James 5:7-8 contain an analogy of a farmer patiently awaiting the early and latter rains, to be able to harvest the precious fruit of the earth. That farmer had to rely upon God for the coming of those early and latter rains. He couldn't will them into existence, he was fully reliant on His Creator. While he awaited those rains, there was an ever-present work to be done. He wasn't idle. As the early rains softened the soil, and the latter rains helped the fruit come to maturity, so it is with us spiritually. Annually, we need the early rains to soften our hardened hearts, so that the word of God that is sown within it throughout the year can take root and produce, we need those latter rains to bring to bear the spiritual fruit which God has sown in us with His spirit. How do these agricultural analogies connect to our spiritual lives in the modern era of the Church today?