The Later Rain Movement
By Ken Johnson
The spring and fall festivals of the Jews contain ritual that teaches on the first and second comings of the Messiah respectively. In Joel the Second Coming of the Messiah is compared to the later rain.
After the Pentecostal
(Neo-Montanst) movement began with the
But in 1997 the Assemblies of God indorsed the manifestations at
Contrary to what the church had taught for centuries;
The Pentecostal movement taught:
The Later Rain doctrine added to this:
Later in this century some groups would add other teachings:
By 1985 many were claming to be prophets or apostles. They would use excuses like "any proof against us or what we teach would be because Satan has set us up." And "No one except a true prophet can discern true Christians from Satanís counterfeits, if they accept us then they are a true prophet."
By 1990 the apostolic
movement hit and a lot of the Prophets became Apostles.
In the later days true prophets would hide themselves because of the corruption of the false prophets. Zech. 13:4,5
Slain in the Spirit
When God touches a person and either heals or gives some special revelation, occasionally some will faint. Consider the following scriptures.
Daniel 10:7-9,17 I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; the men with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves. 8 So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. 9 Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground. 17 How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe."
Daniel I, Daniel, was exhausted and lay ill for several days. Then I got up and went about the kingís business. I was appalled by the vision; it was beyond understanding.
In acts 5, Ananias and Sapphira, his wife, lied to their pastor about money thereby stealing form God. Peter said You have not lied to men but to God."
Acts 5:5-10 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, "Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?" "Yes," she said, "that is the price." 9 Peter said to her, "How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also." 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died.
If this is a genuine experience with God, it will be with a healing, or revelation, and the person will exhibit a marked change in attitude. So watch the reaction of the people after they get back up. If they donít look like they have had a traumatic experience, then you know they are just doing what they are taught to do. This kind is not real.
If someone tells you "the healing or experience only occurs if you lie down" or tell you to raise your hands and look up (in praise), throwing off your equilibrium and then push, sometimes hard, to knock you over, then you know it is fake.
1 Atomic power with God through
prayer and fasting. By Franklin Hall
2 William Branham
Atomic power with God through prayer and fasting. By Franklin Hall
2 William Branham