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How do we receive the Holy Spirit of the latter or spring rain?

  1. “Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth” (Hos 6:3). We should pursue and live by God’s truth, for the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth. God will only live with those who obey the truth (Acts 5:32). Seek the truth and God will give you the Holy Spirit.
  2. “Ask the LORD for rain In the time of the latter rain. The LORD will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone” (Zech 10:1). From this verse we learn we must ask for the Holy Spirit to be given. Elijah is a good example of asking for rain. “He [Elijah] prayed again and the heaven gave rain…” (Jas 5:18). Although it was in springtime, he had to ask for rain to make it come. The Bible tells us, “You do not have, because you do not ask” (Jas 4:2).
  3. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me… He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Rev 3:19–22). Sincere repentance are pre-conditions for receiving the Holy Spirit. Without sincerity and purity of heart and honest repentance we can’t find a way to God. The reason is simple: God hates the proud and deceitful, known characteristics of Satan. Insincerity and pride are the double-edged sword that will kill your chances of getting the Holy Spirit. God said, “Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you” (Prov 1:23).

Publisher: True Jesus Church