ATTENTION! MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE?! THIS IS THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SOUL, PREPARE TO DESCEND INTO CHAOS
October 25, 2020 5:04 PM
Handmaid of the Most High
Third Week of October 2020 – Warnings to the Body of Christ through a Vision and two Prophetic Words delivered to Handmaid of the Most High
Recently, someone I know, reached out to me due to vicious threats made against them regarding their ministry activities. They were in fear. We talked extensively about those who are Christ should not live in fear. It is one of the benefits of being a servant of the Almighty God. In addition, I was told to address a major issue of sin in this person’s life. This was not the first time nor even the third time, I have spoken regarding this significant matter along with the same outcome warning, I was told to deliver to this person in Christian ministry. Things have been very clearly spoken.
Though this person said they bore witness to the things the Holy Spirit revealed, yet, no change has happened with the passage of time. This person remains in rebellion doing the exact opposite of the conversations, we have had. In fact, the next day when I saw the same behavior repeated, I reached out and I was ignored. I was greatly distressed. I have dedicated many hours praying for this person and the ministry and offering counsel when requested. Yet, they demonstrate no repentance and continue doing the same things. It is so exasperating to deliver strong words from the Lord, only to see no change in the one asking for help. Especially, when the person knows the word! This demonstrates a lack of fear of the Lord and the Holy Spirit stated pride and stubbornness are also an issue. They want the freedom to do as they wish without consequences. That is what Adam and Eve wanted too.
I had a long talk with the Holy Spirit sharing how frustrated I had become, that this person has reached out to me several times for wisdom only to toss it aside, as if it were meaningless. I take no pleasure in confrontation, so speaking truth with love is not something I run to do.
To be honest, I was angry as well that I had spent a lot of time on this person only to them to be disrespectful to the Lord and myself. Even more importantly disobedient. That is a very serious issue in the body and people ignore the situation when there are not immediate consequences, lacking the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of all wisdom.
In fact, I have shared this frustration with the Holy Spirit many times throughout my long life. As even as early as age ten other’s have come to me for advice and counsel (even adults!). I’ve seen so many reject wise counsel and then suffer great consequences. Some have even yelled at me, accusing me that I should have warned them until they were obedient! Seriously??! As though, they were under my authority and not free agents and mature adults! It is shocking to see people even at punishment stage refuse to acknowledge their sin and reject the aftermath. We see this throughout the Bible, and yet, people refuse to learn!
Yet again, I heard the Holy Spirit say that He had asked others to deliver a rebuke prior to assigning the task to me, but they refused to do it! He has stated that since He knows that I am faithful and obedient, I am often asked to deliver words of correction. Thus, I am getting other’s unfulfilled assignments! Do you see how one person’s sin becomes a problem for others? This is why the church is supposed to both support others in affliction and warn them when they are practicing sin! Yet, it fails to be obedient out of fear of man and loss of income! God help each one who fails to repent for their disobedience!
So after being ignored by this individual, I shared my frustration in prayer. After praying for hours about this person’s disobedience. I heard the Holy Spirit say,
“You think you’re angry? You have no idea how angry I am! I have called this person to this ministry, only to have them discard me as if I have little to do with it. They very seldom seek me in a real way on how things should be. Sure, they pray occasionally but it is meaningless. They don’t expect me to answer and when they really want an answer instead of spending time alone with me, really seeking me and praying, they ask someone else, such as you, for answers.
Their relationship with me[Holy Spirit] is much like how some treat a remote cousin, someone they only see at weddings and funerals. They know I exist, they know how to reach me but I am seldom truly acknowledged by them.
They may talk to me on occasion but it is perfunctory at best. I am like a neighbor, that they wave to when they see them in their yard but they have no true awareness of the workings of that neighbor’s life. They know of them and they may think they know about them but it is only their stats. Spouse of 43 years, two grown sons, both married with children, four grandchildren and drive a Ford etc. This is vital information but it provides no relevant insight into the neighbor’s: thoughts, views, values or emotions. It is simply facts without substance.
Likewise, they know I sent my son to die for their sins. He was the promised Messiah. He is the key to heaven. The individual knows all the basics. He has heard plenty of sermons but is far away from me. There is no intimacy with me! How I’ve tried to shake this one awake. I’ve spoken but have been ignored so many times. I’ve sent my true servants with words but they are ignored. I now have to do whatever I must to get his attention.”
