SEVENTH SEAL LIBRARY

God's Truth Not Smooth Words

Extra Oil 75: Early & Latter Rains Patience

Prophecy's Extra Oil 75: Early & Latter Rains Patience from Remnant Doctrine Keepers
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry
God's Early and Latter Rains
©copyright 2003 Bonita M Quesinberry, updated ©2010

"Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman [farmer] waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain." (James 5:7)

James 5:7 advises patience until the coming of the Lord, that there would need to be first the early then latter rains. What are those rains, and is the latter an event pointing to Christ’s soon return? Jesus said of the Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea church ages that in the first two He would “come soon” but in the last He said “I come quickly.” This confirms His statement that He will cut Laodicea short. Nevertheless—

God consistently described salvation and redemption throughout the Bible by way of metaphors, or parables as it were, akin to farming, but even more so during Christ's 3-1/2 year's ministry and throughout the New Testament. In order to lend clarity to Apostle James' words, farming protocol needs to be understood before being applied to spiritual thus to prophetic protocol, to which James does imply by referencing Christ's return.

Farming procedures: prepare the soil, plant or SOW SEEDS, then thereafter the first rains come in spring causing seeds to sprout and, hopefully, grow into healthy food bearing plants. Naturally, during the act of sowing, seeds fall and/or are blown everywhere: onto fertile soil, by the wayside where birds eat the seeds, stony places where the seeds cannot take root in order to survive and thrive during dry summer heat. And, some drop among thorns' tough roots, where the young spouts might be chocked out by weeds. Thorns are impervious to draught and weeds thrive on better plants.

The early rains cease and the drying heat of summer arrives, during which only the hardiest and deepest-rooted plants in rich soil will survive. There will be weaker plants in that fertile soil, those threatened by blood-sucking weeds around them. Interestingly, there is a weed that resembles wheat, only a subtle difference reveals it in the end. The weak wheat has one last chance to benefit from LATTER RAINS due a short while before HARVEST TIME— IF they are not too weak when the field is cleared of weeds. We look at a tangible period of time spanning eight (8) months, or 240 days, in each year.

As will be discovered herein, God's spiritual period of time spans over 2000 years before harvesting His children. It is for this reason that James told the people of his time, as well as all generations following thereafter, to be patient. As Paul stated, "I would not have you ignorant, for a day to the Lord is as a 1000 years and 1000 years as a day. Consider His patience as your salvation." This passage also is a clue to determining earth's life-span pre-set for 6000 years, which is about to expire. Said expiration points to Christ' return any day and any hour now. [Update: "no later than mid-Oct to mid-Nov 2011"]

This farming process, for our Father's purpose, is the tangible of human life, those things we can see and touch and which keep the flesh body alive for its fixed term. These tangibles symbolize the spiritual life, those things we cannot see and touch but which can generate eternal life and that is felt emotionally and seen in a person's behaviour: if a person has been chosen to follow Jesus. Or, they can spawn eternal death.

For all the tangible life-sustaining things we might have, a first death by any cause or act of another is imminent; with the exception of the 144,000 elect who will be redeemed while still living. All others are resurrected from their graves and taken up with the elect. Sadly, without life-sustaining spiritual behaviour and heart, one can look forward only to being twice dead. It behooves people to understand James' metaphor of events and requirements we must meet prior to Christ's return, to which James alludes by reference. This can be achieved only with Yeshua's Word and wearing His full armour.

First, we identify who are the locations where seeds fall and who is the farmer SOWING SEEDS and what are the seeds; then we determine the spiritual growing season leading to HARVEST TIME: this is to say, when Christ returns to take us up to meet Him in the air, thereafter escorting us to the "safe haven of heaven."

(Matthew 13:4-8,19-30; Luke 8:5-8,11-15) "And when [the farmer] sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up: some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: and when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no [deep] root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up and choked them: but other [seeds] fell into good [fertile] ground and brought forth fruit: some an hundred fold, some sixty fold, some thirty fold." ***

***Note the smallness of the numbers and Jesus said, "If you bring even one to me, you shall be called great in heaven." He also referred to His sheep as "small flocks" and God stated us as being vastly outnumbered, so much so that today it often feels as if we each stand alone: so scattered around the globe are we. The test today is standing firm in God's Truth, despite the majority saying we have it wrong. It is easy to question self when, at every turn, we are greeted by an overwhelming brick wall. Then is when we must turn to God, that He reminds us of these things herein. ***

"Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. The seed is the Word of God. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom and understandeth [obey] it not, then cometh the wicked one and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the wayside. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word and anon [immediately] with joy receiveth it; yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended [stumbles]. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

"But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word and understandeth [obeys] it; which also beareth fruit and bringeth forth: some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares [weeds] also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, 'Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?' He said unto them, 'An enemy hath done this.' The servants said unto him, 'Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?' But he said, 'Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 'Gather ye together first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn."

(Matthew 13:37-43,49-50,52) "He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear [obey].

