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The Latter Rain Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

WHAT IS THE LATTER RAIN ?

HOW CAN WE DETERMINE THAT THE LATTER RAIN WILL BRING  GOD’S HARVEST TO THE MEASURE OF THE STATURE OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST (EPHESIANS 4:13)?

The Scriptures clearly direct God’s true remnant to pray for the latter rain.   “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.’ ‘He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain” (E.G.W:  Review and Herald, March 2, 1897).

The third angel’s message is swelling into a loud cry, and you must not feel at liberty to neglect the present duty, and still entertain the idea that at some future time you will be the recipients of great blessing, when without any effort on your part a wonderful revival will take place. . . . Today you are to have your vessel purified, that it may be ready for the heavenly dew, ready for the showers of the latter rain; for the latter rain will come, and the blessing of God will fill every soul that is purified from every defilement. It is our work today to yield our souls to Christ, that we may be fitted for the time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord–fitted for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Instead of living in expectation of some special season of excitement, we are wisely to improve present opportunities, doing that which must be done in order that souls may be saved. Instead of exhausting the powers of our mind in speculations in regard to the times and seasons which the Lord has placed in His own power, and withheld from men, we are to yield ourselves to the control of the Holy Spirit, to do present duties, to give the bread of life, unadulterated with human opinions, to souls who are perishing for the truth.  (Review and Herald, March 22, 1892).

As we approach Christ, our intercessor, sincerely at the throne of mercy we must pray for the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit:

Zechariah 8:19  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.

Galatians 5:22,23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Mark 4:28  For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

Jeremiah 5:24  Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

We accomplish this by walking righteously in the Spirit and Faith of Christ, our Redeemer, manifesting the character of God, Overcoming the world; guided by the Ten commandments, the Decalogue,
(John 16:33; Exodus 20:1-17):

Exodus 20:6  And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

James 2:12  So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

The former rain was not fully received, as many felt that Christ’s return would compensate for the lack of human Character which is erroneous:

Jeremiah 5:24  Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

Hosea 6:3  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.

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.

As we seek the latter rain, we must continue to allow the Holy Spirit to work on refining our hearts.  Solely, the Holy Spirit can ripen the harvest. Through ongoing faith in Christ, our Savior, we can continue to find joy and pleasure, as we refine our minds and hearts.  We must sincerely attempt to gain confidence in the Holy Spirit, by faith as Abraham.  The latter rain as promised will come, if we continue to pray and seek Christ, in our diligent work, focusing on edifying families, the burden of souls; spreading the Everlasting Gospel to all the world (Revelation 14:6,7).  God wishes that no one would be lost.   The body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12,13), the harvest, needs to earnestly pray for the latter rain:

Deuteromony 11:14  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.

Proverbs 16:15  In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Jeremiah 5:24  Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

Hosea 6:3  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.

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.

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.

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.

God wants us to be consecrated to his service, each hour, concerned about the refining of our characters, praying and sharing truth with every nation, kindred, tongue and people (Revelation 14:6,7).  Our commitment to God must be a focus that is undying, assisting us with the dispensation of the Holy Spirit.

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Reference:  Dr. Douglin, E.,  M.D.,  The Proclamation of The Acceptable Year of The Lord:  (July 2004) First Printing USA.

9 Comments»

  Chauntee wrote @

Sabbay,

Again, here, you are truly enlightening many regarding the Latter Rain which I agree commenced in 1888, as the Loud Cry sent to revive the Seventh-day Adventist Church from its Laodicean Condition. Ministers Jones and Waggoner, God’s messengers, provided a message that was truly empowered with the Holy Spirit, the Latter rain at its onset (Review and Herald April 1, 1890, Rev 18:1-4). Wow ! I am so happy I finally found a blog that is edifying, sharing the Gospel and straight testimony.

