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Renew The Wineskin

And He was also telling them a parable: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. “But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.“ And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is good enough.’” Luke 5:36-39 Prior to pooring His valuable Spirit into His people, Father has to renew or change their old behaviors, thoughts, and actions ...  "Transform by the renewing of their minds" Romans 12:2. Christians must release themselves in the areas of which they have conformed to "mans" ways or "institutionalized" methods of practice (both leadership and congregation).  I have been praying for Father to renew my wineskin. In context of the church, I have been pr

Does God Control Your Life?

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight". Proverbs 3:5-6 As we mature in our walk with God, we  gain knowledge because we are spending time with Him in His word.As we grow, we begin to understand our identity. As His children, we desire to see God's truths available to others so we begin to reach out and go "fishing" fulfilling His commission for us. We love as He does, living according to the two great commandments. This practicing the faith opens our minds, renewing the way we think. This gets us into alignment with Father's sovereign will, His perfect will. Guess what? Transformation is taking place. As we grow closer, our "free will" should diminish to the point if being nonexistent due to our will being occupied by Father's sovereignty, or complete control of us, mind, body, and Spirit. We begin to understand that e