And who would pour fresh, new wine into an old wineskin? Eventually the wine will ferment and make the wineskin burst, losing everything—the wine is spilled and the wineskin ruined. Instead, new wine is always poured into a new wineskin so that both are preserved – Matthew 9:17 TPT.
The word of GOD loosely translated tells us that GOD cannot pour new wine into old wineskins, for the sake of both the wineskin and the wine. The wineskin represents the believer, and the wine represents GOD’s anointing. GOD requires change and growth for a new level, without change we cannot expect a greater level of anointing. This change and growth is a choice on our part and happens through and by the Spirit of GOD.
Most of the time this change or growth comes through GOD pointing out an area in our lives that needs to be dealt with, then it’s up to us to decide if we’re willing to surrender that area over to Him to change us or not. This process is called correction, as we are changed, we grow in the LORD and a greater anointing is poured out. However this is a choice that we have to make, Proverbs 15:32 TPT puts it this way, “Refusing constructive criticism shows you have no interest in improving your life, for revelation-insight only comes as you accept correction and the wisdom that it brings.”
Hebrews 12:5-6 TPT says, “And have you forgotten his encouraging words spoken to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t underestimate the value of the discipline and training of the Lord God, or get depressed when he has to correct you. For the Lord’s training of your life is the evidence of his faithful love. And when he draws you to himself, it proves you are his delightful child.”” Let us embrace the correction of GOD and allow Him to grow us and pour out His anointing so that we and His anointing may both be preserved so that we may carry out the great work in which we have been called into.
Refusing constructive criticism shows you have no interest in improving your life…without change we cannot expect a greater level of anointing