But we’ve always done it this way! If all you have ever known is the way you do things now, then you have been completely indoctrinated by your own experience. Moving outside of religious routine mindset is almost impossible with out revelation. I have heard you say many times, “we can’t put God in a box”, yet when you do the same thing over and over, that’s a box. The truth is you cannot put Me in a box, I AM not in a box, you are. My sheep are crying, and I hear their cry: “LET ME OUT OF YOUR BOX” .
I AM taking My malnourished sheep out of boxes, and soon leaders will be all alone in their own box. They have created their own little boxes, because that’s the way they were taught and in their mind there is no other way!
The way you were taught may have been good for then but now it’s considered tantamount to old bottles. I refuse to have the precious wine of My Spirit, spilled on the ground because it burst an old bottle. If it is poured into old bottles; the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.  But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.  No pastor having only drunk the old wine all his life will have a desire for the new: for he says, the old is better because it’s very familiar and we have always done it this way,” Luke 5:37-39.
Your old heart will not handle the new thing I am doing, it will become jealous, fearful, turning critical, and judgmental and bitter against the moving of My Spirit. Then within weeks it will burst with resentment spilling negative, shutting down any sign of new wine. Those of you who are caught up with the old wine bottles are loosing out and will no longer experience My glory, because I have moved on, pouring My new wine into new bottles. Pastor/ teacher it is your responsibly to follow Me and to be led by My Spirit and take My sheep to the new wine! It is your responsibility to prepare new wine bottles, so I can begin to pour the new wine!
A wine bottle is symbolic of the human heart! You are responsible to prepare your own heart and the hearts of My sheep, for anything I want to do in the earth. All hearts need preparation to receive the new fresh thing I am doing each day. Those that refuse a new wine bottle heart, end up in the valley of dry bones, but those that hunger and thirst after righteousness will be filled with new wine in their new wine bottle. At this very hour there is a holy discontent, causing unbearable spiritual hunger pains, craving new wine, fresh manna, pure water, and a meaningful connections to My body.
Constant contact with the throne room is the only way keep the bottle of your heart changing fast enough, to keep up with the flow of new wine, Isaiah 42:9. The change is happening every single day, today’s wine will be gone tomorrow, do not present Me yesterday’s bottle to be filled with today’s wine.
Pastors that say, Today or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and do what we have always done, are foolish.  Be honest; You have no idea what I am doing tomorrow! For what is your life? It is just a vapour, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.  What you should be saying is, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that, but we are well prepared with new bottles for tomorrow’s new wine.  But if you rejoice and keep boastings about your old bottles: all such rejoicing is evil, because you are in disobedience, doing your own thing.  Therefore to the pastor/teachers that know to do good, and don’t do it, you are sinning,” James 4:13-17.
If you are steeped in religious indoctrination pray, pray, and, pray some more, for a revelation of what I AM doing now. If you seek Me with your whole heart you will catch up and find Me and I will give you a new bottle, ready to receive new wine! That’s when you will ask Me, “why did you save the best wine for last?
~ Jim Hammerle
|Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministry working with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times in the mission field pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with tv and radio, teaching, and preaching. As a retired businessman, Jim helped to feed widows and orphans in Uganda, helping Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He became His banker and was privileged to give His money away, wherever He decided, so he also helping to build an orphanage in Haiti and investing in lives in the USA. Totally in love with his Lord, at age 73 he served in ministry at Victory Christian Church and lived every hour listening for his Heavenly Father’s voice. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.|