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Poured Out by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 07/29/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The people of Jeremiah’s day lived a pretty easy life. Jeremiah wrote, “[They] are like wine left on its dregs, not poured from one jar to another.”

In those days the process of making wine meant putting juice in a wineskin for several weeks while the bitter dregs, or sediment, settled to the bottom. Then the juice was poured into another wineskin to remove the dregs. The process was repeated again and again until all the bad-tasting impurities were gone.

Jeremiah compared the complacent people around him to wine that stayed in the skin too long.

Suffering is God’s means of pouring us from one jar to another so the dregs of self and sin can be removed and His sweet Spirit is all that remains. Would you accept the process that’s helping you become more like Christ?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. — Joel 2:23 (NKJV)

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