Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
(also Rev 2:10, 2Cor 4:11)
A song about the prodigal son literary says '..extend your hands people, i'm back..'. It highlights the faith in the son, to take back what he knows belongs to him. Though he had gone all out to squander his inheritance, he realises that the family is a family of Love. His father is love, so are his mother and sisters. Even his brother(s) cannot easily forgive him, he knows the father will encourage them to do so!
The second coming of Jesus Christ can be likened to a mother going to collect her children from holidays at a relatives house. I believe the best feeling a mother would want to see her child with is that of the prodigal son. Wanting so much to go back home, where they belong. It would be saddening for the mother if the children act as if they still want some more of the relatives house.
These days are the days to get sick and tired of earth. While it may appear to be lovely enough to chersih the 'good' we have here, let us be weary of disappointing our Lord when he comes to take us home.I reckon the young lad did not seek to make good the foreign lands he has gone to, no! He decided to go back home.
Treasuring on earth will result in one becoming hesitant to leave these things. For in Revelations it is said that some wicked ones will 'think' they can survive the battle. They will try and hold on to their possesions.
At the first glance of Jesus Christ's second coming, believers will to jump with joy, as a person saved from the jaws of death. They disregard what their holding, what they own and what they'll be doing and feel the joy of finally going back home. They will sing songs of praise and Joy! Haleluya. I pray you are one of them In Jesus Christ Name!!!