Topic: Jesus as Rain, Bringing in the Harvest

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Rain means “teacher” and Faithful Rain means “Teacher of Righteousness”: specifically, the Messiah.

  • Rain is prophetic for the coming of Christ, the former and latter rain is Jesus’ first and second coming.
  • Furthermore; Rain is associated with the harvests (Jeremiah 5:24). Scripture uses harvests as an analogy for resurrections.

Joel 2:23-24 Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully

faithfully h4175 môrê (or: the Teacher of Righteousness) H6666 – ṣᵊḏāqâ (righteousness – of Davidic king, Messiah),

And He will cause the rain

rain h1653 gešem (From H1652 to send rain, showers)

to come down for you— The former rain

former rain (autumn rain) h4175 môrê ,

And the latter rain


latter rain (spring rain) h4456 malqôš (from H3953 – lāqaš to glean)

in the first.

former and latter rain in the first: either Jesus’ first advent and second coming or the rapture and the return.

The threshing floors shall be full of wheat (saints), and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil (the anointing of the Spirit).


Jeremiah 5:24 They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain

rain h1653 gešem (From H1652 to send rain, shower),

both the former rain

former rain : h3138 yôrâ -early rain, autumn shower, (from H3384 to flow, teach)
which falls in Palestine from late Oct until early Dec


and the latter

h4456 malqôš -the March and April rains which mature the crops of Palestine, in its season – from H3953 to glean, gather in late fruit .

He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest (resurrections).”

Psalm 72:6 He (Jesus) shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, Like showers that water the earth.

Isaiah 45:8 “Rain down

Rain down H7491 – rāʿap̄ (trickle),

you heavens, from above, And let the skies pour down

pour down h5140 nāzal (gush)

righteousness


righteousness H6666 – ṣᵊḏāqâ (righteousness – of Davidic king, the Messiah);

Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation (Yeshua-Jesus), And let righteousness (the Messiah) spring up together. I, the Lord, have created it.

Hosea 6:3 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,

rain h1653 gešem (rain,showers)

Like the latter


latter h4456 malqôš (from H3953 – lāqaš to glean)

and former rain

former rain h3384 yārâ


to the earth.

Zechariah 10:1 Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain.

Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

Psalm 68:The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;

Deuteronomy 32:2 Let my teaching drop as the rain,


h4306 māṭār (from H4305: things which God rains down from heaven)

My speech distill as the dew,
As raindrops on the tender herb,
And as showers on the grass (of people).

Jesus Portrayed as Rain
  • EARLY OR FORMER RAIN: October to November the early or former autumn rain
  • LATTER RAIN: March to April the latter spring rain
  • With the former rain, farmers begin ploughing and planting seeds.
  • Then, the latter rain, which is even more important, matures the crops for harvesting.

THE HARVESTS (RESURRECTIONS) ARE CELEBRATED WITH THE JEWISH FEASTS:

Below: The Spring Feasts were literally fulfilled by Jesus
The Spring Feasts/Resurrections
Jesus’ First Coming to Earth
First Fruits (Jesus rose from the Dead)
Wave Offering (Jesus with the Saints whose tombs were opened are the sheaf of resurrections)

Below: The Autumn Feasts may be literal, or they may be symbolic.
The Autumn Feasts/Resurrections
Jesus’ Second Coming to Earth
Main Harvest (Resurrections and Rapture) Feast of Trumpets Rosh Hashanah
Gleanings (Resurrections of the Tribulation Saints) Yom Kippur Day of Atonement

THE FIRST RESURRECTION: BELIEVERS ONLY, EACH IN THEIR ORDER

  • First Fruits, Wave Offering, Main Harvest, and Gleanings are all part of the first resurrection.

THE SECOND RESURRECTION: NON-BELIEVERS ONLY, EACH IN THEIR ORDER

  • One speculation concerning the second resurrection is that it may be illustrated by the “heavy” rain of trembling in Ezra.
    • Ezra 10:8 and that whoever would not come within three days, according to the instructions of the leaders and elders, all his property would be confiscated, and he himself would be separated from the assembly of those from the captivity.
    • Ezra 10:9 So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered at Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth of the month; and all the people sat in the open square of the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of heavy rain h1653 gešem.
    • Ezra 10:13 But there are many people; it is the season for heavy rain, and we are not able to stand outside. Nor is this the work of one or two days, for there are many of us who have transgressed in this matter.
    • Ezra 10:14 Please, let the leaders of our entire assembly stand; and let all those in our cities who have taken pagan wives (spiritual influences) come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of their cities, until the fierce wrath of our God is turned away from us in this matter.”
Heavy Rain of God’s Wrath

PARABLES CONCERNING GOD’S “HARVEST” (RESURRECTIONS)

  • Parable of the Sower:
    Luke 8:11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.”
    the birds of the air are the devil
  • Parable of the Wheat and Tares
    Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares (weeds/nonbelievers) and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat (believers) into my barn (God’s house).” ’ ”
    Matthew 13:38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.
    Matthew 13:39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.
    Matthew 13:40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.
  • The Harvest
    Matthew 9:37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
  • Joel 3:13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest (of wrath) is ripe. Come, go down; For the winepress is full (ready for red wine/blood), The vats overflow— For their wickedness is great.”
  • Jeremiah 8:20 “The harvest is past, The summer is ended, And we are not saved!”
  • Jeremiah 51:33 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “The daughter of Babylon (Jerusalem) is like a threshing floor When it is time to thresh her; Yet a little while And the time of her harvest will come.”
    Note: Jerusalem is the daughter of Babylon in the latter days during the kingdom of the Antichrist. She will immerse herself in globalism (a one world government), idolatry (a one-world religion), and a one world language. The Antichrist rules from Jerusalem in the end times.

THE END FOR THE UNRIGHTEOUS UNBELIEVERS

Matthew 8:11 And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven (Jewish). 12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Matthew 22:13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Matthew 25:30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

RAIN AND WATER:

Living Water: Jesus and eternal life.

  • John 7:38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

Rain, Rain, come today,
Come today – don’t go away.
Come as liquid, snow, and hail
judgment, fire, wrath and hell.
Rain, Rain, straight away,
Come and take our pain away. ~bg

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