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Wedding Feast: Water into Wine

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Wedding Feast: Water into Wine

John 1:1-4 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.”

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Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

7 thoughts on “Wedding Feast: Water into Wine

  1. Very interesting, Rachel.
    A lot of deep thoughts here, and intricate symbolism.

  2. Rachel,

    Have been enjoying your videos and you are an inspiration. Just a question I am catholic and you don’t speak about receiving the body and blood which an intrigral part of why we attend mass. Could you speak about this a little. Otherwise, I think you are gifted in the message of the holy spirit. Thank God for you.

    • I don’t know what all your belief entails … but I talk quite a bit about the true body and blood, flesh and blood, word and spirit, … look beyond the church images to the deeper truth of what that means. Organized religion creates many images around the true God that keep people from seeing Him as He is. Seek beyond the images.

  3. Hi Rachel, E W here. This is proof that we receive from the same Spirit. For you made your last two entrees before I read either. After reading “Water into wine” I commented that the water/old wine is a representation of doctrines of men and new wine is the doctrine/will of God sent by Jesus. In this video, you said the same thing, which was posted before I made my comment. Therefore, we could not have known each others perception unless it came from the same source. —Another point I would add is that each time I do a study of a perticular subject I receive more perceptions. I pray God give you understanding of what I am saying. It doze not mean God changes His mind, but that He teaches many things from each subject. I see your take on this subject and am interested in looking deeper into it. However, I see some other concepts in subject, because of other scripture coming to mind. I will not speak now, to avoid confusion for other readers. God willing, we can discuss later.

    • Really thought provoking this incident. Thanks for bringing it up Rachel
      Feast and wine are two symbols which start and end Jesus’ earthly ministry. The first was perfomed at the time when His ‘hour had not yet come.’ The last at the time of the feast of the passover when, ‘….His hour had come. There is one more feast in the future which will be the feast of all feasts.
      The comment of the master of ceremonies is important.
      ‘At the start of the ‘feast’ the good (old) wine is brought out. Then when everyone is worse for wear the poorer (new) wine is produced. You – the bridegroom – have produced the best wine at the end.’
      that statement is verified by Jesus in Luke 5:39. For those attending a ‘feast’ old is favoured above new.
      At the start of His ministry, Jesus is defining His purpose for the next three years. There will be some who prefer the old,wine – laws, regulations, ceremonies etc. (v33) as their means of salvation. But there will be many who will value the new wine produced through the last ‘feast’ on earth. (Mk 14:25). P.s. It was old wine drinkers who ordered the death of Jesus.
      Mk.5:38 is the paramount verse for me. Staying open and fresh and new, by daily coming to Him for ‘…the renewing by the Holy Spirit’.. This is the fulfillment of salvation that Jesus came to give. This life cannot be contained in an old wine skin. (which contain rules, regulations, constitutions, ceremonies, rituals etc. maintained in religion)
      Only Jesus can produce better quaility wine from water in ‘ceremonial’ pitchers.
      Mary played out her role in this miracle as a true mother should. That has been stirred deeply and covered already.

    • Hi EW … the layer up layer .. a picture within a picture is how the Bible is written. Much comes from one passage; as we mature the spirit takes us deeper – incredible isn’t it?

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