Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?’ Matt 9:14
And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. Matt 9:15
Bridegroom: a man just married or about to be married
John’s disciples were no longer with John. Jesus was the bridegroom and His disciples were His groomsmen. When He sacrificed His life for our sins He became one with us. Like a groom and bride.
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you ALWAYS, even to the end of the age.” Mat 28:18-20
No one puts a piece of un-shrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Matt 9:16
You can’t put the Holy Spirit in a unclean body that has not been baptised. Water baptism is the cleansing of sins in your soul. Spirit baptism is the guided spirit to give authority to do God’s will throughout all of the nations.
“Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matt 9:17
Preserve; guard: protect, shield; keep: process, cure
New body and the Holy Spirit is to keep you guarded, protected, to shield, keep you from all things unholy.
Lets talk about cleansing in the physical. God doesn’t just want your soul, but your whole life. I listened to a message by Banning of Jesus Culture of Bethel. And he was talking about not just tithing 10% of your money and God doesn’t just want your money but He wants everything. As I was listening I got convicted about the DVDs and CDs I own. So I went downstairs and got them from a bag and am now planning to get rid of them. He doesn’t want anything else going into my soul that does not contain His fingerprint. Why would I put old sinful wine into a new wineskin. It will tear. My soul is on the line, not just in the phyical but also spiritual. You have to make room for the new.
“But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.” Matt 15:18
What are we putting and holding in our heart. What happen when we put Godly thinking into us.
“He who believes in Me, as the Scipture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
Living Water of the Spirit and the Word will become real in our lives. And if we look at unGodly things what happen to us.
But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therfore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Matt 6:23
If you are listening to and watching things that are not from God, what do you think the Holy Spirit thinks about that?
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. you cannot serve God and mammon. Matt 6:24
Mammon is not only money but can also mean man. You can’t serve God and your flesh.
Paul writes to the church that he denies his flesh daily. You have make an everyday effort to deny sin. Give up what God wants from you. Ask God to search your heart.
Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. Colossians 1:28
Let the Holy Spirit warn and teach in wisdom. We become perfect through Jesus to become perfect offerning to Jesus Christ. Amen! -tsuLife Author