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EPISODE 330 – JESUS SERVES THE BEST WINE (With Imperfect Vessels 1) 3

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Tuesday 19th December, 2023

JESUS SERVES THE BEST WINE

(With Imperfect Vessels 1) 3 



“And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.”

John 2:6-7 (KJV)



The Book of John is a rich book with refreshing revelatory symbolism.

A Theologian once said, “John writes like Picasso Paints”. His writings are as the work of a skillful painter. He creates mental images for in-depth assimilation.

All through the scriptures, symbols are used to whisper rich realities of the Spirit to the readers.

We see John the Baptist first referring to Jesus as “the lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).

Even before that, just in the first few verses of the first Chapter of John, he writes as a master poet, using light to describe the function and impact of the divine life.

In addressing the Samaritan at the well (John 4) and the people at the last great feast (John 7), John takes interest in how Jesus used water to communicate the refreshing flow of the unendling Spirit-life.

Jesus was revealed as the bread of life, the vine, the good shepherd etc.

The book of John doesn’t just provide historical details of Jesus. It is a book that focuses on the revelation of Jesus beyond time and space.
These symbolisms beat the book into a unique distinctive shape of illumination for the reader.

You don’t read the book of John looking for what happened in history, but to behold the glory of God manifested in the flesh.

The miracles outlined in the book of John are not to only showcase the power of Jesus. They represent the variegated richness of His PERSON. They are prophetic-revelatory tokens which give us the forensic understanding of Jesus’ DIVINITY.

In John, each miracle is a sign that points to the divinity of Jesus. 

“This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.” John 2:11 (NLT)

Feeding the multitudes affirms the image He’s painted as the bread of life. The raising of Lazarus affirms the reality that He is the resurrection and the life.

We can’t just walk away from this miraculous sign at the wedding event. I have previously explained how Jesus turning water into wine, was a demonstration of the reality that, He is the Lord of time and space.

He serves the best wine!

Before we get into the revelatory distinction of the old and new covenants in that miracle, I want us to appreciate another truth of Christ. Each miracle of Jesus in the gospel of John is pregnant with refreshing verities.

Whenever you pick your Bible to read, know that God doesn’t waste words.

He is economical with His words. Every thought in scripture has its unique meaning. Appreciating each word will bring you into a better understanding of God’s message.

John could have said, “…there were waterpots, and Jesus asked them to fill it.”. In a literal sense, you may think there was no need to mention six waterpots. Because it doesn’t make any difference. But because John was a detailed prophetic-revelatory writer, he was inspired to serve his readers with every reality. In the scriptures, people, figures, places, objects, numbers and shapes have their unique meanings.

According to the revelation of scriptures, the number six is the number of man and also means imperfection. (There are some who downplay such facts, however a consistent look at these usage of numbers, names, places and symbols in scriptures, strips bare the facts that they have deeper meanings than what they are literally).

I will give a few examples in the next post.

Now the waterpots are vessels for keeping water used for the Jewish rites of purification.

For Jesus to work the miracle, He asked the servants to fill the waterpots to the brim. He didn’t ask them to pour out the already used water. He also asked them to fill waterpots (or vessels) with the same water available in the house (and seen as common). He made them draw out the water from the six water pots (which also represent imperfect vessels.)

The best wine Jesus produced didn’t come out of golden vessels with extraordinary water. He used the imperfect vessels and the ordinary common water.

To think that you are imperfect and ordinary doesn’t change the reality that, Jesus will produce an extraordinary impact out of you when He comes in contact with you.

The things which seem common will be used by the Lord to achieve great uncommon results.

Jesus being God, brings the best out of the formless and void. Just as He did in creation. (Genesis 1:2-3; John 1:1-4).

Whiles everyone saw imperfect water pots and ordinary water for Jewish rites; Jesus saw perfect vessels for the best wine.

He commanded light out of darkness.

Allow the Lord through His word to bless the world with His best wine in you. Yours is to walk in the obedience of His word.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(2 Corinthians 4:6; 1 Corinthians 1:28; Psalm 104:14-15; Psalm 34:8; Judges 9:13; Luke 11:28)
 
WE PRAY
That from what seems to be our imperfection and ordinary, the Lord will cause His best to gush forth to bless and satisfy the nations.

In the name of Jesus.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Revelation 18
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I walk in obedience to the word of God.
 
– I dish out the best of God in me to bless and satisfy the nations.
 
– It doesn’t matter what may seem to be an imperfection or ordinary in my life, I remain conscious of this certainty that out of me flows the best wine.
 
– The best of God is seen and experienced through me.
 
– I am a blessing to my world.
 
– I shine the light of God in dark places.
 
Oh! Thank you Lord Jesus!

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Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
6 months ago

I am a beacon of great light unto the nations

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I sooooo Shine

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
6 months ago

Men draw from the perfect wine of Christ in me

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

An avalanche of living waters overflows in me

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
6 months ago

The best of God is seen through me

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Adevu Prince

Nothing but the Very BEST

Nuel
Nuel
6 months ago

Hallelujah

This is so rich.

God uses the imperfections and ordinaries to produce the best of all things.

