latter and former rain



Latter Rain

God's truth will give you peace of mind. If you know God's Plan, you don't need to worry what's going to happen.

The Lord uses things of nature that we are familiar with, so we may understand His word. He is good to them that take's the time to study His word. He has given us the Bible and it's up to us to study His Word.

 
Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
 
1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
  • Elijah = My God (El) is God
  • Elijah, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead
  • Tishbite means Sojourners
Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

26 But unto none of them was Elijah sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
 
James 5:17 Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Revelation 11:2 = Forty two months = 3 1/2 years, Revelation 9 God shortened time to 5 months 
 
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
  • My two witnesses, They shall prophesy what? The word of God
  • The forty and two months is the same as three and one half years
  • Forty two months = 3 1/2 years, Revelation 9 God shortened the time to 5 months
  • God's prophesy in days = The solar calendar has about ten more days in a year, most people believe the two witnesses will come about 5-30 days before Satan tribulation.
Matthew 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
 
There come a time when it will be too late to study God's word  (Revelation 7 The four winds)
 
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
 
God told the people He would give them rain If they done things His ways
 
Lev 26:3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
 
4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
 
I ask anyone, do you want to follow the ways of the world or God's ways?
 
Go back up and read Matthew 25:10-12
 
These years (not three years). No definite period stated. "Years" is plural, not dual.
 
In Luke 4:25 and James 5:17 = "three years and six months".
 
Rain = represents the word of God
 
Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

4th trumpet = It's to make a choice, choose to follow God or Satan

If you follow God's ways, you will live

2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

If you follow Satan's way, you will die.

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
 
Psalm 6:7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
 
Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they (fallen angels) should not hurt the grass (flesh) of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
 
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass (flesh).
  • My doctrine, My teaching as rain.
  • He is saying let the early and latter rain grow, which is My words
  • Study My words - not men words
  • Study and you will grow in God's word
  • Grass = flesh

Isaiah 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass (flesh), that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

2 Kings 19:26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

Psalm 129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

Mark 13:15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:

  • Who on the housetop? The watchmen, If you are a Christian, You are an watchmen
  • First one taken, they are taken by Satan.
  • Christ says to wait on the Lord - 10 virgins
  • Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
    27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
    28 Likewise
    also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
    29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
    30 Even thus
    shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
    31
    In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
    32
    Remember Lot's wife.
    33 Whosoever
    shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
    34 I tell you,
    in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

Job 5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Psalm 103:15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

Psalm 90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

7th kingdom and the 8th king = one of the biggest false revival on earth that every happen

Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
  • What is the sound of a trumpet?
  • It's a warning, the enemy is coming.
  • Sound the Alarm, teach God's word
  • What day? The day of the Lord.
  • One day with the Lord is as 1000 years, which is the millennium
  • Holy mountain = Mountain of My Sanctuary
  • Bring the meat = The word = teach the word
  • Where is the nation Zion today?
  • It's where His people have migrated all over the world and gathered together.
  • It's true that this day is nigh even now.
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
  • This never has happen and this will never happen again
  • Darkness means opposite of the truth = deception and confusing
  • Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
  • Revelation 9: The Appearance of Satan and his locusts army, this Is the clouds of deceptions.
  • God letting you know these locusts swarm in huge groups and they are strong.
  • This is a cloud of deception
  • Satan doesn't have any trouble finding people to follow him
  • A day = The End Times
  • Amos 5:18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
    19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
    20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
  • Morning = blackness or darkness
  • Down or morning
  • Joel 1:4: A great people = This refers to the people symbolized by the locusts, or the Kenites.
Joel 2:23 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.
 
Deuteronomy 31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
 
Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
 
Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
  • You have to ask for help =  in studying My word
  • Latter rain = God's truth = God's Plan = Seal of God in your fore head
2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
  • For the idols = false comfort = false spirit
  • False dreams = the pastors has taken your birth right from you
  • Don't count on man = ask God for wisdom, knowledge and understanding
  • If you don't know God's promises, how are you going to ask for help?
  • Comfort = Holy Spirit
  • John 14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
    26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
  • The Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit
  • Who shall teach you?
James 5:17 Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
 
Isaiah 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
 
(Deuteronomy 32) The Song of Moses, Revelation 15:2-3 the overcomers have the seal of God in their forehead, they will be singing this song when Christ returns!!
 
Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast (Satan), and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
 
3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
 
The word beasts is figuratively used to symbolize various kings and nations. It also describes the character of violent and brutal men. (Revelation 17) (Revelation 13) (Daniel 7)
 
Revelation 17 Tells us first beast = 7th kingdom = Satan seat will be setup = One Worldism Almost comes in
 
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
  • The beast that carrieth her = 2nd beast  = Satan was in the garden, he is not, because he's in heaven until he is cast to the earth, and yet is when he ascends out of the bottomless pit.
  • I saw that great city Babylon which reigneth over the kings of the earth (verse 18), and over peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues (verse 15) with whom the kings of the earth have practiced idolatry, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made of partake of Her idolatrous worship.
  • Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
    3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
  • 1st beast = The world will be divided up into seven dominions or seven specific geographical areas
  • Your Mind is in your forehead, means to know God's word and plan.
  • Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast, for it is a man's number (Revelation 13:18) = 666
  • The word renders "mind' and "understanding" is the same as Revelation 13:18
  • And this "wisdom" is, to understand that though a "beast" is Satan's great final supernatural personality "a man" energized by Satanic power.
  • Seven Heads or  Seven mountains, in Greek means seven nations
  • Seven dominations would be better
  • 7th kingdom almost brings in One Worldism = they give the kingdom over to Satan = 8th kingdom
  • Daniel 2:31 Satan's image brings One Worldism, falsehood, deception, confusion, you're going to see one of the biggest false revival on earth that every happen, Satan going to pay all your bills, he's going to give you anything if you worship him.
Revelation 13:1 I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the names of blasphemy.
  • I stood upon the sand of the people, and saw a political system rise up out of the people, with ten rulers that take hold out of the seven dominations in the whole world and almost brings in one world political government, and upon his heads the names of blasphemy. (Revelation 17)
  • These are the nations that are spoken of in Daniel 2, they (6th Kingdom) help Satan bring in one Worldism, the ten kings that rise up out of the people from the political system.
  • Peace talks started in 1978 which are leading us to one world government
  • Waters, in the book of Revelation refers to people and nations, (Revelation 17:15)
  • Babylon is confusing; deception has fallen on the people that have not studied God's word.
  • Crowns, These claim to be pastors, a man of God, but they are false prophets (Revelation 9)
  • Horn always symbolized to power = Ten Kings = Fallen angels = supernatural
  • Blasphemy! It is their purpose, as we have learned, to defame God. (Revelation 13:6)
  • Zechariah 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
  • It became very clear to us that the ten heads are ten rulers that will take hold the seven dominions.
Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
 
Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
 
Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
 
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
 
Joel 2:23 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.
 
Exactly 2520 years from the exile of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
 
  The first tribe to be conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh, in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
 
• Study the book: Abrahamic Covenant, (A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt - page 25

 
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