Recently I have read the parable of the prodigal son and I saw something special I wasn’t aware so far and in detail.
Luke 15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.”
Isn’t it written in the book Hosea,chapter 2, that the things we have received from our Father we have taken for our own pleasure?
Verse 8: ” For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal”
All the goods in that foreign country gave him not the real food he needed and it was when he had nothing he became aware of his behaviour and acts.
Vers 17 of Luke 15: “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!
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.”
He came to himself…
He didn’t look around to teach others he had receive the truth in a behaviour of thinking he knows more than others, especially our brother Juda…
He was aware of his own behaviour to his Father…And this awareness was more than enough to have and to realise who he was!
And this he was thinking and experiencing he was:
“ I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee”
The younger son knew because of YHVH’s law what punishment was right for him to undergo and he was complete ready to receive this punishment.He was prepared to confess the Father his sin and he was ready to accept the humble position not to be a son anymore than a servant…
“And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.”
The younger son was serious about that. He was aware and thinking to arise and go tho his father. He wasn’t thinking to go to his older brother. His conflict was with the head of the family, his father.
“And he arose, and came to his father.”
He went..With this act he took the first step to repent in a very humble behavior.
I suppose he didn’t expect what we read in the following words:
“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”.
The younger one was not thinking “oh my father is kissing me and hug me…I will say nothing” He was not going to his father to earn Father’s love and acceptation.
His awareness, this preparation inside the son, came from the Ruach haKodesh, made him pure:
“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”.
His father have loved his son always and he was so glad. Beside that or can I say because of that never ending love and promises, the behaviour of the younger son became pure.
This son was renewed in his whole being.And still it was the dialogue between only the father and the young one.
Who was telling about this great news to the older son?
Was it the younger one?
First it was a servant and you can see the result, because a servant don’t have the authority of the Father…
25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
28 And he was angry, and would not go in:”
“therefore came his father out, and intreated him”
At that very moment the Father came out was sharing the news to the older son. He was the right person, as head of the household to tell the older son what has happened. The authority of the father was needed to give the older son to understand it was because the father, his father allowed the younger one to be his son.
“And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.”
As soon as thy son was come… The older one didnt accept the younger as his brother, because he has seen the process and felt himself more righteous and maybe also jealous…
And the father, knowing his never ending love for his older son as well, shared with him what he experienced as a father in his authority:
“And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.”
While the older son said to his father : “thy son” the father was saying to him: ” for this, thy brother…” The father had given the younger son the position of son and in his position and love for both, the father told the older one what position the younger already has received. In the house of the father there was no difference. A son is a son. Even with different talents and gifts. What a special revelation!
It seems that during the feast the two brothers came together and reunited as brothers..
In Scripures YHVH has given authority to the father in a household, like He has in the household of His people. Like a shepherd has with a flock.
In this parable we receive knowledge of wisdom and understanding from above.
Let us be aware of this great lesson!
Baruch ata YHVH!
Thankful and honour to Yeshua Who was, is and shall come!