“Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ When the jars had been filled, He said, ‘Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.’ So the servants followed His instructions.” – John 2:6-8 (NLT)
“‘A host always serves the best wine first,’ he said. ‘Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now.'” – John 2:10
If you have ever seen the show the Chosen, then you’ll know that this episode is so perfectly depicted by the creators of the show. The wedding feast at Cana, where Jesus first reveals His glory publicly. Man, what a powerful moment!
There are a lot of things that could be hit on in this chapter because it is just so rich. But I feel that there is such a significance to the words that the master of ceremonies spoke concerning the wine. It was the best he had tasted. In a culture where the best was always first, I’d imagine the surprise that each person present felt when taking a sip of the new wine.
The way it normally would work is, after all of the guests had had enough wine to dull their senses, they wouldn’t be able to even tell that the wine was becoming lesser in quality. They would simply drink it without so much as a second thought about it. But this new wine that Jesus presented was so rich that even through the dullness of their senses they could tell that something was different. This new batch, the one that was expected to be the cheapest and worst, it was spectacular. It was so rich and fragrant. There was a sweetness to it I would imagine, one that they had not tasted before. If that isn’t a prophetic picture pointing to our present time, then I don’t know what is!
Think about it. We live in a day and age where the vast majority of people, specifically in America, have heard the name of Jesus at least once in their lives. And most have heard the stories. They have heard of the miracles, the healings, the words that He spoke. Christianity in American culture has become the type of norm that people have become dull towards. Even those who claim to be in the family of faith. It has lost its fragrance. More specifically, WE have lost our fragrance.
Jesus used stone jars which were meant for ceremonial cleaning, and He turned them into carries of the fresh, new wine. Normally wine was kept in a wineskin, but this is altogether different. Water that was meant to be used for ceremonial cleansing was turned into wine, a strong drink that is often used in Scripture as reference to the glory of the Lord in a people. This wine was stored in stone jars, meaning that these jars were durable. They were not easily shaken nor cracked. And these in particular could hold a huge amount of water. 20-30 gallons each. And there was a total of 6 of them. Meaning that there was a total of 120-180 gallons of new wine. That is a lot!
This speaks to me of these last days. This speaks to me that God is going to – in fact He is doing it now as we speak – raise up a people that are so solidly and firmly planted in Him and His word, that they cannot be shaken. They are going to carry the glory of His presence in way that has not been seen in this world, nor will it be seen again in the present world. It is going to be the most glorious of times! In a day and age when so many have become dull and numb towards the Gospel, the glory is going to be so rich that it is impossible for people to not be captivated and surprised by it.
I can hear the exclamations now. “Is this not the same Jesus that we have heard preached about so many times?” “Isn’t this the same glory and power and signs that we have heard people talk about in the Bible? Now we are seeing for ourselves!”
There will also be those who deny these things, because they are so far gone from the Lord. They will say, “This is nothing but sorcery. This is witchcraft.” Others will say, “This is fake. There is nothing real about this. Such frauds.” The list will go on and on, because there are always those who are so against the Lord and what He is doing in the earth, you can never convince them otherwise.
The coming glory that God is going to pour out, it’s going to be awesome! It’s going to be glorious! And we who stand strong and stay faithful to Him, we get to participate in this with Him! These days are the days that the Apostles and the Prophets longed for. The days that they dreamed of being part of. The sifting has already begun, the sifting out of those who are not firmly planted. God is going to use an unwavering people to bring about this End of Days move that He has had planned since the very beginning. These unwavering, unshakeable people will not be alarmed by the events that are about to unfold. They will be the steady ones upon this earth, the ones that God sends people to. These steady ones will be the guides and the leaders in the days ahead, because they will be gifted by God to act as shepherds, protecting the flock from the bear and the lion, and ultimately from Goliath, just as King David did. They will train and equip those who are entrusted to them to walk in this same power and glory, being unwavering and unshakeable for the Lord.
The question is, are you ready for what is rapidly approaching? Can you, being fully and brutally honest with yourself, sit here and say that you will be one of those who does not waver in the face of the coming days? When the man of lawlessness rises up and says that you must deny your faith and accept his mark, will you stand strong? I think the events with COVID and the “vaccine” that they attempted to force on people, this revealed a lot of people’s true colors. And this was merely the wake up call. We haven’t seen anything yet, my brothers and sisters. The world we once knew, the lives that we lived prior to the last 2 years of events, they are gone. Tyranny and anarchy now reign on earth. The spirit of the age has been releasedand he will not go down without a fight. And this is all part of God’s glorious plan!
So again I ask, are you going to be found unshakeable in the days ahead? If your answer is anything short of yes, you have a very short amount of time to get right with the Lord and allow His Holy Spirit to bring you to the place of being unshakeable.