How does the Teacher teach?
Next Saturday is a time to sit in God’s presence and receive what pours down. God has a specific way of teaching. He uses rain as one metaphor. In fact the Hebrew word for “teach” is translated as “rain” or “watered” a few times in the Bible. The idea for teaching, in that context, is for supernatural living water to fall and satisfy those who receive it. Consider this scripture, where God paints a beautiful scene to express His heart intent for His Word to fall like rain:
Deuteronomy 32:1-2: 1 Listen, you heavens, and I will speak;
hear, you earth, the words of my mouth.
2 Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.
This is a scripture to stop and let it play out in your mind’s eye. It contains scenes with which anyone can identify. Every living thing has experienced rain- the sights, sounds, smells, feel, taste.
Close your eyes. Envision rain falling. How refreshing the smell, how soothing the sound, how purifying to the air we breathe, cleansing to the leaves. See the drops of dew, the lone drops resting like crystal balls magnifying detail and reflecting surrounding color and light.
Recall in your mind, a spider web that has captured rain or dew. Truly a masterpiece, a magnificent knitting of seemingly crystallized lace. Certainly your mind can recall the smell of showers on fresh grass, the sound of plentiful rain for tender plants? Tie these sensory images to the beauty God wants you to experience, the relief God intends for your soul, this when He speaks from Heaven and you receive it on earth.
There are some desert plants that survive in the wilderness only on dew, because the rain is so negligible. God designed the heat of the ground to condense with the cool of the night or morning air and form dew. It is with these precious drops of dew those vulnerable desert plants survive. All they can do is sit and wait for it. But God is faithful and cools the air and the drops of dew form.
Heavy rains on tender plants help strengthen their frame above ground and establish roots below ground. Those penetrating rains help the growing plant establish greater resistance to inclement weather.
The scenes from verse 2 above are sensory engagements God equates to Himself as teacher. Jesus boldly declares He alone is teacher and instructor, Matthew 23: 8 & 10. If you are going to learn, it will be by His truth falling and you receiving.
Also, as verse 1 says, He speaks from and to Heaven. He lets those words fall to earth, to satisfy the thirsty and refresh the weary, Jeremiah 31:25, Matthew 11:28.
You cannot receive supernatural rain except you place yourself where it falls. Take the opportunity next Saturday November 18th to come and sit with God. Process your sighs of burden, bring him your troubles. Let His teaching fall like rain to satisfy your deepest thirst. Let his words descend like dew to minister sweetly. Receive new life from heaven for new growth. Open up to receive abundance so your frame may be strengthened and your roots be more firmly established in Him.
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Hi my name is Gina; and I'm the founder of the ministry. My 25 year journey with God has been centered on immersing myself in the safe relationship God offers, learning about the power of surrender, and praying for His life in greater measure!