Redeemed: Are we living it?

This page is still under construction, but contains so many crucial end times decision-making thoughts for the last few who might have ears to hear, that as I continue to add to it, it is being made available for those wanting a head start on its basic understanding:

    We're living in a time when believers have very little knowledge left of what their supposed faith is really all about, including what some of the genuine biblical words and phrases once meant, where much of that loss today is sadly due to so many individual believers and their willful ignorance--a willful ignorance caused by a satan-conditioned distraction into what is basically a consensus-focused pragmatism on "how to play church".  (I ought to know, I was once a part of that crowd when a young adult.)  Yet for the few of us who have since found that we are being lied to, and want nothing but to know the truth, its where digging even deeper into the wall as Ezekiel had done in chapters 8 through 12 is the answer in finding yet more fascinating connections to the "come out from among them" separation aspects that are so important to understand in our more accurate calling into YHWH's true ways of purity for us.

Today only those who have had the courage to step away from the idolatrous man-trusting crowd, and who are now digging through the wall of man's many layers of fearful law systems looking for the light of YHWH's hope, are the rare few who are seeing what is really going on behind the smoke and mirrors of satan's fast-exploding network of terror upon man.  There are only a few who have had the courage and faith to truly want to see how to save themselves and their loved ones from this growing terrorism, created by satan's ruling elite.

And it seems that only those who have sought the truth with all their hearts have found what we now know to be that "peace that passeth all understanding", and the overwhelming moments of comfort and solitutde that we are sure can only be coming through the Holy Spirit of a loving and promise-keeping God.  We have been "bought with a price", and have gladly allowed that new Lord, King, and "master" to take us away from the fears of this evil world, and into the loving arms of His heavenly ways of comfort via His own understanding, just as a hen would gather her chicks under her wings in times of danger.

We have been bought with a price, which is the price of YHWH's Son and His blood sweat and tears, or his suffering and death at Calvary. And as we'll show more details of in a moment, we have been purchased back from our heartless slave masters, but many are afraid to then leave those slavemasters, not fully trusting that their new "owner" will keep His promises to walk them through their trials of leaving their present slavemaster for a life in an eternal land of milk and honey, "if so be that we suffer with Him" (ref. Romans 8).   They fear what might lie ahead instead, trusting more prominently in their own abilities (themselves and the men around them) to control the situation rather than the Father's control of the situation, which is idolatry, being a faith in the creation, not the Creator. 

"Because that, when they knew God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools ... Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator"  Romans 1:21-23.

These modern "Christians" in our time, once "Saved" were not thankful for their new King, their new Lord of Lords, and thereby still "wanted them a king", a mortal authority over them, who would be one of them.  In other words, they followed the edicts of (worshiped) and had taken the provisions of (were thankful to) man, more than their Creator.

When we choose oppression, and stay thereon, we are being thankful to the gods of our world, not the God of the Bible.  We are in idolatry, plain and simple.

But some of us did not want to be so unthankful, nor so rebellious, and were bought with a price, having been "redeemed" or purchased back from the way we had sold ourselves into slavery, by temptation, deception, or both, and now, if we truly love and respect that King of kings and are truly thankful to Him for our lives and our very given breath and souls, we must leave that beast system of modern Egyptian slavery.  Yet...     Are we living it?  Are we living that redemtion to its true definitives?  Have we felt the remorse in not being thankful to Him, but still thankful to the beast system that has us captive?  Are we still murmering to go back to Egypt where there was more than just that boring mammon to eat, and more silver and gold statues to bow down to?  Have we then felt the remorse of breaking the heart of a jealous God and have thereby properly "Come out from among them" to follow that loving and heartbroken Father to the land of milk and honey?  or are we still dragging our feet afraid to leave Egypt, fearing either Pharaoh's retribution or starvation in the wilderness of the Father's leading, or both?

"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify YHWH in your body, and in your spirit, which are YHWH's."  (1Corinthians 6:20)

Webster's 1828 dictionary:

1. to purchase back; to ransome; to liberate or rescue from captivity or bondage, or from any obligation or liability to suffer or to be forfeited, by paying an equivalent; as, to redeem prisoners or captured goods; to redeem a pledge.

2. to repurchase what has been sold; to regain posession of a thing alienated, by repaying the value of it to the posessor.

