Lev.26:4-5 “I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit. Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.” (NIV)
We will start today’s devotional from our final thought from yesterday, which is that some people have a problem with Christians talking about wealth. They insist that Jesus rode on a donkey and not in a Lexus or Mercedes. Excuse me, based on the mode of transportation at that time, a donkey was pristine. Jesus did not even ride an ordinary donkey. He rode a donkey no one else had ridden and people were putting their clothes on the floor for Him to ride on. The point is their argument is lame. Jesus did not only ride on a donkey. Guess what? Jesus walked on water; He had no limitations. When He needed money and the bank had closed, He instructed Peter to catch a fish, and there was a gold coin in the mouth of the fish.
Stop excusing poverty, stop it! Whoever is insisting that Christians must be poor, should carry the poverty. God says concerning you and I, in Deut. 28:12 “The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.” The New International Version reads, “The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.” At this proper time in Jesus Name. Different types of rain are coming upon us in this season. For some, it is the rain of abundance. For some, it is the rain of oil, the rain of the anointing of the Holy Spirit. For some, it is the rain of babies, the rain of fruitfulness. For some, it is the rain of visions. For some, it is the rain of supernatural strength. What rain do you need today? I pray that God will give it to you.
However, there is another side to the story of the open heavens. For the enemy, open heaven means something very devastating because as God is raining blessings on His children, for the enemy it is a rain of trouble. Ps.11:6 “Let him rain coals on the wicked; fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup” (ESV). Do you receive that? The greatest advice anybody can give is, do not fight God’s children. There are some people that you should not fight. Even if they offend you, just smile and say, ‘because of your Father, you can go’. Even on earth, there are people that when they do something wrong, and you hear their father’s name, you let them go. You say, tell your father that I did this, I let you go because of who your dad is. They are some people you should not fight because it is a terrible thing to fight them. Isa.49:25 “But this is what the Lord says: “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save” (NIV).
Prayer: Father, as You open the heavens over me and make a way for me, let every unrepentant enemy chasing after me be buried, in Jesus Name. Amen!