Then I had a vision saw:
I saw this person standing alone in a field. They were screaming at the top of their lungs. Shaking their hand, in a tight fist and asking “Why? Why have you let this happen to me?”
The Holy Spirit responded,
“I have had no other way to get your attention! You rarely pray and you have no relationship with me. I don’t want you to go to hell! This was the last resort to get your attention!”
I don’t know what actually happened except it was a great tragedy. I knew in my spirit it was very bad. In fact, I was teary eyed, as I felt the sorrow over the loss.
After that I asked the Holy Spirit should I share this? This person obviously ignores me even though they ask for help. I heard no, not yet. Then, I was given some very serious scripture of warnings about this person, these were the most critical.
Ezekiel 13 King James Version (KJV)
13 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the Lord;
3 Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord God.
9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord God.
10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.
14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord God.
17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
2 John 9-11 King James Version (KJV)
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
2 Peter 2:15-22 King James Version (KJV)
15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Do you see the impact of one person’s sin here? What happens when they sin in their ministry which is to others? Consider that multiplied by many others doing the same thing!
As the Holy Spirit directed me to Ezekiel, Jude, James, Hosea and the books of Peter and I and II John, He shared that the ministry this person was called to do, had become this person’s ministry. It was no longer the Lord’s, for this person had gotten caught up in the “benefits” of being in this ministry and had decided how things should operate instead of being the steward of the Father’s ministry.
This is so evident throughout the church today not just in the U.S. but everywhere. In fact, it was the early 1990’s when the Holy Spirit revealed to me that many people claiming to serve Christ, even name their ministries after themselves.
Soon, they become so invested in “their” ministry, the work and purpose of Christ dims, while the Pastor accrues wealth, fame and possessions (I am not against anyone making a living, this is not about having basic life needs taken care of). Too many ministries that operate today carrying the pastor’s or founder’s name. The works or even the “miracles” are the focus, the person gets “glory” not the one providing those miracles (the Holy Spirit). You seldom see them preaching salvation or teaching an intimate relationship with Christ, for this is secondary or even farther down the list of the “minister’s” priorities. These are the Laodiceans of today. They are lukewarm and haphazard in their actions concerning the key spiritual activities of being connected with the Lord in daily life.
The main point is that while this is an account of one person, it exemplifies what is happening today and why the church is truly on life support. Very soon, the Lord is going to pull the plug! Those who are still walking with the Lord, praying for revelation and being obedient to their particular calling will rest in His protection. Those, who are hearers but not doers of the word, they will be naked. Those things they fear as this person readily admitted, will bring destroy that which they deem important.
1 Peter 4:16-19 King James Version (KJV)
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Please brethren, please seek the Lord while you still can!
WORD OF THE LORD –
I AM, I have always been. I AM a loving God but you have gone whoring after all the things of the world loving not my ways or my gifts, my deliverance from evil men and evil situations. I have done so many things to protect, nurture and support you and this is not enough for you. You want more, no matter how much I provide, you seek more. More fame, more luxuries, more houses, more food, more accomplishments, more more more! It is never enough, your eyes feast on the things of your neighbor and you must have it AND MORE! I have never seen such greed! It is astounding and it is disgusting.
As you lust for these objects, these trinkets and toys, you forget that your neighbor has no job and no hope. You fail to consider that there are mothers without food for their children. There are desperate people, who look at you and notice that you don’t even care about them except to share an ugly word or look. They have increased in their dissatisfaction for your consumption and your wanton ways. They know that you don’t suffer just because living costs exceed their income. They realize that you may not get that fourth car or that you may not reserve rooms at the most expensive resort, next winter when you go skiing. Meanwhile, they can’t afford prescriptions but you have not spent even a minute to consider that their child has asthma and can’t breathe.
One day, very soon, they will confront you. They will have weapons and they want something that you have! It won’t end well, at least not in a way that you hope. Then you will realize your alarms, your security cameras, your gun and weapons are no match for the things coming to your country and your land.
It won’t matter whether you made a donation to the hospital in your mother’s name. It won’t matter that you share a tiny amount of income to the United campaign. None of your excuses will prevent you from seeing disaster first hand. You haven’t prepared for it. Maybe you did some stockpiling but you failed to truly prepare. You overlooked your spiritual preparation, which is far more important than those cans of soup.
