The old Testament is prophesy of Jesus; the new is fulfillment of Christ; the new wine is the prophesy of Jesus: ripe grapes being made into a new substance, Christ in you. Oswald Chambers vividly explains this as unripe grapes when squeezed produce bitter wine, but ripe full grapes on the Vine of Christ when squeezed produce sweet juice that ferments into the sweet new wine of Christ in you. May we all ripen and be squeezed and produce the sweet new wine of Christ!
The old testament says “forget not” but in the new it is REMEMBER ALL God’s benefits found only in Christ. “Benefits” is a weird word that the world has associated with “friends with benefits” as the world system makes everything sexual so as to keep you in bondage to the old covenant before the Cross sets us free. “Benefits” doesn’t even begin to explain what it means to know God and his Christ (eternal life now and is to come) and be known by God (Holy Spirit dwelling in you, forming Christ in you), or what we have been given in Christ, with Christ, through Christ, and Christ in you, new wine in a new wineskin! The yeast of Jesus and the kingdom of God and his righteousness, is naturally supernatural in the new wine of Christ; the old yeast dissolved by fire so the yeast of the Living Bread can rise in you; so much more than natural yeast in bread dough or natural yeast in fermented grapes. Christ in you is the Living Hope of glory that is not ever disappointing or deferred, when you are RIPE for squeezing, and Christ can come out of the cluster of grapes on the Vine, kept by the Vinedresser, watered by the Holy Spirit, nourished and nurtured by the Son of Righteousness that rises in you with healing, so you can go leaping like a new-born calf in the Joy in the Holy Spirit, led forth by the Holy Spirit in peace that surpasses all understanding, in the Kingdom: righteousness and peace and joy IN the Holy Spirit; JOY IN the Lord; the JOY set forth through Jesus for enduring the Cross to save our souls, redeem, sanctify, glorify, deliver, and set us free come out from under the demonic world system and come under the dominion, power and authority of God our Eternal, Almighty, Perfect, Holy, Just, Righteous Father, basking in the Love, Light and Spirit of the Righteous Son who makes his home in you.
Instead of forgetting not in the old, we put off the old nature of fallen Adam and put on the new nature of Christ which belongs to the new Source (God our Father instead of the old father of lies) of our resurrected life and spirit in Christ; renewed in the spirit of our mind, putting on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:17-24); gaining Christ and found IN HIM (Philippians 3:8-9); coming to FULLNESS of new Life in Christ who is the HEAD of all rule and authority in heaven and on earth. In Christ we have circumcised hearts not made by man or biology, buried with Christ, raised WITH Christ through faith in the working of God; no longer dead in sin, trespasses or falling short of the glory, but made alive TOGETHER with Christ, having been forgiven, and knowing and TRUSTING you have been forgiven, given a new clear slate that only God can write upon. God has CANCELLED the bond which stood against you with its LEGAL DEMANDS (satan is a legalist, a defeated foe in Christ); our Father nailed all satanic, luciferian, demonic sins, iniquities, infirmities, laws, rules, regulations, blame, shame, guilt, and condemnation for not being able to keep all his legalism, under the god of this world who BLINDS minds, keeps eyes unable to see, ears unable to hear, hearts unable to perceive spiritually what God is doing and saying to the Church), nailing all of fallen Adam and the father of lies and works of the devil to The Cross of Christ, our Messiah, given for ALL races, tribes, tongues, people groups, and nations. God disarmed the principalities and powers of darkness and evil, and made a public example of them, TRIUMPHING over them IN CHRIST (Colossians 2:10-15).
IF THEN you have been RAISED with Christ, seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at the Right Hand of God; the Right Hand of Power, Authority, and Dominion OVER all things in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the seas. Set your mind on things Above, not things on earth. For you have DIED, and your new life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:1-3). “I have been crucified WITH Christ; it is no longer I who live, but CHRIST who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by FAITH in the Son of God, who loves me and died for me” Galatians 2:20
So instead of forgetting not all God’s benefits, REMEMBER all God has done, is doing, and will continue to do without ceasing, giving thanks in the Blood and Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Name above EVERY name that can be named in heaven and on earth; the Powerful, Matchless Name of Jesus! Remember: God our Father through Christ forgives all your iniquities, heals all your diseases (whether in body or in new glorified body), redeems your life from the Pit, crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, satisfies you with good as long as you live, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works vindication and justice FOR ALL who are oppressed, AND SO MUCH MORE in the new covenant of Jesus’ Blood, taking His Name and taking His River and taking Christ in you! Bless the Lord O my soul!