New Wineskins

Jesus pointed out that people did not put new wine into old wineskins because the old wineskins would burst, and the wine would be wasted.  Rather, people put new wine into fresh wineskins so that both the wine and the wineskin would be preserved.

Similarly, fresh outpourings of God’s grace will not be put into the structures of organized religion.  They cannot contain it, and will burst.  Rather, this grace will be poured into human hearts whose only organization consists of their individual connections to God.

This is the kingdom of God.  Since the New Testament, no church has been able to contain God’s grace.  All have burst.

New wine demands new wineskins.  Let God pour His grace where He will.  He who made the wine has also made the wineskin.

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