Wednesday, June 19, 2019

GOD'S JUSTIFICATION OF THE UNGODLY REVEALED IN THE PARABLE OF LUKE 15

'By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.' - Romans 5 vs 2

Greetings Dearly Beloved in the LORD JESUS. Be Blessed and highly Lifted as you read these Words which I now share with you. AMEN.

We are about to look into the Parable of Luke 15, which is the popular story of the "prodigal son". Note, GOD never called that man prodigal, neither did the Bible record such tag to His name, but the judgement of men who read the story is what brought about that tag "prodigal son". - Selah. Isn't it amazing that GOD didn't even call Him prodigal?, but men! All right, that said. Now, if you will read through that Chapter 15 of the Book of Luke, you will find out that when the son was in that far country where He hungered and ate the husks of swines, on a certain day, He came to Himself and said thus, let's see it;

'And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
I will arise amd go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.' - Luke 15 vs 17 - 19 {KING JAMES VERSION}


Waow! Beautiful. Now I want you to note a statement this young man made in these verses I have just highlighted to you. He said He would say unto His Father to make Him as one of His hired servants. Uhmmmm. Beautiful. Now before we unveil a Great Truth embedded around these verses, let's journey to Exodus, when Moses the Prophet of GOD encountered GOD around the burning bush. Let's see what happened there. Let's go;

'And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, GOD called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.' - Exodus 3 vs 3 - 5 {KING JAMES VERSION}


Beautiful. Notice what GOD said to Moses, HE said to Him not to come near to the place where HIS Voice sounded to Him, and asked Him to put off  His shoes from off His feet because the place where He (Moses) stood was holy ground. Waow! Beautiful. Just to clear this, someone might ask, what made that ground Holy?, well, it's because GOD'S Presence was there. The Bible records that when the Presence of GOD came upon the Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai became Holy. You see?, any where the Presence of GOD is is Holy. Glory to GOD forever more. AMEN. So, Moses was asked to put off His shoes from off His feet.

Now Beloved, I want to take you into Jewish traditions a bit: according to the then Jewish tradition, when a servant comes before His Master in the house or in a room, He comes with bare feet, He puts off His shoes and leave them at the door post, going inside that room to attend to the Master on bare feet, as only the Son or Sons of the Master could stand before Him in the room or the house with shoes on their feet. - Selah. Yea! You can research that for yourself if you care to know more about it. By this, we can see what GOD did when HE asked Moses the Prophet to put off His shoes from off His feet; that indicated that Moses was not a Son, but a Servant. - Selah. Please take note of this as we continue in this Journey of Truths right now. Very important. Now let's journey back to Luke 15 vs 19 where we came from;

'And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.' - {KJV}

This was a conclusive thought the son made up His mind to say before His Father when He returns to HIM. - Selah

Now let's see what happened when His Father saw Him coming;

'And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet...' - Luke 15 vs 20 - 22 {KING JAMES VERSION}


Woaw! Beautiful. A Beautiful and Gracious FATHER HE is. Now notice the verse 20 here, the Father asked that shoes should be put on His feet. Wait!, that must mean that the son was without shoes at that point when He stood before His Father. Are you getting it?, yes, that must be the reason His Father asked that shoes be put on His feet because there was obviously none on His feet. - Selah. Now, let's examine statements, the statement of the son while He made up His mind to return to His Father from that far country;

'And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.' - Luke 15 vs 19 {KJV}

You see this?, He already accepted to be as a servant to His Father, so that must be the reason He came to His Father on bare feet based on the Jewish tradition of servants as I pointed out to you. - Selah. So He did not only say He should be made as one of His Father's hired servants, but He expressed it by standing before His Father with bare feet; and His Father asked that shoes should be put on His feet. Glory to GOD.

Now let's go into comparisons based on what we have just seen/read in this Article. Under the Law, they were not worthy to be called GOD'S Sons, but Servants were they; that was proved with Moses who Himself was the Law, the Man of the Law, He put off His shoes before the presence of GOD, signifying that all those who are of the Law are undeserving of GOD'S acceptance. But this young man who many call prodigal, who of a Truth did not deserve to be anymore called a Son of that Good Father nor receive any further inheritance from HIM (in HIM) been that He already took His inheritance (His part in His Father), so He had no more part in the Father and didn't deserve that place of sonship any more, yet, He was Justified of His errors, He received Compassion and Justification from His FATHER and was accepted by the FATHER. HE didn't deserve it, but HE got it. Glory to GOD. Now let's see an Awesome Truth in the verse 22 of that Luke 15;

'But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet...' {KJV}

The first thing the Father asked to be put on Him is "The Best Robe". The Best Robe speaks of GOD'S Free Gift of Righteousness. Many times in the Epistles of the Apostles and through out Scriptures, GOD'S Free Gift of Righteousness is been referred to as a Garment or a Clothe {Something you put on};

'For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.' - Galatians 3 vs 27 {KJV}

You see that?, so when the best robe was put on Him, it signifies CHRIST, Him putting on CHRIST, and that was what brought the acceptance, that was what brought about the sonship (which was signified by the shoes been put on His feet). - Selah

'But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on his name...' - John 1 vs 12 {KJV}

'Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.' - 1 John 3 vs 1 {KJV}

This was the Grace that son experienced in His FATHER, He didn't deserve to be called the FATHER'S Son, but the lavished Love of the FATHER towards Him brought Him in. Glory to GOD.

Do you know that that Parable was given by the LORD JESUS to speak to us and communicate to us of the FATHER'S LOVE towards us? - Selah

'By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.' - Romans 5 vs 2 {KJV}

Moses the Prophet of GOD didn't have this Access to stand before GOD (speaking of sonship), but in CHRIST JESUS, Hallelujah!, we received, we have access by Faith to stand before GOD as Sons without any blame nor spots, nor any such thing, because we have put on CHRIST our Garment of Righteousness. As we stand before GOD, it is the Righteousness of JESUS that shines forth before the FATHER. Hallelujah! How Blessed we are of GOD in CHRIST! Give HIM Thanks.

GOD Bless You.
- Jenning U. Angel

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