Dayspring Devotional Monday, 27th September, 2021
Topic: The Sound of Abundance of Rain
Key Verse: And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. 1 Kings 18:41
“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” (Hosea 10:12)
When do we need rain? We need rain when there is dryness, we need rain at all times so that the seeds of righteousness can grow and blossom. We need rain for refreshing even on this spiritual journey! Joel 2:23(NLT) says “….For the rain he sends demonstrates his faithfulness….”
This rain represents the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! Acts 2:17
It’s not enough to desire rain. God is saying, “Sow to yourself in righteousness”; abstain from sin, flee from all appearances of evil. He is saying “reap in mercy”, “break up your fallow ground: prepare that heart, make it ready to receive the rain of the Spirit!” As we all know, a dry and thirsty ground will take in more water than a wet ground. God is saying just as He spoke to the woman through Elisha: “go and gather empty vessels” (be empty of self, sin, pride,etc) something superb is about to be released into you but build capacity to host Him. Do this in the place of prayer; let God search your heart and prepare you.(1 Kings8:35-36, Zechariah 10:1) Then, the rain of righteousness and of His Spirit will fall not just on you but in your territory!
So repent [change your inner self–your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God–seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day] Acts 3:19
Prayer: Thank You LORD for Your Word! Please, give me grace to be ready for the outpour of Your Spirit in Jesus name. Send forth the latter rain oh God upon me, your church and this territory in Jesus name!