What is New Wine?
Paraphrased version of Luke 5:37:
No one pours “new wine” into old wineskins (you know the wine-bottles of yesteryear). Because when they do, the “new wine” will burst the wineskins; the wine will spill out and the wineskins will be ruined.
Guess what, you are the wineskin.
The “New Wine” is the Word of God formed, prepared and fermented for this – today’s – generation. The New Wine applies to “that” movement of God which is being developed during your lifetime and this new “Work” the Lord is doing to fulfill His purposes for this new “Season, Stage or Generation” of God’s program for humanity.
The “Old Wine” is the Word of God given during that previous application of God’s purposes and plans which were developed during that previous “Work or dispensation of God” when the Lord was creating and accomplishing His purposes at that “Time, Season or Stage” of God’s program for humanity. The Old Wine does not represent an obsolete portion of God’s plan for the world any-more-than the foundation of a house is rendered obsolete by its walls or the walls become obsolete by virtue of the roof. Each successive generation is built upon the solid foundations of the previous (Isaiah 28:9-11).
God is doing a new work with a new revelation for this last generation of the Latter Days.
What is the Point?
Sixty-eight years ago the world entered the Latter Days and most recently entered the Beginning of Sorrows mentioned in two of the four gospels.
We are living in a new “Season” of God’s plan for the world and His people. As such, God has prepared a new message for this new – last generation at the end of the Time of the Gentiles (also known as the Church Age). Many individual Christians from the previous generation will not be able to receive the “New Wine.” It cannot be integrated into their walks with God! This is not because of their lack of desire, but rather, simply because they are not prepared or able to receive the “New Wine” and their “wineskins” or spiritual walk with God cannot transition to the new or arduous concepts within the new revelation.
Luke 5:37-39 NIV
“No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.
No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.
And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’ ”
This is why so many in what we consider that “Old-Time Religion,” the previous generation, hated hearing people speaking in Tongues, playing drums in church or the idea of modern music of this current age in which we live. I’m not saying anything goes; in fact, I will be saying exactly the opposite shortly.
This Side of the Whirlwind brings the New Wine for this final generation living at the end of the Latter Days. God provided this new message of prophetic information to help prepare the Latter Days generation for the arduous journey ahead and the Storm which will wash the Body of Christ out from among the lukewarm and secular world.
The Body of Christ needs the message found in This Side of the Whirlwind.
On January 17th 2001 as I read God’s Word the Lord revealed a mystery about my life. For years I had wondered why I hadn’t possessed a vision for a future ministry. With all the Lord had shown me in the lives of so many others, why hadn’t the Lord revealed at least a small element to a life of ministry in my future?
Then one day the Lord explained about the new wine in old wine skins and how not sewing new clothe into an old garments applied to my life.
The Lord said it was not time to impart the revelation which would change mine and the world’s perception of salvation and a relationship with God and Jesus Christ during this Latter Days generation.
The Lord said He had not, up till now and would not for some time to come give me the vision for this generation because I was not yet ready or prepared to receive His revelation. I was still steeped in the Old Wine and remained an old wineskin for the moment. He then presented the concept that He was about to work and shape and remake me into a more pliable wineskin so that I would be able to receive the “New Wine” and message for these Last Days.
The revelation within This Side of the Whirlwind encompasses that “New Wine” message along with a new way of looking at our walks with God and our responsibilities during this coming age of the Great Consummation.
As Israel was filled with the Old Wine found in the Laws of Moses and books of the Prophets the majority of the people of Israel could not receive Jesus, the New Wine, as the salvation for Israel and its people. They just could not internalize Jesus as Messiah and Christ. This was purposed in God’s plan (Isaiah 35:1-10).
Fulfillment of prophecy is one of the reasons the Israelites could not see Jesus as Lord and Messiah at that time (Isaiah 44:18 and Daniel 12:4-11).
Jesus is the Lamb of God and New Wine for the generations of Man between Christ living in the flesh and the end of all time.
The New Wine the Lord brings to this generation at the end of the Latter Days is one which continues to include the potential loss of salvation for those Believers who do not endure to the end (Matthew 10:22; 24:13 & Mark 13:13); however, the difference is that the loss of salvation will be much easier and more likely with the coming of The Beast and his pernicious “Mark” (Revelation 14:9-11).
Christianity for many centuries has operated under the misguided idea God is all merciful all the time and ever forgiving every infraction and craven human act even for the truly uncommitted Christian. According to this ill-advised loose and foolish doctrine Believers suppose their actions or lack thereof cannot cost them their salvation. Though this is not Biblical and was not the case then (since the time of Christ) it is definitely not the case during the Great Consummation. We’ll discuss these potential dangers more closely in the next post.
So tune in next time as we cover more of this subject in “This Side of the Whirlwind: New Wine 2.”
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