KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:17 KJV” Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.”
When the Lord was answering the disciples of John the Baptist, he gave a parable to explain His answer. He said no one pours new wine into old wine skin. The reason is that a new wine will ferment over time. Meanwhile the old wine skin had reached its yield point because the old wine would have fermented, expanding the wine skin, and so cannot stand a new wine which is yet to ferment, producing new gases. It would break. In relation to his disciples, it is after he has left for heaven that they would be converted to receive the Spirit of God and then would they fast. God also implies by that parable that servants of God who are unrepentant about lifestyles that the Bible clearly condemns cannot be entrusted with the power of God. 2Timothy 2:19 KJV” Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
There are certain subtle sins that hide in the lives of children of God and hinders the Spirit of God from having full access into their lives. One of such trait is ‘pride’. There are certain words that reveals one is proud. An example is ‘as for me, as for me’ being one of the most repeated phrases in the communication of such a person. Proud people find it very difficult to forgive those who offend them. It is a sign that one over estimates himself or herself. A proud person feels so hurt when ignored. A proud person may also find it difficult to say, I am sorry. The Lord says no one would anoint one who is not ready to turn away from such ways. James 4:6 KJV” But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” Pride is just one of such lifestyles.
The Lord is asking us in that parable to throw away every old life that does not honor Him. 2Timothy 2:21 KJV” If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work”. Please note that we are in the final hours of the last days. Hell is vomiting every kind of unclean thing to make a final onslaught on humanity. God our Father is raising a people with holiness and fire in their hearts to stop all the activities of darkness. The miraculous power of God will be seen in a very large scale in these times. The call is to seek the Lord with all your heart and in all sincerity and you would be a candidate for the power of God.
God our Father anoint vessels who are ready to repent from every wrong way, I always make of myself to be a new vessel by renewing my mind and actions to agree with the word of God. God fills me with His power to bless my world.
Romans 12:2 KJV” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”
Isaiah 1:18 – 19 KJV Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: