And He did it! Now the Lord Jesus is Lord of His church. They also got murder as well. I suggest it began at the time of the Reformation. Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Desire humility and the Lord will do it. Israel had predictable weather patterns, including heavy If a wheat stalk hasn’t got those knots, it would bend over and the grain would be lost because it would be laying on the ground. I remember reading a letter from a correspondent in Palestine that was published in the Herald of His Coming that announced the truth that the latter rains had begun. It is, as it were, as though the pores are opened. If you know how to manipulate Kissinger’s name, it comes quite clearly to 6-6-6. So that early saturation at last passes away. The Zionist movement was formed. Oh, that they may walk with their Beloved in the present, in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. We want the Lord to come back and give us abundant showers of latter rain, but it means the immanence, the personal attention and standing of the Holy Ghost. The grass withereth, and the flower fadeth, when the Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it [Isaiah 40:6-8]. When the voice said, “Cry,” he said, “What shall I cry?” And God said, “Cry, ‘All flesh is grass.’” Now link that, please, with Psalm 72:6: He will come down like showers upon the mown grass, the grass that’s cut down. So that I had a hand in reforesting Palestine. It comes to 6-6-6. Throughout the bible the rain cycles of Israel are prophetic types of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as well as the harvest of souls. To understand this concept of the Latter Rain and the Former Rain, begin by understanding that the Old Testament addressed Jews who for the most part lived with agriculture, worked in the fields, and for the most part depended on an agrarian way of life. This phenomenon is what the Biblical writers are referring to when they mention the early rains (October) and the latter rains (May). I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground. Percy Gutteridge, If you keep pressing God, He will give you your desire. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit was first shared with the disciples on the day of Pentecost. Seventy years were accomplished upon God’s people. In fact no longer do we expect it. The stalk is there. . Israel had predictable weather patterns, including heavy rains in both the spring and the fall. “He hath given you the former rain moderately,” that is, in due season, “and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first month” (Joel 2:23). Zechariah 10:1 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. 666, The October-November rains were called the early rain, and the March-April rains were called the latter rain. Pastor Gutteridge lived from 1909-1998, and served as a fire warden in London during Hitler’s bombardment of that city during World War II. There are those who actually preach that there can be no revival before Jesus comes. The last three feasts will be fulfilled by his 2nd . And if not, something has gone wrong—you’ve been a sinner, so you’d better repent, or else you’re not working things up properly. It only knows about wheat, or barley, or those grains.) It’s when we are willing to be cut down to size, when our “PUFF” has gone, when we are truly humble. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. “Thou blessest the springing thereof” (verse 10d). Joel 2:23 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. What knitting severed friendships up, As the word of the Lord says: “I will give you the latter rain…. There is a remarkable difference. The idea of a latter rain was not new to Pentecostals. Numbers 21:5, It’s what Isaiah says in chapter 40:6. “I understood by books,” Daniel said, the time had come, that is, by Jeremiah’s writings [Daniel 9:1-2]. We feel that He occasionally inspires the preacher. Then, the latter rain, which is … firstfruits, Luke 2:25-28, The Lord must come. Now because of those wars, and the cutting down of trees, and later the coming of the Saracens, who conquered Palestine, and then the Turks, the land came into an awful, dry period for many, many centuries. Isaiah 64:6, A. Yes, but don’t let that deceive you. The seed is sown at that period. This is a tremendous principle, the great principle of desire. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. Acts 5:1-11, “Lord, let this be my portion” is the prayer of each one of us. Peter says that: “You desired a murderer, rather than the Prince of Life” [Acts 3:14]. We feel also that the choruses and hymns that we sing—oh, we say we really feel moved by the Spirit when we sing those choruses. former rain, They say that what we should be looking for now is the antichrist and not revival. “Thou waterest the ridges thereof…Thou makest it soft with showers.” Have you ever noticed the difference between human watering and God’s sprinkling with rain? I have asked you the question, “Do you really expect revival?” And some say “no” because it doesn’t match in with their conception of prophecy. The Lord loves to get little nothings and use them. You’ve sorted all that out. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. Matthew 25, God is a God of revival. So while the Bible may seem to be speaking of natural things like rains, harvests, or crops, there are hidden spiritual truths for us to learn. The rains that fall right now help nourish the land for the rest of the year. He said, “Do something for my people, the Jews.” And then Arthur Balfour issued the statement that it was the wish of his Majesty’s government in Britain that a home for the Jewish people should be opened in Palestine. “This is that” which was prophesied by the Lord. The Latter Rain Movement is anti-dispensational and amillennial, and many leaders of the movement embrace aberrant teachings. Othodox Jewish Bible Neither say they in their lev, Let us now fear Hashem Eloheinu, that giveth geshem, both the yoreh (former rain, autumn rain) and the malkosh (latter rain, spring rain) in season; He secureth unto us shavu’ot chukkot katzir (the appointed weeks of the harvest). No longer do we know anything about it. The Romans caused terrible depredations in the land after the two Jewish revolts, the first one in a.d. 70 and the other in about a.d. 130. He will bless the humble souls. 