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27/11/2017

To be prophetic simply means to be able to hear God and to communicate what you hear. 

 

The tricky part of the prophetic is that you are often seeing and hearing an environment that others still don’t have a context for. You are immersed in (seeing, hearing, outworking) something that you yourself struggle to give language to.

 

There is a new move of God coming but it will not immediately be received because the old familiar ways are safer. But to those that are seeing and sensing this new wine, be brave, communicate what you are hearing for we need to be preparing the new container for this new time.

 

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui - Be strong, be steadfast, be willing…

 

Luke 5:36-39 Then He spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’ ”

 

Jesus tells two parables that illustrate the incompatibility between the old and the new community. One cannot combine the new garment of the gospel with the old garment that focuses on religious practices. Any attempt to patch up the old garment will result in the tearing of the new one, and the new will not match with the old anyway (5:36). Jesus puts the same point another way. The new wine of the gospel cannot be poured into the old wineskins. Such an attempt would ruin both the new wine and the old wineskins. New wine continues to ferment and expand, bursting old wineskins, which are weakened by use (5:37). Jesus’s point is that his gospel cannot be combined with old practices; it is new, fresh, and spontaneous (5:38). However, Jesus recognises (5:39) that most people find it difficult to embrace something new; they prefer their old, comfortable ways.

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