Isaiah 44:3-4, “For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: and they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the water courses.”
As Balaam prophetically describes the picture of the families of Israel, he exclaims these amazing words; “He shall pour the water out of his buckets.” (Numbers 24:7)
Our God is the Pourer Forth. He pours out His blessings. He pours out His Holy Spirit. Read Proverbs 1:23; Malachi 3:10; Joel 2:28-29 and Acts 2:17-18. He pours out of His inexhaustible well which never runs dry. He doesn’t send a trickle, but from His throne flows a pure river of water of life. He wants to pour His life into us. He does not want us to be stagnant vessels, but overflowing.
But do you notice that it is the thirsty ones who God fills? Are you dry and thirsty? God is ready to fill you. Come with a big container! Some folk come to God with a little thimble! Many come with a cup. But God wants us to come with a bucket – and a big bucket at that! God stops pouring when there is nothing left to pour into.
Do you remember the story of the widow who couldn’t pay her debts? Her creditor wanted to take her two sons as slaves so she came to Elisha with her problem. “What have you got left in your home? He asked. “Only one flask of oil,” she replied. Elisha told her to borrow as many empty vessels as she possibly could, go into her home, shut the door and start pouring! She filled one vessel after another until there were no more containers left. Then the oil stopped flowing! Elisha told her to sell the oil and pay off her debts. If she’d borrowed more vessels, she would have had more oil! (2 Kings 4:1-7)
God does not pour the anointing of His grace, His strength, His love and joy into our lives to become stagnant and for our own blessing only. He pours into us so we can pour into the lives of others. The greater our longing and the bigger the bucket we bring, the more we will have to pour into our family and out to the needy and hurting around us. Jesus promised that when we come and drink from Him (not sip), that out of our innermost beings will flow rivers of living water. (John 7:37-39) Oh what a wonderful promise! The rivers will FLOW out. They will POUR out.
And it’s not just one river, but many rivers – pure, uncontaminated rivers of love, rivers of salvation, rivers of forgiveness, rivers of mercy, rivers of healing – bringing life wherever they flow. God’s water is LIVING water..
The first place these rivers will run is into our homes, touching our husband and our children. He wants His life-giving Spirit to spill over on each one in our household, and then out to others. Dear mother, can I lift your sights? Can you see God’s purpose for your family? We live so often at sub-zero level. God wants you to be overflowing with the anointing of His Spirit. He wants His life-giving river to fill every one in your home and every corner of your home. He wants your home to be a river of life to the world where every member is pouring out buckets of His life-giving love and joy.
God is a Pourer. He wants you to be a pourer. He wants your children to be pourers. This is their destiny. God has promised to POUR out His Spirit on our offspring and our descendants. Claim this promise. Bring it before the Lord. Every day I cry out to the Lord that He will pour His precious Holy Spirit upon our children, upon all our grandchildren and upon the grandchildren yet to come. I have no greater longing than that God will pour out His spirit upon them. I pray that they will become pourers of God’s salvation and love to the world.
Pray this for your children too.
Love from NANCY CAMPBELL
“Oh God, how I thank you that you are the Pourer forth of all blessings and of your precious Holy Spirit. Lord, I throw away my thimble and come to you with a bucket. Please pour into my bucket until I overflow. Please show me any sin in my life and any holes in my bucket that leak out your anointing. Lord, I thank you also for your promise that you will pour out your Spirit upon my children. Oh Lord, I cry out to you for this. Fill our home to overflowing and make us all pourers of your love and truth. Amen.”
What God pours into me, I will pour out to others.