Deuteronomy 28:12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
A failure to let God reign, could prevent it from raining in your life. To see the truth of this statement we need not look further than 1 Kings 17. It did not rain in Israel for three (3) and a half years because God no longer reigned over the land. The precursor to the drought was that King Ahab and Jezebel, his wife, had led the people to worship Baal rather than the true and living God. Consequently, it was mandated by God that no due or rain would fall for a period of time: God stopped reigning and it literally stopped raining. It only started to rain again in Israel when God was allowed to restart his reign.
To bring the people to the point where God reigned again there were three (3) things that Elijah led the people to do. Firstly, he brought them to a higher place represented by Mount Carmel. For God to reign they had to break habits that were not aligned to the word of God.
The second thing that Elijah did was to repair the altar of the Lord. The repair of the altar represents total surrender. It was only after the people had totally surrendered to God that they could reestablish God as Lord of their lives.
The third thing that Elijah led the people to do is to repent. To repent is to have a change in mindset; the people had to get to that point before God could reign again. 1 Kings 18:39 tells us that when the people saw the fire fall from heaven “they fell on their faces: and they said, ” The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God”. Their utterance was evidence they had a change of mindset, they no longer saw Baal as God, they saw the true and living God as their God. The changed mindset propelled them to not only think differently, they also acted differently. They helped Elijah slew the four hundred and fifty (450) prophets of Baal. After all this was done, they experienced an abundance of rain.
When we let God reign, we can expect it to rain in our lives. Receiving rain in due season is one of the blessings, stated in Deuteronomy 28:12, that is promised to those who allow God to reign by doing his words.
Life Application: Let God reign over your life by replacing bad habits with habits that have their foundation in the word of God.
Prayer: Lord, reign in my life and take control of everything in and concerning my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.