Ending the Drought

The heartland of the country is where most of the corn is grown to provide the United States with the food it needs as well as the feed for the cattle which provides us with the meat we need. Today there are drought conditions in the heartland and with that drought, prices on our food items are increasing and will continue to increase as long as the drought persists. What can we do about it?

In Mark 4:36-41. Jesus is in a ship with his disciples asleep in the hinder part of the ship. A fierce storm comes up and the disciples are afraid they are going to sink. They come to Jesus to wake him up and express their concern that he does not seem to care they are about to sink. He gets up and commands the storm to cease and it immediately ceases. They are astonished and Jesus says to them, “Why have you been so fearful? Where is your faith?” As long as Jesus is among us, what do we have to fear?

Jesus could command the weather to obey him. In John 14:12, Jesus said, “He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works shall he do because I go to my Father.” When Jesus ascended into heaven and the Holy Spirit came down to dwell among men as described in the book of Acts, we were given the power to do the sames works and greater works than Jesus. That means we can command the weather to obey us. Then why don’t we do that?

There is one catch to this statement. In 1 John 5:12 it says, “He that has the Son has life; and he that does not have the Son, has not life.” If we do not have Jesus in us, then we do not have life which does correspond with the power to do things such as command rain to come down on us. In 1 John 5:14,15 it goes on to say, “And this is the confidence we have in him,that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us: and if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know we have the petitions we desired of him.” What does that mean? It means whatever we ask for in prayer or just speak with our mouth, if it is in agreement with God’s will, it will come to pass. If we command rain to appear, it will appear if God’s will is in agreement with whatever we are saying.

Since the people of the United States have turned their back on God, we have no power over the drought. God has lifted his hand of protection over us and he will not aid us any more from whatever the weather brings us. Droughts are normal events in the earth, but when this country was honoring God, God often came to our aid to ease such conditions when they appeared and he has also kept many hurricanes from striking the coast in the past because people sought him for protection. Now, no more will he lift his hand to help us because his judgment has already begun to afflict us. What can we do then, if God’s will is no longer to help us?

There are two things that can be done. The most difficult is for the people in this country to repent and turn back to God. Then his will to help us will allow him to end the drought in the heartland of the country. Barring this event, then each Christian who is seeking God can pray for rain and command the rain to appear to water their land. God can do for us in providing rain as he did for protecting Israel from the plagues that struck the Egyptians. God’s will is to provide the needs of his children and we can have the power to command the rain to appear if we have the faith as Jesus mentioned to his disciples in the boat. They were fearful and had no faith, so they couldn’t command the storm to cease. If we have faith, we can command it to happen and the rain will appear for our land while the rest of the heartland (the Egyptians) continue to suffer in a drought. If Jesus had been out of God’s will in his life, he could not have commanded the storm to cease. As long as we are out of God’s will in our life, we will not be able to send the rain we need in our life. We are thus subject to the droughts and storms that rush into our life.


2 Comments on “Ending the Drought”

  1. Ray Says:

    Thank you for this blog. You have some good wisdom to share. I will say that although I agree with you that we are all subject to droughts because of the spiritual condition of this country; I also believe that God can and will send His blessings to His people regardless of this obstacle. His word is very clear, that He knows those who are His and He can bless those whose hearts are right towards h=Him regardless of the nation they are in. This does not mean everything will be easy for His people when the nation they are in turns away from God, but it does mean that God will remain faithful to His people that are faithful to Him.

    • Thanks for your comment. I cannot find anything you said with which I disagree. Perhaps you do not understand fully what I was saying or perhaps I am misunderstanding you. Let me add this Biblical lesson for all. God protects his children just as you said like he did with Israel during the plagues in Egypt; however, God will not violate our will. There is a law of sowing and reaping just as valid as the law of gravity. If we sow bad words or actions into our life, we will reap the consequences of what we have said or done. If we have a lack of faith in God’s grace toward us, we will say something like, “I will never get any rain;” and thus tie God’s hands in helping us, because he will not violate our will.

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