Wineskins


“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:17)

“God periodically moves upon His people in their surrounding culture to achieve His everlasting purpose for that tiny stretch of cosmic time we call ‘human history.”

This usually happens in ways that no one but He could have planned or foreseen and in ways that lie far beyond our control or comprehension.

We discover, usually after the fact, that a pervasive and powerful shift has occurred.

It may happen to the individual, to the group, or to an entire culture.

Old ways of doing things cease to be effective, though they may have been very powerful in the past.

There arises a very real danger that we will set ourselves in opposition to what God truly is doing now and aims to do in the future.

Often we miss the opportunity to act with God in the now.

We fail to find, quickly enough, new wineskins for the new wine.” (Dallas Willard)

God is moving in our world today.

The churches need to recognize this move of God and put on the new wineskin.

If the churches don’t recognize what is happening, God will move forward without them.

In our church, we are seeing signs and wonders and the blessings of God. To God be the glory!

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