Outflow - Why Do Some Fall Away?

In Mark 2:22 Jesus speaks the parable of the new wine. He said that new wine cannot be poured into old wineskins, or else the wineskin would burst and the wine would spill and be wasted; the outflow of new wine must be poured into new wineskins. The new wine that Christ is speaking of is the New Covenant that is made in His blood. It is a better covenant made upon better promises. In order for anyone to receive the new wine of the New Covenant, they must first come through the cross of Christ and be made into a new wineskin. For it is through the cross that all things are made new; the old has passed away. An old wineskin cannot contain the new wine of the New Covenant, for it would cause the old wineskin to burst. This is why some in the Church today fall away and are ruined. They have not allowed themselves to be made into a new wineskin at the cross.

©2012 Richard Lewis Jones

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