When Jesus, His mother and His disciples were guests at the wedding reception in Cana, Galilee, a great embarrassment occurred when they ran out of wine to serve the people with. Jesus' mother, Mary, said unto Jesus, “They have no wine...” And then His mother looked to the servants and told them, “Do whatever he tells you to do...”
Many people overlook this parable thinking that it is only about drinking wine. But Jesus is also talking about another kind of wine – the wine of the Holy Spirit. As new born babies, we are born into this world as empty wine skins; and God had purposed each one of us to be filled with the wine of the Holy Spirit (Lk. 5:37; Matt. 9:17).
John came to baptise with water, but Jesus came to baptise "with the Holy Spirit and fire" (Matt. 3:11). When we drink of the new wine of the Holy Spirit (Matt 3:11), He prepares us to "go out into the world to preach the gospel..." (Mk 16:15).
Jesus gave the same commandment to each of the seven churches: “He who has an ear, let him (her) hear what the Spirit says to the churches (Rev. 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6, 13, 22). Jesus assures us we will do even "greater works" than He; meaning not bigger, but much more of the same ministry that He did (Jn. 14:12-13).
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can have the confidence and boldness to do the same type of ministry that Jesus did. Ministry like offering unbelievers prayer for forgiveness of their sin; laying hands on the sick and praying for their healing; praying for people to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit with the "signs, wonders and miracles" following (Mk. 16–17; Rom. 12:6–8;1 Cor. 12:8–12). Can you imagine that? By faithfully praying with people for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, we are the distributors of Jesus' New Wine - the Holy Spirit! Amen!
Gordon receives invitations from all around the world to minister, and because of your faithfulness to financially contribute to our ministry, he does not charge fees to these churches or ministries that invite him, regardless of their size. Like the Apostle Paul, Gordon is led by the Holy Spirit, and asks for a love offering gift to allow him to continue to accept invitations anywhere in the world.