For many years, I have read through the passage of Jesus at a wedding in Canaan, (John 2:1-11). I saw many elements within it, yet never the simplicity of a tremendous message of things to come through fulfillment of a new covenant and work of Jesus. It was far beyond the scope of my vision for many years.
When Jesus had the large water canisters filled with water, He presented the first step for coming unto the presence of God; washing or cleansing one's self with clean water, towards remission and sanctification of sins, (Exodus 19:10-11; Ezekiel 36:25; Mark 1:4). Yet, as in the old covenant, it was not enough and Jesus knew it. So the second step had to be introduced, the shedding of blood from a suitable sacrifice, towards sanctification, (Exodus 24:8; Leviticus 17:11,14). Yet again, it was not enough and the people of the old covenant had not been able to keep it, (Jeremiah 31:31-34).
So the third step is an intervention by Jesus, the shedding of His sacrificial blood for the sanctification and redemption of sins for all of mankind, (John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Hebrews 9:12). The blood, would come to be represented by wine after the work of Jesus was complete, (Luke 22:20). Without the blood of Jesus, the bondage of sin would bring people into eternal death, (Romans 6:23). Yet, because of His blood, they now have the opportunity to bear fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), receive the baptism by the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8), and eternal life (1 John 5:11; Jude 1:21).
Let Us Pray. Dear God, thank you for this revelation of the water to vine that occurred in Canaan. It has brought a new light unto my soul as a simple revelation of the covenants, old and new, for the People of Israel, and Gentiles too. Yet, in the fulfillment of the new covenant, through the work of Jesus, all people may now be cleansed, sanctified, and redeemed by the blood of God's Lamb; Jesus. I am grateful and rejoice for the privilege of having been called-out to partake of this calling and transformation through Jesus. Amen.
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