To preserve the wine, you need to have a prepared wineskin, which consists out of the issues of structure, behaviour, interaction and culture. The wisdom of stewarding a move of God is required to cause a move of God to be sustained and for us to be healthy in the middle of it. We need to live according to the instructions which Jesus gave in the great commission instead of being a cultural Christian. There are key characteristics in following the great commission and the first is that there will be supernatural signs and wonders which are sustained by going, staying young in your thinking, avoiding being too busy, being robust, kind and truthful and avoiding being religious. Secondly, we are to make disciples and be a training school, a barracks, a learning environment. We should not run church services filled with doers instead of disciples who love Jesus. The third word in the Great Commission is baptism. We need to be immersed in the will of God, the suffering and thereafter glory of the Kingdom. Our posture should always be one of leaning forward – having a positive attitude of always progressing in God’s Kingdom.
This Message was brought on 28 October 2018 by Jarrod Cooper.