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.
More than ever before, the whole Earth groans for relief, consolation, healing, and peace from pain and suffering, as well as peace from global chaos and injustices. God’s answer: Have peace WITH Him, by surrendering to Jesus the Christ’s Lordship, which is demonstrated in their trust and obedience to the Word of God. Moreover, trust and obedience make it possible for believers who are at peace WITH God to experience an ongoing sense of the peace OF God. This incomprehensible peace OF God is what causes believers, in the midst of all their problems and troubles, to rest in the strength of the Lord’s everlasting arms. This peace OF God also is what causes believers to rely on the Lord’s supernatural power to meet all of their needs, especially everything they need to keep their whole spirit, whole soul, and whole body blameless!
If we are not willing to do good works for good works’ sake, as opposed to doing good works because we want our works to be praised by men and women, then we are not true Body of Christ believers. If we are not willing to put our own reputations, lives, and/or personal possessions/money on the line to help anyone who has been labeled as too far-gone to help, then we are not true Body of Christ believers.
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).