During these Last Days preceding the great and terrible Day of the Lord, God is pouring out a “new” new wine for the Church to fulfill the Great Commission. This is different from what was poured out over a half century ago through the Holy Spirit. This is new.
Through this “new” new wine, believers of different stripes—for example both non-charismatic conservative evangelical as well as charismatic believers—will be able to come together in one accord to preach the gospel to the world as Jesus did and as he taught and commanded his disciples. This will result in an acceleration of the Great Commission, something which has been lacking in our missions for the last 2,000 years.
Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.
The “new” new wine—this “new” oil, this “new” Spirit—is the fulfillment of Psalm 133 during these Last Days. It’s the oil and the Spirit of unity in the body of Christ for the sake of the gospel and the Great Commission as now we are able leave behind what divided us in the past.
Instead of being divided by the things of the Holy Spirit as we were in the past, we will come together by focusing on the gospel and the Great Commission—which indeed was the very purpose of the Spirit’s coming according to Acts 1:8. We will focus on preaching the gospel exactly as Jesus and his disciples did—that is, with the authority and power already in operation in the gospels even before the Spirit came at Pentecost along with His supernatural gifts. In Acts the disciples continued to use this power and authority—and not primarily the gift of healing—as evidence of the truth of the gospel as it was proclaimed to both Jews and Gentiles.
According to 1 Corinthians 12, the gifts of the Spirit are primarily for building up the body of Christ which of course consists of saved believers. But the power and authority given by Jesus to his disciples in Luke 9:1-2—by contrast—are for proclaiming the kingdom of God to those who know not Christ as their Lord and Savior. Non-cessationist evangelicals can be open to the use of this power and authority for the sake of the gospel to those who never heard.
Therefore non-cessationist evangelicals and charismatics can labor side by side in the Lord’s vineyard, ministering to the sick with this power and authority as evidence to the world that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.