Jesus said ……. Mine Hour
John 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.
Mary said to Jesus that the wedding feast was out of wine. The custom was the groom would gather together all that was needed to provide the invited guests with wine. Normally a wedding celebration lasted from a few hours to several days depending on what means the groom had for providing food and drink. The fact his wedding was "out of wine" was more than just senseless event. We need to understand Jesus' presence and the lack of wine was for a purpose.
In the Greek Jesus answered his mother in what may seem a strange way. He said "woman" instead of mother. It was said as a means of rebuke. I believe Mary wanted Jesus to fix the problem thus the remaining of his statement to her. The next four words make up his rebuke in saying, "what to me so to you." "My time is not yet arrived" finishes Jesus message.
The point to consider is "my time" as part of Jesus' message. Yes, I am sure he was talking about his ministry and purpose but consider these points:
Jesus asked for water to be placed in large containers. It was not the water that he brought to the earth which is the living water given so mankind would never thirst again.
Jesus took and blessed the water turning it into a great wine. The wine was often referred to as the "fruit of the earth." Thus Jesus' miracle centered on the fruit of the earth as the typology of the wine.
This miracle represents the resurrection of the dead being transformed into the newness of life everlasting. As Jesus changed water into wine, our resurrection from sin and death will transform all into perfection and everlasting life. As Jesus said, it was not his time and know this to be true today is not our time either. There is ONLY ONE RESURRECTION of all at the same time and in the same way. There is no resurrection as you have been taught of the lost being raised again lost. No, God will make as promised all things and all people new without corruption or bound by mortality. We will all be changed in the twinkling of an eye!
Foolishness is often spoken of by people that speak against God and His Word by claiming God will do all that He promised. The vast majority of churches, pastors, teachers and leaders openly defy God's promises to embrace idolatry. Their message is filled with lies and perversions such as:
They say people will remain damned in sin forever. -------God promises to make an end of sin and reconcile all things.
They say people go to hell forever. ---------God promises He will save the world from sin and death.
They say most people are forever unreconciled to God. ------- God promises to reconcile everything unto Himself.
They say people have to do something to be saved. --------- God says there is nothing anyone can do to be saved.
They say only the "saved" will be with God. --------- God says every knee will bow and confess Him as Lord and Savior.
They say there are three God's. ------------ God says there is only One God. Remind you Jesus as the Word of God said there is only One God.
Question to the unbelievers (Christians that don't believe God's promises such as most pastors, teachers and leaders) - When are you going to stop preaching and believing God is a liar?
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