Matthew 9:17 " People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst. The wine will run out, and the wineskins will be destroyed. No, everyone pours new wine into new wineskins. Then both are saved."
God of Israel is a God who hides himself, according to Isaiah45:15"You are a God who hides yourself. You are the God of Israel. You save us" that's why He used the allegories, the riddles and the parables to speak of the kingdom of heaven. By using parabolic words, God kept away his wisdom to the public. But he make it accessible only to the elect, that's means the people he choses before the world was made. Romans8:29-30 " For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified."
With prophetic eye we're going to explain new wine and wineskins. For that reason, we invite you to read 2 Peter 1:19 " And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts."
We recall that all bible speaks of Jesus Christ; because he is the redeemer. Psalms 45:10-11" Listen, daughter; look closely, turn your ear toward me. Forget your people, and forget your father's house. The king longs for your beauty. He is your Lord. Worship him."
Forget your people, and your father's house is a language which explaining the dead of our Lord. Because the bible says, wine gladdens the heart of man [God] Psalms 104:15 " You make wine to cheer human hearts." The cluster Jesus should be crushed and then press pleased God. Father in prophecy means Moses law or the flesh. Proverbs 6:20 " My son obey the command [Moses Law] of your father, and do not disregard the teaching [Jesus Christ] of your mother." Forget your people, and forget your father's house mean salso take off Mosaic clothing to wear the royal garment that is grace.
King longs for your beauty is understandable by the voice which had come down from the sky after Jesus come out of the water. Mark 1:11 " A voice from heaven said, You are my son, whom I love. I am pleased with you."
We recall that the baptism of Jesus was the meeting of two altars. Joshua 4:1-2,20,9 " The whole nation finished crossing the Jordan River. The Lord had told Joshua, choose one man from each of the 12 tribes. Order them to pick up 12 stones from the middle of the Jordan, where the priests feet stood firmly. Take the stones along with you, and set them down where you will camp tonight. At Gil gal Joshua set up the 12 stones they had taken from the Jordan. Also Joshua set 12 stones in the middle of the Jordan River, where the priests who carried the ark of the promise had stood. The stones are still there today. One was built in the Jordan and the other one at the edge of the Jordan. The first altar represents the Law of Moses and the second it is the grace. That's why the sky could not keep silence. Because the prediction of Isaiah 8:20 accomplished. Brother and sister we need to know that is not by the physical appearance of Jesus [flesh] that attract God. Matthew3:13-15 "Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented." So that a preacher have to respect the model of the apostles and prophets for the light shine in our midst.
Worship him is the action of accepting death. Isaiah 53:7 says " He was abused and punished, but he didn't open his mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. He was like a sheep that is silent when its wool is cut off. He didn't open his mouth." We recall that the battle of David against the Jebusites, it is also the new wine because he fights to conquer the mountain of Zion which was occupied by the lame and the blind. However, in prophecy the lame and the blind represent people of nations, because of physical defect 2 Samuel 5:6-7 The king and his men went to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived in that region. The Jebusites told David, you will never get in here. Even the blind and the lame could turn away [ meaning that David could never get in there]. But David captured the fortress Zion [ that is, the city of David].
We recall that the capture of the fortress Zion represents the work of the redemption that was accomplished by Jesus Christ.
Now comes the interpretation of an evangelical way. To become a new wine and have a new wineskins; the condition is to accept death. That is means to abandons the flesh desires. Galatians 5:19-21 " People’s desires make them give in to immoral ways, filthy thoughts, and shameful deeds. They worship idols, practice witchcraft, hate others, and are hard to get along with. People become jealous, angry, and selfish. They not only argue and cause trouble, but they are envious. They get drunk, carry on at wild parties, and do other evil things as well. I told you before, and I am telling you again: No one who does these things will share in the blessings of God’s kingdom." . Jesus said in the Book of the Matthew 11:28-29 " If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take the yoke[f] I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest." We have the models like Moses who abandoned everything for God, Jesus Christ and later Paul.
Brother and sister, we should think in the same way Christ Jesus does. Philippians 2:6-11
" In his very he was God. But he did not think that being equal with God was something he should hold on to. Instead, he made himself nothing. He took on the very nature of servant. He was made in human form. He appeared as a man. He came down to the lowest levels. He obeyed God completely, even though it led to his death. In fact, he died on the cross. So God lifted him up to the highest place. He gave him the name that is above every name. When the name of Jesus is spoken, everyone knee will bow to worship him.
Console yourself with this message and know that the Lord is coming soon. May God bless all of you.