Deuteronomy 11:10-12 NKJV (10) For the land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden; (11) but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, (12) a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.
- God brought the Children of Israel out of a land where they had to provide their own water.
- Israel had to literally depend on Heaven in a very real way.
- God Himself would see to the watering of Israel.
Deuteronomy 11:13-15 NKJV (13) ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, (14) then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. (15) And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’
- “Yoreh” – the early rains – same root which means to cast or teach – like an arrow being shot at a target or information being delivered from a teacher to a pupil.
Deuteronomy 32:2 NKJV Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.
Mark 4:14 NKJV The sower sows the word.
- “Malkosh” – The latter rains – These were a hard, steady rains that would have been destructive if it fell in the fall on the hard soil.
- “Lekesh” – the second planting just prior to the latter rains.
Bishop T. D. Jakes: “You can’t be fruitful if you are not seedful.”
Hosea 6:3 RSV Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD; his going forth is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”
- “Geshem” – (three letter root) to fulfill or receive the manifestation of something, to call into being that which is not.
Zechariah 10:1 NLT Ask the LORD for rain in the spring, for He makes the storm clouds. And He will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture.
Deuteronomy 28:12 NKJV The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
God has said that this is a season of acceleration. His promises are coming to pass sooner than you think!
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Joel 2:23-32 NKJV Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you– The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. (24) The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. (25) “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. (26) You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. (27) Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. (28) “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. (29) And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. (32) And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.