Wheat, Wine, and Oil

“For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, streaming to the goodness of the Lord—for wheat and new wine and oil, for the young of the flock and the herd; their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, and they shall sorrow no more at all. “  Jeremiah 31:11-12

Father, we thank You that You have redeemed Your sons and daughters.  Lord, as we just celebrated the death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus, we thank you for sending Jesus as our Ransom and that He rescued us from the power of death and sin.  Father, we sing and praise You for the work You will do in the lives of all the participants coming this week to the Deeper Still retreat.  We praise You for the wheat, new wine and oil in their lives.  We thank you that their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, and they shall sorrow no more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

As I was reading the verses above, the words “wheat, new wine, and oil” caught my eye.  After doing some research, I found the following very interesting:
Wheat represents harvest or seeds sown in a field along with what is produced from those seeds.

New wine represents life (or new life), joy, celebration, and abundance.

Oil is representative of the Holy Spirit.
God’s people received wheat, new wine, and oil. 
This weekend, I pray for the participants to receive a harvest in their lives and that they would then be free to plant seeds and produce fruit for a harvest.  I pray they would leave with new life full of joy, celebration and abundance through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The next verses say what will happen next.
“Then shall the virgin (pure and unspotted) rejoice in the dance.  And the young men and the old, together;  For I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow.  I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.” Jeremiah 31:13-14 (parenthesis added)

God calls His beloved, “virgins”.  Because of His Blood, we are pure and unspotted in His sight.  He alone turns mourning into joy, saturates our souls with abundance, and satisfies us with His goodness.   He alone is our Randsom and Redeemer.  Lord, we thank You for all You will do this weekend in the lives of every participant and that they will rejoice and praise Your name!  We praise Your name.  

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