|Luke 5:37-38 |
37 And no man puts new wine into old bottles [or wineskins]; else the new wine will burst the bottles and be spilled and the bottles will be ruined.2
38 But new wine must be put into new bottles, and then both will be preserved.
2 And no man puts new wine into old bottles [or wineskins]; else the new wine will burst the bottles and be spilled and the bottles will be ruined. The bottle is a man's heart; the heart in the body is the temple of God. Unless a man's heart and body has had the evil removed through repentance on the inward cross of self-denial, the heart cannot contain the filling of the Spirit of God; the Spirit would be lost because the man's evil desires wars with the Spirit of God and would cause it to diminish. Further, a man who had not first been purified on the cross would perish in the presence of God for only the righteous can scarcely be saved as the Lord snatches them from the fire that every man must pass through; flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. God must give us a new heart, which can hold the new Spirit.