You never took any time to get to know me. Thus, I know you not (not as friends, who care for each other do). I do not have a reason to come to your aid, not now. You never sought a relationship and those, who know me, know that true security comes only through knowing my son, the Messiah. The sinless one that took on the world’s sin. Oh, if only you had been there to witness the magnitude of this act! My love is true, all encompassing!
I have an abundance of mercy. What are you waiting for? Have you not seen the signs all about you? Do you not see the outcomes that are about to result? Do you not realize that it is close at hand? Why? Why have you delayed? What are you able to change the events coming? Nothing! The end times are here! Stop all your foolish debating and pointless arguments.
Don’t be foolish! Seek me! I love you. I don’t want you to suffer! I want fellowship! I won’t force it upon you. So far, you have made very wrong choices. Why would you continue? The wages of sin is death. Not just a physical death but eternal separation in your spirit from me, in HELL! I do not have fellowship with those, who think they can “handle life on my terms!”. No, don’t you see, your way is toxic, it is death, it is destruction. It was the same rotten choice that was made in the Garden of Eden.
There is nothing that you can do except ignore me and face the consequences or finally come to me. I offer a cleanliness that no shower can deliver. I can deliver you from all wickedness but first, you must humble yourself and ask. Ask for forgiveness. Turn away from wickedness and receive the priceless gift of cleansing of all evil. Spend eternity with me! I love you!
Beloved you are about to face the most extreme events this earth has ever gone through. Are you protected? Are you sheltered by the Almighty? Are you standing before Him in robes of righteousness? Can you honestly say, that you have repented, you have turned away from pursuing those things that were once important to you, so that you could have a deep, fulfilling relationship with the one, who first loved you? Oh, I truly hope you do!
I can’t tell you in a way that does justice to the pain the Father feels at your rejection. It causes me to great sorrow and even times of weeping. I can’t express, how the Savior loves you so much, that He sobs at the potential that you will continue to deny Him! It grieves Him so much. It is so heartrending, when I hear His pain and experience that sorrow myself. As I write this tears are sliding down my face. I am not being dramatic. I am so sad. I can’t imagine why anyone would treasure some meaningless toy or trophy over the love the Savior has for them! It makes no rational sense to me.
Come! He calls you! It is you He desires. It is the most sincere request you will ever receive. Do not ignore it. You are reading this for a reason. If you have lost your first love, come back. He loves you like the prodigal! Don’t delay, any moment and things will change. No one is promised tomorrow.
Sample Prayer of Repentance:
Heavenly Father, I am sorry for the many mistakes I have made in my life (mention any specifics that come to mind). I am sorry for my sin and I know that I can not redeem myself from them. However, you made a way for me to be free from the consequences of my sins. For your word says that the Wages of Sin is death (eternal punishment and separation from you) but you had mercy on the people and provided a Savior, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who knew no sin and became all my sin for me on the Cross at Calvary. I thank you Lord Jesus for your mercy and compassion. Please cleanse me of my filthiness, forgive my sins (name those you can think of not already stated) and those I have forgotten. I thank you for loving me. Heal me and deliver me. I will serve you and tell others about how you saved me from Hell and the promise of eternity with you. Amen.
God Bless You,
~Handmaid of the Most High~ Acts 2:18, and Psalm 37:30
Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luke 6:26 King James Version (KJV)
26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 24:11-13 King James Version (KJV)
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Matthew 11:28 King James Version (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
1 Corinthians 15:52-54 King James Version (KJV)
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Revelation 3:13-19 King James Version (KJV)
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
1 Peter 3:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Isaiah 41:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Psalm 37:40 King James Version (KJV)
40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
Hebrews 11:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
2 Corinthians 7:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Proverbs 1:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Romans 2:3-6 King James Version (KJV)
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Hebrews 12:1-8 King James Version (KJV)
12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Luke 13:26-28 King James Version (KJV)
26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
Matthew 7:20-27 King James Version (KJV)
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
1 Peter 5:1-7 King James Version (KJV)
5 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.
4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Matthew 5:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 6:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Luke 20:9-18 King James Version (KJV)
9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
11 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Luke 15:11-24 King James Version (KJV)
11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20 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 thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy 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 shoes on his feet:
23 And bring hither 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.
1 Samuel 15:22 King James Version (KJV)
22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.