The Operation: Global Rain Movement amongst Some Seventh-day Adventist Church Members—Part 1

Son of man, say unto her, Thou [art] the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. Eze 22:24

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Dear Reader,

There is a grassroots movement afoot amongst some members in the professing Seventh-day Adventist church that is praying for a global, revival outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the church and its members. In light of Ellen White’s statements regarding a primitive revival of godliness in all churches at the end-time, it is imperative that we have a correct understanding of what will be involved in the true outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the end-time, lest we be taken in by spurious revivals which Ellen White said would go from bad to worse.

First, we will review the general statement of Operation Global Rain. Here is their Website, and I have printed their statement of their general goal: “An amazing and perhaps prophetic movement is under way,” below their Website address:


Here is Operation Global Rain’s general statement of their quest. I will insert some commentary under some of the paragraphs.

An amazing and perhaps prophetic movement is under way.

It is called Operation Global Rain. It started when a few churches in Central California decided to hold a 10-day prayer event after the model of the early church found in Acts 2. There were no keynote speakers, but rather a group of disciples pleading for nothing else but the outpouring of the latter rain. Every night from 7 to 8 pm, a theme sheet with Bible verses and S.O.P. quotes was presented. We read these privately and then prayed, sometimes silently, other times in groups of two, and others as a congregation.

Ron’s Commentary: Notice their own words that they are a group pleading “for nothing else,” but the outpouring of the latter rain. The embolden letters and underlining emphasis is theirs. Their own statement is that they are praying ONLY for the outpouring of the latter rain. Remember that when we consider the requirements for receiving the latter rain. End comment.

Though done at separate times, the churches all experienced revival. Animosity was laid aside and a true spirit of unity, repentance and mission took hold of the members. The idea then came about: What if all the churches in the conference were to petition the throne of God at the same time , for the same thing, the outpouring of the Latter Rain?

The idea was presented to one conference just a week ago (January, 07) and has become a reality. Last year, a great deal was made about the date 6.06.06. A popular movie about the antichrist was released on that date, and underground satanic movements glorified the day. This year is 7.07.07! And it happens to be a Sabbath. The date for Operation Global Rain will be 6.27.07 to 7.07.07!

But the vision of Operation Global Rain is much larger. Imagine all the churches of California petitioning the throne of God, at the same time for the same thing. Then, imagine all the churches in North America petitioning the throne of God at the same time, for the same thing. And then imagine the entire global church praying at the same time for the same thing, the outpouring of the latter rain!! Hence, Operation Global Rain!

Ron’s Commentary: Notice one again, the quest is for all SDA churches globally to pray for the same thing, only the outpouring of the latter rain. There is no mention of repentance for sin and the gross apostasies of the church, as though God will pour out His Holy Spirit upon churches and people who are immersed in apostasy. On their Website, they do deal a bit more with the need for repentance but there is not SPECIFIC MENTION of the sins that need to be repented of and we are to sigh and cry for ALL the ABOMINATIONS and put them out of our lives. How, pray tell, can one repent of abominations if he/she is not informed of those abominations? Ellen White said that we are to be specific in repenting for sin. End comment.

This is a grassroots movement that needs your participation. By word of mouth, by email, and any other means, we need your help to spread the word. A website is currently being built for Operation Global Rain, where churches will be able to register, and download each nights theme sheet. IT WILL BE LIKE A NET EVENT without the cost of satellite uplinks or keynote speakers!

We close with this eye opening thought. The early rain was poured out on all that were praying for it. But that was only a total of about 120, who were all in one location, Jerusalem. Now, what if people around the globe were praying for the outpouring of the latter rain? If God were to be so gracious as to answer, where would that rain fall? Where would that Spirit descend? Would it not lighten the entire globe with its glory? Is this not what has been prophesied to happen according to Revelation 18:1-4?

