“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’
‘Woman, why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.’
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.” John 2:1-11 NIV
The first and the last – the Alpha and Omega of The Great Mystery – Christ and His Church.
“These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!” Acts 2:15
The day of Pentecost began with what would be the ongoing consummation of a wedding feast that continues to this day. Just as in Cana, there was plenty of wine, enough so that uninvited onlookers thought them drunk. On that day a wine became available, a wine of more abundant life that no one had ever seen, tasted or experienced before. It was a wine that had never before been served because “… Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.” John 7:39b
This wedding, this consummation, this wine, not only gets better with the unfolding of human history, but it gets better over the consummated lifetime of each saint. And that is what we who know Jesus are.
As an old saint, I can testify that the wine at the end is even better than what was served at the first. And let there be no question about the ongoing consummation – without the Galilean wedding, the new birth would be illegitimate.
I am forever Grateful for how Jay was able to communicate to those he had an opportunity to share the deep secrets of the Kingdom. I am also Thankful to have had the opportunity to have known a few Fathers in the faith at a more personal level. It seems to me the present condition of our Country reflects the brokenness of these kind of relationships. We must come to understand there are those that have been given the responsibility by God for oversight. I am hopeful like many that I know we may yet see in America and throughout the World a New Birth Awakening and the hearts of the Fathers restored to the Children of the New Wine! I am reminded how when the President Donald Trump declared in the State of the Union to Americans that the “Best is yet to Come”, there were prophets that declared this word years before the President delivered it to the Congress and Nation. These messengers need to be honored. It begins with deep repentance and coming to terms that the way things have been done may look entirely different with the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit. May all receive the gift of eternal life and express to those in the world around them the Love of God that has been opened up for All of Us to participate in. We declare it So!
Los Angeles Feb 2020
Hi Jeffrey, it’s great to see you here. :-) I would agree with you on the sentiment of “honor.” This is largely not a culture of honor, unfortunately. You may remember a post by Jay about this very subject, which I helped him with in Connecticut. (ie. to do the short video clip illustrating how honor works) He was burdened then about this subject. It’s a sad testament that honor is quickly given to the charismatic, the loud, the rich, the brazen, and the influential – all the while those who are less in the public eye, yet humbly submitted to the Fatherhood of God, are the ones whose wisdom and ability to provide true Godly oversight is glossed over. The raw trenches of God-given relationship is where we learn honor, and I’m thankful we have examples of this to put our footsteps in. Not the least of which is our Lord Jesus.
P.S. I was going to share the aforementioned post link here, but for some odd reason it’s not on the blog! 😮 It’s an excellent one, too. I hope to find it, and repost it next time. 👍