Choice Wine, Last

Dan Holland reflects upon 2021 UK Mission – Walk the Way – as it draws to a close.

“Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now” (John 2 v10).

There is an observable biblical principle that God saves the best until last. We remember the water turned into wine at Cana’s wedding, the best wine served after most people wouldn’t have noticed or cared too much. There are other examples,

The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ (Haggai 2 v9a)

He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. (Joel 2 v23b)

The autumn rain arrivesjust before the harvest and brings the grain to full stature.Jesus himself came after the law, and the prophets, the supreme example of the best coming last. In so doing he fulfilled the law and fleshed out the prophecies. Yet Jesus went so far as to say,

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. (John 14v 10)

This is possible because the best wine is the Holy Spirit poured out at Pentecostfilling the believers with God’s love and power. So, what does all this mean for Walk the Way inits final furlong. What a spectacular adventure it has been, stretching and developing faith in many directions. It’s been sobering to see the desperate state of the church in parts of this country.We’ve broken the back of the via beata.As someone who hasparticipatedfor a long time It’s tempting tocomplete Walk the Way as a formality rather than with fresh faith, expecting even greater miracles than we have yet seen. It’s somehow easier to anticipate with faith when body and soul are fresh in starting out.

As the law of aerodynamics supersedes gravity, God, who saves the best until last cuts right across the gravitational laws of motion, supercharging us with faith to see the best right at the very end, on the eleventh week. It’s good to start well. To finish well is even better! May the final week be the greatest.

I (we) press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Phil 3v 14).


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Daniel Holland is a UK missionary with Through Faith Missions. He wrote “Through The Tunnel – Free at Last” published by PUSH Publishing, as his personal testimony. His second book “Prophetic Evangelism – Kingdom Exploits in the Risk Zone” was published January 2021, via Christian Publications International:


Here is a link to a Prophecy Today review of Dan’s recent book: