John Chapter 2

Yeshua’s first recorded supernatural act as a sign. Yeshua turns water into wine.

John 2:1-2 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Yeshua (Jesus) was there: And both Yeshua (Jesus) was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

There is an exciting prophecy hidden here. The 3rd day represents the current millennium we have just entered. We have completed 2 days or 2 thousand years since Yeshua was on earth.

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the L-rd as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The marriage is symbolic of the “Marriage” between “the church (synagogue)”, the group of all believers from Pentecost until the “Rapture”, and Yeshua. Notice that both Yeshua and His disciples are called to the marriage.

Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.

John 2:3-4 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Yeshua (Jesus) said to Him, They have no wine. Yeshua (Jesus) said to her, Woman, what have I to do with you? My hour is not yet come.

His time had not yet come. He was not willing to give His life yet.

John 2:5-6 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you." Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

The water jars (manner of purifying) means they were made of stone, which did not contact uncleanness. Why six? Maybe for the six millennium’s of sin on earth.

John 2:7-10 Yeshua (Jesus) said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim. Then He told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then He called the bridegroom aside and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."

The good wine was not brought until the middle. This could be symbolic of the lamb not arriving until the fullness of time, which happened to be the fourth millennium.

Note: Most Bible teachers agree that this was “new wine” not fermented wine. It is like grape juice with a little tangy taste. It is just beginning to turn from grape juice to wine. (Elaine Here - I had some “New Wine” in Switzerland. I am not a drinker, one sip of wine and I would be gone. I think you could drink a gallon of “New Wine” and not even feel it.) We mention this because many will use this passage to say Yeshua condones drinking alcohol. During this period of history water was not always safe to drink so “new wine” was substituted.

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Proverbs 23:29-32 Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it gives his color in the cup, when it moves itself aright. At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder.

Luke 5:37-39 And no puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, And it will be SPILLED OUT and it will be RUINED. New wine should be put into FRESH WINESKINS. And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he SAYS “The old is good enough.

Yet those that are use to the old do not wish for the new. He says the Old is good enough.

The old is good enough, but not as good as the new. He saved the best wine for later. Just like when He turned the water into wine. He did not bring it forth until later.

John 2:11-12 This beginning of His signs Yeshua (Jesus) did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother, and His brothers, and His disciples; and there they stayed a few days.

Some teach that Miryam was always a virgin. This is not true. Yosef and Miryam had a normal marriage. Miryam had several other children.

Mark 3:31-33 Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him. And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, "Look, Your mother and your brothers are outside seeking You."

Matt 13:55-56 Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Miryam? And His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judah? And His sisters, are they not all with us?

It is believed that Joseph, Yeshua's stepfather, had died. He is never mentioned after the visit to the temple when Yeshua was 12 years old.

John 2:13-17 And the Jewish Pesach (Passover) was at hand, and Yeshua (Jesus) went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 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; And said to them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, the zeal of your house hath eaten me up.

Psalms 69:9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.

Pesach (Passover) - turned over moneychangers. If G-d became man, Yeshua would have this authority. He is also our High Priest.

During Pesach worshipers came from all over Israel. It was inconvenient to bring their sacrificial animals with them. Merchants set up booths outside of the temple to provide the worshipers with sacrificial animals. The moneychangers were needed because the Temple tax needed to be paid in Jewish coinage. Those using foreign currency would need to exchange it for Jewish coinage. The moneychangers and the animal dealers took advantage of the situation and exploited the situation for monetary gain.

John 2:18-19 Then the Jews demanded of Him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?" Yeshua (Jesus) answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."

John 2:20-22 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But He spoke of the temple of His body. When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Yeshua (Jesus) had said.

Yeshua stated, destroy this temple (His body) and it would rise in three days. He was alluding to when he would willingly give up his life for his brethren and he would be in the tomb three literal days and nights. This was a also a sign unto Israel as Jonah was three days in nights in the big fish so would the Son of Man be.

He may also be talking about the literal physical Temple. For when He returns it is said He will rebuild the Temple. It could be three millenniums since the last Temple, and if a thousand years is as a day unto the L-rd, you have the third day. :~)

John 2:23-25 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Pesach (Passover), during the feast, many believed in His name, beholding His signs which He was doing. But Yeshua (Jesus), on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to bear witness concerning man for He Himself knew what was in man.

Many believed in Yeshua.

Don’t we see many today who are more concerned with miracles than really knowing G-d. He did not commit Himself to them because He knew their faith was not genuine. You can say you believe in Yeshua with your lips but that does not mean you trust in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Good tidings).