This isn’t a bible study post, but I just thought interesting and wanted to share with you all this topic.
When we choose to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour we are literally taking off our sinful self, like taking off our old clothes and putting on new clothes. It is important that now that we have been made clean we don’t go back to our old sinful-self, take this analogy for example:
Imagine playing Rugby and getting really muddy, when you get home you quickly take off your clothes to take a shower or bath, but after taking the bath you change back into the muddy clothes you were wearing before. What then was the point in taking a shower if your clothes were going to make you unclean again?
For this reason, God creates for us a new body that has no fault or sin, where His Spirit can reside comfortably and operate in full. When making wine, the New Wine is poured into a new wineskin to mature, the wineskin expands as the wine begins to ferment. However, if you were to place New wine in an old container, that old container has already expanded and stretched to its limit because of the previous wine that was inside of it ( sin), so when the New wine begins to expand the old container bursts because it just can not stretch or allow the new wine to fully mature. If we still remain in our old garments, there is little for the Holy Spirit to do within you because your old body does not have the capacity to receive many more things from the Holy Spirit. God is all about the new and starting clean, so everything must be made clean and new, so when we come back from the muddy fields and shower , we no longer wear our muddy clothes but put on a new clean attire that is befitting our new position.
Check out this post if you are interested in reading more about the New Wine Christ wants to fill into your New Wineskin….