UNTO the CHOICE VINE
BY: RAY PRINZING
“The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine, he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes.”
In fulfilling this scripture, significant that Jesus did not ride just one, but two.
What meaneth the symbolism of all this? Jesus sat upon the ass, and placed His feet upon the colt, and rode them both into Jerusalem. Binding together the vine and the choice vine. Jesus Christ was both the connecting link and the transition from both the vine of the first covenant and the choice vine of the new covenant. He rode out the law, fulfilled it, and He placed His feet firmly upon the new covenant with a full arrangement unto life and victory.
Those apprehended to become a part of the enchristed company have likewise often been placed in that position of riding both the old and the new. Brought up under the law with all its commandments, forms, ceremonies, yet receiving a vision of the glory of the NEW, so that they can no longer stay within the confines of the old, but now would
Surely as He leads from the old into the new, we also “wash our garments in wine…”