APRIL 6: REJOICE IN THE RAIN

REJOICE IN THE RAIN

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord and He will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth, it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereunto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the briar shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off."
Isaiah 55:6-13
Today's Read: Isaiah 55; Isaiah 44; John 19

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Such rejuvenation and refreshment is ours in this passage.
Here we find the remedy for our wickedness,
The remedy for our straying feet,
Our straying hearts,
And our straying minds.
A hasty "return" to our Redeemer God.
Mmmm ...
There is no prejudice or list of sins which can separate the sinner from the Savior.
There is no vile state that can overcome the blood of Christ or the love of the Father.
There is no condemnation for Christ's returning one.
The absolute "staying" power of the Holy and sufficient God avails itself to us and prevails within us as our "power in the hour" of our transgression.
"I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and as a cloud, thy sins; return unto Me for I have redeemed thee. Sing O ye heavens for the Lord hath done it."
Isaiah 44:22-23
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See what rejoicing is ours on the heels of return and surrender.
See what praise accompanies the degenerate heart as it becomes a regenerated heart filled and overflowing with the sure and satisfying mercies of God.
Praise be to God for His unchangeable word made manifest through our broken lives.
The rain and snow which water the earth,
Now water the needy heart,
And as they soak and replenish,
They shall once again yield holy fruit for the glory of God as He has promised.
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Whatever state you are in, my friend,
Christ is calling and urging "you" deeper into His presence:
-Enter in.
-Receive redemption.
-Receive the "rights" that are yours as a child of the King.
-Receive the blood of Christ and enter into your highest calling.
The fir for the thorn,
The myrtle for the briar,

The Savior for the sinner.
"It is finished." 
John 19:30
Rejoice in the rain ...
Of the redeemed.
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Three Study Suggestions:
1) Record this morning's passage (Isaiah 55:6-13) in your own ink and own it.
The recording of it will solidify God's message and truth to you and you will find it profitable for your soul.
2) Upon writing it ... kneel in praise to God and adore Him for the redemption and restoration He has provided you with. Stay long in the state of rejoicing.
3) Rehearse the loving faithfulness of God to another and refreshment will be doubled in your soul.