WHEN THE RAIN COMES
(THE QUEST FOR REVIVAL!)
It is a dreadful sight whenever there is a drought in a country. It is something people will always remember: you will always tend to see death everywhere, people starving of hunger and animals lying on the ground due to lack of food and water. Those who practice agriculture know precisely well the effect of a drought in the land, no produce means no means of income.Unemployment rises, families are affected and destroyed. Some moving to other places for refuge and for search of a better life.
Relief can be sent to help those affected, yet it does not affect the fact that there is a drought…
The only hope there is in such situations is to pray that rain comes, for when the rain comes, everything changes! The plants start budding, and everything seems green again, animals become happy and reproduce their young. It’s a pleasant view: life is all around and the place around bursts forth with activity and Joy!
Sometimes in our spiritual lives we too, come to a drought whereby nothing seems to work, we only experience misery. Strife and arguments amongst brethren becomes rampant, hatred envy and jealousy takes over and there is simply no peace at hand, all we ever get to see is sadness and sorrow, a lot of disappointments and misfortunes. Everywhere around us is filled with death and it seems like there is no escape, we are gripped it seems with chains that can never be loosed from us. We seem dead, simply just walking around purposeless and visionless, the only way out it seems is death, because it seems much better at the other side, that’s what we are led to believe. Yet that is simply the lie of the Devil: because death is not the escape but it will lead to a greater torment in hell, when we are not close with God.
When there is a spiritual drought, it becomes too difficult to attain anything, we become so powerless in the face of the enemy and he plays around with our lives as if it were his own. Everything we try to do becomes a failure. Oh, that only showers of rain would come and change this terrible condition in our lives. Oh, that a fresh outpouring of his Spirit would simply come upon us…!
When the rain comes it changes everything! We are completely changed from the inside out, our lives gain the powerful momentum of God and we once again become filled with purpose! It becomes such a wonderful sight in our midst, brotherly love takes over from hatred and anger. We are ready to do anything for our Lord and our God. Forgiveness finds itself in our hearts and we are so filled with his love and happiness, that nothing else matters in our lives, whatever wrong was done to us becomes forgotten and we are like children, ready to play again with everyone and all! Joy and Happiness becomes the order of the day, faith builds up and we are totally connected to God. Miracles start happening all around us, we see the ministry of Jesus manifesting in front of our very own eyes, cripples start walking, the blind can see and sick are healed. Resurrection power takes over, what was dead becomes alive! The dead are raised to life and our prayer life becomes a wonderful experience, we are completely and totally changed by his power, when the rains cometh we are in essence living heaven on earth , for God has come to live with us and its beautiful. The presence of God becomes our dwelling place and nothing can harm us, for we are in God. And in God we have everything we ever wanted or ever needed. When the rains come. Changes happen in our lives. Lack disappears and we are followed by abundance, financial and material blessings continue to follow us, hallelujah to the lamb of God! He has come down to us! He has given us as much joy as the sorrow we had in the past. God our shepherd has come down to us, we are totally changed in his presence, praise the Lord the latter rain has come to us! Whatever was stolen is completely restored and demons start trembling with fear, for the grip of their power has been broken over us! And they flee back hiding! Thus, God’s kingdom is advanced and souls continually come into the kingdom of God.
The world starts coming to the children of light for help and direction. God has become real, and they want to be a part of his wonderful and glorious kingdom!
Glory to Lamb of God, for his Kingdom has become a part of our lives and his home is with his children!
Hallelujah, shout it from the housetops, revival has come down to us!
Power in the place of weakness!
Joy has replaced sadness!
Peace has replaced strife!
Authority over darkness!
Faith has come down!
Love has taken over!
He is here!