Friday, March 12, 2010

Ether 9

35 And it came to pass that when they had humbled themselves sufficiently before the Lord he did send rain upon the face of the earth; and the people began to revive again, and there began to be fruit in the north countries, and in all the countries round about. And the Lord did show forth his power unto them in preserving them from famine.

Pride can dry up the well-spring of revelation in our lives and create a drought of the Spirit and a famine that leaves us empty. The Old Testament prophet Amos prophesied (Amos 8):

11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

That famine doesn't happen because the word of the Lord is not spoken but because we won't hear it. If we are humble, the windows of heaven can open and we can feast on the bread of life and quench our souls with living water.  He will preserve us from famine.

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