In Hosea 6:3 [KJV] the Prophet declares: < 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. >
In Joel 2:23-24 [ASV] the Prophet declares: < 23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in JEHOVAH your God; for he giveth you the former rain in just measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first month. 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. >
Both Prophets are pointing to a time when the LORD [YHWH] the SPIRIT [see 2 Cor 3:17] will come to us as the Latter Rain and the Former Rain, a composite outpouring, so that “the floors shall be full of wheat and the vats will overflow with new wine and oil”.
The Early Rain and the Latter Rain being poured out – together – points to the end-time outpouring of the HOLY SPIRIT that will bring in the final harvest of the Kingdom [see Matt 24:14] at the end of the Age, before the 2nd Coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
There are two end-time passages that refer to wheat and to new wine and oil.
In Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 [ASV] YESHUA MASHIAH explains the harvest of the Kingdom at the end of this Age: < 24 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field: 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away. 26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares? 28 And he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants say unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. ……. 36 Then he left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 And he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, 42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear. >
In Revelation 6:5-6 it is written: < 5 When He [YESHUA] broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.” >
It is my opinion that the oil and the wine, “the products”, the functional outcomes of this great outpouring of the early and latter rains of the HOLY SPIRIT, as prophesied by the Prophets Joel and Hosea, will be in place in the inward parts of the Body of MASHIAH [in us and amongst us] before the seals are broken by YESHUA [see Revelation 6].
It is my opinion that the Body of MASHIAH will be fully equipped for battle before the Seals are broken.
In order to ensure that we are fully equipped to accomplish the purposes of our King, Isaiah 4:4-6 declares that we must ensure that the LORD has cleansed us from our filthiness. Through this cleansing from all our filthiness, YHWH will equip us to stand and operate under a “Canopy” [NASB], and a “Defense” [KJV] and, a “Safe-Guard” [YLT] of an end-time spiritual Goshen [that will manifest in the natural according to the Gift of Faith bestowed upon us by the HOLY SPIRIT], wherever we are located across the Nations.
Although there will be martyrs amongst us, YHWH will be our Defense. YHWH will overshadow us – “upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night”.
- Isaiah 4:4-6 [KJV] declares: < 4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning [see Rev 1:14; 5:6b]. 5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. 6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. >
- Isaiah 4:4-6 [YLT] declares: < 4 If the Lord hath washed away the filth of daughters of Zion, and the blood of Jerusalem purgeth from her midst, by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. 5 Then hath Jehovah prepared over every fixed place of Mount Zion, and over her convocations, a cloud by day, and smoke, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, that, over all honour a safe-guard, 6 and a covering may be, for a shadow by day from drought, and for a refuge, and for a hiding place, from inundation and from rain! >
The outpouring of the HOLY SPIRIT will achieve with the Body of MASHIAH all that is in the FATHER’s Heart; that we – personally and in our assemblies – will be positioned for battle, from the “dwelling places” and the “fixed places” of Mount Zion, the Mount of YHWH [see Gen 22:14; Ps 24:3-4; Ps 15:1-2; Isa 33:15-17; Heb 12:22-24]. And the Gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed with the Authority and the Power of the King who is in us, amongst us and, who rules over us – by the SPIRIT.
And, the Body of MASHIAH will be conduits through whom and over whom YHWH will manifest: what “eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” [see 1 Cor 1:9, NKJV].
And the powers of the age to come [see Heb 6:5c] will be opened over us, in us and through us. And, this will manifest as we function in the Heavenly Gift [YESHUA MASHIAH in His Fullness manifested in us and amongst us – see Heb 6:4]; and, as we function as partakers of the HOLY SPIRIT [see Heb 6:4] who have the good Word of GOD [see Heb 6:5] in our mouth and in our heart [see Deut 30:14-15] which YHWH will perform [see Jer 1:11-12]. We will see every reality of salvation manifest as the Righteousness of YHWH is released from the altar of our heart [see Rom 10:10].
As the Prophet Ezekiel declares: < 21 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 22 “Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel [see Eph 2:14-22], which says, ‘The days are prolonged, and every vision fails’? 23 Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.” But say to them, “The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision. 24 For no more shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. 25 For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord GOD.’ ” 26 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 27 “Son of man, look, the house of Israel [see Eph 2:14-22; Eze 37:1-28; Deut 32:8]is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’ 28 Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord GOD.'” Amen!
Please understand that all this will only open to us personally if we give heed to Hosea’s words. As the Prophet declares [in Hosea 6:3a, KJV]: < 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD …. >
It is time, especially for the leadership of the Church, to pray with intensity, to unfold an online connection with YESHUA our Head, by the HOLY SPIRIT, so that we walk before the FATHER in righteousness and holiness of the truth – by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS in fulfillment of the Law of Life [see Rom 8:2]. Amen!
Amen: come, LORD JESUS.
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