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Dew From Heaven…

“Therefore may God give you of the dew of heaven…” Genesis 27:28

Yesterday as I sat outside with the ground drenched in early morning dew, I felt the Lord direct me to learn about dew. He has revealed so much of Himself through His creation if we will only take the time to study it. Does not Psalm 111:2 say that “the works of Lord are great; studied by all who have pleasure in them”? Does not Romans 1:20 say that “His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and divine nature”?

Fresh grass with dew drops close up

So it was not strange to me for the Lord to instruct me about His ways through the study of His creation. When I study His great works of creation (aren’t they all great?), I seek His guidance in Scripture to understand what I am looking at. What I found out about dew yesterday and today is critical for our spiritual growth and sustained strength in times of heat and drought (persecution and a famine of the Word).

As Nathan Morris said, “You can go through a wilderness and not be dry” How is that possible? It is if you know how. Just like you can survive in the desert without water if you know how to distill the dew out of the air, you can also survive the harshest wilderness if you know how to distill God’s Word out of the unseen realm. Anyone can drink from a fountain or a Bible, but drinking from the air is another matter entirely.

Dews On Three LeavesLet me share with you some basic facts about dew. It falls in the night season when night air laden with water vapor cools, depositing the vapor, condensed to liquid form, on cooler objects. You don’t see it coming or hear it falling. It is imperceptible but reliable. In Israel for example, they have the spring rains and the latter rains. In between those times, it is very dry, yet the crops still flourish because of the generous dew that falls from heaven. Without that, the crops would not make it to the latter rain.

While pondering the implications of dew yesterday, my wife Judy Ann directed me to Deuteronomy 32:2. It’s where Moses (the lawgiver) declares, “Let my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew.” Once again Scripture compares water to the Word, (see also Ephesians 5:26 and Habakkuk 2:14) both as rain and dew. Here is where it gets interesting…

Rain falls and everyone sees it, feels it and hears it. Rain is a blessing but comes intermittently. It’s either feast or famine when it comes to rain, (unless you live in the rainforest). But dew, as Moses puts it, has to be “distilled” from the air. Scientifically we understand that process as condensation resulting from the cooling process, but spiritually and practically it’s another matter.

We distill the Word of God by meditating and ruminating on it. I can often be heard in conversation with myself as I mutter aloud the implications and applications of Scripture to my life. As I do that, something amazing happens; the invisible word of God becomes “seen”. The light goes on and I “get it”. The process of muttering over and over on any topic, somehow breaks it down and causes understanding, that slowly forms on your mind and heart, imperceptibly as dew and “right as rain”.

I believe that God is always speaking. To think He is mute would be to put Him on the level of a wooden or stone idol. Of course He speaks, but He is rarely heard by the casual inquirer. Those who have but a passing interest in the Lord, derive little more than the letter of the law from Scripture and rightfully claim they don’t hear God, but HE PROMISES to be found of you, when you seek Him WITH ALL YOUR HEART. (Jeremiah 29:13).

An American Bald Eagle In Flight At Eye LevelDoes not Isaiah say that “those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength and mount up with wings like eagles”? Waiting upon the Lord is not like watching television while in the doctor’s office. It means to wrap your heart and mind around the Lord, to bury your imagination in deep thought and meditation of Him. That is the process of distillation. That is when you pull the water out of the air! That is when you get not only the Word, but the Message! That is when you drink while others thirst! That is how you survive the heat and the drought! And THAT, my friends, is how we truly live!

Trust me on this… In the coming days, the ability to pull water out of the air, spiritually speaking, will be a matter of life and death to many. I suggest you develop that habit now so you will flourish in the wilderness and be a beacon of hope to many.

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Excellent insight Michael! It describes our walk with the Lord and His Word so crystal clear. I am grateful that we hear His voice as clear as the dew drops in the morning.

Blessings,

Wilhelmien

How inspiring Michael, and validation that sitting and listening in the garden/backyard is a perfect medium to hear the Lord’s message he has for us.

