On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Nearby stood six (number of man) stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water (fill them with the word)”; so they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, “Now DRAW SOME OUT and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “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.”
Beloved, now I don’t know if you realize this or not, but there is a SEPARATION that is taking place, a separation of “water” from the “ceremonial” stone water-pots of the day. This represents for us those who are now being taken fully out of religion and its ways, even those who are now even being “drawn out” or drawn away (by the Lord) from those who (though Christian, and desirous of “the word”) are not willing to go the way of THE CROSS.
This is surely in preparation of a very great CHANGE, a change from “water into wine,” this wine being THE NEW WINE OF THE KINGDOM, and for lack of a greater expression, this is just what is needed to fulfill the great end of the age version of the book of Acts.
This is that “saved the best wine for last” stuff, beloved. In other words, we’re just getting to the really good stuff. Hang in there.
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We’ve entered an awesome time of transition from one age to another, beloved, ‘n God deals with His people more severely at these times. This has to do with what is needed to shift from one expression of the Kingdom of God into a much greater expression of that Kingdom. The “separation” that I have spoken of recently has to take place because there can be NO MIXTURE between what is coming and what is now being done away with. In other words, there has to be a complete and total CHANGE from one thing into another. THIS IS that “water changed into wine.” D