Mar 22, 2015

The Latter Rain

The below is contributed by my friend and guest blogger, Abigail.  I know you will enjoy this insight.

"Jesus Will Come To Us Like Rain"

The Pre-tribulation Rapture in relation to The Feasts of the Lord.

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."

This tells us our Messiah will come as the former rain (Spring feasts) and again as the latter rain (Fall feasts). The prophet Joel tells us this events will occur in the first month.

***The month of Nisan is the first month of the religious calendar.

***The month of Tishri is the first month of the civil calendar.

Spring Feasts/Former Rains (First month of the religious calendar)

1. Passover Nisan 14
2. Feast of Unleavened Bread Nisan 15-21
3. Feast of First Fruits Day after Shabbat of unleavened bread
4. Shavuot (Pentecost) 50 days from the same Shabbat

***These first four feasts have been fulfilled by Jesus.

Fall Feasts/Latter Rains (First month of the civil calendar)
5. Feast of Trumpets/Rapture Tishri 1
6. Yom Kippur/2nd Coming Tishri 10
7. Tabernacles/ Tishri 15-21
Messianic Kingdom 

***These last three feasts are on the prophetic calendar to be fulfilled by 

The prophet Joel says that the children of Zion will rejoice in the Lord. The word rejoice meaning the season of our joy happens at the feast of Tabernacles/Messianic Kingdom. How do we know the latter rains come in the fall at the start of the fall feasts?

Joel 2:24 "And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil."

In verse 24 we see that the fall harvest is complete and the threshing floors are full of wheat. The wine is a symbol of joy and the oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. We will be rejoicing with our Messiah in His Millennial Kingdom. Brothers and Sisters get ready for the Latter Rain is about to come.