Now that we have extensively considered the evidences involving a forty-and-three-day count from Passover, let us consider its all-important conclusion—the wedding at Cana where the water was turned into wine. This, of course, was Yahshua’s first miracle, beginning His public ministry. In John 2:1-11, we read:
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing two or three measures each. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him.
When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.
So what can all of this mean for us today? Why did the wine run out and there was no wine? Why did Yahshua say that it was not His time? Why did Mary say, “Whatever He says to you, do it”? What is the significance of six waterpots, why were they stone, and what is the significance of the two or three measures? What is the meaning of saving the good wine until the last? What is the significance of this being Yahshua’s first miracle? And most importantly, what is the prophetic significance of the water being turned into wine? We will address all of these questions; but to begin with, let us consider some events that point to what could well be, and hopefully is, the fulfillment of these prophetic testimonies.
That which is shared next relates to me personally, and is set forth insomuch that it is entirely relevant to understanding the significance of this time and these events. I am called by Yahweh to be an intercessor, and obviously Yahweh is one as well. There are some intercessions He called me to and I obeyed and carried them out. There were some intercessions I had no choice in, as they were simply placed upon me, for example the loss of my family (though I did give them to Him). And as we will see here with regard to certain dates and events in my life, there have been some intercessions that He Himself has effected. This is quite obvious when one considers the entirely prophetic nature of people and events recorded in the Scriptures.
We have noted that the vital flip of the Millennial Calendar—from Passover being the first of the year, now to Tabernacles being first—took place on Trumpets, October 16, 2008. This was critical in order that the new heavens and new earth can be created, empowering Passover as well so that the Elijah ministry can take place.
Following Trumpets was Tabernacles, October 30, which concluded with the great eighth day on November 6. Entirely unique to the Bride, following three periods of forty-nine days was Tabernacles Pentecost on April 3, 2009. Then, following a Daniel 10 twenty-one-day delay, on April 25 we gathered in my home for Passover. Now, if all of this is truly Yahweh fulfilling His ways and His word, following the subject forty-and-three-day period to June 6, we will see the beginning of the public ministry of the Elijah. Here are those events and their dates; but, added is a third column that is personal to my family.
Oct. 16, 2008
My wife’s birthday
Oct. 30-Nov. 6
April 3, 2009
Grace’s birthday two days prior
Miracle at Cana
My 40th wedding anniversary,
You will notice that the flip occurred on my wife’s birthday. Tabernacles Pentecost took place two days after my daughter Grace’s birthday when Yahweh miraculously repaired the breach. And the June 6 wedding feast is on the very day of my 40th wedding anniversary, two days after my daughter Katheryn’s birthday when, like the second bird in Leviticus 14:1-7, she was dipped in blood. These are obviously quite noteworthy; and let us consider the following as well.
When I was studying the prophetic testimony of the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, I discovered something that caused me to state that I would never again doubt Remnant Bride truth. As covered in A Lesson From Intercession, page 8, the five eruptions at Mount St. Helens following May 8 were highly prophetic relative to not only my five children, but to my wife and myself as well. You can read the subject account for yourself, but the last two of those eruptions, testifying to the second Remnant, took place on August 7 and October 16. Already, you can see that October 16 is my wife’s birthday; but what was and is incredibly amazing to me, is that August 7 is my birthday. Our two birthdays were the last two eruptions of that prophetic mountain. “Helen” means “light,” just as the second Remnant is a Luke/Zerah work, both of which mean “light.” And when St. Helens erupted, Spirit Lake became a double portion—it doubled in size.
On August 7, 1994, forty days after the Spirit came upon me in June for a week and a half, Yahweh convicted me that I must come out of Christianity, He called me to become a Mephibosheth, and on that day the rib came out of the sleeping body of Christ and the Bride began.
Why is this brought up? My wife’s birthday, as well as my own, evidence that they were designed of Yahweh to precisely identify the Elijah and Bride works. The Elijah is unique in that he stands in the office of Yahshua, thereby affording him a legal relationship with the second Remnant as his Bride. It seems quite evident that August 7, 1994, was not mere prophecy, but in fact the fulfillment of that prophetic August 7 date. While I was born on August 7, 1948, the Elijah/Bride work was born on that same day in 1994, and could then be built.
However, as has been noted in recent postings, that August 7, 1994, beginning breached! But here is where my natural bride prophesies. It is quite evident that my natural bride is a prophetic testimony of the spiritual Bride. First, she was born on October 16. Of course October 16, 2008, was Trumpets, whereupon the flip occurred, ending that breach and affording the Bride the legal right to be fully created. Therefore, we see evidenced that the Elijah/Bride work was born on my birthday, August 7, in 1994, then there was a breach, and that work was rebirthed fourteen years later on my wife’s birthday, October 16, in 2008. And, if we are correct in what we are seeing, our 40th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2009, will be the fulfillment of the wedding of the Bride when the water turns into wine.
