Tommy Bates Ministries


“You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” James 5:8

Sometimes, I need to be reminded that the Lord really is coming back.  In these days of war, death, drugs, cancer, it is very easy to become discouraged and feel as though we have be deserted by the One who promised to return.  Friend, let me remind you and gently spur you on.  God is faithful in His promises and faithful to return.  There are at least 100 scriptures that promise the return of Jesus, and we can trust that God’s word is true.  James 5:7, and 8 speak of an early and latter rain.  This rain can be translated as the pouring out of the Spirit of the Lord.  The book of Acts covers a 30 year period in which God poured out the early rain on His church.  The signs and wonders of the day were unexplainable and the Book of Joel tells us that God will again show us signs and wonders.  He will pour out His Spirit in the latter rain.  Church, I believe that latter rain is beginning to fall.  We are seeing signs and wonders and healing and deliverance that cannot be explained.  If our God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and He empowered His church in the 1st Century, surely He will empower us today.  Join me in praying for the latter rain to fall;

“God, let the latter rain begin to fall upon me and my family, my pastor, my community and my church.  Let the latter rain pour out so that we can experience the signs and wonders you promised so long ago.”

In Jesus name,


If all who read this committed to pray this prayer, I believe we will see chains being broken across the globe!                                                               Remember, we’re saving you a seat at Community Family Church!

We love y’all

Pastor Tom

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