Some may remember the post from Feb 12 about all the confirmations God was giving for notes 2 & 3 – “Get Your Super On” & “Are you Full of It?”
(Feb 12 post – Fill Me Up God!)
This emphasis on crying out for the Latter Rain has continued –
“Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain.” Zechariah 10:1
During our seeking before Easter, we felt like the Lord was telling us to continue on through Pentecost – particularly focusing on crying out for this! We received several more confirmations even this week. Monday night we finally watched a broadcast that had aired a week earlier – part 1 of Rick Renner’s home group about the symbols used to represent the Holy Spirit in Scripture. In addition to talking about His attributes as FIRE (all consuming, purging, purifying, refining, burning out the chaff), DEW, WATER, OIL, and DOVE, they also talked about Him as RAIN, and about the need for us to be crying out for the LATTER RAIN at this time. As soon as we finished watching, I “just happened” to read a devo from KCM that talked about the same thing!!! (below) We knew the Lord was continuing to confirm this message! I was planning to post yesterday, but didn’t get to it. So last night when we heard our pastor also talk about the need for the whole church to go to a new level of anointing – quoting one of the very verses I’d also just read the same day, I knew we’d better go ahead and get this out.
God is truly emphasizing in this season that IT’S TIME to be hungering, thirsting, and crying out for Him and the fullness of His Spirit like never before. As mentioned in the “Get Your Super On” note, this is one thing that He actually encourages us to desire SO INTENSELY that it can be likened to coveting or lusting after it – from a motivation of love – compelled by our deep compassion and longing to meet the needs of the church and the world around us! GET READY, SEEK HIS FACE, and RECEIVE THE RAIN!
May 12, 2014
It’s Beginning to Rain
And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten…. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. – Joel 2:24-25, 28
If you’re like me, right now you’re thinking, Oh man, I want to be in on this move of God in the last days. I don’t want to be on the fringes of it either—I want to be right in the middle! You can be—if you’ll get yourself ready. How? Primarily by doing these three things:
First, prepare yourself for the greatest criticism you’ve ever experienced. There’s never been a move of God that’s avoided criticism, and this outpouring will be no exception. If Jesus couldn’t avoid it, neither can you. Be determined to pay no mind to any criticism.
Second, get the sin out of your life. You know how. Just repent! And make a change. There must be a new fire of holiness burning and sweeping through the people of faith in this land. We’re free people, made free by the Son of the living God. But we are never free from obeying the Word and the ways of God. That’s where our freedom lies.
Third, pray for the rain. Zechariah 10:1 tells us to pray for the rain in the time of the latter rain. Well, the time is here. So we need to pray for the fullness of it.
We must get in our prayer closets. Go before God and turn off the pleasures of this world. Turn off the loud noise the devil is making out there. All that entertainment is only meant to do one thing and that’s to distract you away from prayer and the things of God’s Word. Don’t let it succeed. Instead start praying and using your faith. It’s time to pray and intercede until this outpouring bursts fully upon our land and the lands around the world.
What a sight it will be when it does! Years ago when I was praying about this final rain, the Lord said to me, I’ve been manifested as the rain. I’ve been manifested as the fire or as lightning. I’ve been manifested as the wind. But I’ve never been manifested as all four at the same time. Now, in the time of the former and latter rain, you’re going to see all of Me for the first time ever.
Think of it! A spiritual storm of the power of the living God. And it’s not coming in another century or two. Or even another decade or two. It’s coming now, so get ready for it! Glory to God, it’s beginning to rain!
Scripture Reading: 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 (Copyright, Kenneth Copeland Ministries)
“So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!” Luke 11:9-13