I Will Pour Water Upon Him Who Is Thirsty
Isaiah 44:3-4 – “For I will pour Water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon your seed, and My Blessing upon your offspring (this Promise had a fulfillment at Pentecost; but the future only will bring the total fulfillment. The ‘Water’ here is a figure of the Holy Spirit; the ‘willows,’ a figure of the sons of Israel. This is the Promise to which Peter pointed in Acts 2:39. It is a Promise to Israel and to her children. As such, and as other Scriptures show, it was to overflow from Israel to all the nations of the Earth. It will yet do so!):
“And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses. (Israel rejected their ‘Pentecost’ some 2,000 years ago. But now at the Second Advent of Christ they will accept, and gladly! At this time, He will ‘pour Water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.’ This infusion of the Holy Spirit upon and within Israel shall cause them to blossom as ‘willows by the water courses.’)”
The literal meaning of this Passage refers to Israel during the Kingdom Age when the Holy Spirit, symbolized by the use of the word “Water,” will be poured out and Blessings unparalleled will rain upon Israel. However, the spirit of the Text can definitely apply to us today, which is what I am dealing with in this article.
THE HOLY SPIRIT, GOD’S GREATEST GIFT TO THE CHURCH
As Salvation is God’s Greatest Gift to the world, the mighty infilling of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in Tongues is God’s Greatest Gift to the Church. Everything done in the Church and in our lives today is done through the Person, Office, and Work of the Holy Spirit.
As well, during the Ministry of Christ, everything He did was as a Man filled with the Holy Spirit (Lk. 4:16-19), and if Christ had to have the Holy Spirit, how much more do we who are flawed and frail need the Holy Spirit?
“I WILL POUR WATER UPON HIM WHO IS THIRSTY”
There is a thirst in man that cannot be satisfied outside of the person and indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Religion cannot satisfy that thirst and the world cannot satisfy that thirst. Jesus, in John 14:16-18 said, “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of Truth; Whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but you know Him; for He dwells with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
Water, a Symbol of the Holy Spirit, speaks of life. Just as the ground must have water for crops to grow, just as the physical body must have water to live, Spiritual man must have the Living Water of the Holy Spirit flowing in their lives.
Notice the Lord said, “I will,” an emphatic statement meaning nothing can stop Him from doing what He says He is going to do. Likewise, nothing can stop us from receiving, except ourselves, whether through lack of Faith or a lack of yielding, but Satan cannot stop the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon those who hunger and thirst after Righteousness.
The word “pour” means to overflow. This tells us that what the Holy Spirit desires is to overflow us, saturate us, literally consume us in the Water of the Holy Spirit.
“AND FLOODS UPON THE DRY GROUND”
The world and religion is dry ground, parched and starved, but there are “floods” of Living Water available to us. The Holy Spirit through Ezekiel describes the Holy Spirit “as a flowing river” (Ezek. 47:5). He then said, “And everything shall live whither the River comes” (Ezek. 47:9). When the Holy Spirit begins to flow, the dry ground becomes a veritable ground of life and harvest.
“I WILL POUR MY SPIRIT UPON YOUR SEED, AND MY BLESSING UPON YOUR OFFSPRING”
Israel is Seed, but we who are Gentiles who have accepted Christ, we are now His offspring, and He has promised to pour out His Spirit upon us, which brings Blessing to not only us, but to our offspring as well.
“AND THEY SHALL SPRING UP AS AMONG THE GRASS, AS WILLOWS BY THE WATER COURSES”
“Willows” refers to a certain type of tree that will grow only near “flowing water.” The Holy Spirit will make you strong as a tree, Spiritually speaking. Let the River flow right where you are, open your heart to Him, and by Faith receive the Blessed Holy Spirit, and you will begin to sing:
“There’s a River of Life flowing out from me,"
“Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see,"
“Opens prison doors, sets the captives free,"
“There’s a River of Life flowing out from me."
“Spring up a well with my soul,"
“Spring up a well and make me whole,"
“Spring up a well and give to me,"
“That life abundantly.”
“I will pour Water upon him who is thirsty!”
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