Authorized to Bear the New Wineskin and the New Wine
“When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle, he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” John 2:13-19
In these verses, we see The LORD Jesus Christ, having gone up to Jerusalem at the significant time of Passover, and found “as usual”, as has been the custom for years up till this time, those that sold oxen, sheep, doves, and the money changers in the temple.
These people had been so accustomed to these activities, that they thought they were doing The LORD a service, by making available these items to the people who would need at the time of the Passover, seeing that Jews would come from the several nations they were scattered in, to Jerusalem at the time of the Passover, to keep the feast as commanded.
They were very convinced in their minds they were doing The LORD a service, facilitating the observance of the feasts for those near and far, that they couldn’t understand why The LORD came, made a scourge of small cords, whipped them all out of the temple.
For what The LORD Jesus Christ did, they all came to Him, raging, angered and asked,
“What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” John 2:18 NIV
The Prophet Elijah was sent by The LORD in a time when Israel had backslidden so much that they couldn’t publicly declare The LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as their God.
They had been so accustomed to the ways of Baal, that they couldn’t even differentiate between the workings, systems and rule of Baal, in through and amongst them, from the works of The Most High, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — so much that Elijah asked them,
“And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If The LORD is God, follow Him, but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.” 1 Kings 18:21
Before this time, Elijah had been sent to Ahab, to deliver the Word of The LORD, that put a hold on the rain for three and half years — and Elijah disappeared, and was no where to be found.
For this, King Ahab sent men to search out Elijah in every corner of the nation — seeing that his prophets of Baal couldn’t overturn that word, nor reveal a sign of the authority they claim to bear.
When the time came, The LORD said to Elijah,
“Go show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth” 1 Kings 18:1
When Elijah came before Ahab, with so much exasperation, he said to Elijah,
“Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, “Is that you, O troubler of Israel?” And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of The LORD and have followed the Baals.” 1 Kings 18:17-18
This is what Apostle Paul referred to when he said,
“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
There is an Authority given of God to those who have been raised up to bear the new wine and bring in the new wineskin, and it comes with evidence-based signs.
By the Scriptural reference mentioned above, we can see that The LORD Jesus Christ, The Prophet Elijah, Apostle Paul and several others who were brought in by The LORD, in significant times to shake up the rotten trado-religious [traditional religious] systems, had an evidence based authority from The LORD, that they were of The LORD, and were authorized to carry out those activities in His name.
Interestingly, they also bore another striking witness from those who abounded through the rotten trado-religious systems, that they were troublers of the establishment.
However, everyone that became bequeathed with the true and pure authority from The LORD, to tear down and to build again, faced intense resistance, and were subject to the permitted trials of their faith — to test if they would compromise truth for pleasure and fraternity with the rotten trado-religious systems.
How can you say, The LORD has authorized you to lead the people into the promise land, when The LORD Himself has not opened your eyes to see the path they must walk in?
How can you say you are a Commander of The Army of The LORD, when the mysteries of the battles of The LORD have not been revealed to you?
How can you say, you are a Prophet of The LORD, yet the Jezebelic practices of idolatry, are the mechanisms of your operations?
The money-changers were obviously troubled by the fact that The LORD called into truth the perverseness of their lives and operations, which they thought, they did in service to The LORD.
For this, they came and dared to question The LORD Jesus Christ saying,
“What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” John 2:18 NIV
The good thing is, The LORD Jesus Christ had an evidence-based sign of His Authority, The Prophet Elijah had an evidence-based sign of His authority, The Apostle Paul had an evidence-based sign of His authority, but what happened to the sons of Sceva,
“Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of The LORD Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?” Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.” Acts 19:13-16
The eyes of The LORD run to and fro throughout the earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose Heart is committed to him — however, The Scriptures shows us, that when in the spirit act foolishly, we incur upon ourselves many wars.
“For the eyes of The LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly, therefore from now on you shall have wars.” 2 Chronicles 16:9
The Apostle Jude warns about the many spiritual charlatans, who run about the place, having no understanding of spiritual ordinances and organizations in The Kingdom, yet abasing themselves into places of authority by themselves, wrote this,
“Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries. Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The LORD rebuke you!” But these speak evil of whatever they do not know, and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds, late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots, raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame, wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.” Jude 1:8-13
Indeed, we are in that season, when those who have walked through ferocious trials and prevailed in righteousness, mantled with true authority from The LORD Jesus Christ are emerging, to be the troublers of the wolves, the goats, the Ahabs and Jezebels, that have exalted themselves by themselves in The Kingdom, lining up the highways of The Holy City of The Church of The LORD Jesus Christ with the evil of their sorceries, and with weakened bodies from their wickedness and witchcrafts.
Now is the time, when The Father of The LORD Jesus Christ, shall say of those approved of Him, “Hear Him’, to those called into His Presence.
“While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” Matthew 17:5
Now is the time, when The LORD Jesus Christ releases His True Servants, Authorized with evidence-based signs by Him, to run the spiritual charlatans out of the Highways of The Holy City of The Church of The LORD Jesus Christ.
For indeed, I say by The Spirit of The LORD, “There are those who are now being Authorized by The LORD Jesus Christ to bring in the new wineskin and bear the new wine, and there are those whose nakedness is now being marked to be revealed in this season, after running wild and veiled, after so many years.”
Let Him who has ears hear, what The Spirit of The LORD is saying to The Churches!.
~ by Abel Praise
Abel Praise, serving as Team Lead, Ministries Of Abel Praise is committed to working with apostolic and prophetic ministries across nations to raise up a new generation of leadership in The Body of Christ, by making teaching and training resources available and stewarding Ministers In Congress Conventions. See also: RighteousLegislations.com
Incredible!! I feel these words in the depths of my spirit. We’ve waited a long time and suffered much, and now, at last…it’s time.
Thank you for your obedience in sharing this most encouraging word Mr. Praise.
God bless you. :)
I am so honored Dear Cherish
The Will of The Lord Jesus Christ be done.
A strong wind from the Lord will blow and all the fig leaves will be scattered and all will see many whom they thought were great are now naked and all will see them as they really are nothing to be feared. And the ones most thought were nothing will be the ones now walking in the power the others have sought but we’re denied because they only wanted to buy more fig leaves so none would know them as they really are. No one will be able to stop all that is coming for it is God who is doing it. He is far greater than men can know and all are about to see some good old fashion God stuff.