Ron’s Commentary: Notice the words: “The early rain was poured out on all that were praying for it.” There are many who are praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. When the SDA church leaders implemented the Celebration Movement, they were praying that it would be the means of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Even the General Conference President, Robert S. Folkenberg, who oversaw its implementation, said that we must wait and see, for it might be the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Was he right?  The Celebration Movement has been a blasphemous disaster for the church, with entire churches leaving the conference. Is that the working of the Latter Rain Holy Spirit? End comment.

Please prayerfully consider these two quotes from the S.O.P. and the two bible verses below.

An Awakened Church.--When we have entire, wholehearted consecration to the service of Christ, God will recognize the fact by an outpouring of His Spirit without measure; but this will not be while the largest portion of the church are not laborers together with God.--Review and Herald, July 21, 1896. 

The prophecies in the eighteenth of Revelation will soon be fulfilled. During the proclamation of the third angel's message, "another angel" is to "come down from heaven, having great power" and the earth is to be "lightened with His glory." The Spirit of the Lord will so graciously and universally bless consecrated human instrumentalities, that men, women, and children will open their lips in praise and testimony, filling the earth with the knowledge of God and with His unsurpassed glory, as the waters cover the sea.   {2MR 21.3}

Ron’s Commentary: Notice the qualifying words of Ellen White: “When we have the entire, wholehearted consecration to the service of Christ God will recognize the fact by an outpouring of His Spirit without measure; but this will not be while the largest portion of the church are not laborers together with God.”

Would this be when the majority of the church is engaged is strictly forbidden acts of apostasy? Can you begin to see that this will never happen to the corporate church militant body? The church militant is constituted of wheat and tares and now THORNS, open sinners. Can the Holy Spirit be poured out on the entire SDA church militant? Do the tares and thorns get the Latter Rain outpouring as well? Lights should begin to turn on regarding the truth of the situation! End comment.

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

Ron’s Commentary: The embolden emphasis is theirs, not mine. Notice that they did not embolden the words “turn from their wicked ways. That is exactly what would have to happen for ANY OF US to receive the Latter Rain Holy Spirit. Since that is obviously one of the CONDITIONS, it should be focused on and emphasized, but they did not do so. The open sins of the church would have to be confessed, repented for, ceased, and then God would heal their land, the church. End comment.

Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children…Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people…Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month." Joel 2:15,16,18,23.

Ron’s Commentary: Notice they did not embolden the words sanctify the congregation. Remember, they are praying ONLY for the outpouring of the Latter Rain. Sanctifying the congregation would include the putting away of the apostasy in the church, but these folk are obviously such “well intentioned” surface readers and Laodicean in spirit, that they probably aren’t even aware of the apostasy of and in the church, but does God excuse such ignorance? Nay! Why? Because they refuse to dig for hidden treasure truth themselves, and they reject and try to hinder those who do. I happen to know of some very sincere and deep diggers in the mine of truth who have recently been removed from SDA internet forums for sharing their knowledge. End comment.

Nothing like this has happened in Adventist history except the 1840-44 movement. We are told it will happen again.

Ron’s Commentary: The 1840-44 movement involved the Philadelphia church era which God does not fault for one wrong thing in His message to Philadelphia, Revelation 3. Philadelphia is true Zion, the bride of Jesus Christ. She is without fault. Is this true of Laodicea? Ellen White said that Laodicea is the foolish virgins state of the church and that the presence of God, let along the outpouring of His Holy Spirit, is not in that church.

"The state of the Church represented by the foolish virgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state." E.G. White, Review and Herald, 8/19/1890.


"The church is in the Laodicean state. The presence of God is not in her midst." E.G. White, Notebook Leaflets, p. 99, 1898.


"To the end of time, the presence of the Spirit is to abide with the true church." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 55.


