Throughout the bible, the rain cycles of Israel speaks of prophetic types of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as well as the harvest of souls. The Hebrew word for the early rain “יוֹרֶה” is the word “pourer” “yôreh” which speaks of a soaking rain. The Hebrew word for the latter rain “מַלְקוֹשׁ” is the “harvest rain” “malqôsh.” This word speaks of a heavy, torrential violent rain. Prophetically speaking, the early rain was in reference to Pentecost, and the latter rain is yet to come. The bible says that in the last days the Lord will send both the former rain and the latter rain.
In 1 Kings 18:41 the Prophet Elijah told Ahab that he “heard” the sound of an abundance of rain. He then sent his servant to go and “look” for the rain. The servant went seven times before he had seen anything. He then returned and said to Elijah, I see a small cloud, as a man’s hand. This was a sign that the rain was imminent. Then it came to pass that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. In the same way, there is an abundance of rain on the horizon as Jesus the “Rainmaker” is sending the rain once again.
I will release My glory upon the earth once again. When you see the latter rain begin to fall, do not be afraid to step in. This is not a natural rain, but this rain is torrential and will come with power, and it will come with great strength. This rain will come with substance and it will come in abundance. This rain will come with tenacity and it is available to all who are thirsty. It is available to all who are ready to leave their natural ways of thinking, and let go of their traditions.
I will bring you into this new place as this rain produces rivers, and these rivers are now rising. As you receive the latter day rain, everything that is not of Me will wash away, and everything that is dry and brittle will be replenished. Everything that is sick will be restored. In this downpour you will receive revelation that will astound you and you will experience floods of peace.
Allow Me to take you deeper as I AM looking for those who are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone. I AM looking for those who are not afraid to launch out into the deep. I AM looking for laborers for this great harvest which is about to begin.
Everywhere that My rain falls will deliver life. The warfare that has raged against you will appear minuscule and you will no longer be intimidated by the powers of darkness that come against you. This outpouring will extinguish every fiery dart that is aimed at you. Many will experience breakthroughs of significant proportions as they enter in, and there will be great miracles that will accompany this deluge.
What seemed impossible with man will become a natural occurrence. Do not become discouraged when you see the dark clouds. It is the dark clouds that are carrying the heavy rain. The dark clouds are bringing back the former rains and they are carrying in the latter rains which will create massive rivers.
As I said in My word, I will work a work in your days which you would not believe if it were told to you. Be encouraged when you see the small cloud at a distance. This is just the beginning of My outpouring as this rain begins to fall,”
says the Lord.
“Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain,” 1 Kings 18:41.
“Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you. ‘”Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain,” 1 Kings 18:44-45a.
“Look among the nations and watch – Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you,” Habakkuk 1:5.
“Ask the Lord for rain In the time of the latter rain. The Lord will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone,”Zachariah 10:1.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,