The Late Season Rain
This message is inspired by the recent unusual occurrence that happened in Israel on May 9, 2014. It was recorded that Israel received what they called late season rain storms which caused major flooding. This flooding ended 5 days of intense heat and dry conditions. Oftentimes God speaks with many signs in the natural to reveal things that are about to happen in the spirit realm, and this message is based off of this particular sign, which the Lord spoke to me about its meaning spiritually. It’s for those that have ears to hear and eyes to see by His Spirit alone and to understand the times we are in which Jesus spoke to us about to discern rightly ( Matthew 16:1-4).
Ask rain from the LORD in the season of the spring rain, from the LORD who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field.
These floods came after a length of time where there was intense heat and dry conditions. God has said these are conditions of a desert. He has said, “I will cause streams in the desert.”
“Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.
This is the time of God springing forth all that is new. As Christ said in Matthew 16, will you discern the times? Or is it that you can only discern what’s of the flesh and not of the Spirit? Only those that are completely in the Spirit will truly be able to discern rightly the times and understand, but those that continue to walk in the fleshly nature will not see what time they are actually in. They instead, will only see the sign of Jonah. As all that is new is of the Spirit alone and one cannot be a new creation or exist in Christ, and maintain their existence or be created in the carnal nature as well because the earth is passing away (Matthew 24:35). Nothing is birthed or sprung up out of death, only what’s of Life.
“The poor and needy seek water, but there is none,
Their tongues fail for thirst.
I, the Lord, will hear them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in desolate heights,
And fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
And the dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree,
The myrtle and the oil tree;
I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine
And the box tree together,
20 That they may see and know,
And consider and understand together,
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
And the Holy One of Israel has created it.
The Lord says, “The poor in spirit are Mine and they know and understand that they need Me alone. They thirst for Me more and more and there is none around them to fulfill them to overflowing because the land is dry due to lack of rain or of My reign in all areas. Instead, the lands have been dried up due to idols and many are crazy over their idols before Me (Jeremiah 50:38). I have heard My poor in spirit’s cries and I will not leave them without the abundance of My reign (Proverbs 3:10). I will overflow them with the abundance of Myself. For just as I sent rain before Ahab, by the word of Elijah, I will send the rain again (1 Kings 18). As I begin to show Ahab, I will send the rain on the earth. Do you not understand what Ahab represents (2 Chronicles 21:13)? Hear what the Spirit is saying.”
After the fifth day of desert-like conditions, the rain came…
The Lord says, “Just like on the sixth day of creation, I created man in My image, and with this rain (reign) I will create him again in My image, by the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26-31). This is My order manifesting, first the natural and then the spiritual will come after (1 Corinthians 15:39-49). For just as in the beginning, the first man was formed from earth (Genesis 2:7) and I breathed life into him; but now I have created a life-giving spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45). This spirit that belongs to Me in oneness, will flow with living water and cover the dry land with My Life, My salvation (John 7:38; Isaiah 12:3; Isaiah 35:6; Isaiah 44:3; Isaiah 55:1; Isaiah 58:11; Zechariah 14:8; John 4:10). The water that I have given them, My Spirit, will well or spring up to eternal life (John 4:14). This is the abundance of rain that is coming, the latter rain. And in this time My anger will come against the shepherds , and I will punish the leaders (Zechariah 10:1-12). During this time I will visit My flock, the house of Judah, and from them the Cornerstone will be established (1 Peter 2:6; Isaiah 22:22-25). They will tread down the enemy and I will be with them. I will strengthen them in Me, and they will walk in My name. For I have created it according to My Spirit.”
The former and the latter rains come to mind when reading that these rains were considered exceptional and late for the season.
Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month.
24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat,
And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
The rains of March (the first month) and April are known as ‘the latter rains’ in Scripture, which are considered the times of the barley harvest. These rains nourished the barley and wheat crops before they are what they call ‘white for harvest’ or ripe (John 4:35; Genesis 50:19-21). These months can receive some of the heaviest rainfall. However, the exception was that this heavy rain came in May instead. This is what the Lord said about this:
“Men perceive the seasons by their own understanding and would like to think that I have made the rains come late, but there’s a reason for this. I have appointed a time for this harvest and even though it may tarry, I have told My people to wait for it, for it will come (Habakkuk 2:3; 2 Peter 3:9; Hebrews 10:35-39). Many of My people (the wheat) will come to the threshing floor in this time to be separated and the chaff will be burned (Luke 3:17); the threshing floors will be full of wheat. Those that I call My vats, the ones that have prepared themselves rightly before Me, will be a new wine skin or vat (bottle). They will overflow with new wine and oil because they can bear or sustain it; as I have made them able to support it, for I AM the lampstand that provides for the lamps (Zechariah 4:1-6). I will also protect them from those that seek to take their spiritual offspring into slavery because they have feared Me alone and have filled their vessels with oil, so that the debt could be paid and also that their offspring could live as well (2 Kings 4:1-7). They have truly learned to lay down their lives and have come to love one another as I have commanded in obedience (John 15:13-17; 1 John 3:16). My love has been made perfect in them, just as My Son is perfect.”
May God the Father get the glory.
See Article: River Zin is REBORN in Israeli Desert to the Delight of Locals or (Download Article HERE)