“GOODER” WINE: THE BIG-PICTURE MIRACLE
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The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)
THE THIRD DAY PROPHECY
(Hos 6:1,2) Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten [Heb: wounded], and he will bind us up [i.e., bandage us up]. After two days [2,000 years: 2 Pet 3:8] will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up [our resurrection: 1 Thes 4:17; Rev 20:5,6], and we shall live [eternally] in his sight.
1. smitten = Heb: to strike (lightly or severely): wound. [Rev 13:11-18]
2. revive & live = Heb: khaw-yaw; to live: keep (leave, make) alive, give life, quicken, recover, repair, restore to life, save, be whole.
MORE THIRD DAY PROPHECY
(John 2:1-4) And the third day there was a marriage [a coming together into oneness] in Cana of Galilee; and [Mary] the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples [Gk: learners, pupils], to the marriage. And when they wanted [Gk: lacked] wine, 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 [time of departure, death] is not yet come [that I shall send the Holy Spirit: John 16:4-7].
1. wine = Gk: wine /// to effervesce /// wine (as fermented); intoxication: banqueting, wine bibber.
a. effervesce = Dict: 1. to give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquors; bubble and hiss. 2. to issue forth in bubbles. 3. to exhibit fervor, excitement, liveliness, etc. [to give off revelations]
2. (Gen 8:6-8) And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: And he sent forth a raven [Satan], which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove [the Holy Spirit] from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
a. dove = Heb: a dove (apparently) from the warmth of their mating /// to effervesce, wine (as fermented); intoxication: banqueting, wine bibber.
b. (Mat 3:16) And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
3. (John 16:4-7) But these things have I [Jesus] told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient [Gk: be good, be profitable] for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter [Gk: intercessor, consoler: advocate] [i.e., the Holy Spirit, the dove] will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
(John 2:5-8) His mother saith unto the servants [us], Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying [Gk: a washing off (ceremonially): cleansing] [for sanctification, symbolized by the brasen laver of the Old Testament] of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water [i.e., the Old Testament water of the word of God]. And they filled them up to the brim [filled with as much as they could contain]. And he saith unto them [unto the Old Testament disciples/servants], Draw out now [i.e., empowerment], and bear [i.e., sent] unto the governor of the feast [they were “now” empowered, and “sent” as missionaries]. And they bare it [they obeyed].
1. Commentary: “six waterpots of stone” = Six is the biblical number symbolizing man, and stone refers to the hardness of his heart. One firkin equals nine gallons of water; one gallon of water equals seven pounds. Each of the six waterpots (mankind) was filled up with two firkins (18 gallons = 126 pounds of water) “or” three firkins (27 gallons = 189 pounds of water), and both of the latter poundages represent the average weights of women (126 pounds) and men (189 pounds).
FROM THE NEW DRINKING, A SUDDEN SHIFT IN VALUES
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water [of the Old Testament] that was [now] made wine [the revelations of the New Testament], and knew not whence it was [from where it came]: (but the servants [disciples,
us] which drew the water knew
[Gk: understood];) the governor of the feast called the
bridegroom [Jesus in type and
shadow], And saith unto him, Every
man at the beginning [“In the
beginning…” Gen 1:1] doth set forth good [Gk: beautiful: virtuous] wine [the Old Testament]; and
when men have well drunk [Heb: to
drink to intoxication], then that
which is worse [inaccurate
erroneous paraphrased renditions of the word of God, renditions of the Bible,
but not as good]: but thou hast kept the good [better] wine [the New
Testament] until now. This
beginning of miracles [the “gooder”
wine] did Jesus in Cana of
1. Commentary: well drunk = some to intoxication, and some to sanctification (a different kind of intoxication).