"I want to point out a basic principle: the rain is given for a purpose and that purpose is the harvest. The husbandsman isn't waiting for the rain - He is waiting for the harvest! But He knows He can't get the harvest until He receives the rain.
The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is not an end in itself. It is the necessary vision for reaping the harvest. But the harvest is the end ... it is the last, great ingathering of souls into the Kingdom of God".
Derek Prince - "What God Wants to Do Next" - New Wine Magazine - October 1977 - CGM Ministries - (p38).