Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain– The LORD who makes the storm clouds; and He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man.
‘It’s the time of growth. It is the time of rain. So ask Me for the showers from heaven, that I might rain down upon and cover the earth.
The land has been dry and what you have sown has come to nothing, so ask rain of Me. The days are coming to you that in the time of sowing, you will reap, and you will see the growth and multiplication that you have always longed for.
Ask Me for the rain and in not many days you will see the green shoots push up out of the newly watered land. Those seeds that were sown into your families and loved ones in a dry and thirsty ground will soon display the signs of life and spring.
Ask for rain and rejoice in the time of rain. This is the season you are in now!’
So rejoice, O sons of Zion, and be glad in the LORD your God; for He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, the early and latter rain as before. The threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil. Then I will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; then My people will never be put to shame. Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and there is no other; and My people will never be put to shame.
Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; when the mountains will drip sweet wine and all the hills will be dissolved.