And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing (Ezek. 34:26 KJV).
The Lord promised through Ezekiel that there should be showers of blessings. It was a promise in Ezekiel’s days but now a reality in the days after Christ completed His redemptive work. So it is essential to grasp what these showers of blessings are and how to soak yourself in them.
The term “showers” means rain: water falling in drops from the sky. The idea is water coming from heaven to the earth; it describes, in figurative language, what the blessing is and how it operates. I highlight two basic concepts here: First, there is water, and then there is the idea of rain. While water symbolizes the blessing from God, rain represents the giving of the blessing from God in heaven to us here on earth.
When the showers of blessings fall on the earth, the ground responds by being productive. Besides the idea of water and rain, there is a third element of the land or the ground. The earth stands for our lives. When rain falls on a piece of farmland, the crops grow, and everything becomes green and fruitful. What a beautiful picture of the effect of the blessing of God in our lives! After speaking of these showers of blessing in verse 26, Ezekiel then described their results: “And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD” (Ezek. 34:27).
So showers of blessings describe the giving of the blessing from God in heaven, like rain falling on the earth with the effect of abundance, fruitfulness, and luxuriant growth!
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Apply the Word
God wants us to learn to live in the blessing, like someone in the rain. You do so by believing in Christ and doing the Word (Ephesians 1:3, James 1:25).
Bless the Lord for the showers of blessings in Christ.