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Offline micah7:9

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Luke 15:11-32
« on: August 24, 2011, 12:42:33 AM »

I have always thought of this parable as a one time event, but I perhaps it is not a one time event. My reason being is that I have fallen more times that I care to testify to. And that has always made me feel lost with the thinking of no return, yet each time I returned by yielding  to the Voice of the Lord, who I know now NEVER leaves, [Psa 139:8  If I ascend the heavens--there Thou art , And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee!]
I was always stronger, but Id fall again.
Psa 37:24  When he falleth, he is not cast down, For Jehovah is sustaining his hand.
Pro 24:16  For seven times doth the righteous fall and rise, And the wicked stumble in evil.

So just reasoning maybe only for my benefit, but I believe not, that this could be an on going event until one comes to himself, that I and many others, have not yet come to.
I Have believed for sometime now that I am yet in the Potters hands,  He aint finished with His vessels of clay, so I still wait for the, "having spent all."
Luk 15:13  `And not many days after, having gathered all together, the younger son went abroad to a far country, and there he scattered his substance, living riotously;
Luk 15:14  and he having spent all, there came a mighty famine on that country, and himself began to be in want;
Luk 15:16  And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.  This lowest of places yet?
Luk 15:17  And when he came to himself,[hadn't reached here yet] he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Luk 15:18  I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
Luk 15:19  And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

Any thoughts?


Mic 7:8  Thou dost not rejoice over me, O mine enemy, When I have fallen, I have risen, When I sit in darkness Jehovah is a light to me.

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Re: Luke 15:11-32
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 12:49:18 AM »
I don't have "an answer" right now, but I think it's a very interesting thought.

It occurs to me, it could have to do with our growth process, emptying ourselves of ourselves and learning to trust Him more and "look" to Him  ("looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith").  As long as I think I can "do it" in my own strength, I'm going to fail - because I don't think God will allow that to stand.  It also reminds me of the house built on sand.  It will crumble and fall. 

On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

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Re: Luke 15:11-32
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 01:55:17 AM »
Absolutely it's a process!  Our flesh is still flesh.  It's still influenced by the laws of this realm.  If I'm on a roof and trip, my body is still bound by the Newtonic law and gravity will still do what it does . . . As long as we're in these temporary tents, perfection is still a "process" as opposed to an event.  Spiritually we are perfected . . .but our flesh is still bound to due process in maturing into that same perfection.

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Re: Luke 15:11-32
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 08:21:01 AM »
GOOD! :grin:
Mic 7:8  Thou dost not rejoice over me, O mine enemy, When I have fallen, I have risen, When I sit in darkness Jehovah is a light to me.