New wine is only poured into new wineskins. "Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved." Matthew 9:17
We must be positioned as believers and open our vessels (hearts) to the new move of Holy Spirit. There is an outpouring not only of latter rain and healing oil, but NEW WINE!!! This wine is the JOY of Holy Spirit and the healing power of Christ. This will bring a Holy Spirit intoxicating glory to the Church of Jesus Christ. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalms 126:5-6
In 2000, I had a dream of a stadium in Texas and the end time harvest in America. The stadium was full of people of all age groups, I saw my Dad in that dream and his best friend at the time. This represented restoration of a multi-generational movement led by the older men, women and Fathers of this nation. I did not see any person ministering. I only saw and experienced the electricity and power along with a massive expressive outpouring of joy in the stadium. The Holy Spirit visited the stadium, it was circling the stadium in a JOY WAVE, like a sporting event when you see fans doing the “wave”, this was the Holy Spirit visiting the people directly and personally. In the dream, I felt electricity every time the circular wave would come around again. The laughter was uncontrollable. This new wine is JOY!!!!
Wine comes from vineyards. Vineyards can represent your mission field -Matthew 20:1-16- tells us that there will be a time for the invitation even for those who have been idle to work in the mission field. Those with excuses, were still offered to work for God. They accepted the invitation at the 11th hour and received the same reward as those who had labored their whole lives. This represents those who answer the call of God upon their lives who may have been hesitant prior to this move of the Spirit, also those who have been on the sidelines will be called to be a part of this move. At the same time, there will also be those who are offended at this move of God. They complained and said, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat” and Jesus still called them friends.
This is his vineyard- we are the workers. We must be open to the vessels HE is choosing to pour his new wine into. Many of those who have felt forgotten in the ministry, you’ve been faithful to God but have waited on his timing. You are about to come to the forefront as Holy Spirit pours his power into you. Many churches who have walked in holiness unto the Lord and remained faithful will be offered this invitation as well. Many of these churches will be Presbyterian, Methodist, and other streams that seem the least likely to receive this outpouring will experience NEW WINE and will preach with fire and glory once again as in the days of John and Charles Wesley and William Booth. 16 So the last will be first, and the first last.”
At the same time, we must guard and protect our “vineyards” or our mission field. With this we must remember that it is God first and then our families, and then ministries.
There is an enemy to receiving this NEW WINE and it is the spirit of jezebel. We must stand in the face of jezebel as Naboth in this hour and say, “God forbid that I hand you the inheritance of my ancestors”.
Let's pray for our hearts to be a receptacle for the new wine, joy, anointing and presence of the Holy Spirit. Out of our heart flows the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23) Lets pray together:
"Father we ask that you would guard and preserve our hearts to make room for you alone. Father we repent for any idolatry and sin that we've participated in. We receive your forgiveness today by Faith through Jesus Christ. We ask that you would become the King of our hearts and lives Lord, and make us a part of your end time army we ask you in your name. Amen.
We read 1st Kings 21 Sometime later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 2 Ahab said to Naboth, “Let me have your vineyard to use for a vegetable garden, since it is close to my palace. In exchange I will give you a better vineyard or, if you prefer, I will pay you whatever it is worth.”
3 But Naboth replied, “The Lord forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my ancestors.”
Matthew 20 English Standard Version (ESV)
Laborers in the Vineyard
20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius[a] a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ 5 So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ 8 And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ 9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying.’ 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’[b] 16 So the last will be first, and the first last.”
Jennifer Chuks-Nwokike is co-founder of Saving The Nations Ministries in Aberdeen, Washington. Alongside her husband Joel, she works in their local church "The Glory Center" training and equipping the body of Christ. Jennifer also serves as a missionary to Africa and has traveled extensively alongside Joel and their son Zechariah (7 years old), throughout west Africa since 2005. Her heart is to serve the local and international church and witness sons and daughters walk in total freedom in Christ Jesus. (Isaiah 61). She is the co-author of "Fire On The Altar" and has a strong passion for writing and releasing the heart of the Father to everyone around her. www.savingthenations.org