"So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Therefore every scribe [writer] which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder [responsible], which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old [teaches from both the Old and New Testaments]."

It should be evident that the SEED is the WORD OF GOD; the sower is JESUS CHRIST who has planted His Father’s doctrine in the hearts of Christ’s sheep, the wheat. The wheat also represents sprouted fruit growing in the midst of Satan’s goats, the weeds whose massive yet shallow roots threaten to choke the life out of the wheat by a flood of false doctrines. (Revelation 12:13-17; reference to the 1260 years Satan spent deceiving the world with a perverted Word of God, the same 1260 years in which God’s two witnesses were nourished in obscurity in order to maintain His truths until the 1260 years expired, at which time Yeshua’s Bible would once again bring His Truths to light.)

Therefore, SOWING SEED was CHRIST’S 3-1/2 years MINISTRY from 27AD to 31AD. The APOSTOLIC MINISTRY, which is the Ephesus church era (Rev. 2:1-7), represents the EARLY RAIN of 31AD until the death of the last Apostle, about 100AD.

Then began SUMMER’S DRY SPELL ultimately revealing the hardiest and deepest-rooted plants of all seeds planted: those who did hear the truth and held fast to it, even when it meant certain death at another’s hand (the Inquisition). It is they who kept God’s truths from dying altogether until time to boldly preach it once again. The dryness of summer, or absence of rain, REFLECTS a LACK of any living witnesses to Christ, the Apostles and disciples who knew full well our Father’s doctrine. They both lived and taught only the Father’s doctrine together with faith in and of Jesus.

The summer also included the great whore’s spreading of a perverted doctrine among Christ’s sheep. This period of time held believers with no access to the Bible (two witnesses of Rev. 11:2-4, teaching in obscurity, sackcloth, between 538AD to 1798AD or 1260 years) from which the common people might have gained Ishi’s full truth for themselves instead of partial truths and many lies learned from pulpits. It was, indeed, a dry summer encompassing the next three church ages of Smyrna, Pergamos, and Thyatira. The summer months, or growing season, extended from 31AD to 1798AD.

At last, the LATTER RAIN came in discovering God’s true doctrines beginning in 1798AD, the Sardis church era: made possible only by King James having the Bible translated and available to all people by 1611 AD. In 1844AD, Philadelphia’s church age, God’s True Doctrine was raining around the globe without ceasing. In the midst of the latter rain began also humanity’s trial. Would the latter rain revive weakened wheat so clogged by the weeds’ perverted roots feeding off them? Or, would they hear Elohim’s truth yet remain fixed in denominational false teachings rendering them twice dead?

When the latter rain began, it pointed to the even nearer return of Christ, but not as soon as first thought back in 1843 (as honey in the mouth but bitter on the stomach). The latter rain, humanity’s trial and mankind’s sealing, would last until 1991AD. During those 193 years (1798-1991) people the world over heard Father’s true doctrine for the first time and each had to make a choice: choose life forever or choose death— a choice to obey God’s Law or obey man’s teachings. The Holy Spirit simultaneously and symbolically sealed him or her accordingly: either the beast’s mark or God’s Seal. (Rev. 7:1-3).

The seals of authority are symbolic, due to being spiritual instead of tangible: spiritual seals are noted by only people’s behaviour. The idea that seals will be “seen” in the tangible form of a tattoo or computer chip beneath the skin or some other corporeal manner, is ludicrous as well as denies that spiritual and tangible cannot be the same. How then are people’s spiritual seals identified? They either observe ALL ten of God’s precepts, amidst which His seal of authority sits; OR, they observe none of Yeshua’s statutes, being blatantly wicked; OR, they obey commandments as taught by men, therefore filthy. Either of the latter two circumstances reveals the mark of the beast.

To determine what is the mark (Syn: sign, seal, token) of the beast, one only has to look at the seal of the Living God (Exodus 20:8-11, Ezek. 20:12,20). Lucifer’s seal will be a counterfeit of God’s, much like a counterfeit dollar bill looks and feels like the real thing upon first glance but buys a ticket only to prison. It always has been Satan’s goal to be accepted by humanity as our God, therefore he must resemble God in all ways in order to deceive people into believing they are following the One True God.

What constitutes a legal seal of authority? Where there is a spiritual, God assured us there also will be a tangible similitude (likeness) bearing the same requirements in order to be considered a valid seal. Everything in heaven is spiritual (things not seen, not tangible, but rather felt and acted out in human behavior) and everything on earth typifies the spiritual realm in tangible models (things seen in physical, touchable forms).

Legal seals of authority are either a tangible object used to mark legal documents as valid and enforceable OR of a spiritual nature noted by specific human behavior(s). A valid tangible or spiritual seal of authority must: 1) NAME the author of laws any person or entity intends to enforce upon others; 2) It must establish the DOMAIN of peoples over which those laws will be enforced; 3) It must state the REASON why the author has power of enforcement; and, 4) the tangible or spiritual seal itself must reflect a DISTINCTIVE MARK, a peculiarity unlike any other recognized seals when impressed upon official documents (tangible) or upon any person (spiritual, thus behavior).

