“But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:…And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee [shall be] iron.” Deut. 28: 15, 23 KJV
The saddest thing on the face of this Earth has to be the Christian who by his own choice has closed himself off from the blessing of Heaven. God doesn’t willingly shut out any of His people. His desire is to bless and not curse; But sometimes we can bring about the shutting of the Heavens by our own stubborn wilfulness. We have the ability to remove ourselves from the pathway of blessing by simply choosing to walk off it. Of course,God will follow after us trying to draw us back to obedience. In His wisdom he will use the law of sowing and reaping…action and consequence to do it.
The wonderful thing about God’s grace is that there is an endless supply! When we do find ourselves standing away from the blessed rains of Heaven underneath a brazen sky we only have to cry for His mercy, forgiveness and grace. He will never refuse a repentant heart. He will bring us to restoration and unlock once again the Heavens we forced Him to shut against us in the first place.
Oh how I love Jesus! Oh how He has restored me! Oh how sweet the rains are! Who is joining me in this praise?