Jesus’ First Miracle

John 2 tells us that there was a marriage in Cana to which the mother of Jesus, the disciples and Jesus were invited. When the wine ran out, Mary said to her son, “They have no wine.”

Jesus replied, “What have I to do with you? My time has not yet come.”

For Jesus had not yet begun his ministry.

Until that moment He was only the son of Mary, the son of a carpenter, who worked in a workshop.

But Mary totally ignores his rebuke! She goes to the servants and says, “Whatever my son says to you, DO IT!”

But Jesus had only just said that he was not ready to do a miracle. He had, in fact, rebuked His mother!

But His mother, Mary, who had never seen a miracle worked by her son (the Bible clearly states that this was to be His first miracle), had always treasured the message of the Angel Gabriel in her heart. So she went straight to the servants and says, in effect, “My son, Jesus, will shortly come to you and may tell you to do something stupid – but DO IT, anyway!”

Without Mary’s preparation and believe in her son, there would probably have been no miracle that day.

Now Jesus goes to the servants and says, “There’s no wine – give them water!”

Because He KNEW that if they OBEYED Him, the miracle would happen!

But if they didn’t obey Him, there would be no miracle.

Because, of course, Jesus wasn’t working the miracle alone. He couldn’t do it without cooperation. Firstly, His mother – that was a pure act of faith.

The anticipation! The Bible says that this was His first miracle. Jesus was just like anyone else. Then when He says to the servants, “Do something stupid and fill the wine casks with water” – it suddenly turned into the very best wine.

The miracle was only made possible because of Mary’s anticipation and the servants’ obedience.

And this miracle was to begin the ministry of Jesus. John 2:11 says, “This beginning of Miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and manifested forth his glory – and His disciples believed on Him!”

So up until that time, even the disciples themselves were not convinced of the difference with Jesus – UNIL THEY ACTUALLY WITNESSED THE MIRACLE!

From the words of David Hathaway

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

 

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  1. CHURCH LEADERS AND TRUTH? BY STEVE FINNELL

    The sad fact is that church leaders are often the last people to accept the words of Jesus as the truth.

    John 12:42-43 Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God. (NASB)

    Do church leaders today reject the truth because they fear being ostracized and put out of the church?

    John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him, the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.(NASB)

    Men will be judged by the words of Jesus at the last day. All new testament Scripture spoken by Jesus and the apostles is the word of Jesus.

    Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved….(NASB)

    Why do some church leaders deny that you have to believe in order to be saved? Why do church leaders deny that you have to baptized in order to be saved?

    They loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God!

    1 Corinthians 6:10 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.(NASB)

    Why do church leaders not teach and preach that unrepentant Christians will not inherit the kingdom of God?

    They loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God!

    Matthew 4:9 Then Jesus said to him, “Go Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God , and serve Him only.'” (NASB)

    Why do church leaders deny that praying to the Virgin Mary and other dead saints is an act of worship? Why do some church leaders claim they do not pray to the Virgin Mary nor to others?

    They loved the approval men rather than the approval of God!

    Most Christian do not know if what they are being taught conforms to the Scriptures.

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