In Christ There’s a New Person Coming Out in Them and You

The Lord is powerful enough to save those who are lost.  He is sufficient to bring our unsaved family members to Christ!

Hbr 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Today I was reminded that the improvement and softening we see from time to time when the Lord is working on a family member who does not yet know Jesus.  I firmly believe that if we lift them up to the Lord they will come to salvation. I don’t know when this will happen, but it will happen on this earth before they pass.  We must know salvation is a decision to turn to Christ made by them in a moment, but the months and years before this happens the Lord is beginning in them to grow a new man or woman who is waiting to come out. This is what we see when when we see momentary warmth, and this is why there is such a contrast!  We say, “how can this person be so nice one moment and then just a short time later be so cold and heartless, determined to separate?”  We say “It’s like there are two different people in them.”

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Well beloved, yes there are two different people in your prodigal, just as there are two different people living in you! Your old person is the one Christ has put to death on the cross.  While we are on this earth the old nature full of anger, wrath, and selfishness is what Christ is doing away with, and we deal with through Christ’s Grace and Forgiveness.   The new person is that which Christ begins raising up in you, sometimes starts to grow long before you come to Christ. If you have accepted Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit this person is very different than the old you. and if you have this people will remark how you’ve changed. Well, you will see this in your prodigal spouse come out – so different than the old.  Take heart!  Even though their old nature comes back, its days are numbered.  As we said in the beginning, Christ is powerful enough to save and grow a  new person inside of them and you too! If you don’t see it in your prodigal yet, keep praying and you will!

Isa 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

Waiting for Salvation of a Loved One?

Are you waiting and praying for a loved one, perhaps your prodigal spouse, to come to saving knowledge of Christ?

Here is something from my journal that may be of help:


Tonight, the Lord really spoke to me, and I got a glimpse of the joy in heaven that is occurring already in advance.  When my spouse comes to know the Lord there will be a great celebration of heaven.

The Lord showed me this verse:

Luke 15

4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Last week he had shown me how he calls my spouse via this verse. which jives with the reference above:

Mark 5

38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

(Talitha cumi, Aramaic, “damsel, arise”; Christ’s words to Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5:41). From talah “a lamb.”)