It is also noteworthy that the birthdays of my two daughters who prophetically represent the second Remnant, occur in this post-October 16 period leading to our 40th wedding anniversary, both being two days prior to significant dates.
Let me share some more concerning my wife and her prophetic place. Once again, these are shared in order to gain spiritual understanding in hopes of receiving the much needed kingdom fulfillments.
Addressed in The Raven, a clear miracle took place pertaining to my wife while we were dating that is unmistakably prophetic. I had five ravens during my life, and one day I received a phone call from her regarding them. She said that a raven had landed outside her bedroom window and was calling to her, and wondered if it was one of mine. I drove to her house, and amazingly, the raven remained there until I arrived. Yes, it was my male raven. That bird had never before wandered away from my home, especially since I had a female he mated with. And the house he flew to was several miles away. Taking into consideration that that raven could have flown in any 360 degree direction and at infinite distances, and that there were thousands of windows alone he could have flown to, yet landed outside of her bedroom window and called to her, there is no mistaking that that was a clear miracle.
So, what is its meaning? The raven is a type of the Elijah. Before the dove was sent out by Noah, he first sent out the preceding raven. The raven prepares the way. Also, ravens fed Elijah at the brook, Cherith. I had five ravens over a period of twenty-six years, and even once told one of them I wished I was like them. Also, it is quite noteworthy that the raven I had the longest, also flew away on two occasions. The first time, she was gone for three and a half months. When she returned, she likewise came to my bedroom window and called to me. The second time, she was gone for three and a half days. Of course, three and a half years are the ministry period of the Elijah.
And speaking of feeding the hungry, for three and a half years I helped feed the homeless in Dallas, personally serving them communion, which of course is Passover, the Elijah work. As one brother noted, the Bride, the barley-harvest Ruth, is homeless and hungry, longing for her home with her Kinsman Redeemer. The miracle of my raven flying to the bedroom window of the girl who would become my wife, attests to my own work as the preceding raven who will identify and call out the Bride. I am the rib.
The other thing that is relevant to share regarding my wife is the dream I recently had about her. You can read about this in the May 3 posting. This dream has had quite an impact on my attitude and my considerations. Briefly, I walked the streets of a town looking for her, and could not find her. At the end of my search, I turned around, and a woman was standing behind me. I knew that she had been following immediately behind me the entire time. She wore a full-length, long-sleeved linen dress, and was very yielding to me in a wifely manner. (My wife has quit wearing dresses exclusively, and now wears pants.)
When I awoke, the contrast between that woman’s behavior and my wife’s, who has rejected me for over six years, was evident. It is quite obvious that this submissive woman dressed in a linen dress was the Bride. It likewise seems evident that the reason my wife has rejected me, is because the wife I truly need is not a natural bride, but the spiritual Bride. While my wife is prophetic of the Bride and points to her, she is not the fulfillment. Thus, my natural wife, with her birthday of October 16; my raven calling out to her at her bedroom window; our marriage on June 6 when she ceased being a Parkinson, taking my name (addressed in the May 3 posting; as well as the prophetic testimony of our five children, all serve to testify of the bride I truly need—Yahshua’s Bride.
In the book of Esther, there is a like contrast between Vashti and Esther. When King Ahasuerus, who of course reigned over 127 provinces, called his wife, Vashti, to come to his wine banquet, she refused. This made the king very angry, and the council given by the wise men was to replace her with another woman. This he did, and that woman was Esther. Esther was faithful to the king, and in several accounts it says that she found favor with him.
Esther is a type of the favored Bride who brings deliverance from death. It is quite significant that this wine banquet was held in the third year of the king’s reign, and the queen was called upon on day seven of the seven-day banquet. Of course it is now the “third year,” the third part of the church, as well as the seventh day, when Yahshua calls out a bride to rule and reign with Him in the Millennial rest. And, in light of our present considerations, it is significant that the king called her to a wine banquet. But this was not just any wine banquet, for we read that “the royal wine was plentiful according to the king’s bounty” (Esther 1:7).
My natural wife is a Vashti to me, refusing to come when I call her. Therefore, in wisdom she must be replaced with another. In the laws of Yahshua, I cannot marry another natural woman. By the covenant of consummation, we remain one flesh. Therefore, the only way I can be joined to another woman is at a higher dimension. That is my hope for June 6, 2009. I hope that my June 6 wedding in 1969 attests to the wedding that I truly need and will take place forty years later on June 6, 2009. This wedding is with the Esther Bride. As has been noted, June 6, 2009, corresponds in count with the wedding at Cana. “Cana” means “rod,” and we hope the serpent (flaccid) appropriately turns back into the rod (erect) at this wedding date, and that the water turns into wine.
Thus, as you can see, it seems quite evident that dates and events regarding myself and my natural wife and family are highly accurate shadows, even specific prophecies, regarding the Elijah and the Bride. This gives great hope for June 6, 2009, and the days following.
This completes part one of “Turning Water Into Wine.” Part two will be forthcoming, providing answers to the questions regarding the wedding feast at Cana that were set forth in the opening paragraphs.