3. To rescue; to recover; to deliver from.

4. To compensate; to make amends for.

In other words, we've been redeemed, and purchased back into the trust and security of our Father in heaven via the compassion of His Son who shed His blood for us. Should we then cheapen that purchase of being accepted by Him, by then refusing to leave our previous masters? YHWH forbid!
(And please note that I said that we are accepted by Him (and not the other way around, with us somehow "accepting Him into our hearts" as churchianity teaches), but where we are found seeking His salvation in having repented and submitted to Him in a full trust in Him and His promises for us via a complete new understanding and embracing of His ways of authority over us.   The only part that we "accept" is the part where we accept that He is Lord of lords and King of kings and where we are to submit to Him and His authority that He will then reign over us, where once our repentance is genuine, He then accepts us in the salvation and redemption of our souls, purchasing us back from the world that we had fallen into by our sin, just as how the Israelites had fallen into sin and captivity under the Egyptians and had need of being "redeemed" back again, where they then faithfully (and at least initially) left Egypt upon that redemption)

He has bought us out of idolatry, Yeshua's blood has "made amends" for that sin, where we had cried to be freed of our captors, but should we then go right back out in the world and live in that same sin with our captors afterwards?

"You were bought with a price, do not become bondservants to men".  (1 Corinthians 7:23)

And what do we usually hear as a catch phrase by those who are living "high off the hog" in a near literal sense with this beast of swine? They often say the famous line, "We are in the world, but not of the world." trying to make it look as if the spirit realm and the physical are two completely separate things when it comes to obedience, where it is most certainly not that simple to wiggle out of. We are to leave the obedience of the kings that instruct us to sin against our God, just as Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abendnego gave us Scriptural examples for. We are not to just use such catch phrases to excuse ourselves from going right back out to pinch more incense unto the ever-worsening Caesars.

"For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins." (Hebrews 10:26)

Idolatry is a sin. A very huge sin as well by the way. And those that voluntarily remain in today's golden calf system of law and provision are blatantly thumbing their noses at the God of the Bible, saying (in effect) that they are "Accepting him into their hearts", but not enough to then accept that He is to reign over them, as they feel that they have others that they must bow down to, although nothing is being made mandatory yet that they must do so.  We are not in an official captivity, but many are willfully choosing to be in a voluntary form of captivity, which only helps to empower the beast to take things to greater and greater steps of tyranny for the rest of us.  

Those folks who feel that they don't have to answer to any of YHWH's laws or who, because they feel those laws are dead, then feel that they now can have other gods before YHWH, may have a painful awakening when judgment day arrives:

"But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither and slay them before me." (Luke 19:27)

Those who are choosing to stay in the legal realms of today's beast church/state system, are only being further brainwashed to stay there more comfortably.

Since I was a child, I have always had an ingrained desire to be able to put smiles on the faces of those I loved, like my parents, relatives, friends, etc.  I especially liked to surprise them with things that I would do that I knew that they would appreciate.  It was just something that was a part of my character.  This is likely a part of many folks out there who love the Father, yet...  are we looking to put that smile on the faces of those we care about by doing things our way?   ...or by doing things that are the Father's way?  This is where the "giving-looking" souls differ from the truly loving hearts, as the soul that wants to see their friends smile their own way, are often doing so hoping for something in return from them.  And in such cases, we must wonder if that is truly a giving heart, or one who is merely seeking his or her own gain in the long run, because if we are giving of ourselves in putting smiles on the faces of those we love by doing things Father's way, we are not just hoping to make our friends smile, but our Father in heaven also, as the goal is often the same: to bring them both together so they can BOTH smile with one another.  and the only way to do that is to make sure that everything we do, say, and exemplify in our walk, are in the purest alignment with the Father's "ways", not our own, or some differing way of the world.   

I say this to help show the seriousness of the issue of redemption.  Do we purchase things because we think such things will make us smile? or do we purchase things that we feel are going to annoy us or cause us to stumble?  Its obviously the former right?  Well, my point is, that we know that the Father created all of us for fellowship in a way that would bring joy to His heart, and yet He was also wise enough to know to give us a free will, and a fair amount of time to decide what might also make us smile, agreed?  Well, in continuing along those lines, if we never see the down-side of an evil world, would we ever really want to run to His righteous or "goody two shoes" world, that so many today are yet afraid to stand in because they think His rules and punishments to be too strict?

