Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Authority Gregory Dickow

Who’ll Stop The Rain? (Walking in Your God-Given Authority)

I was listening to the radio the other day, and an old classic from Creedence Clearwater Revival came on, the one that asks, “Who’ll Stop The Rain?” Whether you’ve heard of it or not, we can ALL identify with the lyrics!

“Long as I remember the rain been comin’ down.
Clouds of mystery pourin’ confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages tryin’ to find the sun.
And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain?”

We are living in times where these lyrics have never been more true! It’s raining! And most Christians don’t believe they can do anything about it. It’s raining fear. It’s raining terror. It’s raining depression, discouragement, sickness, and disease. It’s raining family problems, emotional problems, and financial problems. As the song says, “There are a lot of clouds of confusion pouring on the ground.” And we, as Christians, are good men and women trying to find the sun, but it’s time that we become the people who do more than look for good things to happen. It’s time for us to learn to stop the rain!

So I’m writing to tell you today — YOU HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THE RAIN IN
YOUR LIFE! YOU have authority and power to RISE UP, take control, and put an end to these storms of “rain” in your life! That’s right! As a child of God, you have been given dominion!

“Let man have dominion over the earth.” — Genesis 1:26

DOMINION: noun do·min·ion \də-ˈmi-nyən\ : the power to rule…

God gave the original right of dominion on this earth to Adam and Eve. They surrendered this dominion to Satan in the Fall. But, through the victory of Jesus on the Cross, He purchased back dominion & authority with His own precious blood. That’s good news! But the good news gets even better!

Jesus said in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give YOU authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Wow! — I hope you got that! Jesus won back the right of dominion through His death and resurrection. And then — He gave this authority to you and me! We have authority on this earth!

I’m declaring today, YOU CAN STOP THE RAIN!

So then, you’re probably asking the question, “But Greg, how do I stop the rain?” Well, I’m glad you asked. Let’s look at an example of a man who actually did it!

James 5:16–17: …The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

Effective, fervent prayer from a righteous man avails much! THAT IS THE KEY TO STOPPING THE RAIN!

So why are we as Christians allowing THE RAIN to keep falling?

The enemy gets us falling for the lie that God is in control of everything. The truth is, God is NOT in control of everything. If God were in control of your marriage, you’d be happier. If God were in control of your kids, they would be a little more obedient. 🙂

Through Jesus, we have the dominion on this earth! We get to decide the kind of day, attitude, marriage, and health we’re going to have! We could turn that over into the hand of the enemy if we want… but God has given us the responsibility AND authority to pray and stop the rain!

So, once we get past that lie, what’s the next thing the enemy tries to do? He goes to attack the basis for our ability to pray and stop the rain. He gets us trapped in religion — am I truly righteous? Have I done enough good deeds? Am I holy enough?

Listen, friends — we don’t become righteous through any action on our part! Righteousness is a gift! Romans 5:17 says, “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign — have dominion — in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”

We are righteous through the gift of Jesus, NOT through our own actions. Ah, you need more proof of this, right? Here’s what James 5 and verse 17 says about Elijah, the original rain stopper: “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.”

You see, Elijah had a nature like ours — a human nature — yet he was able to offer up the type of prayer that literally stopped the rain! If you look back over the life of Elijah, he had ups and downs just like you and me. Yet, none of his human flaws disqualified him from this type of prayer power! And you’re no different — your human flaws don’t disqualify YOU from stopping the rain in your life and in your world!

So, MY QUESTION TO YOU TODAY IS – ARE YOU READY TO RISE UP, TAKE DOMINON, AND STOP THE RAIN?

It’s time for us as believers to step up and onto the scene and stop the rain like Elijah did. It’s time to take our families back, take our communities back, take our dreams back, and take our land back! We can’t put our head in the sand and live in fear any longer. We’ve got to stop running and start commanding the rain to stop! Jesus said in Matthew 18:18, “Whatsoever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; and whatsoever we loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” In other words, heaven will forbid what WE forbid; and heaven will allow what WE allow.

Are you ready to stop the rain? I sure am! And I’m sure you feel the same way. All that’s needed is for us to take dominion, stop believing the lie of the enemy, and pray according to the righteousness that is ours through Christ and WE WILL AVAIL MUCH IN THE EARTH! Amen?

There is so much more on this topic I would like to share with you. Check out my message called, “Who’ll Stop the Rain?”


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Living Beyond the Walls

Living Beyond the Walls Gregory Dickow

Are You Ready to Live Beyond the WALL?

Joseph’s life as described in Genesis chapter 49 is a case study with regards to how he broke barriers in his life. How he lived beyond the walls of his life. And his example can inspire hope in your life today.

