New Wine

And he spoke also a parable unto them; No man puts a piece torn from a new garment upon an old;  otherwise, then both the new makes a tear, and the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no man puts new wine into old wineskins; else the new wine will burst the wineskins, and be spilled, and the wineskins shall be destroyed. But new wine must be put into new wineskins; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine immediately desires new: for he says, The old is better. Luke 5:36-39

The new wine is the Holy Spirit given in the New Covenant, and the old, the Old Covenant. The new wineskin is the new creation, and the old, the old man.

That which is of Jesus and glorifies Him is the new and everything else, the old ; that is: old hat, yawn material. This world, the things of the world and it’s principles are old hat, it’s past it’s use-by date; it’s a bore, compared to the new. It’s dead. Paul said:

But God forbid that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:14

The merchandisers and entrepreneurs of the Christian industry are always trying to pass off the old as the new. The ‘new thing’ is really the same old yawn.

4 Responses to “New Wine”

  1. redeemedhippiesplace Says:

    Ian, i love the way you put this. I was thinking the other day about “chrisitan” music and how boring it is. How the “artists” desire to make it oh so “new” or/and “fresh.” When in truth it is just one big yawn. Now I understand why! And the books??? They are “OLD” stuff. The false teachings have been around for years. Only difference is the way it is marketed.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Yes, i agree, sister.

    We, as the church, have gotta wise up to the difference between the new wine and the old wine, the new wineskin and the old.

    The new wine and the old wineskin just can’t exist together.

    Yes, trying to copy the world and it’s methods, techniques and glamor is OLD wineskin material. It gets very old and very dated very quick, just like the world.

    Whereas the new wine is timeless, eternal.

  3. ruthsongs Says:

    A Christian music group I used to listen to said something on facebook awhile back. I really liked their music from 6 or 7 years ago. It was basically scripture put to music – and good, melodic music done with exceptional skill. From my vantage point, about 5 or so years ago they started down the slippery slope of gettting away from the written word into personal experience as the main foundation of the lyrics. This really saddened me.

    Well, a while back one of the members of the band posted on facebook that they were listening to some old music from the 80’s/90’s and WOW how powerful the words were! They were so excited about it. Well, I know the album they were referring to, and it is chock full of Bible.

    I thought it interesting that it was like some new discovery to them because they had gotten away from the bible themselves. It really is the new thing, Christ and Him crucified and raised from the dead. It never gets old. It’s always fresh bread.

  4. ian vincent Says:

    It really is the new thing, Christ and Him crucified and raised from the dead. It never gets old. It’s always fresh bread.

    Amen! Daily bread of Life. Manna from heaven.

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