Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/03/2022

Pursue God’s Presence

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

We can’t afford to stay in the same old wineskin–mindskin of yesterday, it will not hold or advance the new wine of the Holy Spirit, the present truth of God. My heart bleeds this morning; I can’t live in yesterday. No one after drinking the old wine wants the new, for he says, ‘”the old is better.” The old is rooted in the old systems of man, comfortability and familiarity. The new is rooted in the Kingdom of God, it’s uncomfortable and unfamiliar.

They pour new wine into new wineskins, so that both are preserved. How can we maintain the same comfortable routine, sing the same familiar songs and minister from the same old systems and keep the new? We are finding more important our song selections, our pre-selected sermons, and what impresses us, versus the fresh wineskin presence of the Lord and what impresses God. Pursue the presence of God and refuse to live in yesterday.

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  1. Yet another timely reminder for me. Thank you so much!

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    • Liz, you are welcome!

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      • The old days are not better in everything because life always has ups and downs …

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      • It is so important to pursue the presence of God because He changes everything.


  2. Yes!!!! So true. Amen!

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  3. Great message on this Tuesday morning!

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  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford.

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  5. Beautiful! The last line says it all! “ Pursue the presence of God and refuse to live in yesterday.” Amen! 😊❤️

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  6. Y Es.

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  7. Amen 🙏🏾. New wine

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  8. I had to go shopping because my old wine skin no longer fits. I had to get a new and pretty wine skin!

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  9. ❤️❤️❤️

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