Hello [user:firstname | default:Beloved],
God is about to do new things in your life, to fulfill the promises that He made to you because He is faithful. But are you ready to receive the coming blessings ?
The Bible says: “No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” (Matthew 9: 16-17).
All too often, we delay our blessings because our lives are still like old vessels; they have not received the necessary transformation or the good organization necessary to receive the blessing. If you want to receive a new blessing, you must first reorganize yourself. Otherwise, you will lose your blessings. Have you received Christ as your Lord and your Savior ? You cannot receive his new favors if you continue with your old sinful life ! To do so is like wanting to repair an old garment with a new fabric. The new fabric would cause a tear and the Bible insists that “this tear is made worse”. You have to change your mentality, change your lifestyle, love the things of the Spirit so as not to walk according to the desires of the flesh, but rather by the Spirit.
Have you received the grace of marriage ? The old wineskin represents your life as a single that kept you late at the office and made you go home late at night. However, being now married, you will have to completely reorganize your new life to receive the new wine of marriage. Supposing God is ready to give you the funding you’ve been waiting for, for a while; have you changed mentality ? Have you made the arrangements for appropriate management ? God wants to see in you the new manager before giving you a blessing to manage. Supposing you are Pastor and you are praying for the expansion of your church. Have you made the arrangements required for the counselling, care of the new souls that God is about to send you ? If you are hoping for a child and want a parent’s new wine, you must you learn to take care of a baby, and how to raise a child (according to the Bible, as well as the various books and brochures talking about it); take advice from elderly, more experienced people. This is how you will become a new wineskin, able to receive the coming new wine, the blessing that God has in store for you !
“(…) unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God,” says the Bible in John 3 :3b. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new,” continues the Word of God in 2 Corinthians 5: 17. Yes Beloved, it is important to remove that which is old and become the “new wineskin” that God wants you to be in order to have the capacity to contain the flow of blessings promised by the Lord. So, pray and seek the face of God to know how you organize, train, and allow yourself to be transformed so as to be able not only to receive your blessings, but mainly to keep them !
May God bless you [user:firstname | default:Beloved]
Luke 5:38 (Darby)
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