Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - February 17, 2019
Matthew 9:17 -"Neither do men put new wine into old wineskins. Or else the wineskins burst, the wine runs out, and the wineskins perish. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."
A wineskin is essentially a container or a vessel that stores liquid. Jesus said rivers of living water would flow from our belly (John 7:37-39). New wine will flow from our vessel if we embrace our calling in Christ.
This means a change in the way we move, live and have our being (see Acts 17:28). With the new wine will come new creativity and new methods. We must not expect to do business as usual or church as usual. You will know them by their fruit (see Matthew 7:15-20).
New wine confirms not just the gifts of the Spirit and fruit of the Spirit but also in the lives of those to whom we minister. This new wine will release great joy to those who have walked through seasons of weariness—but have persisted and refused to give up.