The  word  “cast” in Revelation 8:5 can mean to pour or sprinkle. Power to break the bands of wickedness, set free the oppressed. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. Here the early and latter rain represent firstly the rain of seed time at planting and secondly the rain of ripening before the harvest: the first fell in Judaea about the beginning of our November after the seed was sown; the second toward the end of our April as the ears began filling out in preparation for the full harvest, as their crops developed during the winter and early spring. Each quotation was looked up in the When the Holy Spirit was poured out at the beginning of the 20 th Century, it had been taught that the outpouring was the fulfillment of the "latter rain" prophecies which were spoken of by the Old Testament prophets. It is interesting to note that in both books – Revelation and Ezekiel that God’s people are specifically referred to in the chapters prior. No Spiritual Neutrality. The late 1940s was a time of deep spiritual hunger among Pentecostals, who were concerned about the declining operation of the gifts of the Spirit once so evident when Pentecostalism began in the early 20th century. The “latter rain” in this verse is interpreted as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Required fields are marked *. It does not give us the impression of something being thrown down or being cast down. "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy," God declares, "and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: Coals of fire referred to in previous scripture references when taken from the altar were used to cleanse and purge the recipient from sin. JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED. Take just one word away that shouldn’t have been there in the first place and we have the light of truth. 4. Lesson 9 March 3 The Holy Spirit and the Church, Lesson 10 March 10 The Holy Spirit, the Word and Prayer, Lesson 11 March 17 Grieving and Resisting the Spirit, And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer, And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast, The Lord gave me the following view in 1847, while at Topsham, Me. When, armed with the promises of God, you come to the Father in the name of Jesus, By faith, in His humanity Christ saw what we are permitted to see by faith--. Soon I was lost to earthly things, and was wrapped up in a vision of God's glory. By R. K. McGregor Wright, Th.M., Ph.D. reminds us of Joel's prophecy of the early and latter rain. Pentecostals associated with the “First Wave” of the charismatic movement claim that their fraudulent faux-miracles and gobbledegook tongues are the “latter rain” prophesied in Joel 2. By the destruction of Jerusalem is symbolized the last great judgment of God that is to come upon the world. Praise God that his light shone and he revealed that in Revelation 8:5 the inserted word ‘it’ clouded our understanding and ability to apply and compare this scripture with Ezekiel, which is obviously referring to the same event. Pentecostals interpreted the “rain” in this verse as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Even that doesn’t completely portray the explosive restoring of the hearing ear in the Spirit. If testimony and seeking continued, so did the service in most cases. And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited. David W. Myland In 1907 seems to have coined the term “Latter Rain Movement” first, in a book of songs entitled “Latter Rain Songs.” In 1910 Myland wrote his book “The Latter Rain Covenant” in which he tried to associate the rainfall in Israel, with the manifestations of the Holy Spirit that occurred at Azusa. Your email address will not be published. The term ‘Earth’ as a Thayer definition can refer to a tract, territory or region of land as well as the whole globe or earth in the Strong’s. © His Kingdom Prophecy, The Academy of Light – Prophetic Magazine, What The LORD is Saying Today — January 2021, What The LORD is Saying Today — December 2020, What The LORD is Saying Today — November 2020, What The LORD is Saying Today — October 2020. But spiritual neutrality does not exist, primarily because the God of the Bible does exist. W e want to consider the great subject of the Holy Spirit as early and latter rain, with a special reference to the latter rain. Praise God that he is able to open our eyes to see the marvellous truth.). The previous page (part 3 of 5 parts on Joel 2) talks about the blowing of the trumpet in Zion in preparation for the Second Coming. 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). “Perfect method and harmonious working will be brought into all the operations of his prepared instrumentalities.” (1888 1303.1) Rain is the stimulus and medium by which the nutrients in the soil are drawn up through the root system. [07, 49, 65, 116, 187, 291, II Peter, 351, 378, BD, Matthew 10, I Thessalonians, the role of prophets as part of the five-fold ministry was an item of the latter rain discussion list] The Lord has given Christians the grace to reconcile the children to their Fathers As One Body. It ushers in the time to “gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.” The grain and the new wine — represent the bread and wine of the Holy Communion. LESSON 5 Feb 3 The Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Lev 16:12  And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring, Lev 16:13  And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that. He Who calls you is faithful and He will do it. God’s people will receive the outpouring of the latter rain. This veil was raised, and I passed into the Holy Place. In response to this spiritual hunger, about 70 students gathered in October 1947 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, to begin the first term of the newly formed Sharon Bible College. The golden censer is waved before the mercy seat in the most holy apartment of the heavenly sanctuary. It is not surprising that the Spirit of Inspiration would choose to use the early and latter rains as symbols of the spiritual growth and maturation of believers at Pentecost and, again, just before Yahushua’s return. Power for living waters to flow from your innermost being. We are amid the perils of the last days, the time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter. Here I saw the altar of incense, the candlestick with seven lamps, and the table on which was the shew-bread. 