“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”(Zechariah 12v10)
The pronouncement that God will pour a spirit of grace and supplication on the people is a bitter sweet moment. Sweet in as much that it heralds the coming of Christ who will facilitate each believer being filled by God’s Holy Spirit. Bitter in that this coming of the Spirit can only happen after Christ is crucified having taken on himself every sin that will occur in the world. As he is pierced and dies, so sin dies with him. As he rises and returns to heaven, so will Christ facilitate the Holy Spirit being poured out on those who believe as their spirit being is joined with God’s God’s Holy Spirit.