As the early rain falls, causing the seed to germinate, spring forth and grow, so the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was the beginning of the growth and development of the Gospel seed. Then the latter rain will fall upon us as the early rain fell upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost. Near the close of earth's history, there is to be a special outpouring of the refreshing Latter Rain of the Holy Spirit. Represents Work of Holy Spirit "In the East the former rain falls at the sowing-time. Pentecostals interpreted the “rain” in this verse as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The “latter rain” (the end-times outpouring) would be greater than the “former rain.” In 1948, a “revival” broke out in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the teachings of the Latter Rain movement were clarified. https://truthinjesus.org/book/the-early-and-latter-rain-of-the-holy-spirit This forth level of Holy Spirit influence or latter rain of the Spirit will become available at the very end of time to God’s people who have grown fully into Christ under the early rain power of the Spirit (Acts 3:19-20) as God’s last warning message to the world is given in the greatest power described in Revelation chapter fourteen. Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! https://www.amazon.com/early-latter-rain-spirit-Latter/dp/0978612132 We also see that the “latter rain” (the end-times outpouring) would be greater than the “former rain.” What is the purpose of the Latter Rain… This fall rain would greatly enhance their crops just before harvest. The Spirit of God is often connected with water in the Bible, and God’s provision of water, and some would see the “former rain” and the “latter rain” as outpourings of the Holy Spirit, as vindication of the message of the gospel. {5T 214.2} "When on the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the disciples, they understood the truths that Christ had spoken in parables. Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Bible verses about The Latter Rain. The “latter rain” in this verse is interpreted as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The idea is that the "early rain" was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit of Pentecost and the "latter rain" is the supposed outpouring of the Holy Spirit that began in 1906 AD with the Azusa Street Mission which gave birth to the modern charismatic movement and "Full Gospel" type churches. The “latter rain” is a biblical symbol for the final outpouring of the Holy Spirit, by which the corporate spiritual experience of God’s church will be brought to ripeness for the harvest (Joel 2:23-29). Joel 2:23 says, Rain is the stimulus and medium by which the nutrients in the soil are drawn up through the root system. Joel 2:1-32 ESV / 43 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit was first shared with the disciples on the day of Pentecost. The October-November rains were called the early rain, and the March-April rains were called the latter rain. This is the Latter Rain. 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