We have had a lot to say about the Spiritual Second Coming as the Latter Rain. We're going to list the various ideas mentioned so far and look at what else the bible has to say about it.
First, we saw that the Spiritual Second Coming as the Latter Rain is part of The Revelation of Jesus Christ. It includes Showing forth the Glory of God, and experiencing the Fear of the Lord. These are a natural consequence of the presence of God.
It entails revealing the meaning of the word of God.
Holiness comes with entering into the Rest of God, i.e. the Sabbath.
It is the New Covenant making the people willing and obedient.
It is the End Time Revival, The Day of God's Power, The Coming of the Kingdom, and the setting up of God's Eternal Dwelling Place.
The members of the Body of Christ will come to truly be in Christ, as they are properly assembled or rightly joined into His Body.
This is also the temple building becoming fitly framed.
God's people will all come to know him intimately as they enter into the Kingdom, Family and Household of the Lord.
It means the Spirit in us, leads us to maturity of the believer, because His Law will be written in our hearts and his Love will be set in our hearts.
It's the brethren living together in unity, under the outpouring of the Spirit.
It means being in the secret place of the most high, the place of peace that passes all understanding. There Is More. The Baptism of Fire
Earlier we looked at Malachi 3:1. Let's note what it says in verses 2 and 3.
Mal 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mal 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Malachi here mentions being refined or purified by fire. The same idea is found in the gospels when John the Baptist speaks of Jesus.
Mt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Lu 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
The point here is that the baptism in the Holy Ghost is the earnest, the down payment. The Baptism of Fire is the payoff. It's what Jesus will use to purify the Church.
Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? 15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
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