Day 47 - New Wine / Symbols of the Holy Spirit Pt. 5

Beloved,

It's time for 'new wine' but in order to hold the fullness of the Spirit we need to become a new wineskin. The last pairing of the 7 Fold Spirit of God is The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

Tarry Until...Shavuot is at Hand!

Sharon

In the Days of Awakening!

Revival Quote: “Present-day wickedness, apostasy and modern civilization cannot prevent revival.” - John R. Rice

Symbol of the Holy Spirit 

WINE – Joy, Uninhibitedness

Though there are fewer symbolic references to the Spirit as wine, it is of note that on the day of Pentecost, those in the upper room were accused of being drunk on “new wine.” A close analogy is also given when Paul instructs to cease being drunk with wine, but rather filled with the Spirit. Wine was part of the drink offering, symbolizing being poured out in service. It was part of Melchizedek's blessing on Abraham, and 2,000 years later, Jesus uses it in the  Passover as the blood of the New Covenant. Jesus describes the new work of God, conveyed by the ministry of the Spirit, as new wine coming into new vessels. Wine represents the joy, prosperity, and boldness brought about by the Holy Spirit [See Matthew 9:17, Mark 2:22, Luke 5:37-38, Acts 2:12-13, Ephesians 5:18]

New Wine 

18 Then the LORD will be zealous for His land And will have pity on His people. 19 The LORD will answer and say to His people, "Behold, I am going to send you grainnew wine and oil, And you will be satisfied in full with them; And I will never again make you a reproach among the nations. - Joel 2:18-19

  • Grain H1715 to multiply, increase

  • New Wine H8492 wine, fresh or new wine, freshly pressed wine

  • Oil H3323 fresh oil, shining (pure) oil. From H6671 ‘to press out’

  • Satisfied H7646 to be satisfied, be sated (to the full) , be fulfilled, be surfeited (an excessive amount of something)

8 Key Aspects of New Wine

  1. An anointing for what Holy Spirit is doing in this new era.

  2. Speaks of renewed love and intimacy with the Godhead.

  3. Past season of trails (being pressed) is giving way to new JOY!

  4. New Wine is associated with harvest (Deut. 11:14)

  5. New Wine brings celebration, blessing and bounty. (Deut 7:12-13; Psalm 104:15; Jeremiah 31;12; 48:33)

  6. New Wineskin is needed to hold the new wine.

  7. New Wine is associated with the ‘promised land’ God has for us. (Deut 33:28 NIV)

  8. New Wine associated with miraculous - Jesus turned water into wine. ((John 2:10) 

All of these are made available because of Jesus releasing new wine for the new covenant as our Passover.

New Wine Needs New Wineskin

No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; But new wine must be put into new wineskins. - Mark 2:22

  • New G3501 neos “new”, that is, (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh; figuratively regenerate

  • Old G3820 antique, that is, not recent, worn out: - old. From G3819 former

David Guzik Commentary says, Jesus’ point was made clear by these examples. You can’t fit His new life into the old forms. Jesus traded fasting for feasting; sackcloth and ashes for a robe of righteousness; a spirit of heaviness for a garment of praise; mourning for joy; law for grace.

i. Through the centuries, old rigid forms could rarely contain the work of the Holy Spirit. Through the generations, God often looks for new wineskins because the old ones won’t stretch any further.

ii. The religious establishment of any age is not necessarily pleasing to Jesus. Sometimes it is in direct opposition to, or at least resisting His work.

  • New G2537 kainos new as respects form; recently made, fresh, unused, unworn; as respects substance; of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of.

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 to us in regards to becoming a new wineskin?

7 Lamps Burning - 7 Fold Spirit of God

The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD - Isaiah 11:2

  • Knowledge H1847 knowledge: - cunning, perception, skill ; to discriminate, distinguish, to know, be acquainted with, to make known, declare. From H3045 ‘yada’ to know by seeing, perceive 

    • Cunning: The original sense was ‘(possessing) erudition (having or showing great knowledge or skill)’ and had no implication of deceit; the sense ‘deceitfulness’ dates from late Middle English.

  • Fear H3374 awesome or terrifying thing (object causing fear), fear (of God), respect, reverence.

  • Lord H3068  yehôvâh Jehovah = “the existing One”; the proper name of the one true God.

Once again lets glean insight from Paul Keith Davis’ teaching on The Brides End Time Harvest Anointing:  “The Spirit of Knowledge is taken from the Hebrew word "da'ath" and could be defined as spiritually imparted knowledge, skill, awareness, comprehension and discernment that are conveyed as instruction and insight from God's heart and sovereignty.

The Spirit of Reverential Fear is taken from the Hebrew word "yir'ah" meaning awe-inspiring, terrible, and awesome. Reverential Fear in its purest form is birthed out of love. We fear God because we love Him and have a revelatory knowledge of His nature and character. It is a working of the Holy Spirit that produces a reverential fear of God. The Fear of the Lord does not make us afraid of God, but instead catapults our faith into the supernatural realm through a revelation of how great He truly is.

These two spirits functioning in unison constitutes the working of the Holy Spirit that imparts a comprehension from God with ability to discern the hearts of men and diverse situations, resulting in a wholesome and reverential awe of God. Knowledge and reverential fear opens the spiritual realm and enlightens our eyes of understanding to look unto God that produces a healthy and overwhelming reverence for the character of God that promotes intimate relationship and abundant spiritual blessings.”

Fear of the Lord - Secret of the Lord

In Psalm 25:12-14 we see why knowledge is paired with the fear of the Lord.  Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land. The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.

The Amplified Bible says; The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning. [Jn. 7:17; Jn. 15:15]

  • Secret H5475 sôd council, counsel, assembly; council (of familiar conversation); divan, circle (of familiar friends); secret counsel; familiar converse, intimacy (with God)

Holy Spirit Workings in Mark, 

Chapter 14

Once again we see the Jewish leaders conspiring against Jesus, its Passover so they do not want to apprehend Him during the Feast. But of course, this is all the plan of God. Jesus was anointed for burial. He spent Passover with His disciples during the meal He revealed that one would betray Him and all would deny Him before the morning. After supper They came to a place named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, "Sit here until I have prayed. He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled. And He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch.” Unfortunately, they could not watch with Him - three times He returns to find them sleeping. Jesus was betrayed by Judas, They led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes gathered together. All the disciples flee and Peter denies Jesus three times just as Jesus foretold but we see him weeping in repentance.

ACTION

  • Read: Mark 14  - Write down what the Spirit shows you. 

  • Ask Holy Spirit to mantle you with the 7 fold Spirit of God

  • Cry Out for God’s Presence - for new wine - to invade your life, church, city and this nation!

  • Ask Holy Spirit to cause your eyes to be open to discern the times.

  • Ask Holy Spirit for a fresh infusion of the reverent fear of the Lord.

  • Ask Holy Spirit to impart in you a greater hunger for righteousness.

  • Agree with Jesus’ prayer in John 17 for oneness / unity among the Body of Christ.

  • Wait in His Presence, get under the spout of heaven; tarry there until you are endured with power from on High.

Watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit is willing and ready, but the body is weak. - Mark 14:40

OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence--As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil--to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! - Isaiah 64:1-2