July 2018 Newsletter - "Break Up Your Fallow Ground" by Lenny King
"Break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you..." Hosea 10:12
Fallow ground is ground that has once been tilled, but has gotten hard and now lies unused. It needs to be broken up and made soft again before it is ready to receive seed. Spiritually speaking, we are the ground that Hosea speaks of. The seed is the divine Word of God, the very revelation of Yeshua that penetrates the hearts of men in order to transform us into His divine character. We are urged by the prophet Hosea to break up the fallow ground of our heart. In order to do this, we must begin to seek the Lord and ask that He reveals His character to us so that we may clearly see where we fall short. Many people neglect doing this. They pay no attention to their own hearts and never know whether they are doing well in their walk with the Lord or not - whether they are bearing fruit or are totally barren. We are in the last days before the great and terrible day of the Lord. We are facing a generation of people who desperately need to know the way of true repentance and to turn back to the Lord. The way of true repentance is realizing the area in your life that needs healing and seeking the Lord through His Word with dove’s eyes and pursuing Him with full faith and trust.
This revelation is a process - a specific process that must be taken seriously in order to gain spiritual fertility so that you can be prepared and worthy to receive the divine seed of the Lord. The scripture tells us that we have the ability to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Preparing the ground for sowing and rain is answering the call for transformation. Rain prophetically speaks of the revelation of Yah’s Word (Deut. 32). So as we prepare our hearts and minds to receive the Word of God, we are drawing near to God’s throne room where we receive illumination. The way to prepare yourself to receive the rains of revelation is through faith and obedience to the Word. We are called to be disciples of the Word, to become educated by the spirit of wisdom and to walk out the Word in full faith and authority.
This scripture in Hosea has been such a blessing to me as I’ve ruminated on it for the past few weeks. It is a call to worship, a call to a new level of seriousness, and a call to draw near to the King of glory. We are to break up the ground that has laid dormant and to restore it’s fertility by continuing to be washed in the Word. This is the blueprint for receiving divine revelation. The Father is looking for those who are making themselves ready to be filled and inhabited by His divine presence. As it is written, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” My prayer is that everyone who reads this article will pursue a deeper relationship with the Lord and will arise to prepare a place for the Father to send His rain and righteousness.