The New Wineskin

Pastor Nancy Teachings

“But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” – Luke 5:38 In the previous verse to the above noted scripture, it states the reason why a new wineskin is needed when pouring in new wine. Because of the fermentation process, it stretches out the skin. If the skin is old and already stretched out, it will burst and both will be lost. God has been speaking to the church at large about a new wineskin He is creating. What is the “wineskin” that he is creating? Why do we need a new one? What’s wrong with the old wineskin? What I believe God is creating is a new structure through which He will move in these last days to prepare the Bride, which is the church, for her Bridegroom—to be without spot, wrinkle—to be presented to Himself at the wedding feast of the Lamb. He is “reforming” the church into the structure He created it to be. An example that we can glean from is the pile of dead, dry bones laying the valley in Ezekiel’s vision in Ezekiel 37.  The pile, at that point, was the only structure each bone in that pile knew. …

The Year of Jubilee

Pastor Nancy Teachings

  The Year of Jubilee   “…they and their children are to be released in the Year of Jubilee…” (Leviticus 25:54)                What are you believing for 2014? For your own life? For your family? For your friends? What is it that is weighing on your heart to see resolved, to see restored, to see eradicated, to see fulfilled?                In the above scripture, God was instituting a season of release for His people Israel.  It took place every 50 years. During this time, those who had to go into slavery to pay a debt, etc. were released from that enslavement. Those who had to sell their property for some reason, had it returned to them.  The land received a year’s rest from production and God provided for His people during that time. This was a season of celebration and was appropriately named “Jubilee”!                Now in this NT era, we have Jesus, Who is our Jubilee every day!  He is our Messiah and our Savior.  He is our Lord!  As it says in Isa 61,  He came to proclaim the Good News to the poor, to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom to the captives and …