It’s Almost Dinner Time



I was going through some old papers and things I no longer need just the other day so I could dispose of them and I came across this in back of one of my folders. I had forgotten about it. This is a word the Lord gave me almost twenty years ago on October 18, 2000. I believe this was on the Lord’s heart even then.

Just as earthly parents send their children outside the home to play, or even older children and adults to work, so it is with our Heavenly Father. But, outside the home was never meant to become the substitute for our real home. You don’t normally go to work, or to the playground and decide to make these areas your home. You always come back to where you belong, your true home, where you know you live, rest and spend with your loved ones. Again, so it is with our Heavenly Father.

He sent us out from our home to work. This workplace was never meant to become our substitute home, but sadly many of His children have decided they like this place better and have pitched tent stakes and have now started calling this workplace, home. Many have lost their way and can’t find their true home.

Yet, the Father, right now is calling us to come and get ready, and wash up for dinner. Many are not hearing Him call because they have tuned out everything but where they are in this instant.

The hour is at hand where those who have not lost their way are also being called to the Lord’s dinner table. The Father is calling out and saying, “Open your ears and listen to my voice calling out to you. My voice will show you the way home so that you won’t miss dinner!”

The Lord is saying to those who do hear and know His voice, “Call your brothers and sisters and tell them to get ready for dinner.”

I asked the Father, just as a young child would, “What if they won’t listen or won’t come back?”

He solemnly replied, “Then they will miss dinner.”

People, dinner is almost ready.

As I said, this was almost twenty years ago! All I have to ask right now is this; if dinner was almost ready back then, don’t you think it is probably just about ready to be served right now?!

It is certainly time to make sure everyone is welcome and ready to be seated at the banqueting table! The Father’s desire is that NONE should miss what He is offering!

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 47+ years and a young yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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