New Sandals For You

Many Christian believers do not understand the true value of salvation, the salvation package or all the contained gifts of this. Once you are born again you are unlike others  who have not been saved. We have become a new creation, very different from our old identity. Our thinking, our lifestyle and everything else should be different from a normal person. 

This difference comes into action the moment we depart this earth. We see an eternity of difference because we will never meet people who are not saved 

Mathew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Generally we say we are children of God but the real fact is we become true children of God only after we are Spiritually born again. 

Many unbelievers and also religious people try their best to reserve a place in heaven while living here on earth. Our God the Father in heaven has made this very easy for us. None of us need to work for it, just simply believe in Jesus Christ who was sent by God. It is that easy. Salvation is freely available as God's gift for all.     
The  parable  of the Prodigal son by Jesus is by far the most important and significant one . It talks of the free salvation package that God has for us. 

Luke 15:22-24 But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and was found.’ So they began to celebrate.

In those days one basic way to distinguish   a slave is by noticing who is wearing a sandal in the house. Usually a slave never wears sandals and they are mostly categorized into four different groups of which the last and fourth category is only eligible to remove sandals of others. 

Here in this parable the new sandal symbolises the restoration of his son-ship. He left   home and thought he also lost the position or liabilities of a son  but the father   reminds him nothing is lost. Instead the father creates an awareness in him by giving him a robe and a new sandal to show that the son-ship is restored so easily.  

Similarly many people live with same inferiority complex that they are  slaves and not eligible to anything from the Father in Heaven because of their shortcomings and weakness which is a great mistake. We all should  live with a clear conscience that we are sons and daughters of God. Whatever may happen we will never lose our son-ship.

There are two mentalities that many people possess . The son mentality and slave mentality. The son mentality is the feeling and believing we are sons or daughters of God. The slave mentality is the one in which we feel we have a lot of shortcomings and so do not deserve the son-ship due And so we forfeit God's  freely available gifts. 

The new sandal the son received shows the new way of life or a new lifestyle we all should adopt when we accept salvation and are saved.

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About the Author
Dr. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Dr. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.

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