Sunday, November 15, 2020



It may be a small thing for others, maybe even mundane, but for me it was important when I read something very telling, on the second chapter of Genesis.

In fact, I got all excited.

Here's what I found:

There was NO rain when God created earth!

5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, 

and every herb of the field before it grew: 

for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth

and there was not a man to till the ground.

6 But there went up a mist from the earth, 

and watered the whole face of the ground.

Genesis 2:5-6 

King James Version

Moisture was from a "mist" that came up FROM the earth.

I really found that fascinating.

Can you imagine a world without rain, and yet there was enough moisture around -- with the world pretty much taking care of itself?

But, of course, that all changed when Adam and Eve sinned against God.

God curses the ground because of Adam's disobedience.

17 And unto Adam he said, 

Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, 

and hast eaten of the tree, 

of which I commanded thee, 


Thou shalt not eat of it: 

cursed is the ground for thy sake; 

in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; 

and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, 

till thou return unto the ground; 

for out of it wast thou taken: 

for dust thou art, 

and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis 3:17-19 

King James Version

Where before, there was not a "man to till the ground", now Adam was tasked to do just that after the fall from grace.

Adam will now till the ground.

22 And the Lord God said, 


the man is become as one of us, 

to know good and evil: 

and now, 

lest he put forth his hand, 

and take also of the tree of life, 

and eat, 

and live for ever:

23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth 

from the garden of Eden, 

to till the ground from whence he was taken.

Genesis 3:22-23 

King James Version

Perhaps, now that Adam was to till the ground, there would be rain after he was asked to leave Eden?

But this much I know, God made it rain 40 days and 40 nights in the time of His faithful NOAH.

This was mentioned in an earlier article, but here's the verse that testifies to it.

God made it rain 40 days and 40 nights.

4 For yet seven days, 

and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights

and every living substance that I have made 

will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

Genesis 7:4 

King James Version

Here's how rain was described here.

The "windows of heaven were opened".

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, 

in the second month, 

the seventeenth day of the month, 

the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, 

and the windows of heaven were opened.

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Genesis 7:11-12 

King James Version

If you want to know how high the water was, here's the verse:

All the high hills and mountains were covered.

19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; 

and all the high hills, 

that were under the whole heaven, 

were covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; 

and the mountains were covered.

Genesis 7:19-20 

King James Version

Why did God make the water so high?

There were giants in those days.

4 There were giants in the earth in those days

and also after that, 

when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, 

and they bare children to them, 

the same became mighty men which were of old, 

men of renown.

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart 

was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:4-5 

King James Version

Apart from Noah, his three sons, their wives, his wife, and the animals that God asked to be included in the ark, all men and animals on earth perished from the flood.

God is really the ONLY power there is.

Look what He did here:

The day the rains stopped.

8 And God remembered Noah, 

and every living thing, 

and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: 

and God made a wind to pass over the earth, 

and the waters assuaged;

2 The fountains also of the deep 

and the windows of heaven were stopped, 

and the rain from heaven was restrained;

3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: 

and after the end of the hundred and fifty days 

the waters were abated.

Genesis 8:1-3 

King James Version

Noah then made an altar, and God was pleased with Noah's burnt offerings, and made a promise in His heart:

The vow.

21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; 

and the Lord said in his heart, 

I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; 

for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; 

neither will I again smite any more every thing living, 

as I have done.

Genesis 8:21 

King James Version

God abhors idolatry, disobedience, and wickedness, but He doesn't play favorites, just so you know.

God's rain falls on everyone.

44 But I say unto you, 

Love your enemies, 

bless them that curse you, 

do good to them that hate you, 

and pray for them which despitefully use you, 

and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: 

for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, 

and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:44-45 

King James Version

As you have seen, God is really the one, true GOD of RAIN.

The Creator holds ALL power over man, earth, and Heaven.


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