There are two Floods. The first is the Flood of Noah, wherein the wind, breath, or spirit was removed from all flesh; the second is the Flood of the Holy Spirit, wherein the Spirit of God is to be poured out upon all flesh. The "latter rain" of Joel 2:23 is the antidote to the Flood of Noah.

The basic outline of God's Plan to put His Spirit back into all flesh is revealed in Noah's actions at the end of the Flood. Genesis 8:1 says,

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that
was with him in the Ark; and God made a wind
[Hebrew ruach, "wind, breath,


spirit"]
to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged."The wind, or Spirit of God, is said to be the antidote to the Flood of waters. This is a prophetic statement that has far greater implications than a mere reduction in the water level. As He resuscitates the whole earth by breathing into their nostrils the breath of life once again, we are brought into Immortality and Perfection, as at the beginning. Eden and more is restored.

The Scriptures also picture the Spirit of God as a dove. In fact, this was the original word picture found in Genesis 1:2, where… the Spirit of God moved [Hebrew rachaph, "brooded or fluttered," as a dove] upon the face of the waters.The same picture is painted in Deuteronomy 32:11, where God is pictured as an eagle fluttering over her young, caring for the nation of Israel.

And so we find that toward the end of the Flood, Noah sent out three doves to see if the waters were abated. This was prophetic. It tells us that God planned to do the same in order to overcome the effects of the Flood of water. Thus, the outpouring of the Spirit comes in three stages, both personally and corporately. These three stages are represented by Israel's three main feast days, wherein all the males were called to stand before God.The Feast of Passover deals with the first dove sent out. It is a partial anointing that results in Justification. It is the salvation of your spirit.

The Feast of Pentecost deals with the second dove sent out. It is a greater anointing that begins the work of Sanctification. It is sent for the salvation of your soul.

Finally, the Feast of Tabernacles correlates with Noah's third dove. It is the last anointing, for it represents the fullness of the Spirit poured out, wherein we see the redemption of the body (Rom. 8:23). At this outpouring, you receive the true inheritance that was lost in Adam: the glorified body. This is the full salvation in the Plan of God, as depicted by Noah's three doves and Israel's three feast days.

Corporately speaking, however, these doves and feast days depict three distinct outpourings of the Spirit, when God intervenes in the affairs of the earth in a most unusual manner. The first was when He came down upon Mount Sinai as fire and spoke the Ten Commandments to all the people of Israel. This was something very unusual, and the Scriptures say it had never been done before (Deut. 4:33).

The second great outpouring of the Spirit occurred in the book of Acts on the day of Pentecost. The third is yet to come at the Feast of Tabernacles, and when it does, the earth will give birth to the Sons of God who are fully in His image and likeness.
The three doves that Noah sent out give us a description of each of these three manifestations of the Spirit. Genesis 8:8-9 says,
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground. 9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the Ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth; then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the Ark.


My summary
Stage/Dove #1: Passover. Barley harvest. First Fruits. Salvation of the spirit.
Stage/Dove #2: Pentecost. Wheat harvest. Salvation of the soul,
Stage/Dove #3: Tabernacles. Grape harvest. Redemption of the body.

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