July 24th 2018 - Some wonderful never-before-seen truth was revealed upon communicating with another Bride brother, and I want to share it with you. You will need to read this Report very carefully.
To begin with, in John 2 we read about the wedding in Cana. And keep in mind, the book of John is the Millennial kingdom. Following are verses 1 thru 10, and you will want to read these carefully and thoughtfully.
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Yahshua was there; and both Yahshua and His disciples were invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, the mother of Yahshua said to Him, “They have no wine.” And Yahshua said to her, “Woman, what do I have to do with you? 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 twenty or thirty gallons each. Yahshua 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.”
Let us look at some important points here. We have already noted that being in John, this account would speak of the Millennial Reign. And additionally, this is in fact identified in the opening statement in verse 1 wherein it relates this specifically to “the third day.” This is of course the third “day,” the third one-thousand-year period of the church—the Millennial Reign. Also tying this to this period, it was specifically at a wedding. And of course this is precisely where we the Bride are right now—in the third day eating His marriage supper of truth, and eagerly awaiting for the Bride to be formed and taken up to be with our Groom.
Now, notice the next item. We read that “the wine ran out.” Why? Because it has been two thousand years since the wedding wine was served to the first Remnant, and it ceased with them and there hasn’t been anymore afterwards! The wine ran out! And the fact is, the wedding at Cana looks to the second fulfilling wine banquet, the wine of which Yahshua said He would drink with us when it becomes new—“But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29). Now, here is where this account begins to get most interesting.
Mary said to Yahshua, “They have no wine.” And what did He answer? “Woman, what do I have to do with you? My hour has not yet come.” So why did He say this? We’re going to have to carefully examine this. First, that answer—“Woman, what do I have to do with you?”—is a statement that is used in both the Old and the New Testaments. It is in fact a negative statement, even a rebuke. I will not go into all of the examples in the Scriptures, but in them you will see this characterization is very clear. Here are a few of these: Mark 1:24, Matthew 8:29, Judges 11:12, 2 Samuel 16:10 and 19:22, 1 Kings 17:18, and Ezra 4:3.
So, why did Yahshua rebuke the “woman” for saying this? Because it is prophecy. And remember, the trinity of the Scriptures is, first and foremost, prophecy. Then there is moral virtue. And finally, history. This entire account is highly prophetic, and His reply was nonetheless the same. And what was He actually saying?
The Body of Christ has three days and three nights to be in the grave, and His mother asked this of Him on the given third day, or now. That means that the new wine was not possible until AFTER this “day,” and Yahshua knew it. And He said that so as to prophesy. Prophetically, He would thus have to have waited until the next day to turn the water into wine. Do you see this? But that is not what He is going to do today. The woman said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” And thus He also prophesied when He then “changed His mind” and said, “Fill the waterpots with water.” Do you see this? He had to fulfill the marriage supper of the Lamb early, before the time. He had to forsake this three-days-and-three-nights requirement and cut time short lest no flesh be saved, as it is written: “Unless those days had been cut short, no flesh would have been saved; but through the elect [the elect second Remnant] those days will be cut short” (Matthew 24:22). Yahshua listened to the voice of the “woman,” and this time it was turned for good.
So, how many waterpots were there? Once again highly consistent, confirming, and revealing, prophecy was at hand. I ask you: How many years has it been since the Garden? Essentially six thousand years. And also, we find that the stone waterpots are empty. There was nothing in them. And so has been the outcome regarding man since the Garden. There have been no born-from-above results for six thousand years. So the servants filled the six vessels with water, and it was miraculously turned into wine. This is what has to happen today.
And, it was not just any wine, but the best wine. We read that “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.’” Yahshua is the “bridegroom,” so let us restate this so that you can see what is really being said: “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.’” Amen! This is the exceptional wine we are drinking now—saving the best for the last. This work will be better than that which the first Remnant experienced, better than anything that any man has ever experienced! And pertaining to truth, we are already experiencing this. The Bride began with the wine two thousand years ago; but the true and complete fulfillment does not come until now.
There is one final related testimony we need to examine here. Turning to Exodus 4:1-9 we find that there were two and even three signs that would be performed by Yahweh specifically before the elders of the sons of Israel that would cause them to believe Moses. These are more thoroughly addressed in “The Signs That Cause Belief.” The first sign was the staff turning into a serpent, and then turning back into a staff. The second sign was the hand going into the bosom and coming out leprous, and then returned into the bosom to come out restored. Regarding the church, the first two parts of both of these have taken place for two thousand years: the staff turning into a serpent, Satan; and the hand going into the bosom and coming out leprous, Christianity. This is Christianity for two thousand years—Satan has ruled and the church is unclean. And only now can the serpent be taken by its tail, its end, and return back to being a staff (Satan’s office going to the twelfth apostle); and only now can the unclean leprosy of the church be healed. And, we read that if these two signs did not cause belief, then there would be a decisive third sign: the water of the Nile was to be poured out onto the dry ground and would become blood!
Do you see the pattern? It is once again the three one-thousand-year periods of the church which we just examined pertaining to the “third day.” And the passing over principle applies here as well where Yahweh passes over the first, He passes over the second, and He takes the third. You will note that this is the identical principle in play with the church’s three periods of time: He passes over the first one thousand years, He passes over the second one thousand years, and He takes the third. So, let us now address this third and final testimony of the water from the Nile being poured out on the dry ground and turns to blood. And you can obviously see how this relates to the water being turned into wine at Cana. It’s the same thing.
In Exodus 4:9 we read: “But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.” It is of course interesting that blood and wine are the same color—red. "Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly” (Proverbs 23:31). "Why is Your apparel red, and Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?” (Isaiah 63:2). And, it is poured on dry ground. Isn’t this outpouring what we have to have today? It has not rained for two thousand years, and it needs to rain on us who are made of the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7)! We today are the ground spoken of here. And as well, we have to have the serpent returning back into the staff—the Elijah— and the leprous hand—our works—restored.
What we find then are these two covenant patterns:
Staff —> Serpent —> Staff
Tree —> Vine —> Tree
You are familiar with the staff/serpent pattern, but you have probably never considered the tree/vine pattern. But once you see the ways and works of Yahweh, it is obvious that the vine must be redeemed from the curse and no longer crawl on its belly as well. Keep in mind, that was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden that Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat from. The problem for them was that they were in bodies that were of this earth. But when we enter into our heavenly bodies, we can then eat/drink from that tree, having fully become like God, as it is written: “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil.” And equally true, this is when Matthew 26:29 will be fulfilled: “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” That will be the new wine from the restored grape tree.
Noteworthy here as well, the highly prophetic wedding where the water was turned into wine was at Cana. Cana actually means “reed,” something that specifically relates to the Nile River. In Exodus 2:3-5 we read: “But when she [the mother of Moses] could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him. The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it to her.”
So here again we see the testimony concerning Cana, or “reed,” and the Nile River, pointing to the third sign that causes belief—the water of the Nile being poured out on the dry ground and becoming blood. But, Yahweh must repent of the evil He has planned and turn the water into blood, even wine, even the best wine for the last. And one thing for certain, these things/truths are now causing belief. And this belief will avert God’s judgment and thereupon change the world! And the mere fact that we are seeing these never-before-seen truths confirms that the time of Immanuel’s bride is indeed upon us. A bride is being formed and will be taken up into heaven and be born from above; and she will return with the King of kings and rule and reign for a thousand years, and beyond! HalleluYah! And frankly, the prophet like Moses (Acts 3:22-23) is the Elijah, and will the leaders now believe him? In Africa they certainly have believed. May it ever increase there and throughout the earth!