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THERE WILL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING
by Bayo Afolaranmi
06/30/14
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Dearly Beloved,
THERE WILL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING
"I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing" (Ezekiel 34:26 NIV).
A shepherd in the Old Testament symbolized a royal caretaker of the people of God. This is the reason why the Old Testament great men are referred to as shepherd (Jeremiah 23: 1ff; Ezekiel 34:1ff). Even God was called the shepherd of Israel in Psalm 80:1 (cf. Psalm 23; Ezekiel 34:11-16). Unfortunately, most of the leaders of the people of Israel were bad shepherds. They misled the people. They only fed themselves to the detriment of the people. This made God to pronounce woe on them (Ezekiel 34:2-6). He said that He will hold them accountable for the misled and underfed sheep which were the people they were leading (verses 7-10).
However, the good news is that God promises to search for His sheep and look after them (verses 11-16a). Where there has been no justice, especially amongst the people, God promises that He will shepherd the flock with justice (verses 16b-24). He promises to make a covenant of peace with them so that they will be at rest (verve 25). Above all, He will send to them showers of blessing (verse 26). These showers of blessing include fruitfulness, security, freedom from oppression, and lots more. The Lord will do these so that His people will know that they are His, and that He is the Sovereign God, the Lord above all lords, the God of the universe.
Have the leaders of your country, church, or group disappointed you? Have they let God down in their leadership roles? Have you lost confidence in them? Take heart! The Lord will search for you and look after you. He will lead you with justice. He will make a covenant of peace with you and you will have rest. Above all, there will be showers of blessing for you from Him - showers of fruitfulness and abundance, security and protection, freedom from oppression, promotion, and lots more. You also will know that the Lord is good and His love endures forever (see Psalm 100:5). People will glorify God for the good things He will do in your life.
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
Prayer Requests:
1. Manifest yourself, Lord, in this world that is full of injustice and oppression and let the world that know you are the Sovereign Lord in Jesus' name.
2. Lord, let your showers of bless be on me, my spouse, children, work and everything that belongs to me in Jesus' name.
3. Let the people of the world know that you are my God by the good things you will do in my life in Jesus' name. Amen.


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