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"NEW WINE"  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 21 May 2021

LORD HELP US TO BE FULL OF HE NEW WINE OF YOUR Holy Spirit TO DAY

13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.” New wine causing them to be drunk, because of celebrating the new Kings arrival. They are seen by some as fools in Israel that is out of control drunk with stupidity. Note what drugs and wine does to the body; then see what the Wine of the Holy Spirit does to enable us for service in the Kingdom of God?

There is a new Song to express this new wine

Here is the lyrics: 

New Wine
In the crushing, In the pressing 
You are making new wine
In the soil, I now surrender
 You are breaking new ground
So I yield to You and to Your careful hand
When I trust You I don't need to understand
Make me Your vessel 
Make me an offering
Make me whatever You want me to be
I came here with nothing
But all You have given me
Jesus, bring new wine out of me'
Cause where there is new wine
There is new power
There is new freedom
And the kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today 

Now let look at 9 examples of new wine in the Bible that lets us know the need for the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Enliven Ministries Helen Calder gives a study on New Wine and what it really means I like.

1. New Wine is Associated with the Holy Spirit

Wine is symbolic of the Holy Spirit and Jesus spoke of it in association with the move of God (Matt 9:17) 17 Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins [a]break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

In the New Testament, the infilling of the Spirit is compared and contrasted to drinking wine.
‘And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit’ (Eph 5:18 KJVS, see also Acts 2:13 others mocking said these men are full of new wine.)

What God has for us is distinctive for right now; it is a particular anointing for this new era. A new wine from Heaven! But let’s be aware—that which is ‘new’ tastes different. Now He says,

‘You have learned to receive of Me in one way, and now I am coming in another. One that you are not used to, and there may be a time of adjusting. I have a different impartation for you!’

“And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’’ (Luke 5:39 NIV)


2. New Wine Speaks of Renewed Love and Intimacy with God

‘Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!’ (Song of Songs 1:4 NIV)

There are frequent references to ‘love like wine’ in the Song of Songs.

In the new wine season, the Spirit is wooing you. Hear God say, ‘I am calling you to intimacy with Me. And in that place, I will be your greatest delight’.


3. The Trial is Giving Way to Joy

New wine is from grapes that have been through a recent process of crushing. In the Hebrew, the words translated ‘new wine’ mean freshly pressed, squeezed, expelled, and trodden out [2]. The grapes have come through the winepress, where they have been trodden underfoot.

Wine has been produced under pressure! So, if you have felt as though you have been going through a process of crushing, lift up your hands. 

Now is the time of outpouring.


4. New Wine Means it’s Time for the Harvest

In the Bible, new wine is associated with the harvest.
‘Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.’(Deuteronomy 11:14. NIV)

A harvest from God is abundant. And He has promised a day of overflow; one in which the harvest and new wine will be plentiful.

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills…” Amos 9:13 NIV
‘Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over…’ (Luke 6:38)


5. New Wine Brings Celebration

The seasonal crushing and treading upon the grapes was a time of great joy and celebration for the community (Jeremiah 48:33) and wine is associated with gladness and celebration in Scripture. (Psalm 104:15, John 2)

New wine is also associated with blessing and bounty (Deut 7:12-13, Jer 31:12)


6. Where there is New Wine, New Wineskins are Needed

“Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins…” (Matthew 9:17 NIV)

John the Baptist’s disciples questioned the difference between John’s and Jesus’ approach to fasting. It wasn’t that Jesus didn’t believe in fasting (He taught on fasting) but He was often seen at parties and gatherings, in contrast to John’s austere lifestyle.

And that’s when Jesus’ taught on the difference between old and new wineskins. He was saying:

‘For this period of time, this is what God is doing. But don’t settle even for this—for the time is coming on My Father’s calendar when it will change again!’ (Matt 9:15)

Where there is new wine, there must be a new wineskin; a ‘flexible container’ for the new anointing God has for us. It’s time to ask:

  • What ways, means and methods are now being surpassed?
  • What strategies does God have for us to embrace?
  • What is the Holy Spirit indicating, as we pray about this?

7. New Wine Means God’s Promise is Being Fulfilled

When God promised His people the land of Canaan, He spoke consistently of the new wine. It was ‘part of the package’—something tangible they could look forward to in the Promised Land.

‘So Israel will live in safety; Jacob will dwell secure in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew.’ (Deut 33:28 NIV)

Isaac gave Jacob the blessing, ‘May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness—an abundance of grain and new wine.’ (Genesis 27:28 NIV) Hear your Father saying,

‘This is My promise to you, being fulfilled. Here I am! That which you have looked forward to, the new wine is here. This is the day your ‘cup runs over’.


8. The New Wine Season is One of Miracles

As at the wedding of Cana, the new wine was miraculous. 

Just as the master of ceremonies at the wedding was astounded, and servants looked on in wonder, people will be amazed at what God is doing.

In the season of new wine, Jesus is glorified!
Together, we rejoice and say, ‘You have kept the good wine until now!’(John 2:10, NKJV)


9. The Source of the New Wine

“Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.”
(Luke 22:20, NKJV)

The ultimate representation of the new wine was revealed by Jesus, as He took the Passover cup of wine, ‘the fruit of the vine’ (v18), in His hand.[3]

It is only through the sacrifice of His blood–shed for our sins–that every other benefit symbolized by new wine in Scripture is made freely available to us.

Such is the grace of God.


Peter’s Sermon 

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