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Water into Wine

Water into Wine

Jesus Christ’s first miracle in the flesh was turning water into wine. John 2:1-11 It was a foreshadowing of His first miracle at His return at the end of the age to establish His kingdom of righteousness on earth. John 2:4 The kingdom’s territory is the souls of mankind; this is what He is coming to claim by manifesting His blood, His Spirit, the wine in them. 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 2:28, 22:16

The CRY has gone out to come to the wedding feast. Matthew 25:6 Christ is standing at the door of your soul and whoever comes and opens the door to Him; He will come in and dine with them. He will come and make His home in you for you are to be His temple; His body which His glory dwells. Revelation 3:20, John 14:23 As you dine, He will give you His blood to drink, His spirit of eternal life, His spirit of righteousness. He will turn your water, your spirit washed in the word, into wine, His spirit.

Those who open the door and dine with Him will be granted to sit on His throne with Him, a foundation of righteousness and justice, mercy and truth. Psalm 89:14-15, Revelation 3:21 His throne is your soul; for His spirit resides in you and rules from within.

Wedding Garments

If you have sought and allowed the Holy Spirit to intricately knit new garments on you, acts of righteousness, then you can enter into the wedding. Matthew 22:10-13, Revelation 3:18 These are the new wineskins, the purified pots. Luke 5:38, John 2:6 If not, you can not enter until you buy and sell with Christ leading you to lay down your life, walk a life of repentance (walking in truth and love); and hunger and thirst for His righteousness above all else. Matthew 5:6, Isaiah 49:10, Nehemiah 9:15 The new wineskin is your soul purified and sanctified by the truth. John 17:17 Those who possess new wineskins have feasted on His flesh, His truth, the bread of life and thus filled up their soul with the oil of truth. John 6:51, 53 Those with the oil of truth, which produces acts of righteousness (wedding garments), enter the wedding feast to be joined to the Bridegroom. Matthew 25:8-10

Instruction of the Mother of Jesus

At the wedding, the mother of Jesus instructed her son and the servants. John 2:5 She represents the mother of all living who birthed her son, the spirit of life, into the world. Again, the woman births her son into the world, a life giving spirit. Revelation 12:5 If you have heard the cry to come to the wedding feast, then hear her words to the servants to obey her Son who has the spirit of eternal life to partake of. Now is the time for the vessels of purified water to be turned into wine. John 6:54-56

Fill your Vessel with Living Water

John 2:7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.

From Christ comes the living water, the truth. If you have bought and sold with Him the pure truth by the Holy Spirit, then this truth sanctifies you and prepares you to be united to His Spirit. It’s the water that springs up into everlasting life.

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

As you have sought and feasted on the bread of life; now is the time to drink of His blood. Seek to have His spirit fill and rule every aspect of your soul for this is to drink His blood. Follow His voice in whatever He leads you to do. Seek His instruction to your soul.

Increasing Power

As you receive the life blood of Christ, the new wine; you’ll experience increasing power. Not power as the world views it and gives, but power that comes from living in truth and love. So, those who have gone through the washing of the word, purification, and sanctification thus have been growing in righteousness; as you dine with Christ you will be growing in power. It’s a power to be and do what you have longed for as a son/daughter of God. It is receiving the power and ability to walk in righteousness as you have desired. This power will implode your words and actions. Through it, you will start to see your life transform; the fulfillment of your hope. You’ll enter the sanctuary of peace and rest. His spirit of righteousness will shine brighter and brighter in you and into the world. You will be this world’s hope for the days that lay ahead. Ezekiel 14:22-23


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Prepared for the Wedding Feast

Prepared for the Wedding Feast

Matthew 22:12-14 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a WEDDING GARMENT?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but FEW are chosen.”

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Are YOU Ready?

Are YOU Ready?

