“You only live once—so drink great wine” ~ Anonymous
For my adult readers, whether you enjoy wine or not. The Bible has much to say about the beverage. It holds special significance in particular portions of Scripture, but many people have no idea how it even is made. It is filled with the following steps which often times can become complicated and convoluted depending on the taste you are seeking.
- Fermentation/maceration [“new wine”]
- Malolactic Fermentation
This is an age-old process and it is important to understand nothing comes from nothing. Some people know this as the Law of Conversation of Mass. Every action is intentional.
But God is the only one who can circumnavigate all and make new, good wine from nothing. In John 2, the well-known narrative of Christ’s intervention in a wedding running low on wine stands as a testimony to the power of God. Looking deeper into this story, you may find a connection between the new wine that Christ made and the new covenant that Christ makes with the nation of Israel.
Wine typically represented blessing throughout the Bible and the withdrawal of wine represented wrath (Haggai 1:11). This trend is found many times through out Scripture. This is significant as it indicates a time when the Jews will return to God (2 Peter 3:8-18).
Right now, they have no interest in seeking Christ, but when the pressures prophecy indicates arrive, and Israel is pressed, they will return to God.
God will make wine again. Once again, I say this is significant because God gives an opportunity for all people to come and experience His saving grace. This includes Jews, Gentiles, reprobates, legalists, children, elderly, women, men, black, and white (Ephesians 2:13-17). God is isn’t solely just and fair, He is additionally mercy. He is grace.
God desires to “have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).
Taste and see that He is good. Jesus is the author of good things (Psalm 34:8).