My conservative SDA 80-year-old ex-hubby and I have been talking a lot about The Elijah Message, and The Early Rain and The Latter Rain lately, and I’ve also been talking about it with an ex-SDA visionary friend, Dave.
Ex-hubby is from a tiny rural town in Nebraska, and he talks about winter wheat and early and later rain, and VERNALIZATION.
In any case, the Bible normalizes the concept of “my lord delayeth his coming.”
God isn’t looking for “credibility,” or “vindication,” IMHO, He is patiently looking for a Harvest.
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.