THE “DRAW OUT NOW, AND BEAR” COMMAND
01-07-18 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.
The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)
(John 2:1-7) And the third day there was a marriage in
2:8-11) And he saith unto them, 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, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set
forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine
until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of
1. Past messages in this John 2:1-11 series delivered concerning the marriage in Cana of Galilee:
2. “The Third Day Prophecy” 11-26-17
4. “The Marriage Prophecy” 12-10-17
5. “The Six Waterpots Prophecy” 12-17-17
6. “The Beginning of Miracles Prophecy” 12-31-17
(John 2:8) And he saith unto them [the servants (ministers)], Draw out now, and bear [Gk: carry] [a command] unto the [unsaved] governor of the feast [Gk: the director of entertainment; governor (ruler) of the feast]. And they bare it [obedience: the servants (ministers) bare the water (Godliness)].
1. “Draw out” = Gk: (from the hold of a ship); to bale up, dip water (with a bucket, pitcher, etc.). [x “now”]
2. Commentary: “and bear” = carry what? Carry [i.e., preach/teach] the water (the word of God, the logos, the seed of God, the “tongue” of God) that becomes the wine (the revelations of God in the “ears” of he hearer, the rhema, the fruit of God) ONLY in the presence of Jesus Christ; to bear “Godliness” (the water/wine) without touching it to (fig. contacting) the defiling (perverting) earth, just as, in type and shadow, the Levitical priesthood (servants, ministers of God), were commissioned to bare the tabernacle of God through the wilderness.
3. Commentary: Do miracles happen without the presence of Jesus Christ? Please note that without the presence of Jesus Christ the miracles of the Bible would not have happened (John 1:14).
4. (John 1:14) And the Word [of God, i.e., the thoughts of God; the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament] was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
5. (2 Cor 10:4,5) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God [i.e., God is doing it through us His instruments] to the pulling down of strong holds [Gk: fortifications, holding safely; castles (fig. arguments)];) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself [three types of bad (evil) thoughts] against the knowledge [Gk: knowing] of God [against His good thoughts], and bringing into captivity every thought [fallen angel, demon, devil, unclean spirit] to the obedience [Gk: attentive hearkening, compliance or submission] of Christ;
a. thought = Gk: a perception, purpose, or by implic. the intellect, disposition: mind /// to exercise the mind, fig. to comprehend, heed: consider, perceive, think, understand /// the intellect, mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will; by implic. meaning: mind, understanding.
b. Commentary: Connecting the dots: Where in the Bible does it say that a fallen angel cannot repent? Theologically then and logically the spirits of men and women (each individual person being a “strong hold” of thoughts unto himself, e.g., Legion) are fallen angels [unclean thoughts], most of whom will never repent [Gk: think differently, reconsider], but some will.
When the ruler of the feast [willingly] had tasted [Gk: experienced][received, and noted the
difference in] the water that was
made wine [i.e., the water of the
word that was made the wine of the word; the ruler experienced his first
revelation (the difference between the water of the word and the wine of the
word) and got saved, got restored into the Kingdom of God], and knew not whence it was [and knew not from where it came from]: (but the servants which drew the
water knew [and Jesus was present];) the governor of the feast called the
bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set
forth good wine [an allusion
to the Old Testament]; and when men
have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine [the even better “gooder” wine for us to drink] until now [i.e., prophesying
the New Testament]. This beginning
of miracles [prophecy] did Jesus in Cana of
1. (1 Chron 28:9) And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing [57x] mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake [Heb: refuse] him, he will cast thee off for ever.
2. (1 Chron 29:9) Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered [volunteered stuff for the building of the temple, as they previously had for the tabernacle] willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
3. (2 Cor 8:12) For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath [understanding], and not according to that he hath not [understanding].
4. (Psa 34:8) O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
5. Commentary: Drink first the water, and then the wine. Most people are unwilling to taste the water of the word and therefore, for all eternity, they will never get to experience the wine of the word. At the moment when the ruler of the feast “willingly” tasted of the water and discerned the difference between the logos seed water of the word, and the rhema fruit wine of the word, he had then just received eternal salvation and been restored into the Kingdom of God (i.e., his spiritual eyes had been re-opened). This marriage feast was a prophetic type and shadow of the marriage of the Bride of Christ (representing us) and Jesus Christ (representing the groom, i.e., “the Word of God” John 1:14), all servants to God. The single exception to servant-hood at this wedding initially being the governor-ruler who also became a servant after tasting the water that became wine, i.e., after or before or during (Which came first, the chicken or the egg?) becoming saved.
a. Commentary: However, for most people, the following secular proverb applies: You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.