I chose the gardens yesterday to pray, reflect, and listen…boy, the answers came so clearly.

I think I’ll dig less and listen more .

Really enjoying and learning from your works.

Thank you for being willing to be a tool to educate and motivate so many.

Thank you Bea for contributing your thoughts to this blog. I really like what you said, especially the idea of digging less and listening more. Good plan!

So glad the answers came clearly to you yesterday!

Blessings!

You are right Joanne… Dew is a blessing from God. He does withhold it at times of judgment.

Blessings!

Ah, beautiful explanation…and straight from Scripture. Thank you also to Judy for more explanation from the Word.
My husband and I spend one day a week ‘off’ in nature with our cameras to take our focus off this world and our businesses, and to look at every precious miracle of Creation the Lord places before us. He takes us on journeys of wonder, Michael.
But I shall take in the lesson of the dew now, as well. Bless you.
PS: photos of yesterday’s creation adventure are on my blog today.

Hi Jenny;

Thanks for the post on our comment and sharing your blog (http://www.elefantz.com/) as well. I looked at EVERY picture. They are fantastic! Wish Judy and I were there this weekend. Looks so wonderful and peaceful. Can you swim in those waters safely? It looks so warm and the water looked so inviting.

Blessings, Michael

We live in the tropics of Northern Australia and you cannot swim up here between October and May, so we are just coming in to a brief four month window to enjoy the beaches, however it’s crocodile country too, so we are always warned to be careful when swimming creeks and rivers.

Oh, I should mention that the eight months of no swimming are due to the warm waster temperature and the high numbers of box jellyfish and deadly irikanji.

That’s quite a place you live in Jenny! Beautiful but it sounds like one must be careful in the wild. Thanks for sharing.

Mike,

Found this is in my media box – had not emptied for a while. So, Pleased to connect again with your website. I know I will find many treasures here as I did for jewels.

Hope all is well for my old friend, Michael.

Blessings and Shalom,
Scott

Hi Scott;

So pleased to hear from you as well. I see your site is up and looking good. Will email you privately to get update.

Blessings and Shalom to you my friend,

Michael

Hello, Michael…

Your insight on the dew as pulling water out of the air and the wrapping of one’s heart and mind to our Lord is truly edifying. He made you see these truths from a different angle enabling others to see same truths in His word with a new understanding and of which leads to awe and worship. It did to me now.

The scripture references that you add only confirms what the Bible has in its story line: the wrestling of Jacob with the Angel of the Lord….the description of King David as a man after God’s own heart…are heart attitudes that our God would love to see in each one of us …..no wonder that the gospels recorded Christ as saying, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all of these things shall be added unto you.”…

And no wonder, too, that Thomas Aquinas insightfully comments that nobody actually searches for God, but instead are searching for relief from unhappiness while running away from God who is the ultimate source of happiness….maybe that’s why the command to seek ye first the Kingdom of God… and our topic with you here…is so much pivotal!

Thanks to you, Michael…

With HISTeam that works in His marketplace, BenjieC.

Great insight Benjie!

Jacob’s wresting and David’s worship are great examples of pulling water out of the air. These men were nourished after the struggle! Thank you so much for posting an insightful and thoughtful comment!

I agree..!! God is always speaking to us, a lot of times we are so blinded by our own worldly desires that we don’t want to hear what God speaks to us.

I have found myself sometimes in trouble were I presented the situation to the Lord and after much time in Prayer God showed me how I got myself in trouble in the first place and why was it so difficult for me to make the right decision, my Heart was not right before the Lord I was blinded by my own selfish desires; Sometimes the answer is very simple from the Lord, but we don’t want to hear it and so we get in trouble. Thank God for his grace and mercy…He wants us to allow Him to be part of our daily life (not just on a Sunday or a Saturday)..!!

Jose… Your honesty is refreshing! How true what you say and how I can agree and say that of myself as well. I wish it were not so, but it has been. Thank you for such a fresh post!

Blessings!

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