DAY 1: The Mystery of the Rains
It didn’t happen often, but when it did, it was dramatic. It was a desert rain. The teacher and I watched the downpour through my window.
“The Scriptures speak of an outpouring of the Spirit, the rain of the Spirit.”
“What’s the connection between the Spirit and the rain?”
“The rain pours down from the sky and gives life to the land. The Spirit pours down from heaven and gives life to those who receive it. An outpouring causes barren land to revive and become fruitful.”
“And this outpouring…happened…”
“On the Day of Pentecost. But there’s a mystery. You see, there wasn’t just one rain in Israel. There were two distinct rains. One in autumn, and the other in spring.”
“So if there are two rains in Israel…then would it not also follow that there would be two such outpourings of the Spirit in the age?”
“It would follow,” he said. “And in the Book of Joel, God promises to send both the former rains and the latter rains, and to pour out His Spirit in the last days. And that which was barren will bear its fruit, and that which was dead will come alive again.”
The Mission: Seek the outpouring of His Spirit on your life to touch your dry ground and make it fruitful. Prepare and receive your latter rains.