(Eph 5:25-27)  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by [with] the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.


(Ezek 36:24-28)  For I will take you from among the heathen [a foreign nation; a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts: Gentiles], and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart [the feelings, the will, the intellect: mind, understanding, wisdom] also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh [“And the Word (logos: seed) was made flesh” John 1:14]. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

1.       One minus thing = God will take away from you the stony heart

2.       Four plus things = God will give you a new heart, a new spirit, an heart of flesh, my spirit

3.       Then = you shall walk in my statutes, keep my judgments, dwell in the land, be my people, and I will be your God.


(John 1:35-42)  Again the next day after [John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ] John stood, and two of his disciples [stood with John]; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see [10x]. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone [petros; a (piece of) rock].

1.       Simon = Heb: hearing /// to hear intelligently (often with the impl. of attention, obedience).

2.       Peter = Gk: petros; a (piece of) rock.

3.       Jonah = Heb: a dove (appar. from the warmth of their mating):--dove, pigeon /// to effervesce; wine (as fermented [expansion, increase]); by impl. intoxication:--banqueting, wine, wine [-bibber]. [the Holy Spirit]

4.       Cephas = Chald: Kephas, kay-fas' ; the rock /// a hollow rock:--rock.



(John 2:1-9)   And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine [lacked, suffered need, (be in) want, be the worse], the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim [with water]. And he saith unto them [the servants], Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

1.       (Heb 4:12)  For the word [logos] of God is quick [zao; living: life, alive, lively, quick], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

2.       (Luke 19:19,20)  And he said likewise to him, Be thou also [in authority] over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: [i.e. no wine; no expansion, no increase, no “gain” for the kindgom – water in, water out]


(Exo 17:1-7)  And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink [no wine for the people to drink in the New Testament]. Wherefore the people did chide [grapple; wrangle: complain] with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt [test] the LORD? And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst [why have you brought us here to this marriage feast with no wine]? And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb [desolate (the Siniatic mountains)]; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah [a testing], and Meribah [strife /// grapple, wrangle, complain], because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

1.       (John 16:7)  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient [for good (beneficial)] for you that I go away [i.e. die]: for if I go not away, the Comforter [intercessor, consoler: advocate] will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.


(1 Pet 2:1-10)  Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere [undeceitful, unadulterated] milk of the word [logos], that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted [eaten, experienced] that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone [zao;  living: life, alive, lively, quick], disallowed [rejected] indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones [zao; living: life, alive, lively, quick], are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded [disappointed or put to shame]. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed [rejected], the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word [logos], being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen [selected] generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness [of not understanding and disbelief] into his marvellous light [illumination]: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy [i.e. forgiveness because you now believe and understand -  synonymous terms, and therefore obey].


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