New Wine and Old Bottles

Only they that have ears to hear will hear,
til the Lord God make bare his holy arm in the eyes of all nations;
For the glory of God is to conceal a thing:
but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

But when the Lord God shall make bare his holy arm in in the eyes of all nations,
the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together:
then shall kings shut their mouths at him;
for that which had not been told them shall they see;
and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

False structures only persist in darkness
and so my Lord will send one mighty and strong,
clothed with light for a covering, a fountain of truth,
to set in order the house of God,
to arrange by lot the inheritances of the righteous.

Light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness,
and that which was hid shall be made plain,
then shall the elements melt with fervent heat,
and every man’s work be made manifest:
for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire;
and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

The wisdom of their wise shall perish,
and the understanding of their prudent shall be hid;
that which is not of truth cannot abide the day,
for it shall burn as an oven;
and all the proud, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble;
for whatsoever things remain are of truth; and whatsoever things are not by truth shall be shaken and destroyed—
cut off from the Lord, and his house, and his people.

Yet his servant shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver,
and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver,
that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
For as many as repent and abide in truth,
shall be numbered among the remnant of Jacob
and joined to the house of Israel.
Not in old wineskins, but new,
assisting the Lord’s people, and forming the holy city.
For when that which is new is come,
the old is ready to be put away.

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