" After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, 'I thirst' " Psalms 19:28
Dearest ones, welcome once again as we enjoy sweet fellowship in the Garden of Gethsemane. Arise and step forward in confidence for indeed within you is the never-ending fountain of life wherein lies everything that you will ever need.
A few weeks ago while watching with Him, the following words came very powerfully and piercingly …
"I was dehydrated that you might be rejuvenated".
I pondered on this for a while and was led to Psalms 19:28 where Jesus expressed "I thirst", just before dying. My fingers then moved through the scriptures to Psalms 22:14 where he expressed, "I am poured out like water". Oh alleluia, what a moment that was! Like a fountain of water suddenly finding an outlet, I became aware of His life being poured out as water that I might be filled. Therefore, within me is ALL that I will ever need to fully enjoy my complete Royal Inheritance … love, life, joy, health, peace, understanding, faith, trust, and these are all replenished continuously. We are told in Psalms 4:14 "But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
Let us reflect on this a while ... Father chose His sweet Beloved Son to save us from the fall of man so that we might enjoy life and enjoy it most abundantly. According to His will, the life of Jesus was slowly poured out as water as each new experience drained Him even more. But through it all, as He was slowly being dehydrated, each drop of His life was being emptied or poured into us so that we might be overcomers after Him. My dears, the day He uttered the words, "I thirst", was the day we could have each said "I am filled" for He gave it all that we might have it all! Each painful step He took, each excruciating experience, each denial, each mockery was embraced so that we may be conquerors, so that we might have eternal access to everlasting life and wellness. The entire crucifixion along with each and every experience He had, took on a new meaning for me.
But … here is the reality … what have we done with what He has poured into us? How have we repaid Him for becoming dehydrated that we might become rejuvenated? What happens to His heart when most of our time is spent complaining, asking, begging, and pleading for His help? What really happens to Him when He longs to smell our sweet fragrance of praise only to meet with another outburst of discontentment and loss of hope? It is through each of these times that He whispers softly and gently to us, "I gave it all that you might have it all". Do we get it yet? Stop asking. Quit begging. Refrain from vain murmurings. Start praising. Keep thanking. Spend your entire life making Him pleased to have borne that cross for us!
Precious saints when He uttered, "It is finished" (John 19:30), He meant it. Death was all finished in Him that life might begin in us! So, stop being scared of dying. Stop thinking of anything but the life that was poured into you. You have it all! Use it!
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