Over the past few months the Holy Spirit has been instructing me to pray for ‘Righteousness to rain down and Righteousness to spring up.’ I have been dutifully praying this prayer, both with my mind and with my spirit, but not being fully aware of its significance. As I was seeking the Lord for a word to blog tonight he said tonight is the time and season when we will explain the meaning of these words. But I sense the meaning was not only for me but for all who choose to read this blog.
As I am wont to do, I first of all go to the scriptures to discover if a phrase or idea that has come to be in a prophetic sense, lines up with scripture. And Wham, Bang to my surprise and delight these words are found in Isaiah 45. It would be a lie to say that my spirit did not soar as I read these words.
8 “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.
As I read these words my lips cried out in thanksgiving and praise for this chapter is the Cyrus prophecy that relates so much to the election of D Trump as the wrecking ball of American politics ~ Gods anointed one. To my spirit, this tells me that this verse is so much in the timing and will of God for this present moment in time. This prophetic word needs to be understood and comprehended by all Bible believing Christians. There has been so much prophetic words spoken, based on this chapter, that it leaves all those who have ears to hear the Spirit speaking, that this has to be Gods message. Hence we the church needs to wake up and take heed of Gods plan. This is, to pray for the president and his family asking for righteousness to rain down and spring up in the land.
These words are for this time and I believe they are not figurative, as many commentators suggest. Righteousness suggests salvation and all that attains to the victory that Christ won on the cross. This includes an abundance of blessings of rich grace, even all spiritual blessings, peace, pardon, righteousness, salvation, and eternal life. Akin to this falling of righteousness upon the land comes the sense of Justice to be found walking the streets of our cities and towns.
Here in NZ there has been much blood shed over the land wars with the coming of the settlers and the taking of lands from the Maoris for a pittance. Because of this there is a spirit of grievance resting upon the land that must to be broken for the righteousness of God to flourish. I suspect that this is not peculiar to New Zealand. Our land cries out for justice at the spilling of blood upon the land. There is a deep truth here that I am only allowed a peak at.
Yes, pray that righteous will fall down and flood the earth and that righteousness will rise up. I sense in my spirit that this falling down and rising up will undo the curse that befell the land at the time of Noah; for instead of destruction there will be waters of grace, mercy and salvation. God is restoring his rule upon the earth and in doing so he is repositioning many nations’ boundaries. Within this re alignment many a church will be re structured and disciples will be brought up higher.
As a result of this rain and flood of righteousness the earth again will flourish and bring forth the abundance of healthy food as God intended the land to do so. The church will also flourish as the cedars of Lebanon and the leaves will be used as healing for the healing of the nations.
down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations Revelation 22:2
My friends we have a partnership with our Heavenly Father to pray in the blessings God has promised upon the land. Yet so many believers are ignorant and oblivious of the covenant relationship that we have entered into by the blood of the Lamb. May the body of Christ wake up, and pray for righteousness upon the land, that the land may be healed. For this is the time and season to be praying such a prayer.
I believe strongly that his a command of the Lord to pray such a faith prayer, in doing so we are to give the Lord no rest until he comes and rains righteousness upon us.
for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea 10:2
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