Go in and possess the land!
“. . . prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
-Malachi 3:10 KJV
There is an open season of blessings that God is preparing for us to walk into. The Bible describes this open season as an outpouring of rain.
Leviticus 26:4 states that: “I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit.”
In order for the rain to bear the fruit of the field, seeds first have to be sewn. If rain were to fall on barren ground then the refreshing power of the rain would simply sink into an empty canvas.
For this reason, our life has to have a degree of substance so that when our outpouring arrives we are able to bear the fruit of our labor; we are able to walk into our season.
Spiritual substance is not attained through accolades, education or accomplishment, but rather through struggle; through trials; through tribulation; through failure; through heartache and through pain.
The Word tells us that man’s days are few and full of trouble (Job 14:17). God never promised His people a life of handouts on Easy Street; but, He did promise a reward for those that endured even in the midst of trouble (Matt. 24:13).
Our endurance in a race filled with ambiguity, doubt and defeat is what allows seeds of spiritual growth to be instilled in us.
As those seeds begin to cultivate, God is yet preparing, and waiting, to open the windows of heaven so that we may walk into the land that we were intended to possess (Deut. 6:10).
Rain is the manifestation of that intention. It is the catalyst to a promised blessing – a showering of favor that is intended to wash away past regrets, failures and tribulations.
It’s raining. It’s your season. Go in and possess the land.