The Early and Latter Rain

The Early and Latter Rain—No. 2

Sometimes the question is asked whether we have already seen the fulfillment of the promise of the latter rain, or whether it is still future. Surely a careful reading of the instruction given us wilt enable anyone to an­swer the question for himself.

By MEADE MACGUIRE, General Conference Field Secretary

but only those who have withstood temptation in the strength of the Mighty One will be permitted to act a part in proclaiming it when it shall have swelled into the loud cry."

Not only does the Lord tell us plainly the preparation that must be made under the min­istration of the early rain in order that we may receive the latter rain, but He tells us that He is ready at any time to fulfill His promise, and that the latter rain will come when we reach the standard He requires.

"Today you are to give yourselves to God that He may make of you vessels unto honor, and meet for His service. Today you are to give yourself to God that you may be emptied of self, emptied of envy, jealousy, evil surmising, strife, everything that shall be dishonoring. to God. Today you are to have your vessel purified, that it may be ready for the heavenly dew, ready for the showers of the latter rain