Stomping Grapes is a prophetic sermon that deals with finding the best within us through the trials and tribulations that life deals us. Before a grape can become wine it first must be crushed. The thicker the skin of the grape, more pressure is needed for it to be crushed. Once the grape is broken and unable to hold on to its nectar, it begins the process of fermenting by decomposing. As the grape gives up its form the wine begins to turn into a source of powerful drink.
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13)
The same applies to our flesh: just as it is hardened by worldly and unspiritual ways, like the immature grape, it is stubborn in giving up its outer shell. When we finally have had enough of the world’s pounding, we then begin to yield to God’s ways. Dying to ourselves allows God to manifest our newborn spirit, revealing the power within us.
Therefore, if life is crushing your image, emotions, and identity, you are in the grape-press of life, and that is a good thing. Know that God will bring your best out of you from this stomping experience. Keep in mind that this life is not really all that important, it’s the after-life that we are looking forward to.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)