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New wine must be put into new wine bottles.

Jesus said in Luke 5:36-39 36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.”

The new wine Jesus is talking about here is the New Living Testament that a man (bottle) can only receive by the Spirit when he is made a new man in Christ (new bottle).

This “new wine” or the “New Living Testament” is not written outwardly on paper or stone, but is written inwardly on our hearts and minds by the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:3
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, “but with the Spirit of the living God”; not in tables of stone, “but in fleshy tables of the heart.”

This testimony of Jesus Christ by the Spirit cannot be understood by the old natural man (old bottle) neither can it be received and retained.

1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Thus not being able to receive the new wine, the old bottles (natural man) will perish. If a man is born again of the Holy Spirit, he is made a “new bottle”( new man in Christ) and therefore is able to receive and to retain the “New wine” ( the Testimony of Jesus Christ) by the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is anew creature (new bottle) old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

You must be born again and be made anew bottle in order to receive and retain the New wine. Peace and God bless