Why Pray for Israel Rains?

24 09 2021

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Precious rain has always been a sign of Yehovah’s blessings on the land and the people. When rain is withheld by God it is a judgement for the sins of the people.

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. James 5:17-18

This week as we celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles we remember the promise of rain for all the nations who come up to Jerusalem for the Feast (God’s appointment).

And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, Yehovah of hosts, on them there will be no rain. Zechariah 14:17

Notably, radical Islam in the land brings droughts and desert as seen in Africa as Islam spreads southward with the Sahara following in its expansion. Even Israel while under the severe judgment of God suffered four hundred years of drought under the rule of the Ottoman Turks.

Yet, today Israel is being restored and the rains have returned by Yehovah’s favor. The desert is blossoming and hundred of millions of trees have been planted. As the Ottomans taxed trees to denude the land of Israel, so today terrorist arsonists keep trying to destroy Israel’s new forests. But God has a better plan, His favor!

Today: Light rainfall in northern and central IsraelTemperatures will continue to fall as rain spreads from northern Israel towards the Negev. Despite the fact that Israel’s rainy season typically begins only in mid-October, Israelis can expect to enjoy a break from the heat – one that may force them out of the sukkah during part of the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) holiday. Arutz Sheva  Sep 23 , 2021

Forecaster: Coming winter will be wetter than last yearSome areas of Israel will receive above-average quantities of precipitation this year, according to veteran forecaster Uri Batz. 

“but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven,a land for which Yehovah your God cares; the eyes of Yehovah your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.” Deuteronomy 11:11-12

You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, When it was weary. Psalm 68:9

“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 

Pray for rain for Israel as the fulfillment of God’s promises. What a day to be alive! And remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, especially for Jesus, the Prince of Peace, Yeshua Sar Shalom.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.



3 responses

25 09 2021
Victor Lynn

All good except an oops near the middle of the blog there is a reference Psalm 55:11-12..The quote is from Isaiah 55:11-12. It is one that we Gideons quote a lot to explain why we pass out so many Bibles and New Testaments.


26 09 2021

Thank you Victor, I made the change to the correct book. God bless you.


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