Obedience rewarded, receiving the outpouring of the Holly Spirit
The Grain The Wine and The Oil
In the first biblical reference of the “latter rain”, Moses is instructing the children of Israel on what is expected of them. We learn that through loving the Lord and serving the Lord with all our heart and our soul, it is God’s desire to bless all of us abundantly. “And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil”. Deuteronomy 11: 13-14
Latter Rain Scripture Reference
Then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.
In the light of the king’s face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain.
They waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouth wide as for the spring rain.
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter rain. You have had a harlot’s forehead; you refuse to be ashamed.
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.
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.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
They do not say in their heart, “ Let us now fear the LORD our God, who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.”
Let us know; let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.