DEW FROM THE LORD
“And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people
as a dew from the LORD, as showers upon the grass”
God sent His people Israel among the nations of the world to be like a dew from Him. He also wants us to be in this world as a dew from the Lord. However, there are prerequisites for our receiving the dew. For dew to come upon the grass there must be:
1. Clear Skies
The dew only comes with clear skies. We also have to keep clear skies in our relationship with the Lord and with others. In the name of Jesus we must blow away the dark clouds of doubt and fear, the black clouds of self-pity and depression, the clouds of sinful attitudes and words we speak that grieve the Holy Spirit who lives within us, the clouds of moods or “silent treatment” toward our husband, and the clouds of bitterness and unforgiveness to other believers. The dew of the Holy Spirit cannot fall upon us when we allow these clouds to hang around.
2. Light Wind
The dew does not come with storms. Each one of us face storms in our lives, but we must learn to not get caught up in the storm. The One who said, “Peace, be still” to the storm lives in our hearts and He wants to fill us with His peace in the midst of the storm. When we trust in the Lord and keep our hearts at rest and filled with His peace, we are in the right place for the dew to come.
3. Moist Soil
The dew does not fall on hard, dry ground. Soil moisture is extremely critical to producing heavy dew. We must also keep our hearts soft and tender before the Lord. And also soft and humble toward one another. The moister the soil, the heavier the that dew falls on the ground; the softer the heart, the heavier the anointing of the Holy Spirit falls upon us.
4. Ground Level
The dew comes at ground level. God does not keep the anointing of the Holy Spirit to the heavenly realm. The anointing flows down to ground level. Down to our circumstances. Down to where we are crying out to Him. Down to where we are mothering in our kitchen. Down to the nitty-gritty. Down to the menial day to day tasks of life. It’s for you to take hold of right now.
5. The Morning
The dew always comes in the morning. This is when God waters and refreshes the earth and this is when He wants to revive and refresh us. If we don’t experience it in the morning, we lose our opportunity (Hosea 6:4 and 13:3).
The manna came to the Israelites in the morning, because it came with the dew. If they weren’t up to collect the manna before the sun was up, the manna melted and they would go hungry for the day (Exodus 16:14-16, 21). It is important to start the morning with God. I’m sure you wake up talking to Him and seeking His guidance for the day.
It is important to do this as a family too. We love to keep to the Morning and Evening principle God established in His Word and meet together as a family every morning--to collect our manna from the Word and seek the refreshing anointing of the Holy Spirit.
We read more in the Bible about the dew:
1. The dew comes from God
Hosea 14:5: “I will be as the dew unto Israel.” We cannot cultivate the dew ourselves; it comes from God. Only He can refresh, heal, invigorate, and renew us each new day.
2. The dew is always considered a blessing
The refreshing dew upon the grass is considered one of “the precious things of heaven” (Deuteronomy 33:13). Read these Scriptures where the dew is a blessing from God: Genesis 27:27, 39; Deuteronomy 33:28; Proverbs 19:12; and Zechariah 8:12).
3. The dew waters and refreshes the ground
Psalm 110:;3: “From the womb of the morning, thou hast the dew of thy youth.” This is actually a Messianic prophecy relating to Christ. Although He is “The Everlasting Father,” He also has the dew of youth. The dew waters, invigorates, refreshes, rejuvenates, and revives. The dew keeps us refreshed and young in spirit.
4. God wants us to be dew in this world
Micah 5:7: “And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass.” This is a prophetic word concerning the people of Israel who have been chosen by God to be a light to the world and like dew amongst the nations. God’s purpose for us who are now “fellow heirs” is that we will also be dew in the sphere of the world where we live.
This world is filled with evil, heartache, and suffering. But we have “the Dew” dwelling in us to water and refresh the dry and broken hearts, to soak the hard hearts with God’s love, to cheer and revive the drooping spirits of God’s people, and to bring God’s life-giving anointing to everyone we meet, in our home and out of our home.
It’s a cycle. As we keep our hearts soft and tender to receive the refreshing dew, we can then refresh others. As we water others we’ll be watered more ourselves. Proverbs 11:25: “He that waters shall be watered also himself.”
Blessings from Nancy Campbell
Dear Father, thank you so much that You are the dew in my life, the One who refreshes me each new morning. Please help me to keep my heart soft so you can pour your anointing upon my life. Amen.”
As I am refreshed, I will refresh others.