Glory to God

Emmanuel Nanor
6 months ago

I take hold of God’s word
And the lord is showing forth his glory in what seem to be ordinary or imperfect in my life

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Emmanuel Nanor

Thank you Jesus

Bumbede
Bumbede
6 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus

Certainty out of me flows the best wine.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Bumbede

Ayadaba..the BEST in Me

Sulley
Sulley
6 months ago

Whoa! This is a true gem! So much in here, just so much! The artistic style of Apostle John in revealing the divine person of Jesus is out of reasoning. What a skillful display of arts and Prophetic illumination. Was always wondering why Beloved brother John used so much imagery and symbolism in his writings to communicate divine realities. This really blessed me! Glory to God

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Sulley

My eyes are more enlightened by this unique revelation of JESUS

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
6 months ago

I allow the Lord through His word to bless the world with His best wine in me.
I dish out the best of God in me to bless and satisfy the nations.
Heya, Thank you Sir for this revelation

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Linda Teye

I sooooo Shine

Sulley
Sulley
6 months ago

The best wine out of imperfect vessels! Who does it better than Jesus!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Sulley

JESUS..the great Expert in turning situations around

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
6 months ago

Mmmm, I study, kaaaish

Ransford Addai
Ransford Addai
6 months ago

Oh Thank You Jesus !!!

– The best of God is seen and experienced through me.

– I am a blessing to my world.

– I shine the light of God in dark places.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!! Oh Glory To God!!!

David Worae
David Worae
6 months ago

Through Christ I achieve uncommon results.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  David Worae

Thank you Master Jesus.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus. It is a beautiful reality that the Lord uses ordinary men to build His Kingdom

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Yes..o how I love Jesus

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Indeed no one encounter the Lord and remains the same

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

The Lord has Great Faithfulness

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Psalm 40:2

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

The Lord has indeed delivered me from condemnation and guilt of sin… and put His words in my mouth to glorify God

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

And as He set me on my feet, he has established me so I dont need to fear falling

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Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

“And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.”John 2:6-7 (KJVWhen I think on this scripture, I learnt that these were ordinary pots with ordinary water. They were used for ceremonial washing, so I trust that they were not even cleaned properly. But when the glory of the Lord came upon it, it turned the story around

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

This inspires me so much to the fact that the Lord picks up one which is not regarded in society and uses them as vessel of honor

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

For instance, looking at the fact that He chose Rahab to be in the lineage of Jesus

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

And looking at the Samaritan woman, it was no mistake or coincidence for her to fetch water at that time

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

I believe she had a name in the place she was to the extent that she could not go out with the women in the society to fetch water

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

When Jesus came in the picture, her life turned around

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Another interesting reality that really blessed me was the fact that Apostle mentioned that Jesus brings out the best in formless situations, that situations that had no hope

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

It is of no surprise that it was said of Jesus that He ate with prostitutes and drunkards

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

And there is no single point in scripture where Jesus was seen rebuking anyone for sin

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Thank you sweet Jesus for poring over yourself, your life and your word in me. This makes a different in my life

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

A GREAT difference
I know who I AM

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

2nd Corinthians 4 verse 6; For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Your word has shined in my heart. It has also corrected my mentality

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

And I Soo shine His GLORY

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

1 Corinthians 1:28: – thank you sweet Jesus for choosing the lowly and despised of this world and making your life and light gush out from them

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Indeed, it is a blessing to put your trust in the Lord Most High. He is the best person to put your trust in

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Psalm 104 verse 14 to 15 ; 14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; 15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

It is beautiful to know that the Lord causes the grass to grow so that the livestock feed on them so that they become fat and become food for man

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Jesus takes care of us always

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

The Lord is the cheer of my soul

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
6 months ago

I allow the Lord through His word to bless the world with His best wine in me

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
6 months ago

Thank you Lord, for helping me walk in the obedience of the word.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Emmanuel Opoku

Thank you Lord JESUS

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
6 months ago

Thank you Lord God for your word to enlightened my path.
I take delight in the light to shine everyday to my world. Gloreeeeeey
God bless you more Apostle.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Diana Aline

His WORD is a lamb and a light that guides our path

Belinda
Belinda
6 months ago

To think that you are imperfect and ordinary doesn’t change the reality that, Jesus will produce an extraordinary impact out of you when He comes in contact with you.

All He needs is a vessel and He bring out the best

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Belinda

Ohh Jesus..my GREAT VALUE

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Through Apostle John unique interpretation of scriptures my eyes are enlightened unto the Revelation of JESUS.

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Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Jesus used the imperfect vessels and the ordinary common water to reveal His GLORY.
What a GOD!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Jesus will produce an extraordinary impact out of me when He comes in contact with me.
Hallelujah

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I walk totally in God’s WORD
I’m Obedient
Thank you Jesus

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

He made a way where there was no WAY.
God can do anything
Thank you Lord JESUS!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

JESUS SERVES THE BEST WINE!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

2Cor.4.6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made us understand that this light is the brightness of the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. (NLT)

Ohh glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Jesus is taking care of me

Axor Israel
Axor Israel
5 months ago

Jesus serves the bes wine

Axor Israel
Axor Israel
5 months ago

I walk in obedience to the word of God.

Axor Israel
Axor Israel
5 months ago

He serves the best wine!
That’s my Jesus

Addenilla Ennin
5 months ago

Thank you Jesus
Anything that comes into contact with me experiences the best
I turn things around to the better
Shakabaya

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