I Will Pour
“But now hear, O Jacob my servant,
Israel whom I have chosen!
Thus says the LORD who made you,
who formed you from the womb and will help you:
Fear not, O Jacob my servant,
Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
They shall spring up among the grass
like willows by flowing streams.”
to pour, to pour out, to flow, to cast, being firmly established
There is a covenant between God and His chosen ones of everlasting promises to which they receive His benefits. These chosen ones are God’s servants and as they serve Him He stands by them. They are His chosen. He will hold them under His protection. They are His creatures. He made them, brought them into being; He formed them from the womb and cast them into shape. He will help them over their difficulties and aid them in their services.
The covenant blessings are secured by God for these chosen ones and theirs. Those who would the “theirs” are the generations to come including you and me for we have been adopted in Christ. God will supply abundantly to those who thirst, who thirst after righteousness. Seeking God and not the world will bring the rich waters that flow to overflowing. We shall be filled. When we feel dry and parched, God’s grace will flood our barren lands with His living water. That water is God’s Spirit (He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Luke 7:38-39). God will pour out this water without measure, without a determined amount, upon the seed, that is, Christ (Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. Galatians 3:16). All the seed of the faithful, even those who wrestle as Jacob did, God will flood the fields through Christ. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”…. Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:10, 13-14
God sent His Son, Christ the Servant, and upheld Him. He will send His Spirit to uphold us. The Holy Spirit is the blessing upon blessings, Old and New Testament.
“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.… Ezekiel 36:26-28
“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13.
How much more could we ask then to be poured out upon by and firmly established in the living God?