If we don't truly see the down side of our choice to follow the evils of our hearts, then we may never want to stop and see that our own contributions to that evil world are only making things worse, and not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us, including the God that created us. so, is that really going to put slmiles on the faces of those you love? keep on heading in the directions that put temporary smiles on people's faces by doing things against the Father's better morals and judgments in our world?  Of course not.  And for some of us, we see this before its too late, and often wish we could go back and change what we have done in the past, knowing that those things were not beneficial for us as a whole, but only for our wicked hearts at those given moments in time, when we merely wanted to satisfy our own wants and needs, where we had made others smile, with an ulterior motive that those folks would somehow help us get what we wanted.

The truly giving soul therefore, has thought long and hard about how his actions are either contributing to mankind's society, or just sponging off of it for his own lustful desires.  We might now ask the reader, "Which of these do you find your own heart falling on?"  Are we standing ready to give of ourselves in order to make others smile?  ... or are we selfishly afraid to step out in the Father's instruction, putting our own comforts ahead of all others?  The ruling elite are counting on the fact that you are going to be just like them, and wanting to only improve your own world, letting all around us "find their own way out of this mess", as I have heard so many say in the past in so many ways.

We were all given the chance to prove our souls, and not just to the Father, but to ourselves.  Where are our hearts really focused?  Are they focusd on contributing to the peace and joy of the world, even at the cost of losing our own temporary life?   ...or are we more internally focused on making sure that our own little nest is nicely feathered in this life?

How many of us can honestly say that we have seen the consequences of our own greeds and lusts, if we have yet to learn how to sacrifice ourselves for the good of the Father's kingdom and all who are already sacrificing their very lives for the good of even those who have yet to see such ways of giving?

If you are one of the professing believers who are claiming to be born again, but yet are afraid to step out in faith to the purity ways of the Father, then are you truly born again?  Or are you still in the old nature's ways of selfishness, which are the ways of satan and his "Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law" idea?

Satan is presently winning souls left and right in a world where consensus of greed and self-preservation is winning the day. But I tell you that this way of thinking is going to be very short lived in our time, where many ae going to find themselves left out in the cold in the redemption category:  They will not have been "accepted" as one who is 'pleasing' the Father, but will have been found as one who is only looking to appear to be one of the sheep, "hoping to climb up some other way":

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that entereth not by the door (Yeshua, as the door or the representative of His Father's law system and authority, where only He can authorize entrance into "the city") into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a theif and a robber.  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep."  (John 10:1,2)

Those who are properly purchasing their own "new nature" with Yeshua via a complete submission to His Father's laws, will be able to enter into the sheepfold (city) by the door.  Those who are still looking inwardly to try and please the father and others, will be seen as "theives and robbers" and not permitted entrance with those who are no longer of this old nature.  Such folks are still ruled by their sins (in other words, they still follow the gods of their lusts) and not truly "born again", nor "redeemed".  They are seen as those who did not "get it", and had not found the secret to the truth of one's conversion, which is the change of such hearts, or a solid repentance in one's hating of his old nature, a remorseful change that must take place before one can be "accepted" into the kingdom of YHWH.  They can not enter into the sheepfold, but try to climbeth up some other way.  The same are thieves and robbers, because they are trying to enter into the city of the loving but without contributing to that level of selflessness themselves. 

"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates of the city.  For without (outside the city) are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."  (Revelation 22:14,15)

Yet many have, as we mentioned at the opening of this page, lost sight of the many Bible terms and phrases, and can no longer apply them to the logic that men once had in abundance in this nation before the pulpits of satan sprung up all over our land in the form of television, Jesuit-led churches, mainstream cowardly media, etc.

We have multitides again, who are so focused on seeking their next momentary pleasures, that they refuse to even stop once in a while to try and learn what it might take to save their very souls form the death and torment that satan has lined up for them, as he has them looking for the wrong doors in life:

"Then said Yeshua unto them again, Verily, verily, I am the door of the sheep.  All that ever came before me are theives and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd and know my sheep, and am known of mine."  (John 10:7-14)

Can we not see how this passage so wonderfully fits what we have been saying here?  There are those who, out of selfishness, want to be counted as Yeshua's sheep, but haven't the love for his brother to quit helping the wolves oppress and ravage those brethren of theirs.  They are thieves and robbers according to the Messiah Himself.  Could we not see a multitude of perfect parallels to our time in that passage above?

So it is a combination of fear and selfishness (for the most part), and a fear that is in contrast to our faith in YHWH that He will provide for us, even if such provisions become that we are to be sacrificed for the good of His plan (yet therefore a better resurrection for us), and our selfishness that is aligned with that fear, in that we fear not being as comfortable as we would rather be in following Him.  So we try to climb up another way, hoping that we will still be "accepted".  But what did we just see?  We will be seen as thieves and robbers if we try to enter the sheepfold by robbing our brethren and neighbors by staying with the beast, trying to use that door by which to enter, like trying to sneak in by the back door.  

