15:7, 10).

The son left the protection of his father’s house to indulge in sin because he came across money from his inheritance. When a person walks away from the Lord, He will allow or even put him in a bad situation for his good. In the parable, a famine comes to the land, which forces the son to think about his father, and it makes him realize his need for his father because his life turned out to be so miserable. Now, the Lord had him in a position that would allow him to hear from Him so that he would come to his senses.

If you have walked away from Jesus Christ, He will allow you to go through hard times to remove the hardness of your heart, making it receptive to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. It will bring you back to reality to repent so that the Lord would forgive you of all your sins and restore you to righteousness.

Plagiarism

17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, or his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Exodus 20:17 BSB

Do you desire what your neighbor has? What about if your neighbor is a Christian and you covet his message or teaching. Let’s say, you go around the platform you are on and you see a post with a biblical message you like, it speaks to you, and you feel that it’s really good. You want to share it with your readers, but you get tempted to make your readers believe that it is yours.

Plagiarizing is happening all over the place, and sadly, by bible believing Christians, who think that it is okay to do so because you are spreading God’s message. The problem with that is, that the message isn’t from you. You didn’t receive it directly from the Lord through your own bible studies.

Your readers will think that God is speaking to you and using you, but in reality, you are lying and stealing from someone else.

I am not here to condemn anyone. If you are going around stealing posts from other bloggers, you need to stop and repent. When you steal someone’s message, the Lord will not credit you with righteousness, but He will condemn your work of sin. Let’s look at these verses of what Jesus will tell ministers and believers who are in ministries, but are doing it in a wicked way.

21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’

Matthew 7:21-23 BSB

So, just because you are spreading God’s Word, it doesn’t mean that you are doing God’s will because if you are spreading it for accolades, then you are spreading God’s Word for you, not for Jesus.

For a further look into Plagiarism and see how bad it is, please view this eye opener video from Justin Peters.

The End Times Apostasy

3 Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness—the son of destruction—is revealed.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 BSB

The rapture is the event when Jesus will take the Christians to heaven to be with Him. It will not happen “until the rebellion” or apostasy, and right after that, the antichrist appears on the world stage. However, it does not say that the antichrist will sign the seven-year treaty with Israel yet. It just says that he will come out. The rapture will occur before the Great Tribulation.

For further study on the Great Tribulation click on this link: “The Rapture, Pre-Trib Or Post-Trib?”

The homosexual agenda belongs to Satan, and he has brought it to the churches to make the hearts of those who are not anchored in Christ turn away from Him. The devil will take many professing Christians to hell by convincing them that sexual immorality is not sinful, thus deceiving them to accept that which the Word of God has condemned.

Right before Jesus comes, there will be fewer Christians on earth (Luke 18:8) who will be the ones to get raptured. Satan wants many people to go to hell with him, and the sad part about it is that he will be successful.

Imagine you go to the kitchen, and you see a basket full of apples. You think that you have many apples, but as you look more into the basket, you notice that the ones at the bottom are all rotten. The apples at the top are good, but the ones at the bottom are bad. Only a few apples are good to eat. That is what’s happening to Christianity. Many people claim to be Christians, but as 2 Thessalonians 2 says, many will apostatize, showing that only a few are genuinely saved. 

If you call yourself a Christian, you better understand that the devil has targeted you to destroy your faith by having you accept another “truth” that opposes what the Scripture teaches.

How grounded are you in Christ? You better start digging yourself, real firm and deep in the Word of God because the enemy will try his hardest you pull you out of it.