Yeshua Teaches On Fasting and New Wine

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In my last post, we learned of Matthew’s calling as a talmid and learned why Yeshua associated with sinners.  In this post, we will learn what He has to say about fasting and new wine.  The P’rushim not only questioned Yeshua about those with whom he had fellowship with at meals; but also, they questioned why Yeshua and his talmidim feasted instead of fasting on the customary days.  Yeshua showed them the need for joy because the Messiah had come.

Fasting

 “Next, Yochanan’s talmidim came to him and asked, “Why is it that we and the P’rushim fast frequently, but your talmidim don’t fast at all?’  Yeshua said to them, “Can wedding guests mourn while the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them; then they will fast. No one patches an old coat with a piece of unshrunk cloth, because the patch tears away from the coat and leaves a worse hole. Nor do people put new wine in old wineskins; if they do, the skins burst, the wine spills and the wineskins are ruined. No, they pour new wine into freshly prepared wineskins, and in this way both are preserved.”~ Matthew 9:14-17 Continue reading “Yeshua Teaches On Fasting and New Wine”