“From the beginning, faithful souls have constituted the church on earth.  In every age the Lord has had His watchmen, who have borne a faithful testimony to the generation in which they lived.  These sentinels gave the message of warning; and when they were called to lay off their armor, others took up the work.  God brought these witnesses into covenant relation with Himself, uniting the church on earth with the church in heaven.  He has sent forth His angels to minister to His church, and the gates of hell have not been able to prevail against His people.”  E.G. White, The Acts of the Apostles, p. 12. 


The gates of hell will not prevail against faithful souls--obviously.


"The members of the church triumphant--the church in heaven--will be permitted to draw near to the members of the church militant, to aid them in their necessity." E. G. White, The Southern Watchman, Sep. 8, 1903.


You know friend, God said that His people perish for a lack of knowledge:


Hsa 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.


Not only do they have a lack of knowledge, for lack of “selling all to buy the field to search as for hidden treasure,” but when it is presented to them on a golden platter, they reject knowledge. Is that not what apostate Israel did? Surely, and Ellen White said there would be a modern day counterpart to ancient Israel.


Also, notice that the verse says they have forgotten the law of God. Ezekiel 5 says that they break it more than all other nations (world churches)! That is serious. How do they do that? By knowing truth and then REJECTING IT. That makes one worse than Babylon.


Now keep in mind that the Global Rain Movement is praying ONLY for the outpouring of the Latter Rain Holy Spirit. Sure, they quote Ellen White’s statements that mention the latter rain, primarily because of those specific words, but their emphasis is clearly not on the repentance parts as is indicated by the words they embolden.

The angel who unites in the proclamation of the third message is to lighten the whole earth with his glory. A work of world-wide extent and unwonted power is here brought to view. The Advent movement of 1840-44 was a glorious manifestation of the power of God; the first message was carried to every missionary station in the world, and in this country there was the greatest religious interest which has been witnessed in any land since the Reformation of the sixteenth century; but these are to be far exceeded by the mighty movement under the loud cry of the third message. The work will be similar to that of the day of Pentecost. Servants of God, with their faces lighted up and shining with holy consecration, hasten from place to place to proclaim the warning from Heaven. By thousands of voices, all over the earth, the message will be given. Miracles are wrought, the sick are healed, and signs and wonders follow the believers. Satan also works with lying wonders, even bringing down fire from heaven in the sight of men. Thus the inhabitants of the earth are brought to take their stand.   {4SP 429.2}

Ron’s Commentary: The angel who unites in the proclamation of the third message and who is to lighten the whole earth with his glory, engaging A work of world-wide extent and unwonted power is here brought to view,” is faithful souls who sorely repent of sin, sigh and cry for all the abominations of the church, and constitute a little company who ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH when the danger to the church is greatest, the time of the National Sunday Law. Notice:

"I was shown that the THIRD ANGEL, proclaiming the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, represents the PEOPLE who receive this message and raise the voice in warning to the world." Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, 77.


"I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner." E.G. White, Early Writings, 118.


"The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message WAS NOT to be committed to the religious leaders of the people." E.. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, 199, 200.


Third Angel—“No one hears the voice of these angels, for they are a symbol to represent the people of God who are working in harmony with the universe of heaven.  Men and women, enlightened by the Spirit of God and sanctified through the truth, proclaim the three messages in their order.”  E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 2, p. 387.


"God calls for a spiritual revival and a spiritual reformation. Unless this takes place, those who are lukewarm will continue to grow more abhorrent to the Lord, until He will refuse to acknowledge them as His children. A revival and a reformation must take place, under the ministration of the Holy Spirit" (Review and Herald, Feb. 25, 1902).

You might already know these statements friend, but don’t take that knowledge for granted, because many SDA’s don’t know them and will perish because of their indolence in not learning them.

I said that those who receive the latter rain will not be MEMBERS of the church. Now I will prove that:

"The leaven if godliness has not entirely lost its power. At the time when the danger and depression of the church are greatest, the little company who are standing in the light will be sighing and crying for the abominations that are done in the land. But MORE ESPECIALLY will their prayers arise in behalf of the church because ITS MEMBERS are doing after the manner of the world." Testimonies, vol. 5, 209, 210.


