Millennial Kingdom: Here Comes the Rain Again…

Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the desert will be glad, and the Arabah will rejoice and blossom; like the crocus…

rain

This verse pretty much describes the land scape of Israel and the Middle East today (February 2016). It is a dry, desolate pasture where water is precious. The nation of Israel has become one of the best water management and recovery nations on the planet because of the harsh weather conditions of their land.

The Hebrew word for wilderness is midbar. It means: pasture, uninhabited land, or wilderness. Midbar also happens to be the word for mouth.

The Hebrew word for desert is tsiyah. It means: dryness, drought, or desert.

The Hebrew word for arabah is ‘arabah. It means: desert plain, steppe, or wilderness.

Ezekiel 34:26 I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing.

Joel 2:23 So rejoice, O sons of Zion, and be glad in the LORD your God; for He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, the early and latter rain as before.

Typically, rain does not fall in this part of the world from May through September. The verse of Joel 2:23 discusses the three rainy seasons: fall, winter, and spring.

The early or former rain (mowreh in Hebrew) takes place in late October through mid-November, the fall rains. This is the time to get to work on the farm, plough and plant the seed. Isaiah 30:23a Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground…

The Hebrew word for rain is geshem. It means torrential rains and storms. These are the winter rains of January and February.

The latter rain (malqowsh in Hebrew) takes place in April and May. These are the spring rains that help with barley and wheat production and yield.

Rain information courtesy of Manners & Customs of Bible Lands, Fred H. Wight.

God promises to return the cycles of rain as in the past. Zechariah 8:12b …and the heavens will give their dew…

Isaiah 30:25 On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

Water will be plentiful at higher elevations. It is one thing to have wet, low lying marsh lands. Scripture is talking about a future with abundant water in lofted areas.

Jeremiah 31:12b And their life will be like a watered garden, and they will never languish again.

The Millennial Kingdom is a time of plentiful rain and water. Scripture is full of these figurative images.

According to the prophet Zechariah, increased rain will be universal during Christ’s reign. There is one condition, attendance in Jerusalem for the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles.

https://paulthepoke.com/2014/10/05/feast-of-tabernaclessukkotboothsthe-feast/

Zechariah 14:18 If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

This is the only God appointed holiday gentile nations will be required to attend. If you don’t attend…

No Rain For You!

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