The latter rain. The 2th=8th month = Sowing of wheat and barley
The only thing that could be is that God is waiting for the Ark to fillóLOL!!!
so get inside WhiteWings so God can float this boat!
it's starting to rain, ww. we need to close the door.
BTW I'm looking for the verse where God changes Abib/Nisan from the 7th secular month to the 1st religious month.
I know it changed when entering the promised land but are unable to find the verse that proves it.
Let's look at the first several feasts so we can see the significance of the feast of First Fruits.
The first feast was called Passover:
Leviticus 23:5 (NASB) 'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD'S Passover.
In order to fully understand and appreciate the feasts being appointed times given by God, it is important to understand the biblical calendar that God gave us. There are two primary calendars in the Bible. The first is called the civil calendar and is used from Genesis 1:1 to Exodus 12. The first month in the civil calendar is Tishrei. The first day in the civil calendar is the beginning of the new year. This is known in Judaism as "Rosh HaShanah". Biblically, it is called the "Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets or the Feast of Trumpets". The second calendar in the Bible is the religious calendar. The religious calendar is used from Exodus 12 to Revelation 22. God established the religious calendar in:
Exodus 12:1-2 (NASB) Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 "This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.
The month that God was referring to was the month of Nisan. Prior to God's establishing the month of Nisan as the first month in the religious calendar, it was the seventh month in the civil calendar. God gave the religious calendar so we could understand that these feasts, which He gave and which are His appointed times foreshadow important events in His plan of redemption. http://www.bereanbiblechurch.org/transcripts/eschatology/shadow-first-fruits.htm
PS the latter rain comes at Tabernacles through the winter months. Summer is drought time in Israel, If the rains were too heavy in spring and summer they would beat down the maturing barley and wheat. Former rains in the spring are lighter.
Israel relies on irrigating the waters dropped by the heavy winter rains.