He Emptied Himself to Fill My Emptiness

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessi11ng on your descendants.  Isaiah 44:3

The nature of God is to give.  He doesn’t throw down penny candy.  He gives out of his storehouse and empties it into empty places.  He pours water out on dry ground.  He pours out His Spirit on those who ask for Him.  He pours out His wisdom to those who seek it, according to Proverbs.  He pours out His thoughts to anyone who aches to know the mind of God for their times.  Wherever there is emptiness, it can be filled.

In these days, the mind of God begs to be shared through His prophets.  This world needs a kingdom clash but there won’t be one without intercessors asking God to pour out His Spirit on an earth that is empty of knowledge.  “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.  Joel 2:28 

God loves His creation and when He saw our emptiness, He sent Jesus, who “emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and was made in the likeness of men.”  Philippians 2:7   This was called kenosis, from the Greek verb meaning, “to empty.”   The incarnation was living proof that God gives everything for those He loves.

When Jesus left this earth, He sent back His own Spirit, not a companion Spirit.  At my rebirth, His Spirit was poured out upon me.  What is the proof that my emptiness underwent a spiritual takeover?   “He who believes in Me, as the Scriptures said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ John 7:37  Out of a previously empty spirit, my spirit now overflows with the Living Water of the Spirit.  I treasure the words of this old hymn.

To wait on the eternal God means that we terminate ourselves.
That we stop ourselves with our living, our doing, and activity;
Receive God in Christ as our life, our person, our replacement.

Paul said, I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.’ Galatians 2:20 If ever a life was poured out without reservation, giving evidence of a filling of the Spirit, it was the life of Paul.  Though previously highly educated, successful, and a zealot leader, he was empty.  His filling came while on a road to Damascus.  From then on, Living Water shaped his education, his success, and his zeal.  He was poured out and the world has never been the same.

Pour me out as a drink offering, Jesus.  Amen

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