I AM the Heavenly Father. Sometimes it is better to completely bulldoze the old house than try and refurbish it. The same can apply to old mindsets, ways, and behaviors. Sometimes it is best to throw out the old, and bring in the new. Jesus said, "No one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. (Luke 5:37-38.)
"New wine must be put into new wineskins." I often operate outside of the "normal human standard." As a result, many people miss Us. Up until Jesus, there was none ever born who was greater than John the Baptist. (Matthew 11:11.) However, he was completely outside of the normal human standard. John came preaching in the wilderness, clothed in camel's hair, wearing a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. (Matthew 3:1-4.) He was new wine in a new wineskin. The religious leaders could not understand him, and thus completely rejected him. This eventually resulted in them crucifying Jesus Christ, the very Messiah they were waiting and searching for. If something appears to be outside of the box according to your standard, that doesn't mean I'm not in it.
37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.
“Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."
1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’”
4 Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.