Bruce Warner (2 March 2011)

Dear Doves,

In the following Scriptures the 'first coming' of the Lord is described as the 'FORMER RAIN', and the 'appearing of the Lord at our rapture' is described as the 'LATTER RAIN':

Jeremiah 5:24
"Neither they say in their heart, let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth RAIN, both the former and THE LATTER, in His season: He reserveth UNTO US the APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST."   ("In His season" of latter rain, Jesus has "reserved for us" an appointed harvest/rapture)

Hosea 6:3
"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and HE SHALL COME UNTO US AS THE RAIN, AS THE LATTER and former RAIN unto the earth."   (Jesus will come to us next as the "latter rain")

Proverbs 16:15
"In the light of the King's countenance is LIFE; and HIS FAVOUR is as a cloud of THE LATTER RAIN."   (eternal "life" comes when Jesus who is "His favour is as as a cloud of the latter rain" comes in a cloud at our rapture)

Zechariah 10:1
"Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of THE LATTER RAIN; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to everyone grass in the field."    (Jesus will come in "bright clouds" at the time of His appearing for our rapture at the time of the "latter rain")

Joel 2:23
"Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you rain, the former rain, and THE LATTER RAIN IN THE FIRST MONTH."     (The "first month" of the Biblical/Spiritual Year is 'Nisan' which this Scripture tells us is when the "latter rain" comes, and is the 'Spring month' of our rapture.)

James 5:7
"Be patient therefore, brethern, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, and has long patience for it, until he receive the early AND LATTER RAIN."   (The "precious fruit of the earth" is 'His Church' who waits patiently for Jesus, who is the "latter rain", to appear for the rapture)

The near future 'forecast outlook' is cloudy with a 100-percent chance of 'LATTER RAIN' in the month of Nisan.

According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!

Bruce Warner