2 Corinthians 5:17, Perhaps it’s just as well He doesn’t. Then you can lift up your face without spot. And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. 1 Corinthians 16:22, It sings when the ear is formed. And the Bible says that they desired flesh so God gave it to them, but gave them leanness in their souls [Psalm 106:15]. In fact, at the present day, you can make a subscription to the Zionist Movement, and they will pass it on to Palestine, to the kibbutzim, and a tree will be planted in your name. There are people that will tell you that the Lord will give you joy, joy, joy, joy, joy, all day and every day. germinate? That’s what God does in nature. It refers to God’s blessing upon Israel, His promise that their crops will grow. God gave them their desire; they got their murderer. A teaching rain or early rain. I get ashamed sometimes when I lay hands on the sick and they don’t recover. that did not germinate in the spring suddenly to germinate in the fall -- what Isaiah 44:3, If you press "Preview Message," you are taken to a preview screen where your God has not snatched a handful out of the burning and saved only a few because He hadn’t got the power to save any more, and the Devil has such power he is able to rob God of Calvary’s victory. If He did, Ananias and Sapphira would drop dead again for lying to the Holy Ghost [Acts 5:1-11]. In reply, he chose nothing for himself. To Now the Holy Ghost doesn’t draw us to the contemplation of prophecy. There has got to be an abundant harvest, because the latter rain plumps the ear. They usually are prepared to believe what they can see in the Bible that fits in with their own private interpretation of Scripture. And you know those who are possessors of truth and those who don’t live it. That’s the grapes of wrath. Isaac Watts, I strongly deprecate the sort of prophecy-mongering that keeps our eyes constantly looking for an antichrist. Acts 3:14, And that’s why the Lord brings you through it. One of the great principles that God works upon is that He “satisfies the desire of every living thing” [Psalm 145:16]. And He shall reign for ever and ever. Rain » The appearance of a cloud from the west indicated. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, is Lord in His church. He will not do anything against desire. That’s an awful thing to desire. They are God’s wonderful provision to keep the stalk erect. If you looked in the margin of the King James Version, it says: “Thou visitest the earth after thou hast made it to desire rain” [verse 9, kjv margin]. In this part of the world—Northern Washington State—we don’t have former and latter rain. 1 True, they do it from the Bible and not from horoscopes. When they were in the wilderness, God gave them their desire. “He satisfies the desire of every living thing” [Psalm 145:16]. Copyright © 2005. Thou makest it soft with showers: Matthew 11:25, Not by mental calculation, but by the witness of the Spirit he knew that “This is that” when the Holy Ghost came down at Pentecost. We’ve lost the immanence7 of the Holy Ghost. Blest are the humble souls that see Dear precious people of God, He will often bring you through times of dryness spiritually and sorrow in order to make you strong. I would like to denounce that false theory. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. You have no more of that great consciousness of His abiding. Who can get the Latter Rain? Instead of constantly praying the Lord will save them, when they have no desire of being saved, instead of asking the Lord to create in them salvation, why don’t you ask the Lord, first, to create in them desire for salvation? (My father had a book on the subject.) You’d better ask the Lord to cleanse your desire and create a pure desire; then God will do it. Rain. Then the latter rains began. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast, And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand. God’s key to prophecy is not “This is going to be that.” God’s key to prophecy is “This is that.” God doesn’t tell you what is going to happen, in detail, to fulfill a certain prophecy. }. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. Hos. Q. I have heard some teaching on the “latter rain” and that we are entering into the latter rain which will be a period of time before the end of days. Rain » The former, after harvest, to prepare for sowing. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song, and none could learn that song, but the hundred and forty four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. Change your prayers, fathers! And then God says that He will bless you. And they start singing. goodness. Christian Observer. Thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, It was almost a barren land, with only tiny little places that were cultivated. So you have to examine a wheat stalk. We who long for the Second Coming of Jesus are also asking for judgment on the church. And there were successive governments that attempted to do that, against constant opposition, of course. But it’s the same principle. They got their desire. The latter rain - Needful to bring forward and ripen the fruits, accounted the latter rain because these husbandmen and vine - dressers reckoned from seed time to spring and harvest.The first month - … “I am come that they might have life, and might have it more abundantly” [John 10:10]. Hosea 6:3He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. Psalm 65:9-10. Now, think about what happens to the seeds in the ground who failed to Amen. He was baptized in the Name of Jesus for the remission of his sins in water; Copyright held by Finest of the Wheat Teaching Fellowship, Inc. Edited and annotated by Jim Kerwin. "He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain." The Lord said they would. In the days of the early church the Lord could announce, “I am He that walketh in the midst of the seven golden lampstands” [Revelation 2:1]. for the original transcription. 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! “We remember the fleshpots of Egypt” [Exodus 16:3]. In our time God sent the former rains back to Palestine. Plain Account of Christian Perfection ( part 4 ), Previous post: a Plain Account Christian. Field of wheat singing - English do that, He could say, “ I will give you the rain. Cutting us down to size feast days given in Lev.23 April time, before the year... 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