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THE RAIN OF THE SPIRIT.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2022.

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions (Joel 2:28).

It is quite significant how our opening verse likens the move of the Spirit in the last days to water: “…I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh…” Prophet Isaiah puts it this way: “Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high…” (Isaiah 32:15). Hosea 6:3 says, “…and he shall come unto us as the rain,, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”

Also, in Zechariah 10:1, the Bible says, “Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.” So, the Spirit was going to be “poured” from on high in the last days like rain. On the day of Pentecost, this rain poured out from Heaven on Peter and all the other Apostles and they were filled with the Holy Ghost: “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4).

From then on, they spoke the Word of God with boldness. One day, while Peter was preaching in the house of Cornelius, a Roman Centurion, the Bible says the Holy Ghost “fell” on all of them that heard the Word (Acts 10:44). He fell on them like rain.

Then in John 7:38, we read the beautiful words of the Master; He said, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” If you have received the Holy Spirit, this refers to you. Just like Peter, you can go out in the power of the Spirit to share the Gospel with others and the Holy Spirit will fall on them like He did in Bible days. Chains will be broken, and sicknesses will disappear; curses will be lifted, and many will receive salvation. Glory to God!

We are clouds full of water and out of our bellies flow rivers of living water! Through us, righteousness and salvation spring up in the earth, just as the Bible says: “You heavens above, rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the truth. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the Lord have created it” (Isaiah 45:8 NIV).

PRAYER:
Dear Father, I thank you for the ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life, pouring out rivers of living water from my innermost being. I am a living fountain, and I give life to others, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Hosea 10:12
World English Bible
12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness,reap according to kindness.Break up your fallow ground;for it is time to seek Yahweh,until he comes and rains righteousness on you.

Isaiah 45:8
New American Standard Bible
God’s Supreme Power
8 “Drip down, heavens, from above,And let the clouds pour down righteousness;Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit,And righteousness sprout with it.I, the Lord, have created it.

Isaiah 45:8
World English Bible
8 Rain, you heavens, from above,and let the skies pour down righteousness.Let the earth open, that it may produce salvation,and let it cause righteousness to spring up with it I, Yahweh, have created it.

Joel 2:23
World English Bible
23 “Be glad then, you children of Zion,and rejoice in Yahweh, your God;for he gives you the early rain in just measure,and he causes the rain to come down for you,the early rain and the latter rain,as before.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
John 16:17-33;1 Chronicles 7-8

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 15:1-10;Proverbs 28