The former and latter rains are both literal rains needed for physical farming and spiritual rains, which are emblematic of the Holy Spirit who is needed for spiritual farming. The outpouring of the former (Autumn) rain has been fulfilled in the first four Jewish Feasts, and the latter rain outpouring is yet to be fulfilled during the last three Jewish Feasts. The spiritual latter rain actually is the double outpouring of Joel’s prophesied combined former rain and latter rain, which will happen in a future Tishri, the first month of a Jewish new year, and the month of the Jewish Fall Feasts. This double outpouring is the spiritual rainfall that not only accompanies the Fall Feasts but also has the honor of ushering in the blessing and restoration of the Kingdom of Israel, which will be under the rule and reign of the Messiah—Jesus the Christ.
“Young and old, male and female/Drenched by a flooded Holy Grail./Transfigured, Fire-filled, renewed souls—/Potter’s wheel broken vessels now precious gold.”
The Latter Rain’s outpouring revival will be something that is unusual, mighty, and glorious (like the Former Rain’s outpouring revival that took place on the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago).
The spiritual significance about the notable three major crops that makes these crops the most important ones for believers is these crops relate to the anticipated redemptive work of Christ, to His resurrected glory, and to believers’ eternal life. In essence, the barley, wheat, and grapes or the fruit of the vine crops represent Jesus the Christ’s three different kinds of souls that will be harvested by the end of the age—end of the world as humans know it. Moreover, since barley, wheat, and grapes are harvested during Israel’s three harvest seasons, these harvest seasons not only symbolize the spiritual principles rooted in the seven annual Jewish feasts but also represent the fulfillment of God’s prophetic appointed times (mo’edim) for believers—God’s appointed times in which He directly redeems and delivers believers. For sure, all of the Biblical mo’edim are prophetic, for they each reveal divine truth about the plans and counsel of the LORD God of Israel who also is the Lord God of us all.