2. He quickly carried me from the earth to the Holy City. The man clothed with linen is instructed to take coals of fire from between the cherubims, (“under the cherub”). There is a river that is flowing and pouring, flowing and pouring, repeatedly flowing with the rhythm of The Word That is Sent. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. The book of Revelation opens with an injunction to us to understand the instruction that it contains. Latter Rain, False Prophets, etc ; David Wilkerson, Paul Washer, Carter Conlon, Keith Daniel, etc - Duration: 41:51. The LORD Will Heal, Repair, Revive, Restore, Renew, Empower You, True Prophetic Ministry vs False Prophetic Ministry, We Lift Up This Nation of America in Prayer, Ask and Be Satisfied With Favour Like Naphtali, A Prayer Against Pride, Ego, Vanity, Frustration, Impatience. Christ also carries the censer in his ministry in the most holy place in the heavenly sanctuary. The Latter Rain cult says it, not the Bible. The LORD will be the glory in the midst of her and the call to come out of Babylon is given in verse 6 and 7. Everyone is waiting for a Word of Encouragement for themselves; obviously because we all want to hear from Him. Power to know the Wisdom from above that is pure and peaceable. Then said I, Here. Power to call those things that are not as though they were. The former rain came to pass at the day of Pentecost in the Upper room and the latter rain is what every Spirit filled believer has been eagerly waiting for. In Revelation 7 it is interesting to note that specific reference is made to God’s people and the mark in Ezekiel is similar to the sealing that takes place for the 144,000: Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. Latter Rain proponents saw Pentecostalism as spiritually dry in the post-war period and in danger of slipping into a dry or mental formalism like many of their evangelicalpeers. As the dew and the rain are given first to cause the seed to germinate, and then to ripen the harvest, so the Holy Spirit is given to carry forward, from one stage to another, the process of spiritual growth. "And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament." Walking with The LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. … If Ellen White’s writings appear to contradict the scripture it is just that – an appearance. You know full well that The LORD has something for you to do. When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and, The sealing is almost completed – the saints will be cleansed by the ‘spirit of burning’ – the coals of fire, representative of the spirit of God, will purge the filth away. LESSON 5 JESUS: THE CHRIST ANOINTED OF GOD. Well may they despair as they contrast their own weakness and unworthiness with the purity and loveliness of the glorious character of Christ. The Rains are Behind the Open Door . Of course Latter Rain promoters argue over when the Latter rains began and with their numerology, some teach the latter rain began in 1948 when Israel became a nation. They will be in ‘perfect unity’ as the disciples were at Pentecost. God will respond to the petitions coming from the contrite heart (RH Dec. 22, 1896). Declarations & Decrees: God Almighty is Shaking All Nations. Lesson 4 Jan 27 The Personality of the Holy Spirit. Are you making the right choice, the right decision to put yourself into the place of His outpouring? The instruction is then to go and “scatter” the coals of fire over the city. The brethren were assembled on the Sabbath. The prophecies are also good news, with many promises for God’s people in the last days. Pray For The American President, Donald J. Trump. Early on, Latter Rain congregations developed the practice of “calling out” individuals by name, blessing them with a laying on of hands, and providing a prophecy for them (Holdcroft 1980:4-5). Note where the times of refreshing come from in Acts 3:19 – from the presence of the Lord. Lesson 6 Feb 10 The Holy Spirit and a Holy Life. The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. I have always tried to feel the impact of the stories I read as they pertain to my life, but none as personally as when I read the scriptures. That call was given historically to the Jews to return to Jerusalem and flee from Babylon which was ruled by Cyrus and Medo-Persia. Power for the effectual prayer for the righteous that avails much. In the Holiest I saw an ark; on the top and sides of it was purest gold. It is called, “The Latter Rain…..” The work of God is to be carried on to completion by the co-operation of divine and human agencies. Christ’s ministration is in the Most Holy before the Mercy seat. The LORD is Now Revealing His Love For You to The World. {ExV 15.2}. Joel prophesies of the former and the latter rain in Joel chapter two. