It is impossible to put new wine in old wineskins. The old wineskin is dry and inflexible; unable to move and expand to the change of fermenting wine. It takes new wineskins that are supple and able to expand with the quickening of the new wine.
New wine is ever expanding, the action of fermentation, a quickening, if you will. Scripture speaks of this new wine saying,
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles (wineskins): else the bottles (wineskins) break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles (wineskins) perish: but they put new wine into new bottles (wineskins), and both are preserved. (Matthew 9:17) (Mk. 2:22; Lk. 5:37)
According to Acts 2:13-18, new wine is a type of the Holy Spirit.
Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine . . . For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Beloved, You and I are living in the age of this pouring out of the Spirit of God. We are living in the time of the manifestation of signs, wonders and miracles that accompany the end times.
For God to accomplish what He has planned will take an awakening that will cause every serious believer to become a new wineskin that can hold and dispense His new wine.
This is the time of a great AWAKENING. This is the year when old wineskins will be set aside and new wineskins brought forth to be filled with the New Wine of the Spirit of Burning. The Coal off of the Altar will purify and empower His Bride.
This is the year of making New Wineskins.
This is the year of New Wine.
Line Upon Line
Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but (a famine) for hearing the words of the Lord. Amos 8:11 (AMP)
There is a Shaking of all that can be shaken which will prove that which cannot be shaken. The Lord is rebuilding His Glorious Church line upon line, precept upon precept and here a little and there a little, in order to make ready the coming of the King (Isa. 28:10, 13 KJV).
Before He comes for her, He will come to her in demonstration of the power of resurrection. He will adorn her until she be like Him in word and deed.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater (works) than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12 (KJV)
These years of “wars and rumors of wars” will prove to be the greatest shaking, and awakening of the church and society that the world has ever seen. As the awakened Church, filled with new wine, begins to perceive her hour, she will begin to ask for her inheritance and God will hear and give it:
Ask of me, and I shall give (thee) the heathen (for) thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth (for) thy possession. Psalm 2:8 (KJV)
The sheep have been scattered as those who have no shepherd (Eze. 34: 5, 8) but are being re-gathered and brought to the waters of life and good pastures of the Word preached in the purity of truth in love (Psa. 23:2).
They are becoming new wineskins, filled with the new wine of the Holy Ghost and transformed by the Word. Flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit these new wineskin believers are willing to lay down their lives for the cause of the Lord of Harvest, Jesus the King.
They are led, fed and cared for by the Lord’s shepherds and abide securely in the house of God. They shall know the Great Shepherd of the sheep and will begin to come and go with Him as the Porter (the Holy Spirit) directs (Joh. 10:3-5).