FEELING DRY – The torrential rain is coming in the month of March
Ask the Lord for rain
In the time of the latter rain.
The Lord will make flashing clouds;
He will give them showers of rain,
Grass in the field for everyone. Zechariah 10:1
*All scriptures are taken from the NKJV, unless otherwise mentioned
Quite a lot of things are going on around the nations of the earth: from the issues of failing economies to the recent issue of Corona virus and the various other things making rounds throughout the world. It’s been a stressful season and one which no one wishes to continue. However, in the midst of all of this, God is always faithful and His thoughts towards us all will always remain good, to bring us to our future and our hope. We are coming into a new season of renewed strength, even as we enter into the month of March. So this is the word of the Lord as touching a new season from the month of March, which is called Nissan or the first month in the Hebrew calendar.
The Valley of Dry Trees
If there is a story in the scriptures that was familiar to me even from childhood; it is the story of the valley of the dry bones. Naturally, good and physically impossible stories, both from the bible and story books fascinated me, even as a child, and somehow tended to spur curiosity in me. But now I can say that I particularly love the story of the valley of dry bones because it shows how God restores hope and life in the midst of hopelessness and death, clearly demonstrating that there is a purpose that He has concealed in everything.
What has been happening?
I do not know about you, but I think generally speaking, sons of God who have been called out of the mazes of the institutional church or whatever religious entity they had belonged to before, are all going through a common season of dryness. (So basically I am not writing to everyone). It has felt so dry that you may even have wondered what happened to the voice of God that you were once used to, what happened to visions, revelations, dreams, inspirations, and the care and love you once enjoyed from brothers. It’s been so strong that you may have felt like “where did God go”? Or “have I suddenly offended everyone who knew me?” You may even have doubted if you were still following God or if you missed Him somewhere along the journey. This experience has been going on for a while and not much has been said about it or much hope or solutions given about it either. So it’s been like a season of struggling to stay above the water. I can tell you for free, you are not alone. It is the valley of dry trees.
I used the word valley as symbolism of transition and not as a physical place, and trees as those who have been called by God unto Himself in righteousness, while dryness is the season of refinement. The valley is the transition point between two mountain realities. It is the transition season in which the faith and the resilience of God’s chosen people are tested. Oh my! The test is real and very intense.
I remember a few days ago, while still dealing with trying to capture the thoughts of God concerning this message, one of my young brothers from Nigeria sent me a chat message (I am pretty sure he is reading this). I will put his message here just the way he sent it but with a few slight edits. He said “I’m gradually losing my hunger for God… It seems am alone in my life… He seems to have left me to suffer all by myself”. I saw his message and I laughed. I sent him emojis to indicate that I was laughing. I am pretty sure he may have thought I was mocking him, but that was not the case, for I understood deeply what he was saying. I sent him a few words of encouragement, and in my heart I committed him into the hands of the Lord. After receiving the few words I sent to him, he replied and said “Okay Sir, I will continue with the little strength I have”.
Oh my goodness! Talk about the days of little strength, in a season of the valley of dry trees with few (if any) shoulders to cry on, but just a “hanging-on” to the little flickers of hope from the unseen. And yet the Lord says in the midst of it all “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.” Revelation 3:8 (emphasis mine). Mind you, my young friend wrote back the next day saying “I woke up this morning with new courage and strength”. We do have a caring Father.
The Torrential Rain
I had asked God
several times about the season and why it seemed so long and unbending, until
recently, around the middle of February, when He gave me a pointer to what to
expect in the coming days. I woke up on that particular morning with these words
“torrential rain”. I wasn’t familiar with the word torrential and nor
did I know its meaning. For somehow when the Lord wants to say something which
I must pay critical attention to, He uses words that I am not familiar with. I
don’t know why, but He does that with me. So when these words literally woke me
up, I just knew that I had to pay attention. I checked out the word torrential
online and how it’s used with rain and this is what I got:
“If it’s raining extremely hard, then the rain is torrential — it’s absolutely pouring. Use torrential to describe something that’s happening in torrents, or turbulent flowing streams. When there’s a torrential storm, there’s so much rain falling so fast that you’ll be soaked in about three seconds.”
The part where it says
“you will be soaked in about three seconds” got me excited because it gave
deeper meaning to the level of water that is released in torrential rainfall.
But because God doesn’t necessarily define things by the dictionary, I had to
wait to get His thoughts on the matter.
He made me see three scriptures and then went ahead to give me the message for the month of March. But before I share the message He gave, let me share the scriptures he showed me.
Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month. Joel 2:23
Let us know,
Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord.
His going forth is established as the morning;
He will come to us like the rain,
Like the latter and former rain to the earth. Hosea 6:3
They do not say in their heart,
“Let us now fear the Lord our God,
Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season.
He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.” Jeremiah 5:24
The Word of the Lord for the Month of March and Beyond
I may not necessarily interpret all of the above scriptures in context, but I will touch on them a little bit.
As I prayed and meditated on the entirety of my thoughts on torrential rain, I heard in my spirit these words from the Lord: “I will give you both the former and the latter rain together. A torrential rain. All that was lost, held back will burst forth in a massive torrential rain and you will know that I am your Father.”
At first it appeared as if it was a personal message to me, which I believe it was, but because I am also a messenger of hope, I knew that it is also about my brothers who have been in dry spaces like me. Somehow in my time of meditation, I knew the message was specifically for the month of March or will take full effect from the month of March; March being the first month (Nissan) in the Hebrew calendar.
Who is a Eunuch?
Generally speaking, the concept of Eunuchs speaks of those who are made to take care of the king’s harem and who by their own choice or the king’s choice are made impotent or unproductive in order to be effective in their duties. They are often rendered impotent in order to prevent them from defiling the king’s women with their own seed. With God however, Eunuchs are those who have been separated by their callings in God or who, by their personal decisions, have made up their minds not to bear fruit or produce anything for themselves in this world, even though they have the right and the ability to do so. Using a simple example; the Apostle Paul was a Eunuch. He had the right, like every other Apostle, to get married and bear children for himself, but because of his calling in God, he decided not to. Technically, he decided not to bear fruit or produce for himself but only for God. However, many believers have taken the concept of being Eunuchs out of context, laced it with some spices of pride and beaten others down with it. But in simple terms, it is about “not my will be done” but God’s will alone be done.
How does this relate back to “torrential rain” you may ask? See this:
Do not let the son of the foreigner
Who has joined himself to the Lord
“The Lord has utterly separated me from His people”;
Nor let the eunuch say,
“Here I am, a dry tree.”
For thus says the Lord:
“To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And hold fast My covenant,
Even to them I will give in My house
And within My walls a place and a name
Better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
That shall not be cut off. Isaiah 56:3-6
In conclusion, everyone born of the Spirit of God and separated unto Him is a Eunuch. You learn, in time, to depend on Him and not to bear fruit unto yourself. And certainly because the coming days will not be easy in the global space, you as a Eunuch have been taken through trials and the burning of “self” in order to prepare you for those days. Meaning that the season of dryness in the valley of dry trees was not meant to kill you or discourage you from following the Lord, but to prepare you as a savior that will arise out of Zion. For the valley of dryness shall surely change to become what it was meant to be all along – a well-watered garden for the trees and plantings of the Lord.
Remember this; the dryness you have felt will soon be over as the torrential rain of the Lord will fall to cleanse, to refresh and to restore all that is rightfully yours in God.
Are you ready? Blessings. From your brother.