MEN FAIL TO PARTAKE OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT OF GOD
Why is it so difficult, almost to the point of being almost impossible, for man to absolutely partake of the symbolic New Wine which is the New Covenant in the Blood of the Lamb?
The folly of ‘man’ comes through vividly in their candid admission – or rather their obvious addition to the Word of God. Oh yes additions just as deletions – all of which they have been so adept at making to the Word of God since time immemorial if only one was willing to see and acknowledge!!
The admission I am alluding to in this particular instant is given in LK 5:19, “AND NO ONE AFTER DRINKING OLD WINE WANTS THE NEW, FOR HE SAYS, ‘THE OLD IS BETTER.’ ”
Before I move on, let me make it absolutely clear that the old wine which is symbolic of the Old Covenant is called ‘old’ not because, as it is ‘falsely’ supposed, to have come before the New, BUT because it is the one which is made OBSOLETE.
Why made obsolete? For those who are in the dark, understand that it was made obsolete because it was the Covenant which elected man to be both THE REPRESENTATION (hence when they were created, they were created in His likeness and in His image) AND THE BEARER of the New Covenant or THE GOSPEL which is and has always been the ETERNAL Covenant for indeed God’s Word changes not.
However, right from the very beginning, since the very first man ‘Adam’, man has been unfaithful to God and to the Word entrusted to him (Hos 6:7, Isa 43:27, Ezek 2:3, Ps 78:57, Jer 8:8 etc..). So that the Covenant with man, or the Old Covenant as it is known since, came to be broken by the first man himself (Hos 6:7).
THEREFORE IN AS MUCH AS MAN CONTINUES TO PRETEND THAT ‘HE’ REMAINS BOTH THE REPRESENTATION AND THE BEARER OF GOD’S ETERNAL COVENANT, HIS ‘INEVITABLE’ FAILURES CONTINUE TO EXPOSE HIS FOLLY!!
They remain obstinately oblivious to the fact that having at the very beginning itself fallen from grace, they have since lost their old glory and no longer bear the likeness and image of God. So that, THAT WHICH WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM IN THEIR GLORIOUS STATE COULD NEVER BE POSSIBLE FOR THEM IN THEIR FALLEN STATE.
The understanding and acknowledgement of this truth is that which leads one to fully comprehend the New Covenant – the eternal Covenant of His Blood wrought for us by the Son of God – which Alone can change our impossibilities in to possibilities!
As such, also understand that the Old Covenant was MEANT to be made obsolete because it was MEANT to expose the spiritual ‘nakedness’ (Gen 2:25) of man – a fact man in his unyielding arrogance struggles to reconcile with to date!
In addition, by their own admission as seen in Lk 5:19, churches like their Jewish predecessors, pretend to embrace the New Covenant, all the while unwilling to let go of the obsolete Old Covenant.
In so doing, they have gone on to prove Jesus’ prophecy concerning them. Refer Matt 9:17, Mk 2:22 and Lk 5:37. “NEITHER DO MEN 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, AND BOTH ARE PRESERVED.” (Matt 9:17).
For not having sought the renewal they so badly need they have failed either to preserve themselves or the Covenant they so pretend to bear. Instead, together they blaspheme the Name of the Lord all day long (Isa 52:5) and bring disrepute to His work among the nations.
All those who have ears let them hear and all those who perceive let them understand. Do not let your hearts be hardened. Receive the Word and experience its fulfillment in you: “I AM SENDING YOU GRAIN, NEW WINE AND OIL, ENOUGH TO SATSFY YOU FULLY; NEVER AGAIN WILL I MAKE YOU AN OBJECT OF SCORN TO THE NATIONS.” (Joel 2:19) and “HOW ATTRACTIVE AND BEAUTIFUL THEY WILL BE! GRAIN WILL MAKE THE YOUNG MEN THRIVE, AND NEW WINE THE YOUNG WOMEN.” (Zech 9:17).
It is my prayer that all offspring of the woman of the New Covenant (Gen 3:15) who read this may find fulfillment of these prophecies in them and gladly share the Good Word around to all who are willing to give ear.