Jesus teaches us that we can not put new wine in an old wineskin due to the expansion of the new wine in the fermentation process that will cause the old wineskin to explode. The fermentation process of the new wine or lets say youth climbs at accelerated rates where the old wine has passed through this process and now matures at gradual rates deepening the taste within the soul.
Here is where a major problem occurs often within the church body due to its own lack of understanding of the natural progression of God. The body of Christ is alive and strong with the new growing within the old and when the old does not learn to shift within season this can cause one of two things oppression or an explosion which bring many other issues within the body. This same principle applies within our homes, our careers and simply in the process of life. For when we try to restrict the natural progression of God within the lives of others then we are holding back what God is taking forward.
May I challenge you today to never become stuck where you are and always be open to learn from the new to deepen the depth of the old…
James A. Harrison