Shincheonji Church of Jusus - 1014 - The Old Wine, the New Wine, and the Maddening Wine
The Old Wine, the New Wine, and the Maddening Wine
The old wine at the time of the First Coming was the law of Moses, and the new wine was the revealed word of Jesus Christ that came from the opened scroll (the Old Testament) in Ezekiel chapter 3.
At the feast in Cana, there was old wine as well as new wine that Jesus gave that day, and the water that Jesus turned into wine tasted better. (Jn 2:1-11).
Jesus said that the new wine should be poured into new wineskins, however, people at that time liked the old wine better (Lk 5:37-39). What does this mean? Jesus spoke in parables by borrowing the physical things of the world to explain the spiritual things of heaven.
There is the old wine and the old wineskin, and the new wine and new wineskin. New wine should be poured into new wineskins. If this is the case, then what are the old wine and the old wineskins, and the new wine and the new wineskins at the time of Jesus’ second coming? Do you know this?
Have you drank the new wine from the new wineskin? At the time of the First Coming, the old wine was the law of Moses and the new wine that Jesus brought was the revealed word (new thing) that came from the open scroll of the Old Testament. Before that time, no one could open the scroll or even look inside it and only one person received and ate the words of the opened scroll. (Is 29:9-13, Ez 2 ~ 3). Just like this, there is no one who knows the words of the sealed scroll of Revelation (Rv 5) in the New Testament. However, Jesus opens the scroll (Rv 6 and 8) and gives it to his servant (New John), who receives and eats the open scroll. The new wine at the Second Coming is the new teaching given by this servant (Rv 10), and this new teaching (revelation) is preserved by pouring it into new wineskins, which are people of the new kingdom and new nation.
During this time, the new wine of the First Coming becomes the old wine of the Second Coming what and the old wineskins represent the pastors of Spiritual Israel (the churches). The new wine and new wineskin are the new thing and new person that are not of the old.
The wine from Moses’ time and Jesus’ first and second coming all have their own differences. The wine from the time of Moses was the law. The wine from Jesus' first coming and second coming is the new wine (new teaching) of each era, the revealed word that comes from the new pastor and new nation.
In the New Testament, there are betrayers, destroyers, and a savior. The betrayers were God’s people who betrayed Him and became part of the devil’s organization (Rv 13). Babylon, the devil’s nation, made the betrayers drink the maddening wine that caused all nations to fall (Rv 17 ~ 18). What is this maddening wine?
There is the new wine that God gives, and there is the maddening wine that the prostitute, the devil, gives. What are the differences between the two? Jesus is the true vine (Jn 15), and the devil (Rv 20:1-3) is the wild vine. The wine from the devil is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras (Dt 32:32-33). Therefore, the two types of trees are the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil recorded in Genesis 2. The new wine that comes from God’s tree is the sermon of the true, revealed word, and the wine from the devil is the false teachings given by false pastors.
This is the parable that explains the vines as people (pastors). The new wine is the revealed word that no one knows about, as written in Ezekiel 3 and Revelation 10. The old wine is not the new revelation, but the old word and the old teachings from the past.
The new wineskin is the new pastor. The old wineskin is the old pastor. The old wineskin filled with the old wine cannot receive salvation because it cannot contain the new revealed word. The new wineskin filled with the new wine will receive salvation because it received the revealed word. The old wineskin must pour out in order to receive the new wine and become a new wineskin.
The children of the first heaven and first earth are thrown out. The new heaven and new earth (the new wineskin) that comes from the east and west are promised salvation through the revealed word and the new pastor (Mt 8:11-12, Rv 21)
These are the words of prophecy which show that the old wineskin (old pastor) and its wine (old word) cannot receive salvation, and the new wineskin (new pastor) and its wine (revealed word) will receive salvation.
The maddening wine (Rv 17 ~ 18) comes from the pastors who are one with the devil, the wild vine (Dt 32:33). This is the false teaching that comes from the false pastor, which is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Believers must perceive the true meaning of the prophecies recorded in parables. They must drink the new wine from the new wineskin (the fruit from the tree of life) in order to receive eternal life and enter heaven. You must bear this in mind.
We, the congregation members of Shincheonji, entered the kingdom of heaven (Lk 22:14-20, Mt 8:11-12) by receiving the revealed word (new wine) through the new pastor promised in Revelation. Therefore, we give thanks and glory to God for the grace and perception He has given us, forever and ever. This is the place where God’s promises and His purpose have been fulfilled. All of our hopes have been fulfilled. This is God’s new kingdom and new nation. Amen.