John 2 ….cleaning house

John 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.

And when they wanted wine*, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

G3631 οἶνος oinos (oi’-nos) n. wine. (of Hebrew origin H3196) H3196 יַיִן yayin (yah’-yin) n-m. wine (as fermented). To the chagrin of my own mother and MOST of Christianity ….JESUS DRANK ALCOHOL! Obviously it was not intended for drunken stupidity.]

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

  • He wasn’t suppose to expose his true essence to the whole of mankind at this early juncture.

His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews (Pharisees), containing two or three firkins apiece.

  • G3355 μετρητής metretes (me-tree-tees’) n. a certain standard measure of capacity for liquids. Dictionary: A firkin is a unit of measurement roughly equal to a Hebrew bath (another unit of measurement), which is about 9 gallons.

Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10 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 until now.

this wine would have been, not just better, but perfect

11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.

13 And the Jews’* Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

The Passover does not belong to “the Jews”. The Passover is a feast to God and any person believing on God should participate.

Exodus 12:11-12 “And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.”

Exodus 12:27 “That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.”

To the crowd that says we cannot keep Passover because there isn’t a temple…. Numbers 9:5 “And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.” It is a matter of the heart and not the location.

14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

This was allowed outside the temple, but, this had gotten out of control and the marketers were charging excessive prices and conduct business inside where worship and respect were to be given.

Deuteronomy 14:24-25 “And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the Lord thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the Lord thy God hath blessed thee: Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose:”

15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;

16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

  • Psalm 69:9 “For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.”

18 Then answered the Jews (Pharisees) and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

  • They should have said “why are you ruining our profits”

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20 Then said the Jews (Pharisees), Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

  • {I believe this section of the text on Passover is out of chronological order and should reside in Chapter 14,15 or 16.}

24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Genesis 6:5 “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Psalm 56:5 “Everyday they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.”

Matthew 12:25 “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:”

Humanity is constantly at war with the flesh.

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  1. Even better … since this was a Pharisee wedding, the jars were consecrated water jars and would have been unusable once used for wine! See? You’ve got to read this from a Hebrew Temple perspective!

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