Rainmakers call the second rain

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In a previous post I wrote about the coming latter rain. Now it is time to outline the task of the rainmakers.

1 Kings 17:1 says,

"And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, 'As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.'"

Elijah had the power to stop the rain and start it again, because God had given it to him.

James 5:17 says,

"Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months."

The rainmakers of today won't (mostly) have the power to stop the rain. But they can trigger it. That is because they carry streams of living water within themselves.

Deep calls unto deep

John 7:37-39 says,

"On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, 'If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'  But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified."

We don't need to wait for a second Pentecost, because God has already given us His Holy Spirit. But we need to learn to partner with Him in such a way that His presence in us will will flow out from us like a stream.

Psalm 42:7 says,

"Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me."

It is the same water that flows from the inner being of a rainmaker that he or she is used to that releases the rain. They understand the dynamics of the rain, as it is the dynamics of the Holy Spirit they are accustomed to.

They know the Holy Spirit, and more importantly, the Holy Spirit is able to work through them. Water is their element. As is the fire.

John 20:22 says,

"And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.'"

The disciples had already received the Holy Spirit before the Pentecost.  At the Pentecost, deep called unto deep, and the Holy Spirit within them released His fullness.

Water of tears

But there is one vital ingredient missing in our teaching about the Latter Rain.

Psalm 126:5-6 says,

"Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."

It is impossible to carry a great anointing for a long time without enduring trials first. Those trials soften our heart, unless we choose bitterness, and make it ready for the perpetual presence of God. And it is the tears we sow that water the harvest.

In Psalm 56:8 David says,

"You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?"

The rainmakers will bring in a great harvest partially because their tears are precious to God.

Metaphorically speaking, the latter rain comes when God opens the bottles of tears wept by the generations of saints over centuries, and pours them down. After all, He has no use for them in heaven. 

There is consistency to God. In a similar way, it is the blood of the martyrs that will release the end time judgment.

Revelation 6:9-11 says,

"When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, 'How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?' Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed."

But our tears will usher in in the second rain! And not the tears of the saints on their own but also God's tears, for God has wept for mankind a lot more than we could ever do.

Compassion releases rain

The rainmakers who walk in compassion because they understand weakness and suffering through their own weakness will be able to release that second rain into the lives of the suffering and the weak.

Their hearts won't have any hard spots or bitterness. Instead, they will love even their enemies with the love of God.

The rainmakers will carry the compassion of Jesus in their hearts, and it is that compassion that will begin to channel the rain and God's streams.

Some years ago I was perplexed as I observed God use a minister I knew to have been in a long-term adulterous relationship.

As I watched him, minister I heard the Holy Spirit say, "The anointing that flows over someone is different from the anointing that flows through a crucified heart."

John 11:49-52 says about the plot to kill Jesus,

"And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, 'You know nothing at all,  nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.' Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad."

The High Priest had an anointing due to his position, hence he could prophesy. Today there are many ministers like Caiaphas in our midst. They are used by God due to their position in the Church, and not because they love God, simply because God needs to bless the Church.

Thankfully, that's not the limit of what God can do. The anointing given to those with a crucified heart—those who, regardless to trial and tribulation, have managed to keep their heart pure and soft before God and people—is far greater.

That anointing will be the anointing of a rainmaker in the times of the second rain.

God, let it rain!

Published by Marko Joensuu

Marko Joensuu has worked for over sixteen years in the publishing and media ministries of Kensington Temple. He is an author, publisher and screenwriter.
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