Pouring can either empty or fill.
The clouds must drain for the earth to drink.
How encouraged I am by the verses below to see the link between Christ’s death and the gift of His Holy Spirit.
Concerning Messiah: “Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever” (Psalm 45:2). “Pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8). God says, “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” (Isaiah 44:3). “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because 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” (Isaiah 53:12). “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: I will pour water upon him that is thirsty.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (August 10 reading).]