“Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved” Matthew 9:17.
(It is much easier to remain in comfortable places with the Lord. But as we may know, He is in the business of stretching and refining us. He is in the business of producing the best character in us. This word below speaks of that process, and identifies the need for the new wine to become more plentiful and rich in its essence.)
“My spirit is leading many to new ventures and places in this hour. Many will be shifting gears into new assignments. For where before you were in comfortable areas, doing things that you have been doing for many years; now I want to use you in new ways.
Now you may be seen doing things that you are not as familiar with. Now you will be speaking to some that you have never spoken to before.
For I want to stretch your wineskins. I want to stretch them so that they hold more wine in them. For the new wine must be plentiful for the days ahead; the grapes will have produced a sure, fine wine. Otherwise, if your wineskins are not stretched, you will become stagnant.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the Lord is a special way in 1975 and has been prophesying regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are to be reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?