John 2 1-11(Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition.) Wedding at Cana

 1 And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no wine. 4 And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? my hour is not yet come. 5 His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye. 6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures apiece. 7 Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now, and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it. 9 And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine, and knew not whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water; the chief steward calleth the bridegroom, 10 And saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee; and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.


Mark 2 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition. ) Jesus is The New Wine

22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the wine will burst the bottles, and both the wine will be spilled, and the bottles will be lost. But new wine must be put into new bottles.

Luke 5 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition.)

37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottle: otherwise the new wine will break the bottles, and it will be spilled, and the bottles will be lost. 38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 9 And no man drinking old, hath presently a mind to new: for he saith, The old is better


These verses (as most of Scripture) are so deep in metaphoric meanings they truly cause all, that will seek, to fall in Love with the beauty of their depths....

Most agree that "New Wine" (which is mentioned over thirty times throughout the Bible) is a reference to Jesus, as well as reference to The New Covenant (which IS Jesus)

It used to be accepted that the "bottle" (singular in Luke's writing and "Bottles" or "Skins" plural in other English translations) is an individual person (Mary the Blessed Virgin) as well as the "bottles" are each of us. (although "typo" or "a taste for Marian embellishment" has often been the acquisition toward the Douay-Rheims interpretation and this old man doesn't have the smarts to go back into the Latin Vulgate, let alone the Greek or Hebrew it may have been originally written in, to try to figure it all out.

Although to me it really doesn't matter, in that if  "the bottles" IS a reference to "all men and women of post-incarnation", well so be it, Mary was the First Bottle The New Wine was in.

All the rest of us simply have to worry as to whether or not we possess the attributes to hold the New wine so that it isn't spilled out of us and we are lost.  )  


But just "Whom" is the "Old Wine"???

Well, me thinks THAT OLD WINE, is Jesus also, The Same Jesus that Was - Is - Always Will Be. AND has never changed, even though He did have to come to earth becoming a New Wine for mankind as a necessary step in the salvation of man.


The "drinking" is the receiving of Jesus, and while receiving Him as "The New", the goal in salvation is that we train our palate to recognize the Old and The Eternal Spirit of Love which is that Of He and His Father in Union, as it always has been and always will be.




Revelation 12:3-4 &7-13 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition.) satan and his fallen angels

3 And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his head seven diadems: 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered; that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son.


7 And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels: 8 And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of the testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man child: