How are you? Hope you had or are having a good day, today?
In July this year, I had an online meeting with a few brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ. In that meeting, one pastor shared a message from the Lord, saying it would be both for himself and for the Body of Christ. And he read the Scriptures from Isaiah 43:18-19: “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth.” And he also read the Scriptures from Philippians 3:12-14: “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” And the pastor said God would not mix new wine with old wine, or old wine with new wine.
When I heard the pastor share this, I was very surprised, because the other night, I had a dream. And in that dream, my sister brought me a baby. I expected someone to come, but I didn’t expect a baby to come. Like Doug Addison shared in his blog, “What Do Baby and Pregnancy Dreams Mean?” one of the meanings of baby in a dream is God’s bringing forth something new. So, the pastor’s message was just in line with the message from my dream. And more interestingly, I was reading the book of Mark and wondered and pondered the Scripture, “No one puts new wine into old wineskins.” Although it was frequently read in churches and the verse is very popular, it was not able to make sense to me. So, I asked the Lord what it meant. When the pastor shared all the Scriptures in the meeting, I felt I understood it and was grateful for the Lord’s teaching me through the pastor.
After the meeting, I shared what the pastor had shared with my friend in Singapore, and she also sent me an online sermon where another pastor also mentioned God would do a new thing. And I was also reminded of a pastor quoting a prophecy of a new era.
Later in August, I repeatedly saw babies in my dreams. In one dream, I was a kind of a babysitter in a childcare center and a baby’s parents appreciated me. In another dream, I pet a cute baby’s butt. Yet in another, I was an observer. I saw myself and other person in front of me. Maybe it was in a hospital, but I’m not so sure. I was pregnant, and it looked as though the due date was just near. And I heard myself say, “I will get pregnant again, after this delivery!” and I found it funny to hear myself say that, even before the childbirth. But I felt that it would mean “double portion” of new things, or something new would be really surprising.
I believe what the Lord will bring forth in the last days might be what we didn’t expect at all. It might be quite different and really new in our sight. Yet, I believe it would certainly turn out to be good, as He is a good Father. I believe He would wake up His churches, and we must forget the old things, whatever they might be.
Are you ready for changes to come? Are you excited for something new the Lord would bring forth to the Body of Christ? I pray that you and I prepare new wineskins for new wine in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
“Forget about what’s happened;