Within the charismatic renewal, there were also new movements being raised by the Spirit. We must on an ongoing basis remain willing to become new and improved wineskins and embrace new ministry opportunities, structures and methods – even, dare I say it, new and improved understanding as to what God’s scriptures really teach us. We just needed more God! © 2020 Friends of the King Ministries. After 38 years (last year), our vision and mission is crystal clear. He was new in time – God’s truth and grace coming to the earth in a way greater than ever before – the fulfillment of the law and the prophets (Matthew 5:17). of LNP emerged Couples for Christ (CFC), and out of CFC emerged Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL), and out of CFC-FFL has emerged Missionary Families of Christ (MFC). Subscribe for only $9.98 per month. If you find it hard to sleep nude, work your way up to it by shedding 1 piece of clothing at a time over several days or weeks. http://www.kingdomti.com/audio/5%20Exposing%20Idols%20in%20the%20Church.mp3, Audio: http://www.kingdomti.com/audio/6%20Church%20-%20From%20Family%20to%20Institution%20%28and%20Back%20Again%29.mp3, Audio: Though the basics of God’s call to His chosen people remain, his teaching is entirely fresh and new. In Hebrew, “ruah” is both masculine and feminine. If you continually top up your brain activity by learning something new all the time, you’ll feel on top of your game and want to share the knowledge you have learned. All have allowed wonderful new wine from God to flow. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’” (Luke 5:37-39 NKJ). When would you like this donation to recur. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. Not every change proposed to God’s people will be from God, but stagnation is never from God. But the Holy Spirit acts in and through different movements and groups. New Wineskins. Enter your email address below and we will send updates of our community in your email inbox. And this is the story of MFC. A process of destruction begins to take place unless we too become new. First God formed a people, Israel. That which was true when Jesus taught this parable is still true today. AFFL (Part 146), Oct 29 2020 – The Ridiculous, Inane and Simply Stupid – 10, Theme 2020 (Part 83) – Called to be Apostles and Prophets – 2, Theme 2020 (Part 82) – Called to be Apostles and Prophets, Theme 2021 (Part 8), – The Mission of the Church – 2. Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins and both are preserved.” (v.17). 11 As well as through all the other wineskins God has raised, as they realize their respective calls and charisms, and live these out. That is what revival really is – more God – and we desperately need more God. 8 Even to the extent of getting support from pharmaceuticals dispensing contraceptives, which the Vatican said was not permissible for a Catholic org to do. The Holy Spirit is of course a Person of the Trinity, but it is not unacceptable to refer to the Holy Spirit as “it.” In fact, the usual depiction of the Holy Spirit is as a dove. The risen Lord has declared He is continually making all things “kainos” – new and improved! These traditions have produced the prejudices that we do not want to get rid of whenever the new wine comes. “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. 1 The gender of the Holy Spirit is subject to disagreement. The new wineskin is not only willing, but proactively thinking of how to minister to this new harvest that God is bringing in. In Luke 5:37, He said that no one pours new wine into old wineskins… And so it was that out of charismatic renewal emerged Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (LNP), and out. Note that the veering away with greater emphasis on GK (Gawad Kalinga) was the basic cause of the original CFC split. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.4 So the same Spirit acts throughout salvation history. Matthew, Mark and Luke each describe the parable Jesus told concerning new wine and old wineskins (See Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:22). And so as things were starting to burst, there was a split and CFC went on its own. In harmony with that, and with Oasis and Shades of Grace, is the challenge put forth by Pastor Marvin Cameron at the recent National Day of Prayer gathering in Kingsport – to find new and improved ways we can lift up the poor and powerless of our community while preserving their dignity and worth. MFC is called to be the Army of Mary, composed of Christ’s holy warriors. The wineskins, on the other hand, represent the religious practices and structure of God’s people – how we seek to relate to God and receive all He offers. But Jesus was not an improvement of God because God has never in all eternity needed improvement. The longer we have walked with God, the greater challenge we have not to become a old wineskin but to stay new, fresh, and flexible with the work of God in and around us. 11. As such, the gospel cannot be contained within the limits of the Mosaic law. New wine expands, and so puts pressure on the wineskin. What are the areas that cause us to operate as an old wineskin? Then some years after our split with CFC, CFC split again, into CFC and CFC-GK. As it is, the splits allowed LNP and CFC to be preserved, and carry on with their mission, with the particular wine originally given them by the Spirit. 6 LCSC is also a new wineskin. http://www.kingdomti.com/audio/3%20Our%20Father%27s%20Eternal%20Desire.mp3, Audio: So the Holy Spirit has put new wine into a fresh wineskin, which is MFC.10 May God’s purposes be accomplished in and through us, as He intends.11. In every case, there were those who rejected and opposed change, just like Jesus predicted, and others who wonderfully received and shared the new wine God wanted to pour out. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. Then God raised a sect within Judaism which became Christianity. and had become dry and brittle, it would burst. http://www.kingdomti.com/audio/9%20The%20Key%20to%20Our%20Revival.mp3, Audio: Sign up for our newsletter. This is basically a change of name, but reflects the greater understanding and greater focus on what God from the very start had been intending. But when God is about something new, though within the unchanging context of the proclamation of the gospel, then He produces new wineskins.6, Why were there splits? When Jesus spoke of “new” wine, He used the Greek word, “neos”, which describes something young or new in time, but not new in nature. Then CFC on the other hand veered away from God’s intent, neglecting the basic work of spirituality and evangelization in favor of work with the poor.8 So some leaders in CFC were changing the wineskin, and so before that would cause the wine to be ruined, God provided a new wineskin. Jesus says, “people do not put new wine into old wineskins. When Jesus spoke of “new” wineskins, He did not use the word, “neos”. This dramatic contrast Jesus made between “kainos” and “neos” in His wineskin parable must be understood before we can correctly understand the parable. But only Luke reports the caution Jesus gave about those who resist anything new, and none of our popular English translations clarify for us a crucial distinction Jesus made concerning what “new” means. For example, the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (CBCP) also became autonomous and on their own. http://www.kingdomti.com/audio/8%20We%20can%20be%20The%20Key%20of%20David%20Today.mp3, Audio: God is transitioning the Church, the Body of Christ, transforming and restoring us back to the original vision Jesus had for us when He called us a new wineskin and His “ekklesia.” What He started in the first century will now be completed in the 21st century. MFC and LCSC work together, with MFC being the backbone for LCSC. http://www.kingdomti.com/audio/4%20Every%20Follower%20of%20Jesus%20is%20a%20Minister.mp3, Audio: Jesus is saying that his teaching is not just a patching up of Judaism. http://www.kingdomti.com/audio/2%20New%20Wine%20Requires%20New%20Wineskins.mp3, Audio: Get updates from New Wineskins delivered straight to your inbox. God does go ahead with His plans, but if a new wineskin is not used, then the old one bursts.7 LNP did not realize that God did not just want an outreach to couples, doing a limited work, but wanted a whole new movement of family renewal and massive evangelization. http://www.kingdomti.com/audio/10%20A%20Focus%20on%20What%20Really%20Matters.mp3, Audio: Jesus was new wine. 10 Just as Jesus did not do away with the Old Testament, MFC is built on everything that has gone before, including the different communities of LNP and CFC. The temple in Jerusalem would be replaced by the new and improved spiritual house of living stones: people born of the Spirit who would carry the new wine of Jesus into the whole world (1 Peter 2:4-10; Mark 16:15).