Formed from the dust of the ground,
Was fallen, owing a fleshly pound
For each measure of envy, jealousy, pride, strife
Hatred, lies, and unforgiveness that condemned my life.
I stood at Hell’s portal, sin-sick with death
‘Til reborn and indwelt by an immaculate Breath.
Diametrically opposed: born-again spirit and ancient soul.
They affect choices: to be Spirit-led new or carnal-driven old.
New anointing pours in, drenching this new wineskin
With power and authority to win
Against the wicked designs of God’s enemy,
For His Spirit raises up a Standard in me,
That abundantly floods from head to toe;
Making me good to go
Out to uttermost parts of the Earth,
As predestined before mankind’s birth,
To carry the Gospel to the remaining lost
Caring less for self, while embracing the cost
Of leaving all that would hinder the call
To light pathways to God’s Love, everywhere evil’s darkness still falls.
Holy Spirit’s Wine ONLY is poured into new wineskins!
~ from True Devotion: A Poetic View Of The Consuming Fire Of Total Praise, Worship And Obedience; 2007, edited 2014
Nor do people put new wine in old wineskins; if they do, the skins burst, the wine spills and the wineskins are ruined. No, they pour new wine into freshly prepared wineskins, and in this way both are preserved. ~ Matthew 9:17, CJB
And no one puts new wine in old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine is for freshly prepared wineskins. ~ Mark 2:22, CJB
Also, no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and be spilled, and the skins too will be ruined. On the contrary, new wine must be put into freshly prepared wineskins. ~ Luke 5:37-38, CJB