Chauntee

  David Smith wrote @

I had the opportunity to listen to Doug Bachelor on tv. The title of his message was do you believe Seven Day Adventists are a cult. And he did an ample job of trying to alleviate peoples fear. Up till then my stance has always been different than me but they believe the Lord Jesus Christ. Then I stumbled upon this blog searching out info on the “latter day rain” quote from Hosea. Now I’m leaning on the cult side….statements like “As we advance unto days of imminent persecution as God’s remnant” are you SDA’s God’s remenant??? Is SDA the Christian Church?? The one constant I have found with cults is they all have their book, or books they quote from until it becomes more important than the word of God. As I continued to read I found your books quoted almost as much as the Word and your books quotes highlighted. Strange. Do you believe the forced Sunday worship is against the SDA??? Yes when you tell your people to study the word and look up the meaning in the SDA Bible Commentary you are right up there with the Jehova Witness. It is amazing the same method used by the Roman Catholic church are still employed today…”ask the priest he will tell you” So to Doug: so long as you teach your people to believe other than what God has said ie reference the SDA commentary or the Ellen G White or I take it her writings the Great Controversy. Yes you are a cult Doug. When God through Christ finished Revelation it was Done, he did not need so called modern day prophets (that we all know don’t exist) to complete his finished work or add to it. There will be prophets on this earth again but they will be sent by God from a realm we can only dream of to condemn a world be killed and be resurrected by the awsome power of Our Lord Savior Jesus Christ. I’m not saying this to be mean spirited I just find it a sad sad shame that people can’t read and discover God’s wor through his Holy spirit rather than Ellen White. The Seven Day Adventist have all that you need the life changing word of God. You preach it well you write it well, I just don’t understand the bunk.
Last but not least what really burderns my heart is that you seem to have such a love Jesus.
May God make it all right for us all and I pray we all meet in Heaven at the throne God.
Dave Smith

  Sister Sabbay wrote @

Dave,

Thanks for your comment. I want to answer your question about the need to use EGW’s writings, her writings would not be necessary if we studied the bible the way that we need to, and I do believe that she was a Prophet sent by God. I do explain my teachings from the Bible, the other books are for those who prefer to find a correspondence in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (Revelation 19:10). Attached is my most recent radio show, a study of the Great Controversy’s Final Conflict, a book I wrote entitled A SOUL SEALED AT CHARACTER PERFECTION, identifying how it relates to Enforced Sunday Law. The Three Angel’s messages and Loud Cry in great detail, a study of Righteousness by Faith (Ephesians 2:8-10, Philippians 3:9-11). Also, this site has moved to http://CharacterPurity.wordpress.com and please review http://CharacterPurity.com :

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/characterpurity/2010/01/25/a-soul-sealed-at-character-perfection-chapter-10-p

  Adriane wrote @

Blessings.. this was a very timely word as we were praying this morning and asking God to send the rain into Albany, NY. Revival has broken out here for 48 days and we need his spirit to continue to flow in us, thorugh us and out to the World.. Amen

  Sister Sabbay wrote @

Amen Adriane, praise God! I am so happy and I will keep your church community in prayer. You are invited to join our group on Facebook — Character Purity Ministries.

Dionne (Sabbay)

  Dr. Bertram Lavalas wrote @

Food for good digestion.
Thanks.

  pastor orangi wrote @

this is awondeful message. indeed we need the latter rain to prepare ourselves adn the world to the great harvest. Jesus is coming soon .He will not tarry . let be united in prayer for the latter rain,

  Newton wrote @

Thanks for the article.How do we know from the Bible that the sabbath is on a Saturday.

  sandramargraf wrote @

What is the latter rain in relation to the early rain? The 10 days of prayer that just concluded was to provide what for a people? Are individuals looking for a “feeling” or a work that will be finished by the Holy Spirits guidance. I am not sure what Adventists are expecting to take place, but I believe we have a teaching of righteousness by faith that must take place so that the third angels message will join the fourth angel as it swells into the loud cry, come out of her my people. Sandy


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