Recently during a weekly intercessory prayer, I was given a vision from the Lord. In this vision I saw a bottle of wine which looked to be vintage, but in my spirit I knew it was new. As I looked closer, I could see around the edge of the cork drops of wine seeping from the bottle. Shortly after this, I heard a loud and distinctive sound of the cork popping open.
The Sound of Awakening and the Bottle of “Increase”
You see, in this hour there is a sound that is being released. It’s the sound of the Bride emerging from her cave. It’s the sound of awakening for the Body to step into their identities as sons and daughters of the Most High. Just like the cork popping, something explosive is about to take place. Romans 8:19, “For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”
As I continued to watch this old but new bottle of wine, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “This is the new wine for this season, and its name is ‘Increase.'” This oddly felt so familiar as I was reminded of a previous encounter pertaining to the new wine.
You see, every time the Lord has spoken to me about the new wine it has been about times, seasons and what the Holy Spirit is serving the Bride.
The New Wine Speaks of Renewed Love and Intimacy with God
“Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!” (Song of Songs 1:4 NIV)
We see in the New Testament that the infilling of the Spirit is compared to drinking wine. Acts 2:13, “But others poked fun at them and said, ‘They’re just drunk on new wine.'”
“And don’t get drunk with wine, which is rebellion; instead be filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18)
Beloved, the Lord is releasing a new drink! It’s a new season of blessings and favor. The “Increase” is here! Get ready to see an overflow of blessings. As we become recipients of this new wine, we not only receive the filling of His presence, but we also become walking testimonies of the goodness of God to those all around us. Where darkness and lack seem to cover the land, you will walk in the increase and blessings of the Father.
New Wine Speaks of the Harvest
New wine speaks of harvest, and you best believe it’s harvest time!
“[T]hen I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.” (Deuteronomy 11:14 NIV)
Today I encourage you to hold up your cup and receive of the Lord. “Lord, fill our cups today!”
“You become my delicious feast even when my enemies dare to fight. You anoint me with the fragrance of Your Holy Spirit; You give me all I can drink of You until my heart overflows.” (Psalms 23:5)
Now let’s continue to drink of His goodness and let the new wine of His increase flow in and out of you today!