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“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’ 22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.” (Luke 15:20-24, NLT)

I keep hearing the Lord say that there are many coming out of hiding. This goes along with what I posted yesterday about the untrained being used. There are many, trained and untrained, that have been in hiding for some time now that will begin to emerge again. Even as you read this, you know this is you. Maybe you once operated in your calling and no longer do, or maybe you’ve known you have a calling and have never done anything with it. You have been in hiding for such a time as this and God is going to begin to help you emerge and become recognized. Pastors and church leaders will gravitate towards you and not even know why, it will because they like you and know there is something different about you.

I used the passage above because I believe many of these that are coming out of hiding are prodigals. Those who were once part of The Church and have strayed away are coming back home and will be received with open arms. There will be some in The Church that will struggle with much like we find the brother did in the passage above if you read the entire story. However, God is bringing these prodigals out from hiding, He is calling them back home and God is going to use them in great ways to advance and grow the Kingdom in these last days.

So get ready, many will be coming out of hiding. Accept them, welcome them in, and use them for what God has called them to do.

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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