New Wine

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When the Lord presided over the first Lord’s Supper, Jesus said to the disciples:  Matt 26:29 “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”  Much like the kingdom, this newness is here and is still to come.  Jesus could have said bread instead of wine, eat instead of drink, His point was not the wine but the newness of the Kingdom.  After the resurrection, when He would eat and drink again, everything would be new.  Reality would be reborn and the leaven would begin working through the loaf.

But there will come a day when the kingdom will come to complete fulfillment and the Savior will make wine new yet again.  There will be a new heave and a new earth, and therefor a new wine.  We will have wine that is not affected by sin.  Its color will be viewed by sinless eyes, its aroma will not be filtered by corruption and its taste shall be pure delight.  It is the presence of the Savior, in all of His glory, that will change the creation and we long for the day that His Kingdom comes.

But this bread is His body and this cup is the new covenant in His blood, though spiritually discerned, nevertheless He is here.  And it is His presence through the word that enlivens our faith to see, smell and taste things that are and are not yet.  So come believing, baptized saints of the King of Kings, come taste and see that the Lord is good.

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