There seems to be a “spiritual famine” in our land and people are hungry. There are natural as well as spiritual famines mentioned several times throughout the bible, especially in the Old Testament.
During a famine, people are desperate and will eat anything that is available to them. (2 Kings 6:25, 29). In the book of Amos chapter 8:11-12, God pronounced a judgment on the land by saying that there was coming a famine in the land, not a famine of bread or a thirst for water but a famine of hearing the voice of the LORD.
This spiritual famine which was declared at that time has now ended because we are no longer under the law of judgment, but we have entered a new Covenant with Jesus Christ.
There is a great hunger and desperation in the church today. Christians have been searching for a word from God any place that they could receive it. Many are so hungry to hear a personal word for their lives, families and ministries, but they don’t recognize the fact that the Holy Spirit wants to speak to them personally.
They don’t realize that the famine is over and that the LORD is speaking to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
As you tune your ears to His prompting, He will make His voice known to you. Be careful not to search for living water through the wrong sources which releases the wrong spirits.
As many of you have been feeling spiritually depleted, exhausted and discouraged, you will be fulfilled, restored and refreshed when you read His word as your daily bread. You will no longer have to search for water, but He will lead you back to green pastures and give you rivers of living water.
In the book of Genesis there was a natural famine in Israel but the LORD raised up Joseph to provide for his brothers, the Egyptians and eventually everyone in Israel.
In the same way, we are going to see the body of Christ raised up to deliver this nation of any spiritual famine. We are coming into a time of great harvest and abundance as the LORD releases His glory upon our land.
“The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing,” Isaiah 35:1-2.
“So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited,'”Ezekiel 36:35.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me,”John 10:27.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,