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New Wine for the End Times

The New Wine System is all about interpreting the Bible like ancient Jews would have done.  Israel will rule the nations when the Messiah comes.  And we are grafted into Israel.  New Wine for the End Times is an in-depth 628-page book that covers all the Scriptural arguments for the New Wine System.  The Introduction, the Table of Contents, and each chapter of the book can be read here online.  The First Chapter is "The New Wine System in a Nutshell."  Read it as see if this makes sense to you as a new way to interpret Scripture.  It's an interpretation of Scripture that's in the context of the Old Testament Jewish culture and beliefs.

"Scripture is to be interpreted as literally as is reasonable, with careful consideration for context, allowing for symbolism only where symbolism is obvious, with the culture of the ancient Jews of primary importance.  It's my hope that every student of Scripture will read this book prayerfully, letting the inerrancy of Scripture be the final word.

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Introduction

Part One: The Road to Being Born Again

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).  The Greek word used here for “way” means road.  Salvation is a journey of righteousness to complete sanctification.  It’s a path that we must take.  But this journey does not end when we die.  The journey can continue throughout the millennium.

Paul says we must “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil 2:12).  But God does the greater work in us (verse 13).

What is the definition of salvation?  We are saved as long as we are on the road that leads to complete sanctification.  We will be given eternal life at the end of the journey.  However, if we were to harden our hearts so that we no longer hear Christ’s voice (Heb. 3:7, 15, 4:7), then we would forfeit salvation and no longer be saved.

We were saved (reconciled) at the cross because Jesus paid the price for our salvation.  Christ was a ransom for everyone.  Christ’s atonement is unlimited.  Everyone became Christ’s sheep at the cross because Christ died for everyone.  But most of Christ’s sheep are still lost.  We are all Christ’s sheep, even those who are still lost, unless we harden our hearts to the point of not hearing Christ’s voice.  We must have faith in God, and salvation is credited to us as righteousness.  This is a gradual process as faith in God grows.

Everyone must eventually put their faith in Jesus Christ in order to be forgiven of their sins and to begin their journey of righteousness.  The important point to remember is that the road towards holiness does not end at death, but can continue through the millennium.  Death is not the end of the journey.  The final judgment is not until a thousand years after the resurrection.

The New Wine System in a Nutshell

Three Intermediate States in the Grave

Born Again Verses

Problems Solved by the New Wine System

Part Two: The Wise, the Foolish, and the Wicked

As we mature in Christ, we are advancing down the road of righteousness.  This is the process of “working out our salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).  The important point to remember is that the road of righteousness does not have to end at death.  Death is not have to end one’s journey to holiness.  The journey can continue through the millennium.  The final judgment is not until the end of the millennium.

If this is true, then there must be three types of people in the grave.  The wise are those who [agape] love Christ, and walk as Jesus walked (1 John 2:9), to overcome sin, before they die.  The foolish are those who are still on the road of righteousness when they die.  Some have not yet professed their faith in Christ.  They are Christ’s lost sheep.  But even Christ’s lost sheep can hear his voice.  The wicked are those who have hardened their hearts and no longer hear Christ’s voice.

The purpose of Part Two of this book is to show these three types using Old Testament and New Testament Scripture about the resurrection.  Three types can be seen in Daniel 12.  By interpreting Matthew 24-25 in the context of Daniel 12, we can see the wise, the foolish, and the wicked in the Olivetti Discourse parables of Christ.  Three types of people in the grave can also be confirmed by the way the Lamb’s Book of Life operates.  And three types of people can be seen in the grave way back in Isaiah 26.  This is the earliest text of the resurrection, which says the earth will give birth to her dead.

We will also be studying the book of Hebrews.  The central theme of Hebrews is that it "is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then fall away, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt" (Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV).  This then, is a warning to foolish (immature) Christians from turning against Christ and becoming wicked.  You can forfeit your salvation.  And if you do, you can't get it back again.