Again the montra of the weak is often proudly echoed, "In the world but not of the world", which is an oxymoron of hypocrisy for them if you think about it, because if they willfully have any mark of the beast, then they are literally "OF" the world in that case, yet still trying to enter Yeshua's sheepfold (city/kingdom), but doing so "some other way".

I remember the famed 70's "Jesus movement" era when I was young and its popularly-stated line that simply said, "There's only one way."  That one way is the Master's way, which is (and more accurately than the way they portrayed it even back then...) the only way to salvation that the Father and the Savior have been trying to teach us for hundreds of generations, which is to live and walk in complete faith of this King of kings and His authority, with a heart of humble brotherly love for all.  Without such a subdued yearning that is truly "born again" in us in our hearts, we are then nothing but arrogant theives and robbers hoping to have our cake and eat it too.  

Therefore, those who yet voluntarily remain in the beast system are still encouraging that antichrist system to persecute their own brethren. They are not showing the true fruits of that faith or sheepfold that they say they belong to, nor that brotherly love.  They are thieves and robbers, intersted more prominently in their own comfort and gain, which is the old nature that we are supposed to be cleansing ourselves from in being "washed clean" by His blood, and thereby redeemed.  We are not to just run right back out into that world and get filthy again, but we're then expected to "amend our lives" and "come out from among" the thieves and robbers, following the One that redeemed us and paid the highest price, and that means even in our time with our sins of selfishness and idolatry.  

On the other hand, once we have begged this wonderful Savior to yes, please pay the price for us, and then (being "unthankful" as the passage says) if we don't leave the sins He is paying to cover us on, then are we not again attempting to be as "thieves and robbers" of the highest degree, expecting to rob and cheat the very Savior that suffered and died for those sins?

The world has been polarizing for centuries, but we can now see how many who think they are going to "make it" have been deceived and are living in fear rather than in the "peace that passeth all understanding".  They are terrified to make any move against their government gods, even fearing being found in contact with the more serious believers, just as the weaker believers were in the days of the Roman Empire, choosing to compromise with the caesars and popes rather than suffer with the "fanatics" of their day as well.  They are fearful and as we wrote in another article recently, will have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.  And why?  Because they, by remaining with the beast, they are "choosing sides" and literally countering the instruction to be an ambassador for the adbancement of YHWH's kingdom, and they are thereby bringing YHWH's wrath upon them, trying to serve two msters...    and even after having prayed a salvation prayer, which in all reality, is a petition to be be purchased back from that beast world, or to be "redeemed" from that previous master that we had foolishly been making ourselves a bondservant to.

Just as in the times of other Israelite oppressions of the past, Father is agaon calling us out in our time as well, saying in Isaiah 30, "Woe to the rebellious children,... that taketh counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin."  YHWH is clearly saying that because the lukewarm were seeking Pharaoh's laws, statutes, and judgments (counsel) and provisions (coverings), "trust[ing] in the shadow of Egypt", that the strength of Pharoh shall be your shame, and the trust in Pharaoh's shadow would be their confusion.  (ref Isaiah 30:1-3).

The might of the new world order armies that America is pushing on the world under the guise of "being the police state of [democracy]", has cost her huge amounts of enemies and shame, and what an amazing way of wording the foretold shadow government we now have that, through Fremasonry, has given us a modern-day Egyptian state/occult, a true shadow of the ancient Pharaohs and their many forms of satan worship, hidden in confusing symbology and "legalese", etc.  But yet we American Christians, in our fear, are yet rejecting that YHWH should reign over us, despising His true word, many yet holding on to their oppression and staying thereon:

"Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness [gay marriage, pedophilia, etc], and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity [this lawlessness you so love] shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall (see illustration), whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant."  (Isaiah 30:12, 13)
Millions are confused and fearful.  YHWH is withdrawing His Spirit and leaving the hypocrites terrified in their sins of choice:

"The sinners in Zion are afraid.  Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites." (Isaiah 33:14)

None are answering the call to come out from among them.  Countless Christian multitudes are justifying their attachments to the beast system.  Yet YHWH has foretold of this as well:

"I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer, when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that which I delighted not."     (Isaiah 66:4)

They are staying thereon in their representative ambassadorships with the oppressive beast, and by their actions of remaining in their "pleasures of unrighteousness" are (in essense) preaching the kingdom of satan with their outward witness to the world.  They are locking themselves in to their own choice of kingdoms.  They do not wish to be fully purchased out of their beast comforts:

"And for this cause YHWH shall send them stong delusion that they should believe a lie, that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."  (2Thessalonians 2:11)

If a couple crooks came into your town and asked you quietly if you would help them oppress your brethren and neighbors, would you help them?  If you are a true believer, of course not, but perhaps some might say, "Maybe, for the right price!"   Yet is that not what we are doing quietly behind the scenes anyway, including many believers who are now too comfy to want to come out of their "assistant oppressor" positions? 