Obviously, if those standing in the light were MEMBERS of the church, they would be doing after the manner of the world as well. And remember, this is “at the time when the danger and depression of the church are greatest! This is the time after the National Sunday Law.


Would you like more evidence? Of course, and it is available. Character takes time to develop and that is why the foolish virgins are without the oil of grace in their flagons. That oil of grace is the character instill by the Holy Spirit. But here is what the church will be doing JUST BEFORE THE CLOSE OF PROBATION. This statement was a prophesied description of the Celebration Movement in the SDA church:


"The things you have described as taking place in Indiana, the Lord has shown me would take place just before the close of probation. Every uncouth thing will be demonstrated. There will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing. The senses of rational beings will become so confused that they cannot be trusted to make right decisions. And this is called the moving of the Holy Spirit.


The Holy Spirit never reveals itself in such methods, in such a bedlam of noise. This is an invention of Satan to cover up his ingenious methods for making of none effect the pure, sincere, elevating, ennobling, sanctifying truth for this time. Better never have the worship of God blended with music, than to use musical instruments to do the work which last January was represented to me would be brought into our camp meetings. The truth for this time needs nothing of this kind in its work of converting souls. A bedlam of noise shocks the senses and perverts that which if conducted aright might be a blessing. The powers of satanic agencies blend with the din and noise, to have a carnival, and this is termed the Holy Spirit's working." E. G. White,  Selected Messages, Vol. 2, 36. End comment.

Would you call a friend, talk to your pastors, forward this message and have your church be a part of this global petitioning of the God of heaven. It may be that He will hear us and fit us to give that final message to the world with power. May God bless you as we hasten the coming of the Lord!!!

Ron’s Commentary: The SDA Church will not give the final Loud Cry of the third angel’s message to the world. God will not use an apostate church to do that and neither would an apostate church aspire to the mission. The church has already watered down the three angel’s message by the act of one of its General Conference Presidents, Neal C. Wilson, saying to a Federal Court in California:


"Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint...that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative Protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned." (Neal C. Wilson, past president of the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference, Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, p 4, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, presided over by Judge Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, San Francisco, California, 1974-1975.)


The three angel’s message is that Babylon, Rome and her daughters have fallen. The above statement is a total betrayal of the mission and commission to the Seventh-day Adventist church, and it has never been repented of.


Vance Ferrell, a resigned SDA minister, has testified that the church has conspired to make secret agreements with the World Council of Churches and/or its subsidiaries, to go easy on the “beast” message and the Sabbath issue. That is a betrayal of sacred trust. Will God use such a church to give the final message? Who will give the final message? It will go not by might, nor by power, but by God’s Spirit:


Zec 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.


The literal 144,000 will vanguard the giving of the message. They are not corrupted by women, fallen churches, and according to Isaiah 4:1-4, all formally organized churches at the end-time, symbolized by the words “seven women,” God’s all inclusive number (and women symbolizes churches in Scripture) will be doing their own thing and that must of necessity include the SDA church militant.


Friend, we have come full circle to Part 1 of this study by concluding it with a repeat of God’s pronouncement on the issue at hand:

Son of man, say unto her, Thou [art] the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. Eze 22:24

You can bank on God’s Word friend. Ezekiel is speaking to Jerusalem, the SDA church, modern spiritual Jerusalem, for God and Ellen White said that ALL of the ancient prophets wrote more for our time than for the Jews of old. The apostate SDA church will not be cleansed, nor receive the outpouring of the Latter Rain in God’s day of indignation, beginning with the National Sunday Law.

Stay tuned for Part 2.

God bless the diggers for hidden treasure—THE REST OF THE STORY, THE FULL STORY, in His Holy Word, is my incessant prayer,

Ron W. Beaulieu