“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater:
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:10-11 (NKJV)
Wow! What a confidence and faith builder this scripture truly is. Just knowing that if God said it, that truly settles it. He has promised that His Word will not return to Him void, in other words without accomplishing what He has declared for it to do successfully. I simply love it. How excellent it is knowing that when God sends forth His Word, He has also orchestrated the movement of His Word. God is exact with the mission of His Word and His Word obeys His authority.
The rain and snow comes down and serves its purpose, but it does not return to heaven in the same form it was sent forth. Just as the rain or snow lands on various forms of ground so does the Word of God with the intention to bring forth fruit or life. The connection amongst the sower and the rain is a great reflection of God and His Word and how it flows.
The purposeful mission of God’s Word blesses us because it gives us life. Just as the sower awaits rain, He does so with the understanding that there is life after the rain. The sower has confidence and assurance when the rain comes therefore, he is expecting his harvest just as the scripture outlined beautifully, that when the rain comes there is the bud, then the seed, and then the bread which gives life. We have hope because the Word of God gives us life as it comes forth from the mouth of God and water our hearts, our dilemmas, our circumstances, our challenges, our relationships, our ministries. Every aspect of our life, God is concerned.
We should be eager to ask Him to “send forth your Word and rain on me.” But not just in our lives but in the lives of others. Praise be to God that His Word has no boundaries. It is without limits. God will send forth His Word to accomplish what pleases Him.
- Deuteronomy 11:10-14
- Luke 8:5-15