Be Fruitful And Multiply, Part V
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine." John 2:1-3
Jesus and His disciples were attending the wedding of their friends when they ran out of wine and His mother came to Him and informed Him that they had no wine. Any good son would have said, "Sure mom I'll just run down to the liquor store and buy some," but no, this was the Son of God and His first miracle was not about supplying wine to a wedding party. This was the wedding that changed the world!
This wedding was the beginning of a complete transformation of the Jewish religion, not to mention the salvation of man, and the advent of the Gentile churches yet to come. In the next three years Jesus and His disciples would turn the world upside down with a miraculous new way of doing things. The old was on the way out and the new was about to begin as the Savior of the world made His debut at a little Jewish wedding by changing water into wine! The old dusty traditions, laws, rituals, animal sacrifices and lifeless ordinances were going to be nailed to a cross, along with a religion, long dead and in need of a complete makeover.
In my previous devotional teachings about being fruitful and multiplying, all have to do with our example, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our life, and the One who leads us into the supernatural fruitfulness of the Spirit, allowing the total transformation of man into a new creation, capable of the miraculous. In my upcoming message: "The Wedding that Changed the World" we will look into the mysteries of the kingdom of God that have been given to those of us who follow the Lord in obedience to the leading of His Holy Spirit.
"Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see; for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it." Luke 10:23,24
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin