James 5:7 – Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
The farmer is waiting patiently for the precious produce of the soil. What is He waiting for? He is waiting for the early and late rains.
James 5:16-18 – The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.
Elijah prayed for rain and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit. The earnest, heartfelt, continued prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available.
Zechariah 10:1 – Ask rain from the Lord at the time of the spring rain— The Lord who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man.
God wants us to pray for rain. It is time for rain. The earth and world is parched. He desires us to pray with great thirst for rain with earnest, heartfelt continued prayer.
Isaiah 44:3-4 – For I will pour water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground. I will pour My Spirit upon your offspring, and My blessing upon your descendants. And they shall spring up among the grass like willows or poplars by the watercourses.
Who gets the rain? The thirsty. But is not only falls upon them but the parched and dry ground around them, on their offspring and descendants.
Matthew 5:45 – so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
God causes the sun to shine on the evil and the good, and His rain on the righteousness and unrighteous.
His rain falls in response to thirst but it spreads from there to all men whether they deserve it or not.
It is not a half-hearted prayer for revival that God will answer. He will pour water on the thirsty. It is the earnest, heartfelt, continued prayer that makes tremendous power available. If prayer isn’t from the heart, it lacks power and effectiveness.
Ezekiel 34:26 – I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing.
YEAH! Showers of blessing! Lord, I want your showers of blessing.
Leviticus 26:4 – Then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.
It takes the rain for the land to yield its produce and the trees of the field to bear their fruit.
Joel 2:23-24 – So rejoice, O sons of Zion, and be glad in the Lord your God; for He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, the early and latter rain as before. The threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil.
Hosea 10:12 – Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness and rains His righteous gift of salvation upon you.
It is time to break up the parts of your life not year bearing fruit. It is time to seek the Lord. How long? Until He comes and rains righteousness salvation upon you and on the world around you.