RHEMA 5/08/13 THE JOY OF YELLOW RIBBONS
PASTOR JAMES TODAY
I remembered the words of Isaiah 11:6b, “And a little
child shall lead them.”
I was lifted by the Spirit (I had no strength in me to
rise) and carried over to a spot just behind and on the
left side of Jesus. I could see the book clearly, but I
couldn’t read any of it because the light of the Glory
was too strong. As I looked at it, I was given an open
vision in which I saw another young child leading a very
rough looking man into the Tabernacle of the Camp
Meeting. The man looked very strong and very rough. He
was large and looked like he had been dangerous before
the child took his hand. Now, he seemed weak and almost
completely powerless in the presence of the Lord. He
dropped to his knees with a powerful crash on the floor
and began to weep like a baby. He was completely
transformed in the Presence and everything about him
seemed to be washed clean and his life was made pure. It
was an awesome thing to watch. I looked over at Jesus
and saw the pleasure on His face. I then saw the angels
in Heaven begin to rejoice around the Throne of God. I
remembered what Jesus said in Luke 15:7, “I tell you
that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in
heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety–nine
righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
Today on the way to picking up the grandkids for lunch,
I remembered the above Word of the Lord through Pastor
James about the Lord using children. I have always
loved hearing the Lord through the children, and so I
asked Him for a Word today through the kids.
So on the way home the Holy Spirit reminded me of that
prayer, so I was thinking in my mind to my
granddaughter, without actually speaking it, “If you had
one thing that comes to mind, what would you say?” I
was flabbergasted when she immediately asked me, “Grammy
what are those stickers in your car windows?”
When we got our new car, I had trouble finding it in the
parking lots and so I searched on line for some stickers
to put in the window. I was thrilled when I found some
bright yellow ribbons as they reminded me of our
remembering the POWs (prisoners of war) who are in
prison camps, and also the prodigal children who cant
find their way home and need help.
I shared with them about the prodigal son in scripture.
I shared with the kids about all the prodigal children
who are lost and away from home and how Grammy is
praying that they will find their way home.
1/19/07 RHEMA RETURNING HOME TO YELLOW RIBBONS
PIX: I saw a flag pole and a large mail box
snuggled right up next to the pole. There was a yellow
ribbon around the mail box and pole.
When POWs (prisoners of war) return home after a long
war, they often see yellow ribbons tied around trees,
poles, and posts, representing a warm welcome home. I
was thinking about the yellow ribbon representing POWs
returning, rather like the prodigal sons returning home.
And the flag pole is the Lord’s banner, or ensign
company that He is raising up in this last days ministry
as His token. This is the Lord’s way of saying, YES HE
WANTS US & WE WANT THE PRODIGALS.
POEM: RETURNING HOME AFTER SO LONG 1/19/07
Coming round the corner and what do I see?
A mass of yellow ribbons waiting for me.
Waving in the wind, without hesitation,
Calling me onward towards visitation.
The crowds are fanatic, joyful in response.
To witness my courage, leaving nonchalance.
I’ve returned to the Truth, of what I believe
My soul is enraptured, His love do I cleave.
A party in my honor, such love and grace.
Glorious smiles, hugs and tears as we embrace.
My life in the pig’s sty, there was so much shame.
But here there is no shame; His love casts no blame.
Luke 15:17-24 NKJV
"But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many of my
father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare,
and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my
father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned
against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy
to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired
servants."' "And he arose and came to his father. But
when he was still a great way off, his father saw him
and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and
kissed him. And the son said to him, 'Father, I have
sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no
longer worthy to be called your son.' "But the father
said to his servants, Bring out the best robe and put it
on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his
feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and
let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is
alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began
to be merry.
COMMENTS: Sometimes after a long season away, we
feel disqualified and wonder if God still love us, wants
us, can redeem our messes. I have always, always loved
the story of the prodigal son, because in there we
realize that the Father NEVER STOPPED LOOKING AND
WAITING FOR HIS SON. He looked in the distance and saw
his son coming. The Father ran to meet him and hugged
and kissed him! What a grand celebration to have found
his lost child!
Luke 15:20-24 And he arose, and came to his father.
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. 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have
sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more
worthy to be called your son. 22 But the father said to
his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on
him; and put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his
feet: 23 And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it;
and let us eat, and be merry: 24 For this my son was
dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And
they began to be merry.