Be glad, people of Tziyon!
rejoice in Adonai your God!
For he is giving you
the right amount of rain in the fall,
he makes the rain come down for you,
the fall and spring rains — this is what he does first.
Then the floors will be full of grain
and the vats overflow with wine and olive oil. ~ Joel 2:23-24, CJB
First Jew then Gentile
Then JewGentile, FormerLatter, oneness season is
First month’s outpouring—LatterFormer
Rains Refreshing, Restoring, Renewing
Overflowing Lands, Nations, Souls doubly
First month’s downpour—Former plus Latter
Rains Reclaiming, Renaming, Remembering
Combining Latter with Former, becoming FormerLatter,
Clothing then unifying promises of: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob’s God—
Rains reaping what man has not sown—
Day of Pentecost was not so…just a glimpse…
Same spirit then as now, yet FULLER;
Promised new thing manifestation.
Best is last: Kingdom principle.
FormerLatter pours and
Greater anointing, wisdom, zeal—
Greater dreams, faith, hope—
Greater gifts, visions, visitations follow—
Greater end-time latter rain than former.
FormerLatter: New wine in new skins for eleventh hour.
~ from Montage of Poetic Imaginations (composed in 2001; edited 2014)