Bible Ballistics: BBs #274 What’s Raining On You???
We’ve had some welcome rain here in Oklahoma, yet in many areas those rains have come with damaging hail and tornados. So where do the rains come from? Well, I can assure you that they haven’t come from the “government” or the “weatherman”! Only the Almighty God, The Creator of the Universe is in control of the weather and all things that affect this world–and you and me! God is worthy of our trust and will show Himself faithful to those who come to Him, to those who seek Him diligently “while He may be found”!
“I would seek unto God,
and unto God would I commit my cause:
9 Which doeth great things
marvellous things without number:
10 Who giveth rain upon the earth,
and sendeth waters upon the fields:
11 To set up on high
those that be low;
that those which mourn
may be exalted to safety.” Job 5:8-11
God is there, and He makes Himself known if we will but listen and believe in the salvation that Jesus bought for us.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
God wants to save and deliver us, but not against our will! We must heed and respond to His call—but many are NOT willing! Are you listening or rejecting and refusing the Word of The Lord? It’s your choice, but there is a consequence to every choice.
“……. the word of the Lord hath come unto me,
and I have spoken unto you,
rising early and speaking;
but ye have not hearkened.
4 And the Lord hath sent unto you
all his servants the prophets,
rising early and sending them;
but ye have not hearkened,
nor inclined your ear to hear.
5 They said, Turn ye again now
every one from his evil way,
and from the evil of your doings,
and dwell in the land
that the Lord hath given unto you
and to your fathers
for ever and ever:
6 And go not after other gods
to serve them,
and to worship them,
and provoke me not to anger
with the works of your hands;
and I will do you no hurt.
7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me,
saith the Lord;
that ye might provoke me
with the works of your hands
to your own hurt.” Jeremiah 25:3-7
And just like ancient Israel, we must choose whom we will heed and serve. But choose well, for God holds every person accountable for what we have done with HIM, HIS Son and HIS Word.
“Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7
“Even as I have seen,
they that plow iniquity,
and sow wickedness,
reap the same.” Job 4:6
Are we sowing seeds of destruction, or sowing things that God can rain HIS blessings upon? We must remember that we will reap the crop that we have sown! It’s your choice.
“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12
“Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet
to be partakers
of the inheritance
of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us
from the power of darkness,
and hath translated us
into the kingdom
of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption
through his blood,
even the forgiveness of sins:” Colossians 1:12-14
I pray you know the forgiving, cleansing blood of Jesus, the only thing that can “change” crops!!! Today!!!
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11