📖: Joel 2:23-29
Confession: Psalm 91
Joel 2:23 says “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”.
The word “latter rain” was a post World War II movement within Pentecostal Christianity which remains controversial to this day. The Spirit of God is often connected with Water in the Bible and also rain is God’s physical blessing. The “early rain” is of the Holy Spirit that fell on the disciples at Pentecost that spread the good news and became the springboard to Christianity. The “latter rain” will be the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the end time of the second coming of Jesus Christ to the world and will give birth to the full gospel that will complete Jesus Christ’s work on earth.
The “early rain” of the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of us when we became born again Christians gives us abundant comforts of God’s promises to answered prayers. It is also God’s physical blessings that will wipe away shame from our lives. The “latter rain” is for us Christians to live a holy life, be patient until the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and we will have everlasting spiritual blessing in abundance (James 5:7).
Isaiah 44:3 says “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. As Christians, we sometimes experience dryness or drought due to trials and tribulations that affects our spiritual growth and lives. We need the rain of the Holy Spirit in our lives like never before to nourish and refresh us always so that we can be fruitful for Hs Kindom. Hence, we need to prepare ourselves through faith for the second coming of Christ by living our lives according to the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, through the Holy Spirit that will help us to live a holy life and be Soldiers for Christ. For those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, this is not negotiable, do so now, tomorrow might be too late. DO IT NOW!
PRAY THIS; in the name of Jesus, I repent of my sins, come into my heart and I will make You my Lord and Saviour. Stay connected! Stay focused! Have blessed day. Shalom!!!
🙏 Holy Spirit, manifest Your power in my life and family, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Holy Spirit, baptize me with Your anointing that cannot be insulted, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Holy Spirit of God, have Your way in my life afresh, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Holy Spirit, increase Your speed on me for my divine destiny to manifest, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 My Father, plug me unto the sucket of the Holy Spirit afresh today, in the name of Jesus.