By: Christine Jean-Louis
Out with the old and in with the new. Mark 2:22 “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins.”
God is concerned about doing something NEW in your life this year! He is not concerned about the former things, so why are you?
As I prayed last week the Lord placed the impression in my heart to call this year the year of FREEDOM. He has told me that this year, I will remember it as the year in which I walked in total, complete freedom and deliverance. You see, one requirement of walking in freedom is the willingness to actually be and remain FREE through your obedience. What many people fail to realize is that Freedom in Christ will require dying of self, dying of selfishness, dying of bad attitude, dying of the spirit of boastfulness and pride, dying of envy, dying of doubt, and for some of us the dying of habits which bring much pleasure but actually keep us more bond than free.
I urge you my brothers and sisters in the faith to embark on this New Year as a new endeavor to WALK FREE. Walk freely in the Spirit, walk freely into the things of God, and walk freely into your destiny and away from destructive habits. Walk freely away from the people and places who can’t comprehend nor do they have the capacity to see that which the Lord has birthed within you…Say Bye, Bye!
Be renewed family, be transformed and washed by the Spirit of the all loving, all knowing, all Mighty God.
Lastly, you may be wondering why I choose the above verse to open this article, but I believe that for some of you it is prophetic. The Lord is making it known to you as He did to me that there are NEW BLESSINGS (new wine) that He wants to pour into you, but He cant and won’t do this in a vessel (you and I) if we are not yet ready, if we are still saying that we are saved with our mouths, yet living in the same “old wineskins”. Family, He will only pour NEW WINE (New Blessings) into NEW WINE SKINS. Sanctify your selves in and through the Word this season. Saturate yourselves in His presence. Seek First the Kingdom and get ready for some blessing that you never imagined coming your way. And when they do come, promise that you’ll come back and share your testimony and praise reports on this page. Stay blessed Expect greater, and WALK IN FREEDOM AND NEWNESS!