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.
(Hosea 6:1-3)Come, andlet 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 dayswill 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 forthis 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.
revive = Gk: make to live: quicken, recover,
repair, restore (to life), save, be whole.
THE WINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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].
wine = Gk: to
effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implic. intoxication:
- banqueting, wine.
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.
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
dove = Gk: dove, pigeon [4x in the NT: Matt 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32].
“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.
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.
FILL THEM WITH THE LOVE OF GOD
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 . 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)] .
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.
(Mark 7:3,4)For the Pharisees, and all the Jews,except they washtheir 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.
“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.
(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
THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD IS LADLED OUT
“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.
REVELATION IS LADLED OUT BY GOD PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT,
AND CELEBRATED (VERIFIED) BY GODLY MEN LINE UPON LINE
shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine?them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. Forprecept[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