Monday, April 27, 2009

Poured out...................................

A woman named Nancy Campbell writes a devotional called ABOVE RUBIES.
This devotional came from her today and it is so worth sharing, I am posting it here. I have said for a long time, and recently, even more frequently, that I want to be POURED OUT, USED, SPENT by my Lord. This so resonates with my spirit!!!!
Isaiah 53:12, "He hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."

In Leviticus chapter four it tells us how the priest had to conduct the sin offering. After killing the bullock, the priest would take some of the blood into the tabernacle, dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord in front of the curtain that separates the Most Holy Place. He then had to put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of incense. The rest of the blood had to be "poured out at the base of the altar of burnt offerings at the entrance of the Tabernacle." (v. 7)

The shedding of blood is a preeminent theme of Scripture, shedding the blood of animals until Christ came to die once for all. It is interesting to note that the blood had to be "poured out." In the same way, when Yeshua died for our sins, His blood was poured out. John 19:34 NLT tells us, "One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and blood and water flowed out." Jesus did not come to this world kicking and screaming in order to die for our sins. No, he poured out is soul unto death. He said, "Lo, I come... I delight to do thy will, O my God." Read Psalm 40:6-8 and Hebrews 10:5-7.

My heart tells me that just as Jesus poured out His life for me as an offering for sin, so I should pour out my heart in repentance and contrition for the sin that caused him to sacrifice his life for me. I should pour out my heart in intercession for the sin of this nation. Am I burdened enough to not just pray a little prayer, but to pour out my soul to God?

David cried night and day because his enemies taunted him saying, "Where is this God of yours?" This is what the humanists and socialists are crying out today? "Where is your God? We can do it better than Him." Does this not bring us to our knees? Will it make us pour out our soul to God as David did? Read Psalm 42:3-4 and Joel 2:17)

As our country moves more and more away from God's absolute truths, I fear for the coming generations. I am burdened for my grandchildren and coming great-grandchildren. I am challenged by Lamentations 2:19, "Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street."

This was literally talking about children who were fainting for lack of food. But the children of our generation are (my word interjected here: ALSO) fainting for lack of love and justice, for the need of stable homes and a mother and father that live together and provide them security; they are fainting for the truth. They are being fed deception on every hand--at school, college and through the media. Generations of children are wiped out before they are born through abortion and the Pill. It is time to pour out our hearts like water before the Lord.

Back in the tabernacle days, they not only poured out the blood which speaks of our redemption from sin, but they poured out the anointing oil which speaks of the Holy Spirit. Leviticus 8:12 says, "And Moses poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him."

In His great love and compassion, not only did Jesus pour out His life for us, but God pours out His Spirit upon us. God promises in Isaiah 44:3, "I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring." We see the fulfillment of this upon the Jews in Acts 2:17-18 and upon the Gentiles in Acts 10:45, "And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished... because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost."

Did you notice what this Scripture says? It doesn't say that God gives a little trickle of His Holy Spirit. No, He pours out His Spirit. He is the Pourer. He pours out His salvation. He pours His love all over us. He pours out His Holy Spirit upon us to enable us to live a life of overcoming the flesh and the devil. Even His name is "ointment poured forth." (Song of Songs 1:3)

Can we too become pourers? I don't want to be a vessel with stagnate water, do you? I want to be a pourer. A pourer of His love and compassion. A pourer of His truth. I want to pour out my life for the blessing of others. I want to pour out my soul in intercession for my family and for this nation.

Let's be pourers of His divine life to our families and to this world. As we pour out God will keep pouring in.



"Thank you, Lord, for pouring out your soul unto death for me. I can never thank you enough. Thank you for pouring out your Holy Spirit and your life into me. Please anoint me to pour out your life and love to my family and to all I meet." Amen."


No more stagnation. I am pouring forth of God's life in me.

Further Scriptures about the blood being poured out:
Exodus 29:12; Leviticus 4:7, 18, 25, 30, 34; 9:9; 17:13; Deuteronomy 12:27.

Further Scriptures about pouring out your soul to God:
1 Samuel 1:15; Psalm 42:3-4; 62:8; 142:2.

Further Scriptures about God pouring out His Holy Spirit:
Proverbs 1:23; Joel 2:28-29; Isaiah 32:15; Ezekiel 39:29; Zechariah 12:10; Acts 1:8.

You may like to read the words of one of Serene's songs, one that has not been recorded yet.
(Serene is Nancy 's daughter)

There was a woman who knelt down beside You
And watered Your feet with her tears,
She kissed You with lips that were known for no virtue
And dried Your dusty soles with her hair.
She broke the alabaster vial
And anointed You with the oil.

Poured out, poured out for You,
A fragrant, fragrant perfume,
Poured out, poured out for You,
I want to be poured out!

I am a woman who's kneeling at Your feet
With nothing to give You of worth,
I'll break open my soul and spill every drop of me,
I'll pour my life out like the oil.
I'll sacrifice this earthen vessel,
May my tears be as sweet perfume


They said it was such a waste
But when she saw the oil run down your holy face,
Nothing could replace, no nothing could replace!

Poured out, poured out for You,
A fragrant, fragrant perfume,
Poured out, poured out for You,
I want to be poured out!

1 comment:

Laurel said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing!

mama of 13