The Olivetti Discourse

Three Types of People in the Grave

The Book of Life and the Unpardonable Sin

Evidence from Hebrews

Part Three: God’s Revelation

A good way to study God’s plan of salvation is to study the seven redemptive covenants between God and Man.  The covenants show a progressive plan of redemption that includes everyone from all nations, and all generations.  They begin with the covenant given to Noah, right after the flood.  The covenants are relationships.  The covenants between God and Man can be compared with our covenantal relationship with our parents.  We are born into the relationship with our heavenly Father.  Any of the covenants, however, can be rejected and broken.

This can be seen in the covenants, and is confirmed in Romans.  Paul teaches that those who have little revelation about God can at least see God in the Creation.  This corresponds to the covenant with Noah, which is about seeing God in the Creation.  Those who do not respond to God’s revelation in the Creation by faith will have “no excuse” at the judgment.  But with simple faith in the Creator, people can still be on the journey of righteousness.  Those who reject God’s free gift of salvation are the wicked and will be condemned.

God's revelations about Himself began in the Creation.  This is called General Revelation.  Then it progressed into Special Revelation through the Old and New Testament prophets.  Some people are given more revelation about God than others.  We must respond to God’s revelations by faith.  As we are given more, our responsibility to respond by faith increases.  To those who are given little, little is expected.  To those who are given much, much is required. 

This study of the progressive nature of God's revelation shows us that God's redemptive plan is for everybody.  Everybody has some degree of revelation from God.  God expects those who are given more revelation to lead others to God's righteousness.  Those who are given the most revelation are the firstfruits of the harvest in God's redemptive plan for everybody.

Calvinism teaches just the opposite.  Calvinism teaches that God's plan of salvation is only for an elected few.  So after we have learned about God's redemptive plan for everyone, as a progressive series of revelations, we will look at the problems with Calvinism.

The Seven Redemptive Covenants

Faith in the Creator and the Second Adam

General Revelation

Problems with Calvinism

Part Four: God’s Grace

Part Four of this book is all about Law vs. Grace.  Not everyone who says "Lord, Lord" will inherit the kingdom, but only those who do the "will" of the Father (Mat 7:21).  This "will" is talking about the overall purpose that God has for us.  We find God's purpose ("will") and do it out of love for the Father.  We help our neighbors because the Father's love is in us.  This became possible under the New Covenant because of the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which did not happen in Old Testament times.  God is love.  As our love and God's love come into harmony, Christ is "in" us and we are "in" Christ because of a common purpose.  This is God's grace.  We are favored by God in that we have a new way of living, where God lives in us and through us.

God's grace causes our focus to get off of ourselves and onto others, and onto the Father's purpose in our lives.  As that happens, we completely, one hundred percent, overcome all sinful habits in our lives.  But if you are looking at self, feeling guilty about not measuring up, or if you are trying to overcome by self-effort, then it becomes all about self and not about God's purpose.  Doing so keeps you under the law and not knowing the true freedom of God's grace.  Without that true freedom, we would fall back into the bondage of sinful habits.  This then, literally fulfills the law and the prophets.  We literally become able to obey the law perfectly, whereas that was not possible without God's love in us and flowing from us as we work in our God-given purpose.

This is nothing new.  A similar doctrine is known as lordship salvation.  But free grace advocates have opposed lordship salvation because it seems to add a requirement to salvation other than faith in Christ.  But the New Wine System shows us that the wise live the life of "lordship salvation" without saying that those who don't won't be saved.  The wise will enter the narrow gate to inherit the kingdom.  But the foolish can still enter through the wide gate and eventually be saved by God's grace (way of life) during the millennium.

Lordship Salvation vs. Free Grace

Law vs. Grace in the Old Testament

Law vs. Grace in Romans

Law vs. Grace in Galatians

Part Five: New Wine Eschatology

This New Wine System requires that the Church must be Israel.  Gentile believers are grafted into Israel.  Thus, the Church is Israel, both Jew and Gentile.  The New Wine System does not work unless the Church is Israel.

At the same time, the millennial reign of Christ must exist.  Christ’s millennial reign is the climax of God’s redemptive plan.  It’s during this time that all people from every nation, tribe, people, and language, from all generations, will have the opportunity to profess their faith in Christ, and to mature in Christ. 

