Lack Follows Separation!
“After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.” The parable of the Prodigal Son provides many life lessons. We learned that as long as the wayward son lived in his father’s house, he lacked nothing. But not long after he left, he was broke. Then the famine (economic downturn) came and he was in serious need.
This Kingdom Principle of Separation and Lack was born in the Garden of Eden. Before Adam and Eve disobeyed God, lack didn’t exist on this earth. They lived in rich abundance and had everything they needed. Like the father of the Prodigal Son, God provided for their every need. When they chose to rebel against the Lord and disobey, sin came into the world and separated them from His presence. Lack, difficulty, and death soon followed. This Kingdom Principle of Lack and Separation can be broken down into three simple but proven steps: (1) Rebellion and disobedience lead to sin; (2) sin leads to separation from God, His protection and provision; (3) separation from our loving Father leads to lack, need, spiritual bankruptcy and insufficiency.
Are you living in a state of lack and spiritual separation from God today? If so, I encourage you to come to your senses, repent and come back to our Father’s house! Like the Prodigal Son, commit to living life with God in abundant fellowship today. It was after all, God’s original plan. Remember friends, “the thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy (John10:10). Jesus came so we could have life and have it abundantly in this broken world today, and in heaven forever.
Grace and peace always,