So what’s all this talk about rain? It
seems to be some sort of repetitious church lingo that is often tossed around. However, it’s more than just religious vernacular. The Word of God says in Genesis 8:22, “While the earth remains there will always be seed time and harvest...” This was one of the covenant promises given to Noah after the flood.
Prophetically, God is preparing His people to receive an end time harvest. As the shakings take place, we will be able to discern the wheat from the tares. GOD is strategically placing laborers in fields in which they will be called to help prepare
and gather the harvest. You must be very mindful of those whom He places you to “co-labor” with. Such relationships are divine connections and you should be watchful to not allow any offenses to come in and “tare” you apart.
A few months ago in a vision I was told the ONLY thing that “matters” once we get to heaven is SEED TIME & HARVEST. It’s not about great houses, money, riches, or even big beautiful cathedrals built to worship in. However, what’s important are the seeds you’ve planted and the harvest they yield. Only the genuine seeds planted will yield a great harvest that will be very visible once we are in heaven. Nothing else. This was spoken by a woman of God who had been to heaven and was able to return in a vision to provide instructions on how to live and what to pay attention to in the days ahead. After that vision, I awoke and began to search through the Bible to see how valid those words were. What did the Word of God say about seed time and harvest?
To my surprise from the book of Genesis all the way to Revelations, the Bible gives detailed words on seeds and harvest. If I listed the references this would be a novel, not a blog. Check it out. Simply take a minute to thumb and skim through the pages beginning from Genesis to Revelation and you will clearly see how God speaks on SEEDS and the HARVEST.
Now where does “rain fall” into all of this? Between planting seeds and gathering harvest, there must be rain. As we have learned since we were little children, in order for any plant to grow there must be WATER. We could drop seeds all day long, but without rain, it’s nothing more than a famine.
This is exactly what happened during the time of Elijah. In 1 Kings 17, the Prophet of God proclaims a drought. During a drought there is a lack of water supply and nothing can grow. It actually causes men to look up and desire water like they have never before. As I mentioned in my previous post, God supplied for His servant during the drought. When God withholds rain He is often trying to get our attention. We need the rain of the HOLY SPIRIT in order to reap a great harvest. We need to be watered with the WORD OF GOD in order to see the fruit of our labor. Pride alone will have one settle and bask in the seed you’ve placed in the ground; the seed is nothing without water.
What did God say about your situation? Declaring the Word of God in prayer over your situation will cause the seed to break open and sprout!
In I Kings 18 the Lord came to Elijah (vs.1) and said, “Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.” Three very important things happened from here: First, His instructions demanded Elijah’s obedience. Second, one of the greatest victories took place on Mount Carmel. God executed His righteous judgments on His enemies and birthed REVIVAL. Lastly, God sends rain.
To conclude, drought can sometimes happen when we loose our focus even after seeds have been planted in the ground. It also happens as a part of God’s plan to bring us closer to HIM before we enter a promised land (The children of Israel in the wilderness). It’s a time of intimate worship. During these times we must seek the PRESENCE OF GOD and wait for a Word from Him concerning the thing we are longing for. He is our source. He is our wellspring of living water. Don’t leave your posture of prayer until you receive RAIN. God delights when we long and thirst for Him above anything else. In the rain of His presence we are refreshed no matter what our circumstances are. Great things happen as we are seeking God. We are renewed. Eventually those seeds will sprout and produce even more seeds for sowing.
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall MY WORD be that goes forth from MY MOUTH; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and IT SHALL PROSPER in the thing for which I sent it ” Isaiah 55:10-11.
What did God say? That is your rain and it will MAKE the seed BRING FORTH BUD!