Feasting with Jesus
Christ Part Two
Jesus said in this
passage mine hour is not yet come which perhaps was a rebuke. He was not ready
to start His miracle ministry but for the sake of strengthening His infant
disciples He did this miracle.
His mother moved Jesus
but the wine began to fail. Remember the extremity of people is the opportunity
of God. It is so sad to see so many false ministries out there deceiving
helpless sheep disillusioned by the spectacular. In this particular miracle of
the Son of God people became empty and when this happens we do not know what to
do; however, Jesus did not delay His mercy to help the guests. When we are
empty and do not know what to do we must pray and get very specific with God.
This of course is predicated on that we have an earnest spirit.
In verse five Mary
said to the guests observe His orders. Mary understood that the Son of God
would help and in like manner we as His children need to comprehend that Jesus
will help us in any situation we are in as long as we obey Him with purity in
It is interesting that
Mary took the mild rebuke from Jesus very submissively because she let her
peace return back to her spirit. Meekness with a quiet spirit is way better
than talking back to the other person. We do not have to always be right because
often times we are wrong.
Where was her hope? It
was in the mercy of Jesus Christ. I cry out for mercy before God all the time.
Many people see this as foolish but I have found that God answers in the
affirmative more often than not in favor of helping His children.
Mary told the people
to look at Jesus, not her in her total inability to fix this situation. When we
face an impossible task do you really think we have the ability to solve the
problem? The answer is no and often times God is the author of the trial. This
is to test our faith and Godly character. Now Jesus was in a position to give
the orders. The Son of God was now able to apply the method to the need because
of His mercy.
The miracle itself was
turning water into wine. He ordered the water to take on a new form. Jesus
Christ was showing Himself to be the God of nature. According to verse six
there were six water pots of stone. The miracle was obviously turning water
What does this miracle
represent for all practical purposes? Jesus Christ came to bring the grace of
the gospel which is as wine instead of the shadows of the law which were as
water. Remember theses were water pots that had never been used to have wine in
them so this is one clue to understanding the New Covenant of Jesus Christ in
the New Testament. Another piece of evidence is these were water pots of stone
which were not even able to retain the scent of former liquors if there was
ever wine in them before the miracle. Jesus Christ gives abundantly according
to the riches of His grace.
Notice there were six
water pots probably prophetically representing six thousand years of mankind
working, sweating and laboring in turmoil. There are so many examples of these
stories in the gospels that this story is just one.
In Creation God
created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. This was a model of
human history. God could have easily created the world in one minute but
desired to explain the general timeline of human history. This will be specific
but we are not privileged to these details.
When people said for
example that Jesus would come back in the year two thousand that is way to
simple and obvious. God would never design the timeline to be that easy. As I
consult the biblical experts in this area (there are not many) they all say we
are in the general vicinity of the return of Jesus Christ.
Are we feasting with
Jesus Christ (having intimate fellowship with Him). We had better not only be
justified in the eyes of God but sanctified (living pure and obedient lives
before God) so we can go up in the rapture. I had a Christian women tell me
that she can live any way she wants and still go up in the rapture. I blame
this false teaching on the pastors but I also fault this ridiculous notion on
the Christian just blindly taking and accepting this message. Be a wise virgin
as opposed to a foolish virgin.
If you have not done
so now would be a good time to accept Jesus Christ into your heart as personal
Savior and Lord by repenting of all your sins and inviting the Son of God into
your life. If you just made that decision live for Jesus Christ by abiding in
Him daily and being the profitable servant for the Son of God for the right
reasons that line up with heaven. Objective good for the kingdom of God. God
really needs loyal servants for Him. Much of the church has drifted away from
the word of God.
God bless you,