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The Former Rain for Spring Feasts

"He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth." Hosea 6:3 NKJV

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Each Feast is God's Appointment with Us

"Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years." Genesis 1:14 NLT

The Hebrew word used in Genesis 1:14 for seasons is moed, which means appointed time, place, or meeting. From the very beginning, God marked His appointments (like a save the date!) that we would know and be ready for His comings.

Leviticus 23 reads, "These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as official days for holy assembly."

 

These festivals are like God's itinerary of times, places, and events given to us in advance that we might know and understand His plan for salvation past, present, and future. This foretelling is called prophecy and when we recognize their fulfillments, it strengthens our faith for today and gives us great hope for the future. Tragically, there are those who did not pay attention to the signs, times, and season of His first coming and they missed His appointment. In fact, Yeshua wept when He arrived at His first appointed time "because [they] did not recognize it when God visited [them]." Luke 19:44 NLT

Unfortunately, Jesus warns that He will come (the second time) like a thief in the night to those who do not know His appointed time. But, those who are children of the light will not be surprised.  "But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief." 1 Thessalonians 5:4 NLT

 

Therefore, let's journey back to the former rain, winter rains that lead to the spring feasts. We celebrate these feasts in remembrance since Yeshua's fulfilled these Biblical holidays in His first coming. That is why He commands us to "do this in remembrance!"

The Former Rain
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Sunday, June 16, 2024

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