As the end is drawing very near, each one of us needs to ask ourselves a very serious question, Are WE Ready? 2 Corinthians 13:5 Do we have the oil in our lamp so we’re prepared when the Bridegroom comes? Matthew 25:1-12 Are we a wise virgin with the knowledge and truth of God, or a foolish one lacking understanding and wisdom? Are we one to whom Christ’s return will come as a thief in the night or are we one who will know of His return? 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4

Oil in the Bible is equated to the Holy Spirit. The lamp is our soul. Matthew 5:14-16 Do we have the oil of the Holy Spirit that brings the true light and life of Christ within us; our guarantee we are His? Christ Jesus is coming for His Bride; those who are ready to be united to Him in truth and spirit. Like an earthly bride, there are preparations required. We need a spirit prepared to be united to Him.

How do we know that we have the Holy Spirit who is given as a guarantee and we are ready? 2 Corinthians 5:5 (Hint: it’s not just about speaking in tongues, which can easily be manipulated by deceptive spirits) There is MUCH deception these days around the filling, anointing and presence of the Holy Spirit in believers’ lives. How do we know that we haven’t been deceived into thinking we have the Spirit when we don’t, falsely promised by others that we do, and have a spirit of deception in His place? 2 Corinthians 11:4

We look to the Bible for our answers. 2 Corinthians 5 is a helpful chapter on the evidence one should experience in their lives when they have the Holy Spirit.

Evidence of Holy Spirit within You

First, you are taught by God. God Himself prepares your soul for Him. (vs. 5). Jesus is the Word. It’s the Word that sanctifies you. John 17:17 This preparation of God entails you diligently abiding in the Bible, the Word, and seeking the Spirit of God to instruct and teach you in who He is, in truth and your union with Him. John 6:45, 1 John 2:27 It’s allowing the truth to penetrate your life in molding, changing and setting you apart for Christ. He teaches you and His truth starts abiding in you altering your life.

Second, you obey God. (vs 9) When you have the Holy Sprit, it’s your aim (internal desire) to please God, thus obey Him. You seek in the Bible, being taught by the Holy Spirit, to know God’s ways and truth so you can walk in them. You are driven to know truth so you know you are pleasing God and not following the dictates of your own heart or following the ways of others. Matthew 15:8-9

Third, you fear God. (vs. 11) When the Holy Spirit dwells within you, you fear God in all areas of your life. You feel very accountable to Him, like a good child to a parent or a faithful employee to a tough boss. No one else has to hold you accountable to the things He tells you because you fear Him. Yes, others can point out your blind spots, but to what God has told you, you possess a strong will to do what God says out of a fear of going against Him. When HE tells you to do something you do it. Though you may have to war against you rebellious sinful flesh, the desire in your deepest self is to do what God has asked of you. It’s a desire to be obedient; therefore your choices will reflect that obedience. What you do will also be driven by love. Though you fear Him, you also know of His love for you. The course of your life shifts to align to His will. Again, you seek to know God’s will from Him and not from another because you want to be sure you are walking in truth and what HE desires, not being led astray by your own heart or someone else.

Fourth, you are a new creation. (vs.17) You start experiencing a deep change within. It feels like you’ve been given a new operating system that governs your body and soul. As a new creaiton, you are directed by God’s spirit and no longer your self-will. As the body and soul respond to the new operating system, you start to think, act and feel differently. Your desires change. Above all, your will longs to be in unison with God’s will.

Fifth, you experience fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Because these are fruits of the Spirit, it comes from the Spirit and not your self-imposed efforts. The occurrence of these fruits in your life comes from a place beyond yourself and what you use to know and do.

So are YOU ready by these measurements?

IF NOT, FEAST upon the pure bread of heaven; the Bible taught to you by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth. Seek the truth from Him as you abide in the Bible. Read with the motive to know God and to draw near to Him as someone you love in truth and spirit. This seeking and abiding is the path to being prepared for the soon coming Bridegroom.

The manifestation of all these points is a process. Though you may feel a lack in some of them, are you growing in them? Are you experiencing them more today than three months ago? Are YOU diligently seeking God or are you leaving the seeking up to someone else, to only live off their efforts? It doesn’t work that way. The wise virgins couldn’t give their oil to the foolish ones. And when the foolish ones came back with their oil, the door was shut. Are you ready with your own oil?