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Cleansing Through the Blood

Today coming live from turtle30cshell home, your host
Christina Farris. Today’s passage I continue after the
brief interruptions of Christians holidays as well USA
holidays and continue in the book of:

John 2:1-11 KJV
(1)  And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of
Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
(2)  And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to
the marriage.
(3)  And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus
saith unto him, They have no wine.
(4)  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do
with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
(5)  His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he
saith unto you, do it.
(6)  And there were set there six waterpots of stone,
after the manner of the purifying of the Jews,
containing two or three firkins apiece.
(7)  Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with
water. And they filled them up to the brim.
(8)  And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear
unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
(9)  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.
(11)  This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of
Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his
disciples believed on him.

A marriage feast is nothing unusual in society at time
of Christ or today for that matter. People go to and be
a part of the wedding feast. A feast to celebrate a
joining of man and woman together in the eyes of
God. A feast to celebrate a union, of hope to come
through child bearing, through hope to come in unity
and sanctity of marriage. Marriage being the binding of
oneself to another, promising to stay true to each

When my husband and I ran off to get married, 23
years seemed to me a long time to be married. Don’t
get the wrong idea, I plan to marry for the long haul in
life. Yet 25 seemed like a long time to me especially
when I thought of my own family and their marriages.
At twenty it seemed like life time, now it only two years
away from celebrating.

This feast in scripture was different, because it is
when Jesus would perform is first miracle recorded in
scripture as He walked this earth. It is the first miracle
that is also a symbol of the purpose Christ came to us.
The wine being a symbol of the blood of Christ. A
symbol of the producted needed to wash away the
sins of the world. Christ came to die for you and for
me, but it is the cleansing that comes through the
shedding of His blood that purifies us.

Now to explain this a little more clearly we need to
look at this passage a little more closely.

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

This verse tells of six pots that usually had water in
them, for the soul purpose of cleaning, for the Jews
would wash their hands before and after a meal. This
cleanliness is healthy part of life, but in truth few
people do it because of the rush they are in. It called
grabbing a bit here and there, instead of eating a meal
at the table. If eating at the table and then washing
dishes one will usually get there hands clean. I
suspect that these water pots were just containers for
the water. That water would be scooped or poured
out into a smaller container to wash hands, or to wash
dishes. In other words a water tank. We got to
remember plumbing was not yet in use, but
cleanliness was still in vogue.

These pots with fresh water symbolized the purifying
the Jews. What does it mean to be purified. It means
to be cleansed to be whole from sin. Though out
religious customs there are things that are traditional
in they way they were set up as reminders of faith. We
might put a symbol of a cross on the wall of our house
as a reminder of Jesus sacrifice for sin. However if we
were to take fourteen quart container and set out for
the purpose of reminding us of the cleansing process
of the Word of God in our life, we might look at things
a little differently.

The number six symbolizing the turning over to
judgment. For example the seven trumpets in
revelations had six trumpets before the final trumpet
sounds as a call to the final judgment. Or the six bowls
of wrath in Revelations symbolizing the wrath of God
being poured out before the final wrath of God. To be
purified is to be purified by cleansing of the word of
God symbolized by cleansing process of washing of
hands. Now only the cleansing of outward but inward.
The world must go through a cleansing process and
we call this revival usually in the church. It is the
cleansing process few people seem to have time for
today. It is the cleansing process needed in our world
today. With the cleansing process the wrath of God is
poured out, on the earth, whether we are saved or
unsaved. However God’s wrath being poured out on
man kind is not so we feel his anger, but to show us
His power to redeem in diverse circumstances if we
well just call out to Him. God does deliver people who
call out to Him, but he does not always heal when we
ask. Why because the miracles are for a purpose to
testify who He is until the day of heaven. One has to
remember like Job, if God allowed the devil to take
away, He will restore ten fold if we well look to him.

Here is the point the vessel a symbol of the
purification, the cleansing of the Jewish people. Jesus
being a vessel for the cleansing of the world from their
sins. The water being transformed into new wine in
the miracle performed, when Mary came seeking
Jesus because they had run out. Jesus response was
my time is not yet, meaning it was not time for His life
blood to be shed and poured out for cleansing of the
people. Yet this is what He would be doing, by
changing the ceremony water into wine, meaning His
blood. It would be pour out for you and me. We were
given the best wine last instead of first, just like the
governor when the servant handed the cup to him and
he taste only to say to His host why did you not serve
the best first as custom, but served it last.

If you go to party it not unusual for the host to give the
best first, that way after a time of partying no one
cares what they are drinking, as long as it something
to drink. Yet God gave His Son as His last offering for
you and for me, Jesus is the final cleansing for sin. All
we have now to look forward to is the wrath or
redemption of eternal life with God. A cleansing of sin
is simple just repent by turning away from sin.
Confess that you are a sinner to God and receive
Jesus as Lord and Savior. Pray this prayer with me if
you would like Christ to purify you from your sins.

Dear Heavenly Father I know I am sinner, I believe
Jesus died on the cross for my sins, and that his blood
was poured out for my sins and my purification. In
Jesus precious name, Amen.

Upon receiving Jesus as Savior today God has
cleansed you from all unrighteousness by His Son. For
more information visit my website. http://www.
turtle30cshell.com  and click the How To Be Saved
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