Israel Today: “COMMENTARY: Are We Witnessing the Conclusion to Story of the Prodigal Son?”

Another very interesting article just crossed my desk, thank you Mike!!

Here is an interesting short article from Israel Today delving into the story of the Prodigal Son and what we are seeing happen today between Jews and Messianic believers…  (The article refers to them as Christian, but the comments section articulates the differences.)

150823_prodigalIf you recall, when Yeshua (Jesus) ended his famous parable (Luke 15), the older brother was still having a hissy-fit. And the father, who had organized a wonderful homecoming celebration for his younger brother “who was lost and has been found,” was desperately trying to talk him into joining the party. But the older boy was having none of it. He couldn’t understand how his father could have a party for that worthless, no-good brother of his when he had served so faithfully and nobody had ever thrown him a party.

And that’s where Yeshua left us. Wondering if the older son would ever understand and receive his father’s unconditional love. Or if the two brothers would ever reconcile.

Well, after 2000 years, we may be watching the conclusion to this parable unfold before our eyes. And it seems headed for a happy ending. Of course, what happened to the angry older brother in the interim, sad to say, was pretty devastating. In fact, he ended up in the same pitiful homeless situation his younger brother had experienced. I know that because the parable was clearly a prophecy about to be fulfilled. And hindsight tells the tale.

The older brother surely represents the Jews. And Yeshua was revealing how his own brethren would react when Father God began to bring Gentiles (the Prodigal) into the house. They’d go ballistic. Why? Because the Jews, who had been dutifully following God’s commandments, believed righteousness was the reward for their diligence. Seeing un-kosher Gentiles, who didn’t know Moses from Adam, claiming they’d been forgiven and declared righteous through faith in Yeshua pushed them right over the edge.

History records how the older brother’s hardened heart soon drove him from the Father’s estate. And how the brothers’ relationship went from bad to worse. In fact, there was a complete role reversal. The Prodigal (now called “Christian”) began to consider himself the favorite son and persecuted his older brother, driving him further away from knowing his Father’s love.

Centuries passed. Then two miracles occurred.

First, the older brother was allowed to return home from his bitter exile. Secondly, the younger brother came to his senses again and remembered the unconditional love and mercy he had been shown. Yes, suddenly, we saw how poorly we’d been treating our older brother. And we wept bitter tears. And began to love again.   Article continues here…

My thoughts:  The entire religious world is about to be turned upside down.  It is increasingly apparent that a Hebraic perspective of Scriptures is going mainstream and there is a growing voice for the Messianic non-Jews who follow the ancient paths.  On the one hand, this will lead to growth, on the other hand, expect persecution as we are aligned with Yehudah.

The latter day train just seems to keep accelerating!  Pray, prepare and hang on for the ride!

Shavua tov!!

About Pete Rambo

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5 Responses to Israel Today: “COMMENTARY: Are We Witnessing the Conclusion to Story of the Prodigal Son?”

  1. Very interesting interpretation! I’ve never heard this before – what do you think?

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    • Pete Rambo says:

      Really? Interesting. Almost as soon as I began this walk I heard this and it immediately resonated…. In fact, one of these days I’ll get around to reviewing a good book I’ve almost finished by Stephen Spykerman that walks through all of Yeshua’s parables and identifies how nearly every one is this same story with differing piece’s of information. Lost sheep. Five wise virgins. Found coin, etc… All have to do with the return to Torah and gathering of Ephraim. Blessings!!

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      • isn’t it fascinating how He brings each of us to Him in a path that will ‘resonate’ in our hearts. For me, the very beginning was a Mennonite friend loaning me an old cassette tape of Ken Ham and Gary Parker espousing that the creation account in Genesis is true! That’s probably been 10 years ago or more. Then the sabbath keeping was from a 7th day adventist lady with cancer who was buying clean grassfed beef from me combined with a friend who had only shortly been exploring and keeping the feasts. Wow, i’ve learnt a lot and have a long way to go.

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      • Pete Rambo says:

        He does reach each of us differently which is precisely why we each must speak up since the person He puts in front of us might only relate to our story.

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  2. Rhonda Dickerman says:

    I’m making this my prayer, Pete, that He would put people in front of me that will be able to relate to my story. Thanks for the idea.

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