#27 New Wine, Old Self
Posted: Saturday, November 30th, 2019Print
About All Things New Series
We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?
Luke 5:37-38 NASB
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.
Why is resurrection life foreign to this age?
Much of our Christianity today is a system of acquisition rather than a surrender of relinquishment. We believe ‘The Way’ is to amass knowledge, experiences and relationships. Resurrection life demands abdication, the entire abandonment of the ‘old self’ with its human possessions and strengths.