Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lord YOU Come Like The Rain

It's been raining hard.  Almost 2 inches so far and more to come.  It's OK. We were dry.  We need the rain----

I know something about rain, it comes when the atmosphere is ready.  You can have clouds without rain but no rain without clouds.  Sometimes there are people in ministry who try to tell you it's gonna rain, but they are clouds without rain.

It falls on everyone in a region, just, unjust, righteous, unrighteous.  Glory rain is contagious.

It helps things that are alive and washes away dirty dead things. Rain is a way to refresh and atmosphere... for good.  No new growth can come without rain.  Many people seek the rain, but dead things don't want any part of fresh rain.  Their old dead ways would be threatened.  They love their old dry religion too much.

You can artificially create rain (irrigation) when professionals know how.. and things will grow.. but when the professional stumbles.. things die.  Many large ministries are nothing more than professional irrigation systems but no actual rain of God's glory ever falls.

Some people say rain rain go away.. but they don't know that LIFE is in the rain.  Same is true of the move of God.  Many are offended and wish God would just leaven their ministry and church alone without fresh rain.. it riles people up.

Sometimes there are floods from rain, sometimes it changes the landscape, sometimes it causes damage, sometimes people are swept away, sometimes structures that stood a long time collapse as the rain comes.  Rain changes things, but most people see change as loss, particularly in spiritual matters.

Rain is what relieves drought.. and drought will eventually kill everything, including you.

I won't have to explain the spiritual implications of comparisons of rain beyond this. If you have eyes to see you will see how all these things are also the Rain of God's glory.

You probably know the song.. Let it Rain...

"Let It Rain"

Let it rain, let it rain.
Open the floodgates of Heaven

The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad
Let the distance shores rejoice
Clouds and thick darkness surround him
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne
A fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side
His lightning lights up the world
The earth sees and trembles
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord
Before the Lord of all the earth
The Heavens proclaim His righteousness
And all peoples will see His Glory

We want to see Your Glory, God!
Do you want to see His Glory?
Lift your voices, lift your hands!

Let it rain, let it rain.
Open the floodgates of Heaven

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