You are going to live beyond the walls that have tried to contain you. That includes living beyond the invisible fences that have tried to control you, beyond the walls of fear, beyond the walls of hatred, beyond the walls of envy, beyond the walls of your upbringing.

You can choose to let what your circumstances or other people have done to you imprison you behind those walls or you could decide to be like Joseph whose branches reached over the walls and he was no longer contained by the invisible fences or the visible fences in his life.

Listen, there are visible fences and then there are invisible fences in your life. God has not called you to be contained by any of them, nor has He called you to be limited by any of them.

You have to make a decision today. Are you going to live behind the walls of your past , the walls of your pain, the walls of what people have done to you? You have to leave behind the victim mentality. You are not a victim of anything. You’re only a victim if you believe you are confined to stay that way the rest of your life. You are called to live beyond that pain, beyond what that person did to you, beyond what life has brought you.

Now go back to verse 22 of Genesis 49 and notice what he says. “Joseph’s branches reached over the wall.” One reason why Joseph lived beyond the wall is because what he says, “A fruitful vine by a well.” If you want to live beyond the wall you have to live by the well.

The well is God’s word. The well is the Holy Spirit. The well is the church. The well is God’s promises. If you will stay by the well, which is the church, the word, the Holy Spirit, and God’s promises – then you are going to reach over the wall.

When you begin Living beyond the Walls, you will come to understand why you should expect God’s favor to manifest uncommon blessings in your life.

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Favor for a Lifetime by Gregory Dickow

Ripping the Roof Off Your Finances

Ripping the Roof Off Your Finances

There is no doubt God is a God of increase. There is absolutely no doubt He wants to increase you. And there’s no doubt He wants to begin doing it today!

Listen, clearly God has shown us that He wants to multiply our giving and our sowing into a miracle harvest. He wants to give us beyond what we can ask or even think. And God is ready to do that in your life!

Now, here are those five reasons…

  1. Because You Are Sowing to Glorify God. – God wants to give us increase…why? Because it gives Him glory! When you experience increase God gets glorified. And if our desire is to give Him glory – which should be the desire of every Christian, you WANT to give God the glory. You WANT your life to glorify God. Then it’s time to experience the increase He has for us because it gives God glory.
  2. Because You Are Giving Into the Preaching of the Gospel. – If you’re sowing into the preaching of the Gospel, then this is another reason God wants you to increase. God wants to be glorified and He wants you to increase so the Gospel can be preached.

    The Bible says in Romans, chapter 10, “How can they hear without a preacher?” And then it goes on to say “How can the preacher preach unless he’s sent?” And how is he sent? He’s sent with money, and financial support from people just like you who give to take care of his needs and equip him to go where he needs to go!
  3. Because You Are Expectant. – Philippians 4:19 says “But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus.” This includes your spiritual, relational, AND financial needs.

    We have to realize this is one of the primary reasons God wants to bring increase into our lives. God WANTS to meet your needs abundantly. He’s our Father, and no father wants His children just barely getting by. However, you must have an expectation that your Heavenly Father is looking to bless you abundantly.
  4. Because YOU Are Giving to Help Others. – God wants you to have plenty left over to give joyfully to others for every good work. Don’t you want be able to help every good work? Well, that’s increase. I don’t think we often realize how staggering the concept of God’s exponential increase is. It’s thirty-fold, sixty-fold, one-hundred fold! God wants you to break free in your mind from the limited increase and think instead about unlimited possibilities, so that you begin to expect above and beyond all you can ask or think.
  5. Because You Are Thankful. – God’s not trying to get something from you. He’s trying to get something to you! God wants you to be thankful for what you have right now. Jesus was given five loaves and two fish, and he didn’t say, “What? This is all you’ve got? This is all you could do?” No! What did He do? He took the five loaves and the two fish, and he lifted them up to God and gave thanks. And what happened when He gave thanks? They multiplied! They multiplied because he was thankful.

    Be thankful today for whatever you have right now and lift it up to God. Because that’s how multiplication happens: through gratitude and through thankfulness.

Give for the sake of the Gospel. Say, “Jesus, this is all I have and I want You to have it because I love you. Because You saved me.”

There is no doubt God is a God of increase. There is absolutely no doubt He wants to increase you. And there’s no doubt He wants to begin doing it today!

Clearly God has shown us that He wants to multiply your giving and your sowing into a miracle harvest. He wants to give you beyond what you can ask or even think about. And God is ready to do that in your life today. It’s very simple.

 

  • One: Be a sower to glorify God.
  • Two: Give into the preaching of the Gospel.
  • Three: Be expectant.
  • Four: Give to help others.
  • Five: Be thankful.

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