Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for the hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
The latter rain is the great end time ministry of the outpouring anointing by the Holy Spirit, it promises days of restoration and apostleship gifts in demonstration and power,
Latter rain mentality is generally found in Christian circles that exhibit the Pentecostal gifts of the spirit, the movement began on the day of Pentecost, and has spread with spiritual formation through the political world and forbidden boundaries, to the regions beyond.
Belief in God for healing, laying on of hands to confer the blessings, preach with vigor and fire in the bones, live the life of a Christian, and manifest power and authority over demons, no grounds given for Satan to take advantage, disannulled
Every high thing that exalt itself against the Lord.
In Joel, we see the promise of the out pouring of the Holt Spirit, coming after the initial baptism in the Holy Ghost, and the anointing would ignite the church to utilize the gifts of the Spirit, been filled with the active force of the Godhead, this outpouring would eventually be a greater witness about what the Lord did for mankind at Calvary. The power within will enable believers to be more bold in discharging their Christian duties.
Joel 2:23 is a transformation of restored theological intensity; to pulverize the world with potent showers from heaven, and as Christians mature they help to reap an abundant harvest, beginning at Pentecost until the day of the rapture.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, his primary role is to bear witness of Jesus, and convict hearts about the truth of Jesus Christ, and He is sometimes referred to as the comforter.
The Holy spirit is given to those who believe in Christ; in order to for them to produce the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit; which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23).
The anointing of the Holy Spirit is the spiritual force of divine authority, and it is given through people to demonstrate God’s love and power. Christ means the “Anointed one”
1. The anointing is given to preach the gospel to the poor
2. The anointing is given to heal and restore people
3. The anointing is given to proclaim freedom to the captives
4. The anointing is given to open blind eyes
5. The anointing is given to set captives free.
The outpouring of the latter rain is now upon the last day’s church, empowered to carry on Gods work. The evidence of speaking in tongues comes as part of this package, along with helps, administration and auxiliaries.
The literal translation means the Holy Spirit is poured into the body of Christ to administer the things of the Spirit, to different individuals is given