Sermon:
HEAVENLY RAINS : ENJOYING THE SHOWERS OF BLESSING IN OUR LIVES
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OUTLINE


1. RAIN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

2. RAIN OF THE TRUTH

3. RAIN OF THE SPIRIT

4. RAIN OF PROVISION

5. RAIN OF LOVE

6. RAIN OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD

7. RAIN OF ANSWERED PRAYER



THE MESSAGE


HEAVENLY RAINS : ENJOYING THE SHOWERS OF BLESSING IN OUR LIVES
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1. RAIN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

We need the rain of righteousness in our lives. In a world of unrighteousness and injustice , we must seek the Lord until He showers righteousness on us. When we commit our cause to the Lord , He would thwart the plans of the crafty just as easily as He bestows rain on the earth and grant justice to us.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
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HOSEA 10:12

Sow for yourselves righteousness, 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 righteousness on you.



JOB 5:8-12

But if it were I, I would appeal to God;I would lay my cause before him.

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

He bestows rain on the earth; he sends water upon the countryside.

The lowly he sets on high,and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.




2. RAIN OF THE TRUTH

We need the rain of truth in our lives. The truth and the revelation that we receive from the Lord will bring freedom and deliverance to us. Just as rain causes the crops to grow and yeild a harvest, the word that comes from God will accomplish His purpose in our lives. When we are obedient to the word of God , we will be on a firm foundation and can withstand any storm that we may face.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
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DEUTERONOMY 32:1-2

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; And hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.



ISAIAH 55:10-11

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.



JOHN 8:32

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."



MATTHEW 7:24-27

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

But everyone who hears these