Monday, July 22, 2013

More Rain! Hallelujah!

More Rain! Hallelujah!

The Lord has showered His blessed rain upon our unjust land according to His merciful grace yet again.  Earlier this past week we received about 1 1/2 inches and another 1/4 inch this morning.

The Lord promises that He sends His rain both upon the just and the unjust.  Thankfully, even this statement is one of pure grace, for no one is truly just except by the Lord's declared righteousness imputed to those who have been generated into His kingdom of righteousness through Baptism.

How wonderful this association is, that with this statement concerning His gracious outpouring of life giving water from the heavens to refresh the earth for both the just and the unjust, so also this reminds us of His gracious outpouring of life anew in His kingdom through Water and Spirit.  In Titus 3 St. Paul calls this a bath or washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.  And for the soul that hungers for the Lord's righteousness, this is refreshment indeed!

Nevertheless, the rains are cause for immediate thanksgiving.  TB2G!

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1 comment:

Unknown said...


Even as the refreshing rain falls on God's good creation, His earth, to make it yield seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is the Word which goes out from His mouth. The refreshment of His Word, which miraculously brings dead sons of Adam into His Holy Communion falls with daily consistency in the homes of those so affected by it. Where the Word of God so falls on hearts made fertile, it effects such an amazing crop of righteousness from them; a genuine crop which benefits all who live on this earth. We thank you for posting once again sermons which spring forth from the presuppositions of God's effective work, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - effective for bringing His sons and daughters into Christ and keeping them in that faith, even His most blessed means of grace effect from them the desire to hear and keep it. The LORD is and will bless His work through you.

Gary Cepek