THE REFRESHING DEW

Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“I will be as the dew unto Israel” (Hosea 14:5).

The dew is a source of freshness. It is nature’s provision for renewing the face of the earth. It falls at night, and without it, the vegetation would die. It is this great value of the dew which is so often recognized in the Scriptures. It is used as the symbol of spiritual refreshing. Just as nature is bathed in dew, so the Lord renews His people. In Titus 3:5 the same thought of spiritual refreshing is connected with the ministry of the Holy Ghost–“renewing of the Holy Ghost.”

Many Christian workers do not recognize the importance of the heavenly dew in their lives, and as a result, they lack freshness and vigor. Their spirits are drooping for lack of dew. They are so caught up in themselves and money, looking for fame in whatever corner or circle they can find it. That is why there is such a great falling away from the church as we speak. They talk God but their actions are very far from Him. They are lining up the Scriptures for the great return of the second coming.

   Beloved fellow-worker, you recognize the folly of a labouring man attempting to do his day’s work without eating. Do you recognize the folly of a servant of God attempting to minister without eating of the heavenly manna? Nor will it suffice to have spiritual nourishment occasionally. Every day you must receive the renewing of the Holy Ghost. You know when your whole being is pulsating with the vigor and freshness of Divine life and when you feel jaded and worn. Quietness and absorption bring the dew. At night when the leaf and blade are still, the vegetable pores are open to receive the refreshing and invigorating bath; so spiritual dew comes from quiet lingering in the Master’s presence. Get still before Him. Haste will prevent you’re receiving the dew. Wait before God until you feel saturated with His presence; then go forth to your next duty with the conscious freshness and vigor of Christ.

Dew will never gather while there is either heat or wind. The temperature must fall, and the wind ceases, and the air come to a point of coolness and rest–absolute rest, so to speak–before it can yield up its invisible particles of moisture to bedew either herb or flower. So the grace of God does not come forth to rest the soul of man until the still point is fairly and fully reached.

Hallelujah, for the glory of God and His blessings this day. As the Hurricane season comes forth, follow the pattern and it is the time that Spiritual people gather for a refreshing of the soul. Unfortunately, most people only gather after destruction to see the damage to the neighbours home. Many hearts are never indicted in a good matter. Therefore their souls cannot receive the dew that is falling. May Almighty God bless and keep us in His perfect will.

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