We’re in the days of a global FAMILY REUNION! What has been separated for years from generational trauma and drama, God’s bringing back together. This means wounds and issues that we’d rather forget or ignore because of the pain, are being brought back up. We cannot have family authority until we deal with family abuse. Judgement starts with God’s family first, so that we can be made a pure example to the world when the harvest of souls comes home. Whether you like it or not, the Father is unapologetically bringing these things up. If you ignore this moment, you’ll be swept up in hatred and the coldness of love in the last days.
What does the word REUNION mean? Reunion is an instance of two or more people coming together again after a period of separation. The act or process of being brought together again as a unified whole. Over the past couple months, I’ve been witnessing the intensity of having to fight for this very thing to happen. In the fray of spiritual warfare against division, pride, rebellion, ungodly mindsets, and stubborn hearts, I’ve come to realize that it’s because family isn’t just a natural thing, it’s a spiritual thing.
Think about it! Both heaven and earth respond to family. Even Jesus told us to pray to the Father for His Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-13). Don’t you know hell hates family? Why? Because heaven celebrates family! And hell hates what heaven celebrates! Satan loves to break up families by turning their hearts away from one another. It’s what he did in the garden of Eden. Notice how Adam and Eve’s heart turned from loving one another to blaming one another. The same thing passed on to Cain and he murdered his brother Abel. But praise God, because our Father already had a plan to reconcile our hearts back together! He released the Spirit of Elijah to turn the hearts of families toward one another, so that together we could break the curses in the land.
Malachi 4:5-6- “See, I will send the spirit of the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
However, before we can have family reunion, we have to have family repentance. The parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-24, is a prime example of what this looks like. A son takes his father’s inheritance and wastes it in the world. Then a famine, which is a curse hits the land. This once prominent son, becomes a starving slave who serves by feeding pigs. It’s during this low point that he begins to long to be reunited with his father. So, he takes the humiliating journey home with nothing but an apology. As he’s rehearsing his lines of repentance, he’s rushed by the undignified love of his father who never stopped waiting for him. When the son repented, his heart was instantly reconnected to his father and his return was celebrated.
Like all the parables in Luke 15, when there’s repentance on earth, it causes rejoicing in heaven. When we fail to repent, we never find a way home. But even if we’ve been acting like prodigals or orphans, we can be healed by returning and reuniting to the Father’s heart. The beauty is that the Father is already waiting with open arms for His repentant sons and daughters. Hallelujah! When someone is truly repentant, there’s no process just a party! This is the gospel! This is the good news!
If your heart is broken because of your sin and distance from the Father know this:
Only the Father’s heart can heal your wounded heart. This is your call back home to the Father and His family. Repent of your sins and return with your whole heart. Father God is waiting with open arms to run toward you, kiss you, and celebrate you.