As I completed “A Word in Season” and was ready to schedule it to be sent out on a morning, the Holy Spirit brought me in a totally different direction from what I was writing. After speaking with some friends who are so fired up with testimonies of what Jesus is doing in their lives the past few weeks, the Holy Spirit quickened this word to me. We have been placed in the Kingdom of God for such a time as this and we are called to “Raze” Hell. There is no place for lukewarm Christianity. There is no place for mediocrity in the Kingdom of God.
The definition of “Raze” is: To tear down; demolish; level to the ground and completely destroy.
In the book of Revelation Chapter 3:15-16, John wrote to the lukewarm church of the Laodiceans, “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”
Although the past year has been the most difficult time in many of our lives and the spiritual warfare seemed to continually increase, the Lord is reversing everything that the enemy meant for evil. Many of you are going to begin to see a breakthrough in your life, and the horrendous trials are coming to an end. We are going to begin to hear God’s voice in a new way. We will begin to experience a fresh wave of miracles, signs and wonders. Healing will become an everyday occurrence.
The Former and the Latter Rain
I was recently having a conversation with a friend who I haven’t spoken to in some time. He began to tell me about a dream that he had the previous night. In the dream he met Kathryn Kuhlman and she prayed over him and prophesied. Kathryn had an amazing healing ministry in the 1960’s and 1970’s. There were miracles, signs and wonders in her services just as we read about in the book of Acts. The crippled walked, the blind received their sight, and the deaf received their hearing.
He then met Rodney Howard Browne in this same dream. Rodney who presently has a healing ministry, began to pray and prophesy over him. As he was sharing this dream with me, the Holy Spirit began to give me the interpretation which was this: Kathryn Kuhlman represented the former move of the Holy Spirit and Rodney Howard Browne represented the present move of the Holy Spirit. Together they represented the former and the latter rain. As they each prayed an impartation to my friend in this dream, he then received the anointing for the former and the latter rain as prophesied of in the book of Joel 2:23.
That same night I was watching a live service of Benny Hinn and his son-in-law Michael Koulianos. Michael was so excited and spoke about what the Holy Spirit is doing in his meetings, and using the younger generation to minister with miracles, signs and wonders. Benny then shared what the Holy Spirit released to him in previous years and also spoke about Kathryn Kuhlman. Benny began to play worship music from the earlier days of his ministry. The Holy Spirit was showing me once again that together, their ministries represented the former and the latter rain, and He was going to bring these two streams together in these latter days.
As the lukewarm church rises up, the backslidden, the prodigal sons and the prodigal daughters will return with a vengeance against the kingdom of darkness that tried to re-capture them. Together, we will all begin to experience what Joel prophesied of the former and the latter rain in Joel chapter two.
The Hebrew word for the early rain is the word pourer, “yoreh,” which speaks of a soaking rain. The Hebrew word for the latter rain is the harvest rain, “malqoesh.” This word speaks of a heavy, torrential violent rain. Prophetically speaking, the early rain was in reference to Pentecost and the latter rain is yet to come. The Bible says that in the last days the Lord will send both the former rain and the latter rain.
Prophetic Word of the Lord:
The Lord says, “I am releasing My glory upon this earth once again. I am raising up Believers who have no fear and will not retreat when confronted with the powers of darkness. I am sending the former and the latter rain of My glory.
“When you see the latter rain begin to fall, do not be afraid to step in. This is not a natural rain. This rain will come with power, and it will come with great strength. This rain will come with substance and it will come in abundance. This rain will come with tenacity and it is available to all who are thirsty. It is available to all who are ready to leave their natural ways of thinking behind and receive all that I have for them. It is available to those who will let go of their traditions and enter in to the newness of what I have made available.
“This rain will produce rivers, and these rivers are now arising. As you step into this river, everything that is dry and brittle will be replenished. Everything that is sick will be restored. I am looking for those who are not afraid to launch out into the deep of this river.
“I am looking for laborers for this harvest who are not afraid to be positioned on the front lines. I will teach you how to extinguish every fiery dart that is aimed at you as I teach your hands to war and your fingers for battle. The warfare that has raged against you will appear minuscule and you will no longer be intimidated by anything that comes against you.
“Many will experience breakthroughs of significant proportions and great miracles that will accompany this outpouring. What seemed impossible with man will become a natural occurrence. Do not become discouraged when you see the dark clouds because they are carrying the heavier rain. The dark clouds are bringing back the former rains and they are carrying in the latter rains which will create massive rivers.
“As I said in My Word, I will work a work in your days which you would not believe if it were told to you. This is the beginning of the days of great harvest and will be glorious as you step out into what I have called you to do,” says the Lord.
Jeremiah 20:9, Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name.” But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.
Joel 2:23, “Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you – the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.”
Habakkuk 1:5, “Look among the nations and watch. Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.
Haggai 2:6-9, “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord almighty.”
Elaine Tavolacci resides in Staten Island, New York. She has been a student of the Word for twenty-nine years. She has a prophetic gift as well as a ministry of encouragement, which teaches the Body of Christ to walk in the fullness of what the Lord has called them to. She teaches others how to be overcomers in every area of their lives and understands the power and authority that Jesus has assigned to them. Her ministry, “A Word in Season,” has been an encouragement to others for nine years. She has learned the transforming power of the Word of God and encourages others that nothing is impossible with God.