(John 2:1,2)  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.

  1. (Hosea 6:1-3)  Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten [Heb: killed, wounded], and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live [Heb: revive] in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter [Heb: spring rain] and former rain [Heb: autumnal showers: first rain] unto the earth.
  2. revive = Gk: make to live: quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), save, be whole.



(John 2:3-5)  And when they wanted [Gk: lacked, suffered need] wine [the Holy Spirit], the mother of Jesus [Mary, herein typifying and representing the Old Testament] saith unto him, They have no wine [i.e., they have no Holy Spirit (spoken in logos reality, and unknowing of the rhema reality interpretation)]. Jesus saith unto her, Woman [Heb: wife], what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come [to give (“send”) the Holy Spirit; that is, the hour of My death (John 16:7)]. His mother [Mary] saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it [an eternal command, and the last recorded words of Mary in the Bible].

  1. wine = Gk: to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implic. intoxication: - banqueting, wine.

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.

b.      effervescent = Dict: 1. bubbling. 2. gay; lively; sparkling.

  1. dove = Heb:  a dove (apparently from the warmth of their mating): - dove, pigeon /// to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implic. intoxication: - banqueting, wine. [15x in the OT]
  2. dove = Gk: dove, pigeon [4x in the NT: Matt 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32].
  3. Commentary: “Woman” (Heb: wife) = was her first name given by Adam (Gen 2:23) before their fall from Grace. After their fall from Grace, “Adam called his wife’s name Eve… the mother of all living” (Gen 3:20) whose lineage thereafter includes sin within all living.
  4. (John 16:7)  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient [Gk: advantageous: be better for, 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] will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.



(John 2:6,7)  And there were set there six [a Biblical symbol, “the number of a man” (Rev 13:18)] waterpots of stone [referring to the hardness of our hearts], after the manner of the purifying [a prepration] [1,2,3] of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece [4]. Jesus saith unto them [the servants (us)], Fill the waterpots with water [a symbol of the word of God (Eph 5:26), i.e. the word of God is the love of God]. And they filled them up to the brim [“let nothing of it (the sacrificial lamb) remain until morning” (Exo 12:10); “Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament,” (Mat 26:27,28)] [5].

  1. purifying = Gk: a washing off, (ceremonially) ablution, (morally) expiation: - cleansing, + purge, purification, (-fying) /// to cleanse (lit. or fig.): - (make) clean (-se), purge, purify /// clean, clear, pure.
  2. The Nelson Study Bible: Jewish tradition required several kinds of ceremonial washings. Strict Jews washed their hands before a meal, between courses, and after the meal. This “purifying” extended not only to washing hands, but also to washing cups and vessels (Mark 7:3,4). Because the roads were not paved and people wore sandals, water was needed for foot washing. At a large Jewish wedding, a large amount of water would have been required.
  3. (Mark 7:3,4)  For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold [i.e., traditions of the elders (men)], as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
  4. Commentary: “two or three firkins apiece” = 1 firkin = 9 gallons = 63 lbs. Thus, two firkins equals 126 pounds or three firkins equals 189 pounds. Those two weights can readily be generalized into signifying women (126 lbs) and men (189 lbs), especially when supported with the two additional proofs of “six” being the number of man (mankind), and the pots of stone used to contain water which relates to the hardness of our hearts.
  5. (Ezek 11:19,20)  And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. [ref. Ezek 18:31; 36:26,27].



“here a little, and there a little”

(John 2:8-11)  And he saith unto them, Draw out now [dip, measure, ladle out], and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it [they obediently worked their ministry of preaching and teaching the word of God]. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was [from where it came for it had come from Heaven]: (but the servants [us] which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom [Jesus Christ, now 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 [the intoxicating New Testament Holy Spirit wine] until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.




(Isa 28:9-11)  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept [vertical] [Heb: commandment] must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line [horizontal] [Heb: a measuring cord] upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue [logos] will he speak to this people.