The nations, during the millennium, will need kings and priests who will have already become Sons of God to lead them down the path of Christ towards eternal life.  Thus, it’s not Jews who reign in the millennium.  The Elect is the true Israel.  The true Church is the true Israel.  Therefore, the Elect reign in the millennium.

New Wine Premillennialism

The Church is Israel

Science and the Bible

Ezekiel’s Temple

Part Six: The Book of Revelation

The New Wine System presented in this book is a study of God’s redemptive plan for the ages.  God’s redemptive plan is accomplished at the cross, but climaxes when Christ returns.  Thus, eschatology is the key to understanding God’s redemptive plan.  For this reason, we need to take a look at Revelation to see some of the details as to how the New Wine System is to be accomplished.

Chapter 21 explores why it’s important to read Revelation and take it to heart.  We also look at the overall theme of Revelation.  It’s the only book in the Bible that offers a blessing for reading it, and taking it to heart.

Then, Chapter 22 looks at the Signs of the Times.  What evidence do we have that we are the generation that will see the appearance of Christ, the events in Revelation, and then the time when Christ sets up his earthly kingdom.

 Chapter 23 explores the Mystery God.  This thread of teaching in Scripture can help us understand why the New Wine System is only now being understood.

Chapter 24 is about the Greatest Revival of all time.  People are fearful of reading Revelation because it’s about the greatest tribulation of all time.  So they miss the revival that is also in Revelation.  This revival will happen during the first half of the seven-year period of Christ's return.

The Lost Blessing of Reading Revelation

Signs of the Times

The Mystery of God

The Greatest Revival of All Time

Part Seven: Christian Perfection by Grace and Works (Booklet)

Part Seven of this book is also published separately in a smaller booklet.  The first six parts of New Wine for the End Times have endeavored to look at every aspect of Scripture that has a bearing on the New Wine System.   Once we understand what Christ really meant by the wise, the foolish, and the wicked, we learn that we must overcome all our sinful habits if we are really to know Christ and be his disciple.

In light of the New Wine System presented in this book, much of what Christ said about the Kingdom of Heaven takes on new meaning.  If there are three intermediate states in the grave, then we can no longer water down the holiness verses, saying that holiness is not required for eternal life.  If we want to inherit the kingdom, we must take holiness very seriously.

1 John 2:3-6 NIV  We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.  (4)  The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  (5)  But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:  (6)  Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.

We overcome sin by grace because it's impossible to completely overcome sin without the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.  We overcome sin by works because as we do the works that Christ commands us to do, the Holy Spirit fills us, enabling us to do the will of the Father.  When God has filled us, we cannot sin because God is in us and God cannot sin.  But we can still yield to temptations because all sins are habitual.  The Holy Spirit backs off when we yield to temptations.  But we can repent and ask the Holy Spirit to fill us again.  So we must again focus on the works the Father has commanded us to do and again be filled with the Holy Spirit.  As we get immersed in the works of God, sin no longer has control over us, and we can become completely sanctified, overcoming all our sinful habits.

Christian Perfection by Grace and Works

Christian Perfection According to Jesus

The Christian Perfection of John

The Christian Perfection of Paul

The Christian Perfection of James

Christian Perfection by Grace

Christian Perfection by Works

Christian Perfection in the Sabbath

Epilogue

I think right now relatively few have really found the narrow gate of holiness.  As Jesus said, “Those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:14).  But during the great tribulation, there will be a countless number, from every nation, tribe, people, and language who will come out of the great tribulation (Revelation 7:14) and stand before the throne.  For those who realize the pre-tribulation rapture is a false doctrine, but are wrestling with a fear of going through the great tribulation, I would emphasize seeking God's holiness.

If you have found this book useful, please visit my web site for additional supporting articles about eschatology.  Also, it would be very helpful if you could send an email to your family and friends and tell them about this book.  Please include my website address.  Thank you very much.

The truth hides in the middle.

Philip Brown
www.newwine.org

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If you find this book to be of interest, please send an email with a link to this website to all your Christian family and friends.  You could even include one to your pastor.

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Philip Brown     Click to email me.

If you find this book to be of interest, please send an email with a link to this website to all your Christian family and friends.  You could even include one to your pastor.

Thanks,www.newwine.org
Philip Brown     Click to email me.