Is the Old Better?

We are living in unprecedented times. That’s not to say we are currently in a more difficult or less difficult situation than previous generations have faced, but we are in a unique time. This is unprecedented - not just the virus but also the shut-down of normal life that has occurred.

 In Luke 5:36-39 Jesus says
"No one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’ ” 

Is the old better?

Remember in Matthew 4:17 we see that the only answer when the Kingdom is at hand is to repent. “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

The word repent in the greek means to ‘change your mind’.  It is God's goodness that leads us to change our minds; to repentance.

When the Kingdom of God is at hand - when Jesus is doing something new in the earth - the answer is always our repentance. We have to change our minds in order to become a new wineskin so that we are available to the new thing He is doing. We know he is doing something new in the earth right now.

The word of the Lord has been spoken over a coming reformation in the church. The word of the Lord has been declared for more than a decade that we have moved from the “church age” to the “kingdom age.”

When new wine is about to pour out, the Father says “change your mind; I’m about to move differently than your mindset has allowed before.”

Is the old better?  

Are we allowing our minds to change and become available to the new thing He is doing?

Let us spend some time in His presence this week and ask Him to soften our hearts to be ready and available to receive the thing new He is doing!