Look among God’s Statutes of Life (Exodus c.20) and determine if His seal is therein. Does it meet all four criteria in order to be designated a legal seal of authority? It unequivocally does: see Exodus 20:8-11. Nevertheless, if Yeshua’s seal is found, then it should be clear what is Lucifer’s counterfeit mark: similar yet without validity and life-giving power.

Make a conscious choice. IF Sunday is not Satan’s “mark of authority,” why has he made it globally enforceable? Many say, “The day no longer matters. We ought to worship God every day!” We were meant to work six days a week, doing our own thing, and set aside the seventh for only God and Christ: it is written as the Seal of a “peculiar people.” Why then has Lucifer made Sunday enforceable by death to those who obey the seventh day: if the day no longer matters? Satan and his are a mass of contradictions and confusion.

The latter rain ceased in 1991 and preparations for harvest began earth’s last church era, Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-22), an age Revelation 22:11 describes as, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” [Update: Now, we look again to the farming parable wherein laborers advised the farmer of weeds growing amidst the wheat during all these years. He instructed to let the weeds remain until just before harvest, at which time they were to be removed from the fields and piled up for burning. Allowing the weeds was a test: the strongest wheat survives the weeds’ deadly roots. In 1991 the weeding of Christ’s wheat fields began, for He now “comes quickly.”

In this Laodicea age Isaiah 3:11 reassures, “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.” Note the subtle references to spiritual behavior (righteous fruit of doings) and worldly behavior (reward of his hands).

Jesus stated He would cut these Laodicea years short for the sake of His elect, for it is a time when the wicked and filthy wax worse and multitudes are offended by God’s Truth. Today, people often are heard saying in response to God’s Truths, “Well, that’s not my god! My god would never do that. My god says this or that no longer matters.” What they mean is “my denomination.” Thus, it is this last age in which Christ returns “quickly” for the harvest of His children. During no other church age did He say His return would be “quickly.” Scripture is exceedingly clear about what happens on that glorious day.

From PREPARING of the SOIL to SOWING SEEDS, then EARLY RAIN to LATTER RAIN, through today has expired over 2009 years [Update: 2016]. That may well put earth 13 years beyond the 6000 mark. Yet, God is never late and He certainly will not work within earth’s Sabbath years, the seventh and final thousand of the intended 7000 years: equivalent to man’s week of 7 days. There are a few in Christ’s genealogy for whom age was not given; thus, earth’s living years might be a few shy of 6000. Either way, the signs say time is exceedingly short. We must watch the clouds while “obeying the commandments of God and possessing the testimony and faith of Jesus Christ” (Exodus 20:3-17; Deut. 5:7-14,16-21; Rev. 12:17; 14:12; 22:14).

The final Jewish harvest festival was traditionally held on about 10 November: symbolizes virgins given to the priesthood; in this case, a virgin church presented to Christ. Late October or early November will be the time of Christ’s arrival in the clouds: the specific day and hour unknown to any man, not even Jesus or the Holy Spirit. The year? As bad as things are in this world and now the church persecuting the church, it could be as early as this year [2010 but certainly no later than 2011]. Earth can no longer sustain life, not even its own: there cannot be much time left.

“Watch,” advises the Spirit, “watch now and through HARVEST TIME and continually until you see your Lord and Saviour upon a brilliant white cloud with a host of angels going before Him. For He is even at the door.” [Update: So saith the Spirit, “No later than mid-October to mid-November, 2011.”] “And, the Lord laments, ‘Oh, if only it were in their heart to fear me and to obey all my commandments always, so it might be well with them and with their children forever.'” (Deuteronomy 5:29)
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Dearest sheep, be not deceived by prophetic propaganda all over the Internet, radio and television medias. It is carefully designed by Satan to serve as a smokescreen to obscure just how fast time is ending. Many believe there must be a Federal Blue Law in place before the worst begins, may believe the plagues were not poured out in Philadelphia and do not realize Laodicea is "the dregs of God's wrath." They have missed vital signs and have not followed the elements in both Philadelphia and Laodicea. They fail to recognize God's prophets for theses eras.

As the US government has shown, there is no need; for it has, since inception, a law giving it the power to support all State laws, at its discretion, in the absence of a matching Federal. And, by many historical Executive Orders plus those of both Presidents Bush and Obama, coupled with the Vatican's power over all nations today, everything is now in place to exact deadly force upon Christ's small global flocks. Praise the Lord, only "a few must die" at their hands, then instantly Christ is in the clouds!

Keep your chins high, backs straight, pray unceasing, speak ALL God's Word as moved by the Spirit, seek the lukewarm and cold, be fearless in the onslaught to come; as fearless as was our Lord Saviour Christ when faced with death of the flesh. WE WILL DIE BEFORE GIVING OVER TO SATAN HIS BLASPHEMOUS DAY!

Much love in Christ,
Remnant Doctrine Keepers
Seventh Seal Library

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