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Send the Rain

“Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain! Like the latter and former rain to the earth.” (Hosea 6:3)

“He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, like showers that water the earth.” (Psalm 72:6)

It is the cry of my heart… “Holy Spirit – send us the rain!” We are after Your refreshing! Your going forth is established as the morning… and we have awakened to the sound of Your Presence! Yes, Lord come to us as the rain! We are longing to see, waiting to know, postured to receive the abundance of Your resource. Like the sweet spring rains that fall on the meadow. Like the swift delouse that washes the atmosphere. We long for the great outpourings and the gentle drizzles alike. Its all about Your Glory, that we might experience Your heart.

A Life Source:

Rain has such a powerful influence on that which it touches. We can visually see its dual implication. First as refreshing – where there has been dryness and barrenness (Joel 2:23-29). Second, as restoration – where there has been loss (Isa. 28:11-12). Rain comes to replenish and renew everything it touches. Its longed for and anticipated, because its a life source that carries the earth into new seasons. Did you catch that… Rain initiates new seasons of life in the earth!

New Seasons of Fruitfulness:

The ”outpouring” Peter and the 120 disciples experienced at Pentecost (Acts 2:17) was not some abstract concept; it was the birth of a New Day! This was the literal evidence of “latter rain” that brought about a harvest and watered the earth for fruitful seasons. The Lord is saying to the thirsty that He will send rain! He will come like the rain to fields… to people that are totally barren as a promise of revival.

Personal Revival:

Needing to be refreshed doesn’t mean that we are lost or backslidden or that we have broken our fellowship in some way. When the lawn endures a hot season, it dries up and needs to be refreshed – only rain can truly nurture its recovery. In the day of natural drought, the earth cries out silently to be restored. When there is drought and barrenness of soul or when the evidence of weariness takes hold, it is with great anticipation that we cry out for the early and latter rains of heaven. There is no greater sight to the weary ones than the gift of refreshing… the rain of heaven!

Its the Resource of God in the Promised Land:

“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; but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, 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. 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, 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. And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.” (Deut. 11:10-15)

“Holy Spirit – Send the rain!”

Come Like the Rain

“Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain! Like the latter and former rain to the earth.” (Hosea 6:3)

“He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, like showers that water the earth.” (Psalm 72:6)

It is the cry of my heart… “Holy Spirit – come like the rain!” We are after Your refreshing! Your going forth is established as the morning… and we have awakened to the sound of Your Presence! Yes, Lord come to us as the rain! We are longing to see, waiting to know, postured to receive the abundance of Your resource. Like the sweet spring rains that fall on the meadow. Like the swift delouse that washes the atmosphere. We long for the great outpourings and the gentle drizzles alike. Its all about Your Glory, that we might experience Your heart.

A Life Source:

Rain has such a powerful influence on that which it touches. We can visually see its dual implication. First as refreshing - where there has been dryness and barrenness (Joel 2:23-29). Second, as restoration - where there has been loss (Isa. 28:11-12). Rain comes to replenish and renew everything it touches. Its longed for and anticipated, because its a life source that carries the earth into new seasons. Did you catch that… Rain initiates new seasons of life in the earth!

New Seasons of Fruitfulness:

The ”outpouring” Peter and the 120 disciples experienced at Pentecost (Acts 2:17) was not some abstract concept; it was the birth of a New Day! This was the literal evidence of “latter rain” that brought about a harvest and watered the earth for fruitful seasons. The Lord is saying to the thirsty that He will send rain! He will come like the rain to fields… to people that are totally barren as a promise of revival.  

Personal Revival:

Needing to be refreshed doesn’t mean that we are lost or backslidden or that we have broken our fellowship in some way. When the lawn endures a hot season, it dries up and needs to be refreshed - only rain can truly nurture its recovery. In the day of natural drought, the earth cries out silently to be restored. When there is drought and barrenness of soul or when the evidence of weariness takes hold, it is with great anticipation that we cry out for the early and latter rains of heaven. There is no greater sight to the weary ones than the gift of refreshing… the rain of heaven! 

Its the Resource of God in the Promised Land:

“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; but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, 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. 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, 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. And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.” (Deut. 11:10-15) 

“Holy Spirit – Come like the rain!”    

Great Joy

Seeing The Heavens Open

“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven”  Matthew 16:19a

   This morning Ron spoke to the leaders about “Keys”. 

keys to unlocking gates

Ron explained that once God opens the Heavens, there are doors and gates that provide Kingdom influence. There will be “arguments” that Satan has set up to keep you from moving forward.  One example he gave was unforgiveness.  That forgiving someone opens up many doors, but there will be arguments in your mind as to why that person doesn’t deserve forgiveness.  So once you go through a door God has opened, be very aware of the arguments, the enemy will set up.

   There was an awesome time of worship in the morning where people could “see” the Heavens open. Many went up to the altar weeping and receiving healing for their hearts. Ron then asked for testimonies. He asked for pastors to testify as to what they saw in the spiritual realm. One Pastor got up and said that he saw Heaven shaking things all over the earth.

“Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverance and godly fear.  For our God is a consuming fire.”   Hebrews 12:28

   One pastor called Ron “the man who brings rain’ in Swahili (wafula).  This is because the rainy season was supposed to be over, and there was not near enough rain for their crops, so it was looking like there would be a drought this season.  The day Ron arrived in Webuye it began to rain.  The interesting thing is that it only rains during the morning, and afternoon, and stops for the evening crusades.  As soon as everyone is packed up and leaving, the rain comes again!!  Thank you Lord for the “former and the latter rain”.

   The evening meeting brought in another 400 people, so there were about 400 crowded around the small platform, and 800 along the shops and toward the back of the meeting place.  That’s because the front has a lot of mud due to all the rain!!  Ron spoke of God’s desire to set them completely free.  That Jesus came to break off our chains, and any other bondage that the enemy has put on us.  He spoke of Paul and Silas and how praise gets God’s ear and He loves to inhabit it.  Ron then called up the musicians and told everyone “it’s times to dance, and give God something to inhabit”.   The children immediately began to dance and then dancing broke out everywhere.  Ron then quieted everyone down and began call people forward to receive the joy that only Jesus can bring.  At least 150 people ran forward to receive Christ.  After that they all began to dance again!!

   I’m closing this with a few words from Pastor Allan Mugoha.  He is a Pastor from Eldoret, Kenya and Ron will be joining him for a Pastors conference in Eldoret with crusades in the evening next Friday and Saturday.

We are blessed to have this man of God with us here in Africa, things are happening and we give God all the glory, we received him well, the meetings are going on in Webuye. I believe it is God who connected us together for the better of His glory and kingdom. He is a humble servant of God, who loves the Lord and His Word, he is preaching under divine authority and guiding of the holy spirit and that is what I love most. We are here to continue lifting him in our prayers that the Lord to continue give him more and more for us here. Mum, thanks and God bless.

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