Corn Wine Oil
This morning I would like to share on the blessings of the Lord through His “Corn Wine Oil” provided for believers. Many times, we are happy with the rain of God to water us. And that would be enough, but then there is also the greater rain the Bible calls it “The Latter Rain”. God wants to bless His children abundantly and always more than enough than our needs! What a Mighty and Loving God we serve. Amen.
In John 10:10 Jesus made a declaration that anyone who believes in Him will have His abundant life. That means whatever we lack, He will provide and so much more. That’s what it means what we talk about the abundant life of God!
In contrast we see a sad statement in Joel 1:10,
“The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth”.
God’s people were in such a state because of only one thing: they were disobedient. They did not seek His face but instead began to worship other gods. But when they sought His face and were obedient, God restored their relationship with Him and prospered them. Our God is caring, loving, compassionate and merciful.
I 1 Samuel 15, Prophet Samuel said to King Saul:-
1 Samuel 15:
“22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams”.
Indeed no amount of sacrifices we make can be better than to be obedient. Now let’s see how to live under an “open heaven” where God never stop pouring His blessings on His children:-
“13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 That 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. 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.”
Yes and amen, the Lord will grant us both the “former and latter rain” to give us His continued provisions, corn, wine and oil. It is one thing to have the early rain but without the latter rain, it will not be possible for us to have an abundant harvest of our crops! Many believers received the former rain but when the time drew near for the crops to be harvested, there was no latter rain and the crops dried and died. And so is our walk with God. We can start good loving the Lord and His word, but if we start to lose our passion for Him and His word, our harvests of corn, wine and oil, can die of premature death!
So it is much similar to our natural desire to want to grow in the things we do, whether it be our study or career. We should therefore work diligently on our growth in the things of God. If we do that, surely we can expect to receive His continued abundant provision of His Corn for our food, His Wine for our joy and His Oil to empower us!
This is awesome by simply obeying Him! To obey is better than sacrifice.