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Everyone wants to see a complete transformation in their lives and families, just like with the first miracle performed by the Lord Jesus, where He transformed water into wine. So how can this transformation happen?
‘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.’ (John 2:1-2)
The Lord Jesus could only transform the water into wine because He was invited to that wedding. If you do not invite Him into your life, leaving your concepts, opinions and religiosity behind, emptying out yourself, He cannot do this glorious work.
‘And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”’ (John 2:3)
There is no other way, because sooner or later the parties and their wines will finish. Then come the hangover, the heavy conscience and the bills to pay, and so the emptiness continues!
‘Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”’ (John 2:4-5)
With this, Mary teaches us that we must obey the teachings of the Lord Jesus. Her attitude in commanding the servants to obey Him shows that the Lord Jesus was above her. We must always render ALL HONOUR, OBEDIENCE AND GLORY TO THE LORD JESUS, AND NO ONE ELSE!
‘Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.’(John 2:6-7)
We are like these waterpots of stone. When we come to the Presence of God, we come full of our own ways – religiosity, your own opinions and sins – but in reality, we are empty; there is no life in us. The water poured inside the waterpots represents the Word of God, which must fill us completely so that we can reject the doubts and bad thoughts that arise.
‘And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”’ (John 2:8-10)
The interesting thing is that the transformation from water to wine happened along the path between the servants to the master of the feast. This shows us that we must remain on the path of obedience throughout our entire lives, as it is by walking in obedience that the transforming work of the Holy Spirit happens.
The wine represents the Holy Spirit who gives us flavour and life. This first manifests within us as waterpots of stone so that everyone can then taste this transformation that has taken place within us.
‘This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.’ (John 2:11)
Consequently, 2020, 2021, 2022 and the following years will certainly be years of the manifestation of God’s glory in your life. Regardless of whether someone wishes you a happy new year or not, you will already have the new wine satisfying you day by day!