On the other hand, if those same crooks walked into town and out in the open asked all of you at once in one big gathering to oppress one another for them, it would be a no-brainer, as everyone would already know that they'd be caught siding with the crooks should they say the tiniest word of support. Yet these crooks didn't gather their support out in the open, but just as I earlier said, in quiet, where many of our hearts have been tested to see how well we could be tricked into oppressing one another, where a huge number of those who were tempted, had sold out, and now need to be "bought back", whether they know it or not.

Not everybody had such distant consciences.  A rare few that the world sees as "trouble makers" to their humanist kingdoms now, refuse to have anything to do with the crooks and their system of bribery, such as the one of whom it is written, 

"He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; He that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil, He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him, his waters shall be sure." (Isaiah 33:15,16)

Can the "born again believer" still call himself a born again believer if he is still an ambassador in the beast system or an "assistant oppressor"?

"He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker" (Psalm 14:31)

Millions of professing Christians are not so compassionate and are thereby refusing to come out from among their Egyptian secret society shadow slavemasters for the greater love and righteousness of the Savior, and so our loving God will not drag them kicking and screaming out of their chosen world of Babylonian oppression.  He will not waste His Son's precious blood on those who insist on romancing two lovers.  Again, there is no lukewarm or neutral ground between YHWH and satan.  YHWH will spue them out.  They shall forever stay where they have chosen to stay, in their pretend neutral zone, fearing a true redemption, thus following the multitudes who instead trust in, and are more thankful to, their more comfortable compromised delusion of religious polygamy. 


A small few of us have now found that it truly does boil down to just a literal dichotomy between the two worlds of "who to believe and who not to believe", or "who to obey and who not to obey", where nothing has really changed since the time of Adam and Eve's temptation.  And although its much harder to see today through all the incrementally added temptations, lies, sub-systems, complicated technologies, etc, its still just a largely overgrown version of the simple contest that began in the garden between the Creator and the creation, where man has yet to learn his lesson in seeing the difference between what YHWH had actually said, and the tempting line that many of us know so well from the King James that simply reads, "Yea, hath God said?" 

Even the wiser of us know that its still the same struggle, no matter how much lipstick and false eyelashes they want to put on their pig.  Some of us want to know the truth and want to learn to let go of all our own sins of choice, while others are still looking for the loopholes around the forbidden fruits that will let them do whatever they want (while still being seen as good people by their own merit, or...  "a man's own ways seem right unto him.")  

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."  (Psalm 14:12)

We all want to think that our own ways of directing one another, often make the most sense to us:

"A man's heart deviseth his way, but YHWH directeth his steps."  (Psalm 16:9)

YHWH has given us the most perfect paternal instructions on how to get along with one another, but in generation after generation, we always end up wanting to go back to that question in the garden that gave us pause for doubting Father's word, hoping in our own wicked ways that somehow we can still do whatever we want to do.  The chaos that we have accumulatively created over the centuries is a result of having followed the other voice in the garden that has now more openly been saying, "Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law", where it's no longer a mere hint towards doubting the Father ("yea, hath god said") but is now an arrogant baostfullness that places man's laws, statutes, judgments, and even provision systems, above that of the Father.  

And because nearly every man and woman on earth have "lost interest" in YHWH's amazing Book, its words, its phrases, and its nuances, that explain the most perfect plan for societal harmony, it seems that every single one of these millions of duped masses now have their own infinitely-deviating versions of "how to get along" (or, all kinds of multi-layered rule systems, by-laws, etc), "how to better share with one another" (socialisms, communisms, humanisms, etc).  

