28 Oct 2013 by Rev.Dr. Jai Kumar –
New wine must be put into new wineskins (Matt. 9:17)
MAKE ROOM TO ACCOMMODATE A NEW MOVE OF GOD
In ancient times animal skins were used as wine containers. The setback about this skin containers were that it was discarded over time simply because it became hard and rigid and refuse to expand, and everytime fresh wine was poured into such old containers it broke and the wine was lost.
Therefore it was a known theory that one would rarely use old wineskins to contain new wine. That's the reason why Jesus said: "No one pours new wine into old wineskins." In other words, your old wineskin has become redundant, outdated, and rigid and it’s not able to accommodate a new move of God in your life.. We need to watch out that it is so often the "religious spirit" that can desensitize us from developing a powerful and close relationship with God.
GOD IS TOO BIG FOR YOU TO COMPREHEND
Apparently what is happening in the Kingdom of God today is that we have become so rigid in our mindset. This has driven us unconsciously to develop a fixed idea about God. Thus we seem to know everything about God and the way God would function and operate. Many of us are in this tragic predicament because of our rigid mentality, and thus we are lacking behind in the things God is doing at the moment. Hey! God is too big for you to understand! (Isaiah 55:8)For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
It seems the very thought of moving into a new zone of mindset, to move out of a "dead traditional religion" into a powerful living relationship with God, cripples us with psychological fear on the one hand. Perhaps even to offend the religious culture of our environment on the other.
Unfortunately, we have been conditioned into a culture of beholding what we celebrated yesterday. We have ignorantly fallen into the pit of recycling the things of God in view of our concretised mindset.
STOP RECYCLING OLD HISTORY
You know what? God is saying to us today "Don't keep going over old history….I am going to do something brand new" (Isa43:18-19) And if you are not going to change, you are going to miss out on me! Are you in the business of asking God to enlarge your vision and dream and do something new in your life rather than recycling old history?
THE REFUSAL TO CHANGE MAKES US UNPRODUCTIVE IN THE KINGDOM
God is asking us to make room if you want to catch the fire! It is a new time-frame of the anointing. “The way we’ve always done it” will not work in God’s new season. God is revealing new breakthroughs in His Word for you to walk into and be blessed. You know something? The greatest enemy of tomorrow's success is today success! The denial for change steals your desire to grow and makes you unproductive. Somebody once said: "If we don't change, we don't grow and if we don't grow we are not really living."
We need to discard the old wineskins! We need a container which is new for a fresh anointing of God's oil so that every yoke of religiosity be broken, that you and I may come to a place of allowing God to take over and do what He wants to do in our lives!!!
GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is the founder and pastor of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry KL. He is also a member of ECCM, spiritual overseer for Full Gospel Christian Church KL, co-founder of the Kingdom Christian Fellowshp Subang Jaya, and also the author of a book entitled, 'God's Time Clock.'
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