When you give yourself over to prayer, supernatural answers manifest. Many have ‘prayed’, but it’s time to pray again!
In reading James today, the Holy Spirit highlighted this scripture passage. “Elijah was a man with human frailties, just like all of us, but he prayed and received supernatural answers. He actually shut the heavens over the land so there would be no rain for three and a half years! Then he prayed again and the skies opened up over the land so that the rain came again and produced the harvest.”
James (Jacob) 5:17-18 TPT
The Lord is saying it’s time to pray again, that the heavens would be opened up over our land for the later rain to produce the GREAT HARVEST!
Keep your hopes high and be patient, for the presence of the Lord is drawing closer! (vs 8 TPT)
“So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits [expectantly] for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains. You too, be patient; strengthen your hearts [keep them energized and firmly committed to God], because the coming of the Lord is near.”
James 5:7-8 AMP
This is the later, or “late” rain we are to pray in, the outpouring written of in Joel 2 and Acts 2.
As we pray, “So let us know and become personally acquainted with Him; let us press on to know and understand fully the [greatness of the] Lord [to honor, heed, and deeply cherish Him]. His appearing is prepared and is as certain as the dawn, And He will come to us [in salvation] like the [heavy] rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.” Hosea 6:3