For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
– Isaiah 55:10 & 11 (AMP)
I love that time just after it rained. You can see how everything comes to life because of the water it received. You can see the growth, and everything is blooming. There is a tremendous difference that you can see in nature between when it rains and when it does not rain. Did you know that the Word of God is like rain? Yes, in Isaiah 55 the Word of God is likened to rain. It says that the rain and snow come down and doesn’t return to where it came from, but it waters the earth and makes everything to sprout and bring forth fruit. This is how it is with the word of God. It will not return to God without producing any effect.
Mark 4 verse 26 – 28 says, “And He said, the kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground, and then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and increases—he knows not how. The earth produces [acting] by itself—first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.” It explains that the Kingdom of God is like a man who sows seed upon the ground and then goes to sleep. The next day he sees that the seeds have sprouted and that he has no idea how it happened. The seed contains everything that is needed for a plant to be what it is supposed to be. The seed of an apple tree, for example, contains all the potential that it needs for it to become an apple tree. If there is water, sun and sufficient soil, the plant does nothing in order to become what it already is. There is nothing difficult to this process. The apple tree is not in effort, trying to bring forth apples. It simply happens naturally. In the Kingdom it works exactly the same. When the Word first found entrance into our hearts through the preaching of the Gospel (1 Peter 1:25) we became born again. The scripture says the following about us: “You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God” (1 Peter 1:24). Inside of you is an everlasting seed (which is Christ) and as you grow in Him, Christ will be revealed.
There is something you can do that will increase the growth of The Seed inside of you. You can water the seed. The word of God is the rain (Isaiah 55:11) that will cause the seed to grow. The Word of God is sent for the purpose to bring the manifestation of Christ in our lives. We do not have the ability to change ourselves, but we can make sure that we sit under the Word of God. It is our responsibility to make sure that we are that tree that is planted next to the river – the river being the water of God’s word.
And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity] – Psalms 1:3