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The blood of Jesus redeems us from the hand of the enemy and the curse of the law. God wants us to know the power of this truth in the last days. But there is a last day application of the Blood of Jesus God also wants us to know.

It is of far greater glory. It involves what we are redeemed to. And its basic tenet is found in this redemption Scripture:
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
(Gal. 3: 13-14)
Redeemed is a blood word. I have come to see clearly that the most glorious part of our redemption by the Blood of the Lamb is "that we might receive the promise of the Spirit."

The Spirit of Glory
The Bible calls the Holy Spirit "the Spirit of Glory" (1 Peter 4:14). It tells us in Romans 8:11 that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead by the Spirit. It goes on to tell us in Romans 6:4 that, "Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father."

The manifestation of God's glory in the "glorious church" will be a revelation of the Spirit of God in a degree the church has never known. It will be the third and last great outpouring of the Spirit, which the Bible prophesies.

Types and Shadows
The New Testament tells us that God's dealings with the children of Israel were types and figures and "are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world (ages) are come" (1 Cor. 10:11). (See also verse six.)

The Amplified Bible translates verse 11 as follows:
Now these things befell them by way of a figure—as an example and warning [to us]; they were written to admonish and fit us for right action by good instruction, we in whose days the ages have reached their climax—their consummation and concluding period.
(1 Cor. 10:11 AMP)
The significance of what God taught the children of Israel about the rains is of utmost importance to we who live in the last of the last days. 

Many spiritual Jews have long divided the six-day workweek. God gave Adam—man (using 1000 years as a day): Two days of chaos. Two days of the law. Two days of Messiah. Then would come the seventh day of rest.

They correctly saw that the Messiah would come after four days-after 4000 years. (They believe that He did not come because they were not ready.) The two days of His rule, being the last of the three periods, were called "the last days."

When Jesus came 2000 years ago, it was the beginning of the last days. We live at the end of the last days. The Scripture's progressive revelation of the rains is of utmost importance to we who live in the last minutes, if not seconds, of the last days.

The Rains
First mention of the rains occurred when God brought the chosen nation out of Egypt and into the Promised Land (see Deut. 11:10-11). Agriculture in Egypt depended upon the rise and fall of the Nile.

Irrigation ditches were dug and waterwheels operated with the feet. Harvest in the Promised Land depends upon seasonal rains. Those rains would depend upon their loving and obeying God (see Deut. 11:13-14).

Israel has two seasonal rains. The former rains begin in late October and November. They are the first rains of the civil year, which begins just before the rains start. The former rains prepare the ground for planting the seed. The latter rains are in late winter and early spring.

They water the fields just before the early barley harvest. Without the rains there are no harvests.
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit....
(Deut. 11:16-17)
God warned Israel against the idolatrous worship of the Canaanites who later tempted them probably saying something like, "Oh, Jehovah was all right down there in Egypt with the Nile and all. But here we must appease our rain god. His name is Baal."

In the progressive revelation of the Bible we see that the rains are heavy with meaning. God's people were to ask the Lord for the rains (Zech. 10:1). The Holy Spirit through the prophet Joel reveals that these rains are types and shadows of the outpouring of God's Spirit  (Joel 2:23-25, 28-29).

Peter, preaching on the day of Pentecost revealed that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was in fulfillment of Joel's prophecy (in Acts 2: 14-18). The outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts is the former rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It came to prepare the ground for the sowing of the seed.

The latter rain outpouring came at the beginning of this last prophetic century of the sixth day. The Azusa Street outpouring was a part of it. The "old-timers" were a part of it. It came before the early harvest. But the Bible prophesies an outpouring when the early rains and the latter rains will come together.

Joel prophesied a coming of the former rain and the latter rain in the first month (Joel 2:23). The Holy Spirit through James revealed that the great third and final outpouring of the age will come just before the coming of the Lord!
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord, Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
(James 5:7-8)
The Husbandman is God the Father (John 15:1). A husbandman is a farmer. God the Father is the best Farmer ever there was or ever will be. He has a field. God's field will receive an outpouring of the Spirit likened unto the former and latter rains coming together.

The glories of this outpouring will produce the grandest crop ever there was or ever will be. A great harvest of the "Precious fruit of the earth" will come in to the glory of God the Father. 

The third and last outpouring of the Spirit before Jesus comes will include everything in the book of Acts plus everything in the outpouring at the beginning of this century put together!

Billye Brim Ministries
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Billye Brim
Web site: Billye Brim Ministries
 
Billye Brim was born again at the age of eight in 1947 and was brought up to love God and His Word. After her initial in-filling of the Holy Spirit in 1967, she began the journey of fulfilling the call of God on her life.
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