Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and everything that belongs to me is yours.
Luke 15:31 NET
In the story of the Prodigal Son, we tend to focus on the sinner son who returned from foolishly spending all his inheritance.
When we take a look at the other son,the one who was obedient and did what his father asked, we usually see him as complaining that his returning brother was being treated the way he was being treated by his father.
What we don’t focus on is what the father says here in verse 31…everything is yours.
Truly, if the father divided his wealth already, everything that was left belonged to the obedient son. It was already his.
The issue is that the obedient son didn’t acknowledge it. He didn’t see himself as already having it.
“Everything that belongs to me is yours…”
The Father has given us blessings beyond blessings. He has blessed us with every blessing in the Heavenly realm (Eph.1:3). If you are His child, you are already walking in eternity.
Don’t neglect the blessings and the gifts He has already given you. Start walking in them today.
You already have joy, peace, love, mercy, forgiveness, etc. What you might not have is a revelation that you already have access to all that the Lord wants to bless you with.
Our problem is that we are not focused on what God wants and says. We are still looking at things from an Earthly perspective. Why? When you realize that this world is temporary, but the things of God are eternal, it is a no brainer.
Understand that you are a child of God. You are adopted into the family of God and have your citizenship in Heaven. This is not your home. This is not your reality.
Spend time with the Lord and find Scriptures that say you are a child of God and an heir with Jesus Christ. Then get a revelation of who you truly are in Christ.
Lord, thank You for allowing me to be Your child. Help me to live in this world, but not be of the world. Help me, while I’m here, to faithfully further Your Kingdom and do my part in proclaiming You Word.