Book of Rememberance

Malachi 3:16

Righteousness Cont’d

on January 3, 2011

Other things needed for growing Good fruit, besides soft soil…

Sun! – SON!!! This goes without saying, nothing will grow without the light and warmth of the Son shining down on us, changing us from the inside and teaching us His ways! Bask in the Son this day, and everyday and you will notice your fruit ripening.

We also need Rain, God causes the rain to fall. In Jeremiah 4:3 this same idea of plowing is repeated This is what the LORD says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem:    “Break up your un-plowed ground and do not sow among thorns.”   Judah and Jerusalem are commanded to plow!

Jerusalem in Hebrew is Shalom – meaning Peace, Jesus Himself said “my peace I leave with you” (John 14:27) meaning the Holy Spirit whom he promised to send in His place when He returned to the Father.

This Peace – Shalom denotes completeness and wholeness. Jeru is derived from Yoreh  yoreh which means early rain, but it is the same root word Moreh in Hebrew  moreh meaning both early rain and teacher!  The Holy Spirit we know is the teacher (John 14:26 and 1John 2:27) but He is often associated with rain and water! This is just amazing to me  – is anyone else seeing this amazing connection between the ideas about the Holy Spirit as rain and water and the promise of Jesus of Him as our Teacher!?!?!?!!!  GOD IS AMAZING!!

This seems to be saying in short: “Rain Teacher of Peace”.

We Cant try to bear any fruit with out the Holy Spirit, or having Peace. In order to walk in right standing with God and uprightness we need the Moreh – the early rain and the teacher! “Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God”. (Hebrews 6:7)

Early Rain comes after the Harvest to prepare soil for sowing. After salvation, the rain of the Holy Spirit is poured down on us to prepare our hearts for sowing good fruits directed By God! “The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Corinthians 3:8-9)

Hosea 10:12 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love,  and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.

So God will rain His righteousness on us – feed the soil and produce the fruit that is Glorifies and Praises HIM! “Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God”. (Phil. 1:11)

AMEN!

So God does everything needing to be done, We can do nothing! (John 15:5) The only thing expected and required of us is to pursue peace, Praise Him, and rely absolutely dependent on Jesus, the Holy Spirit and His Rain!

Its great news! Bearing Fruit is the vines responsibility – all we need to do is hang on the vine as branches and wait for Him to send the required things through us to grow this fruit for Him, Our Beloved father who eagerly awaits Fruit and More Fruit! (John 15:1)

I am currently studying the fruit of the spirit as directed by my pastor for the strengthening of  both my walk with Jesus and in Gods prompting to the deep and painful healing in my heart. I do not feel I am done with this topic of either the early rain as I find I am being lead to the Torah – the Hebrew Law. I am unsure of the connection at this time but with more prayer and further study I feel a connection will be made as God so prompts and reveals His lessons.

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