“If ever we are going to be made into wine, we will have to be crushed; you cannot drink grapes. Grapes become wine only when they have been squeezed. I wonder what kind of finger and thumb God has been using to squeeze you, and you have been like a marble and escaped? You are not ripe yet, and if God had squeezed you, the wine would have been remarkably bitter.” ~Oswald Chambers, September 30, Classic Edition
If Jesus had stayed a “grape”, a physical man here on earth, we couldn’t come and drink of Him.
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor [Holy Spirit] will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you” ~Jesus in John 16:7
“Come to Me and drink…out of you will flow rivers of Living Water” ~Jesus in John 7:37-39
“Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water” John 4:10
“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst” John 6:35
“God is Spirit” John 4:24
“It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are Spirit and life” ~Jesus in John 6:63
Christ’s Water of Life: Spirit, fire and glory, flows down continuously from the Throne; from Risen Glorified Jesus at the Right Hand of God the Father; the Living Water Jesus told the woman at the well about (John 4:10). God is Spirit (John 4:24) and consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29); baptized with the baptism of Jesus is the Holy Spirit and fire (Matthew 3:11-12; Luke 3:16-17); the baptism Jesus says in Luke 12:49-50 that he was constrained until it be KINDLED in us.
Jesus told us to wait until we RECEIVE the Promise of the Father: clothed with fire Power from on High (Luke 24:49); wait and hasten the NEW heaven and earth where RIGHTEOUSNESS dwells (2 Peter 3:13); the old KINDLED, burned, consumed, dissolved, melted (2 Peter 3:7-12); rekindled gifts by the laying on of hands (2 Timothy 1:6) rekindling the Spirit of Power, Love, and a sound Mind of Christ (1:7); reMINDED in Christ, reMEMBERED with Christ in you.
“Abide in Me, and I in you” ~Jesus in John 15:4
“IF you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask and receive to give glory to God” John 15:7
“IF any one is IN CHRIST, you are a NEW creation” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Behold the glory of the Lord with unveiled face, changing into Christ likeness from one degree of glory to another by the HOLY Spirit” 2 Corinthians 3:14-18
“Did I not tell you that IF you believe you will see the glory of the Lord” ~Jesus in John 11:40
If Jesus had stayed in the physical, like a grape, you and I couldn’t drink of Him, but crushed into NEW Wine, we can hunger and thirst for His Righteousness and be filled, satisfied, overflowing rivers of Living Water, from Christ in you, received from Above to fruit and age, maturing in Christ, so you have new wine in a new wineskin for others.
Put new wine into new wineskins, or the old wineskins will burst and the new wine can’t remain in you; those who refuse to come to Jesus, continue to drink the old wine and say, ‘the old is good’ (Luke 5:37-39) and not realize Jesus saved the best wine, the new wine, for these last days; unlike the world who does the opposite (John 2:2-10); the old fallen heavens, earth, and pollute seas ENDED in Risen Glorified Christ; a NEW creation; a NEW dimension of existence when Jesus was born into this world, died, planted into the earth, and resurrected a NEW dimension of existence to have our NEW being; NEW creatures of the NEW creation of the NEW covenant between Father and Son on the Throne above the highest Heavens, and reflected in the Bridegroom and HIS Bride IN Christ and Christ IN YOU where RIGHTEOUSNESS dwells, a NEW heaven, earth, flowing with NEW Living Water bringing to NEW life everywhere it begins to flow (Ezekiel 47:1-12, 48:35; Revelation 22:1,17; 2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 42:9, 43:18-19, 48:6-8, 61:10-11, 62:2-5,12, 65:17, 66:22).
“The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let those who hear, say, ‘Come.’ And let those who thirst, come, and let those who desire TAKE the Water of Life without price” Revelation 22:17