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit was first shared with the disciples on the day of Pentecost. It is important to note that in Revelation 8:5 that the word it is in italics and does not come from the original text. The latter rain insured a bountiful harvest. Be confident in this very thing, that He Who began this good work in you, will complete it until the Day of Jesus Christ. He does this when He knows the state of your heart has been prepared as a receiving instrument for the in-pouring of the stream of refreshing, the Word Sent to Enrich. This scene occurs after 1844. Study also the tenth chapter which represents the hand of God as at work to bring perfect method and harmonious working into all the operations of his prepared instrumentalities. Power to understand the Word that is Sent. I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. They are readied to participate in ‘the last great work of the third angel's message as it swells to a loud cry… and they unite to fearlessly proclaim the third angel's message.’  {EW 277.1}. This prophecy also applies to God’s people today. And as we prayed, the Holy Ghost fell upon us. This brings to mind the same concept as pouring out or sprinkling. It is a call for the heart of man to dwell under the drenching waterfall of His Presence. The Latter Rain Movement: Its Continuing Influence Part Two. This is what truly drew me in. The LORD is REAL, His Words Are Infallible! It is not her writings that are the issue – because they also are God’s truth. 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? I saw an angel swiftly flying to me. The ‘city’ is easily identifiable in Ezekiel because in Chapter 9:4 a mark is placed on those that are sighing and crying for the abominations done in the land – this is happening in the city of Jerusalem – where God’s professed people dwell. These are followed by the Great Multitude. What an encouragement to every soul! There is a river that is flowing and pouring, flowing and pouring, repeatedly flowing with the rhythm of The Word That is Sent. Those who are self-sufficient may be apparently active in the work of God; but if they are prayerless, their activity is of no avail. On the Day of Atonement the priest would bring a censer full of burning coals off the altar within the vail. The place of His outpouring would be the position of your heart at the time of His calling you. Then said I, Whither goest thou? “Perfect method and harmonious working will be brought into all the operations of his prepared instrumentalities.” (1888 1303.1). ". When does this take place? Second, the Latter Rain Movement emphasized "overcomers" or "members of Joel's army" who would exhibit special powers such as divine healing and prophecy in the last days. Eze 10:2  And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between, It is interesting to note that in Ezekiel 10:1 ‘above the head of the cherubims’ could be seen the ‘likeness of a throne’. HTML tags allowed in your comment:
, Christian Prophecy, Prayers & Bible Sharing — Updated Daily. LESSON 17 THE GODHEAD DOES IT REALLY MATTER? The LORD knows the thoughts He has toward you, thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you a future and hope. the Latter Rain Promises and Teaching Quotes from Ellen G. White This is an Expanded Version of Preparation for the Latter Rain Quotations from the Spirit of Prophecy Which was Compiled by B. E. Wagner The Expanding of this Latter Rain study was done by Michael E. Brown The expansion process is simple. God is also revealing today that there is a correct view of Revelation. The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the third angel's message as it swells to a loud cry. The destruction of Jerusalem referred to in Matthew 24 was representative of a wider future impact on the whole earth. “ The prophecies which were fulfilled in the outpouring of the former rain at the opening of the gospel are again to be fulfilled in the latter rain at its close. Yes, but…what is it? APPENDIX A STATEMENTS FROM SOME BIBLE COMMENTATORS. Latter rain — In Hebrew, latter rain is “ malqosh.” The latter rain matures the crops and brings the harvest. The overemphasis relative to imparting, identifying, bestowing, or confirming of gifts by the laying on of hands and prophecy. It would be when the Spirit of The LORD has gotten a hold of your spirit in its heightened state of sensitivity, where your mind has been gently jarred into the reality of the pull upon your heart by The Holy Spirit. Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. This is very similar to the vision of Ellen White quoted from {ExV 15.3} where. (To come to this conclusion was an answer to prayer – Ellen White refers to the throwing down of the censer and directly relates it to the statement “It is done” and that every “case had been decided for life or death” {EW 279.2}. It is called the ‘latter rain’ in the Bible – ‘then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.” – Deut. The Latter Rain Project has recently purchased twenty-two acres of land in south-central Wisconsin where construction is underway for a meeting hall and guest cabins. This is the same meaning given to the Hebrew word for scatter in Ezekiel 10:2. zaw-rak' A primitive root; to sprinkle (fluid or solid particles): - be here and there, scatter, sprinkle, strew. As they look by faith into the holy of holies, and see the work of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary, they perceive that they are a people of unclean lips,--a people whose lips have often spoken vanity, and whose talents have not been sanctified and employed to the glory of God. The scattering of the coals in Ezekiel and Revelation represent the outpouring of the holy spirit in the times of refreshing. The LORD is measuring his people right now in the investigative judgement. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It is a call for the heart of man to dwell under the drenching waterfall of His Presence. The problem exists in the lack of understanding of the reader. Jerusalem or God’s people are being measured in Zechariah verses 1 and 2 and then in verse 4 the angel runs to the man with the measuring line to tell him about the future of Jerusalem (God’s people). This discussion is continued from The Latter Rain Movement - Part 1. 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