Called — On Account of Rain!
Amos 8th Chapter
11 “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.”
As the Christmas season is upon us, many of us will celebrate the birth of Christ. However, because of the birth of our Savior, we can also celebrate another glorious season: Destiny. From out text, we see a warning to the children of Israel regarding the worst type of famine possible. Not a famine of bread or water but a famine of the word of God. So just how severe is this famine? We see effects of it every day, and we will explain.
That person who is living in a poverty mind set believing that his/her finances will never get better is living in the place where he/she is suffering from a “famine of the word.” The person who is dating an abusive, obsessive, depressive person is suffering from a “famine of the word.” The brother or sister that does not know God as a healer, comforter, shelter, friend, protector, or source is living in a famine. Believe me, this is the worst type of famine that could ever be, and yet when Jesus hit the earth, He brought forth the beginning of the end of the famine. Let’s get some biblical proof of this.
John 1st Chapter
1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.”
14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
Now that we have the Savior, the Living Word who will never leave us nor forsake us, it is impossible for believers to live in famine if they actually realize what they have. We know that it is by the Word of God that we can defeat the enemy and put all of his wicked plots, plans, and schemes in their proper place.
How so? Because remember “the Word” was made flesh. This is why we are told in Philippians 2:10, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;”
We are telling you that God wrapped His Word up in the name of Jesus. Does His name work…. You’d better believe it does. Let me share this testimony: A few months ago, a member of our church, Mel, was held at gun point. The assailant told him, “I’ll shoot you.” But to the assailant’s surprise, Mel was also armed — with the Word. Mel replied, “In the name of Jesus, you’ve got to leave.” The assailant then stated, “I told you old man, I’m going to shoot you.” Mel replied, “I told you in the name of Jesus you need to go on.” After hearing such powerful words, the assailant took off and did not look back.
God has set us up to be head and not the tail, above only and never beneath. This season we should be mindful and thankful of all the blessing that God wrapped up and sent to earth so that we could envision, embrace, and enter in to a destiny that He has orchestrated for us. Mel’s destiny was not for him to be a victim at a crime scene but to be the victorious in Christ, and this victory is not just for Mel but for you as well.
Therefore, be victorious and walk in the peace, wholeness, healing, and prosperity that God has for you. It is God’s good and perfect intent to shower you with blessings; therefore, we will call the famine officially off— on account of rain!