Water Into Wine -Terri Davis
 
 

WATER INTO WINE

  

 

 

This passage of scripture jumped out at me one day like it never had before.  It wasn't just unveiling Jesus (Yeshua) as the Messiah because of the miracle he did turning water to wine but his death, burial, and resurrection was being unveiled also.

 

 

 

I want to start off in the first verse here.  On the third day there was a wedding feast.  Does this sound familiar to you already.  On the third day he rose again.  Speaking of his resurrection .  Didn't he invite those to come to the wedding feast in the parable in (Matt 22:8) " The wedding was ready, but those invited were not worthy".   Inviting them into the Kingdom and they took light of it.  He is beckoning them to come in. 

 

John2:3 says when they wanted wine, Jesus’ (Yeshua) mother said they have no wine.  Wine is always symbolic of the blood, cleansing, purifying and atonement.  He says to her my hour has not yet come. That hour he is talking about here is his hour of travail, the hour he would suffer the death on the cross. In (John 12:27) "Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say?  Father save me form this hour?  But for this purpose I came to this hour.  In (John 7:37-39) If anyone thirst let him come to me and drink.  He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of the heart will flow rivers of living water. (vs. 39) But this he spoke concerning the Spirit.  Whom those believing in him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given because Jesus (Yeshua) was not yet glorified. 

 

Verse 6 speaks of six water pots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews. The number 6 is the number of man in Hebrew. Wasn't Yeshua the chief corner stone? It is painting a picture for us.

 

These pots were used for ritual hand washings of the Jews.  In (Mark 7:2-8)  Yeshua's disciples were eating bread with unwashed hands, a ritual that the Pharisees had made into a commandment.  Yeshua confronts them and calls them hypocrites.  The vessel used in vs. 6 is the same kind of vessel that was used to turn the water into wine.  He used this vessel for a reason.  What you are trying to get accomplished by your traditions (i.e. hand washings), only I can do by my spirit.  To the world they may have been seen as clean but to him they were filthy.  Only he can purify and cleanse.

 

(John 19:34) Soldiers pierced his side with a spear and immediately blood and water came out.

 

(John 2 3:5) Unless one is born of water and spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.

 

I found in commentary that during the Feast of Tabernacles (Succot) a joyous celebration was observed in which the Priest brought water (symbolic of the water supplied from the Rock (Ex. 17) to the temple from the Pool of Siloam in a golden pitcher.  During the precession the people recited (Is 12:3)."Therefore with joy you will draw water form the wells of salvation". The water was poured out on the alter as an offering to God, while the people shouted and sang.  Yeshua was the fulfillment of all that ceremony typified (1Cor 10:4) They drank of the spiritual Rock which was Yeshua.

 

The Pool of Siloam -  John 9:1-2 the blind man was healed. Siloam means sent in Hebrew. It is the Hebrew word (Shaw-lakh) - H7971 - Send away, appoint, conduct, forsake, give up, grow long, let depart, loose,stretch forth, sow, spread and shoot forth. 

 

I believe that after the wedding feast, it was no coincidence that they were headed for Jerusalem for the feast of Passover. For it was at Passover that He was revealed as our Pesach lamb. When He was crucified and died and was pierced, blood and water flowed. That was a symbol of the feast to come.

 

It is exciting to me to know how merciful and loving our God is.  He wants us to draw near to him and know him.  I hope this has been a blessing to you as it has to me.

 

Shalom (Peace)

 

Terri Davis