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Rain No Rain!
Does the Bible tell us why there is no rain?

Copyright (C) by Noelene Rout 17th May 2007
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God has the power to make it rain.
5..the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, Genesis 2:5

12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, Deuteronomy 28:12

4..I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; Genesis 7:4

18..I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. Exodus 9:18

4 Then I will give you rain in due season, Leviticus 26:4

14..I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, Deuteronomy 11:14

12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, Deuteronomy 28:12

17.. the LORD, .. he shall send thunder and rain; 1 Samuel 12:17

18..the LORD sent thunder and rain that day: 1 Samuel 12:18

14..the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 1 Kings 17:14

1..the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth. 1 Kings 18:1

8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields: Job 5:8-10

6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength. Job 37:6

9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, Psalm 68:9

7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, Psalm 147:7,8

23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, Isaiah 30:23

24..God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: Jeremiah 5:24

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. Joel 2:23

7..I caused it to rain upon one city, Amos 4:7

1..so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, Zechariah 10:1

45..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 5:45

17..and gave us rain from heaven, Acts 14:17

God has the power to withhold rain.
33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth. Exodus 9:33

17..the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, Deuteronomy 11:17

6..I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. Isaiah 5:6

13..I shut up heaven that there be no rain, 2 Chronicles 7:13

7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: Amos 4:7

What happens when there is no rain?
7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. 1 Kings 17:7

17 And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you. Deuteronomy 11:17

4 Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, Jeremiah 14:4

7..the piece whereupon it rained not withered. Amos 4:7

When there is no rain, rivers and streams dry up, water dries up out of the ground, and the ground grows hard and breaks into pieces, and plants wither and die, and the animals and birds and creatures who live upon and within the plants die of starvation and thirst, and the land becomes barren, as the hot sun continues to burn its soil, and the winds break up the surface soil and carry it away, and famine covers the land and the people also die, of thirst and starvation.

What good is rain?
6 showers that water the earth. Psalm 72:6 Rain waters the earth.

7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: Heb 6:7 Rain water soaks into the earth.

6..the rain also filleth the pools. Psalm 84:6 Rain fills pools and rivers and lakes and streams.

as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain. 2 Samuel 23:4 Rain makes the grass grow..And the grasses feed the animals and creatures and birds and mannkind.

4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. Leviticus 26:4,5 Rain causes fruit bearing trees to grow..Fruit trees provide the fruits and nourishments that we need to eat and drink..Rain causes the wood we need as fuels and building materials to grow.

I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. Deuteronomy 11:14 Rain causes the foods we eat and drink, and the oils we use for fuels, and cooking, and making perfumes and soaps to grow.

12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. Deuteronomy 28:12 Rain is a blessing upon the seeds we plant in our fields, because it helps us to produce wealth, from the abundant crops it causes to grow.

18..the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. James 5:18 Rain causes the earth to bring forth plants. Plants cover the earth with wood. Animals eat wood. Plants cover the earth with green. Green provides our breath, and purifies the air we breathe. Plants provide the materials we use to make the clothes we wear, to build our homes, and build the furnishings we use within our homes. Plants provide the woods we use to make the instruments we play, when we sing our songs to God. Plants provide food for the earth, and for the life that lives upon the earth. Plants cover the earth with shade, and help to keep the earth cool. Shade provides shelter for life upon the earth. Shade helps to retain moisture within the soil. Plants absorb moisture from the soil. Animals and birds and creatures and man live in, upon, beneath, and off, the plants and trees that the rain causes to grow.

Why is God withholding the rain?
35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; 1 Kings 8:35

26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; 2 Chronicles 6:26 When we break God's laws God withholds rain.

2 Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed. Jeremiah 3:2,3 When we commit sexual sins (whoredom) God withholds rain.

17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. Zechariah 14:17 When we refuse to worship our Creator God withholds rain.

How can we get rain?
35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:
36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance. 1 Kings 18:35,36

26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them;
27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance. 2 Chronicles 6:26,27

13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13,14

We have to pray to God, seek God, confess God, turn from sin, learn about God, & walk in God's ways in order to get rain!