HAVE YOU BEEN BEDEWED?
Deut. 33:28 “So Israel dwells in security,
The fountain of Jacob secluded,
In a land of grain and new wine;
His heavens also drop down dew.
One of the pictures of the Holy Spirit in the Bible is the dew that falls from heaven. Dew is a source of great fertility and blessing and mirrors the productivity that comes as the Spirit of God moves upon our lives. Recently, during a communion service, the Holy Spirit fell in our church in a powerful and an unusual way. The immediate result was that communion took on a special significance in the light of His presence. Sometimes, communion services can take on a religious feeling, similar to the atmosphere found in most funerals. When the Spirit of Grace begins to fall like the dew from heaven, He makes all things new and alive with Himself. Charles Spurgeon spoke of the grace of God falling like dew on himself, listen to Spurgeon’s words.
“What the dew in the East is to the world of nature, that is the influence of the Spirit in the realm of grace. How greatly do I need it! Without the Spirit of God, I am but a dry and withered thing. I droop, I fade, I die. How sweetly does this dew refresh me! When once favored with it, I feel happy, lively, vigorous, elevated. I want nothing more. The Holy Spirit brings me life and all that life requires. All else, without the dew of the Spirit is less than nothing to me: I hear, I read, I pray, I sing, I go to the table of Communion, and I find no blessing there until the Holy Ghost visits me. But when He bedews me every means of grace is sweet and profitable.”
Has your spiritual activity been rather dull and cold lately? Actually, that happens to all of us from time to time. What is the remedy? Like Spurgeon said, we need to be bedewed, we need the refreshing dew of the Holy Spirit falling fresh on each of us again. Like Spurgeon said, I hear, I read, I pray, I sing, I receive communion; nothing seems to move him until… When the Spirit of Grace fell upon him, everything took on a new dimension. Prayer was different, it was divine communication. Hearing was different, he heard the sweet voice of his Shepherd. Reading was different, the Lord was alive in the words, like food for the soul. Singing was different, it was infused with God Himself, singing and rejoicing in you and through you. Communion was really different, it became like stepping into the very presence of the Living God. The only thing that had changed was that the Spirit of God had come. The daily activities were still the same, but they were now charged with life, dripping with the fragrant dew from heaven. Maybe you have been bored with spiritual activities recently. Sometimes it feels like you are just going through the motions. How can that change? Ask the Lord to come. Ask Him to send the refreshing dew of his presence. Remember what Jesus said, “how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him”.