We are left in total disarray in not being able to understand our Father's Bible anymore, and thereby can no longer understand just how our also infinitely-deviating law systems have become so tyrannical in so many ways to begin with.  On the other hand, if we are honest with ourselves, we would understand that its because none of us want to be the responsible ones to swim against the flow and start the trend of moving our neighborhoods back to the wholesome laws given us of the Father, but would rather that someone else take that responsibility, while we cushion ourselves for the shockwave that they may make in so doing.  The prodigal son found the courage in his heart to simply humble himself and submit back to his father, prepared to fully admit that he had been wrong, but millions today would rather sink deeper and deeper in the mire of the swine's filth, than do the same, where their pride is also keeping many back from admitting that only their true Savior, the true God of the Bible, can provide for them everything that they need should they too, "...humble themselves, and pray, and seek [His] face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will [YHWH] hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land." (2Chr. 7:14)

Yeshua, then also becomes our kinsman redeemer, and can even buy back our land for us!   He can heal our land as well as our hearts, by buying everything back that we foolishly sold to satan and his henchmen, taking us back as the father of the prodigal son, no strings attached it seems, excepting to say that we must be fully sincere, in order to be worthy of such a complete redemption!

Yet pride is often another huge sin that is in the way of those who, unlike the prodigal son, have not yet come close enough to having been forced to live in such lowly estates in life, nor so close to death's door itself to have considered how that pride of theirs might have been a large part of their demise in taking them to such lows in the first place, and may still need to go lower before they will realize where they are headed.  But will it be too late for many of them to let go of that pride to be worthy of a true redemption?

So getting back to our subject matter, we must be "repurchased" back from our foolishness, generation after generation, where time and time again we are looking for the short cuts and endlessly looking for that magic bullet that will give us our cake so we can eat it too.  We must be "bought back" from our straying lifestyles, but only when we have learned our lesson as the prodigal son had learned.  And did not his father also gladly "buy him back" when he knew that he had seen the error of his ways?  ...did the father not "buy him right back" upon his remorseful heart, sacrificing the fatted calf, putting a ring on his finger, and putting sandals on his feet for having come to his senses and seeing the error of his ways?  (The elder son was also not yet mature enough to fully understand, but that's another story for another time.) 

Did the prodigal son come back from his life of misery and poverty, and then, after having enjoyed the party that his father gave for him, then go right back to the pipe dreams in wanting his part of the inheritance, and maybe even wanting it at the cost of his father and brother's loss, pain or suffering, in taking his inheritance so early that he was depriving them of his just labours (an interesting form of oppression, taking gain from others before its truly earned)?  ...or do we suppose that he was more "thankful" for his father's provisions after his adventures of poverty?  Would the father have been so quick to receive him back with such love and pomp without somehow knowing that he then wanted to live up to pulling his own weight in that household with a more contributing attitude?    I can easily say that I don't think that a quickly-backsliding son would be the message of the parable; I think he had a new "born again" approach to how to then better appreciate his father's provisions and direction for his life, dont we suppose? 

And just for the record, do we suppose that the prodigal son would come back thinking that his father's laws for him were now dead, that he could just slack off this time around, now that he had been out on his own or something?  No, in the parable (Luke 15:11-32), it is undoubtedly clear that the son had reconsidered how much better he had it under his father's instrucion and parental ways, and went back with complete remorse in his heart, ready to bow down at his father's feet, where this loving father "accepted" this young man's return, quickly seeing the reason and attitude of the son's return (an image of the heavenly Father's omniscience).  The son had been one who had previously wanted his father's will (instruction) to have been in his past, as he surely had an immature attitude of "wanting to have it all" (as they say) the day he insisted on getting his inheritance so he could do things "his way" out in the world.  Did he succeed in his ways?  Such folks rarely do.  He returned with a remorsful attitude, convicted in the heart that he needed to repent of his disrespect for his father's ways and provisions, as the provisions and kindnesses of the world are not always going to be there, but will always fall away.  Yet our Heavenly Father allows us to run away for ever if we so choose, as without our heart's return along with our lips of praise:

'This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me."  (Matthew 15:8)

Where then we might add that many are drawing near Him in their luxurious churches with their mouths, and praising YHWH with their lips, but are oppressing Him in their hearts, where some of you out there might then be saying, "How can we be doing such a thing to YHWH?":

"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.   Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand [the goats], Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick and in prison, and ye visited me not. ... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."  (Matt. 25:40-46)

How seriously does YHWH see this sin of "oppression"?  Can He truly redeem those who are still in such an "assistant oppressor" mindframe?

Untold millions "think" they are redeemed.  but are they really?  

"Envy not the oppressor and seek none of his ways."  (Proverbs 3:31)

To be continued...

  Are we redeemed enough to want nothing more but to share this joy?  Are we really "living it"?