|About the Book|
The summer months in Israel are hot. Beginning in September, the fall (former) rains) soften the ground so seed can be planted.There are sporadic winter rains.Then toward the end of January, the spring (latter) rains bring the grain to maturity.After the spring rain there is a dry spell so the heads of wheat can harden.It is the point of view of myself and others that the rain in the land of Israel is symbolic of the rain of the Spirit of God upon His Church.Christ comes to us as the Rain (He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth).Thus we have had a planting rain symbolizing the downpour of the Spirit that occurred at the birth of the Christian Church.Since then we have had the winter sporadic rains, the many movements of Gods Spirit since the days of the Protestant Reformers. These have been increasing in intensity, as we consider the miracles of Maria Woodworth-Etter, William Branham, Aimee Semple McPherson, and others. However, these acts of the Spirit of God actually may be the beginning of the Latter, Spring RainThe miracles at Azusa Street in California, at the turn of the twentieth century, were an outstanding intervention of God.However, Brother Seymour of Azusa Street is reported to have said that in a hundred years there would be an outpouring of Gods Spirit and His Shekinah Glory that would be greater and more far reaching then what was experienced at Azusa?