John Chapter 2

John 2

1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

6And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

7Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

8And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

9When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

12After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.

13And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

14And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

15And 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;

16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

17And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

18Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21But he spake of the temple of his body.

22When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

25And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

23 thoughts on “John Chapter 2

  1. Vs 5 Jesus’ mother had so much faith that Jesus could do anything that she told the servants to do whatever he said even though she had no idea what that would be. She just knew that whatever he did the situation would turn out right.

    Vs 7 The servants did not just obey by filling the pots, the words used to describe their obedience is they “filled them to the brim”. We too should do what we do for Jesus to the fullest.

  2. 18Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

    This generation is looking for a sign,and as time goes on we will start seeing more and more false signs. I pray that we will not believe in these falsehoods.

  3. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

    4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

    Jesus said it wasn’t yet his time but after this initial miracle, vs. 11 says this was the beginning of his miracles, that means after someone asked him to do something, he couldn’t stop. Once we have breakthrough to a miracle, God can’t stop himself from doing another and another

  4. UNQUESTIONABLE OBEDIENCE

    5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

    To grasp a deeper understanding of this MIRACLE, notice first of all that this was a want and not a need. They “wanted” more wine; this places greater value on the verse the that says “whatsoever things you desire”; the bible is very clear that “my GOD shall supply all your need”. Now that we see this is a want and that GOD used the accessible elements to supply the ingredients for the miracle. We are challenged to look around us and find what is available pertaining to our want.

    Even with all the elements in place around them there was now the greatest challenge of the process. OBEDIENCE – Unquestionable Obedience. “Whatever HE says DO IT! The Miraculous will not make sense; thats why it is called a MIRACLE. During the miracle the disciples did not question HIS motive, actions or process; all the while there was plenty to question wash pots and water are not conducive to drinking. However UNQUESTIONABLE OBEDIENCE merited a MIRACLE!

    BE Church
    OBEY

  5. 23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. 24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

    The party goers needed to be entertained. They were there for a feast at the passover, and Jesus, having mercy healed and wrought miracles. Sadly the people wanted a celebrity and not glorify God.

    I believe we need to be careful that we aren’t looking for signs and wonders to be entertained but so Jesus can be exalted. Lest it be said of us that Jesus not commit himself to us.

  6. 1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

    2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

    3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

    4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

    5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

    Mary had faith in Jesus and Jesus obeyed his mother to give us the first recorded miracle. I wonder how many times before Jesus had provided a miracle for his family? I am thankful that he continues to provide for us.

  7. v” Do whatever he tells you”

    In otherwords we don’t have to worry.
    Our GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.
    HE is dependable, faithful , helpful, unselfish
    and full of compassion.
    The Lord is our confidence . Pr. 3:26
    God knows all things He will supply all of our needs.As we obey HIS WORD.
    HIS instructions.
    Come … THE LIVING WATERS STILL FLOWS.

  8. “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”

    Jesus is Omniscient – He is All knowing – He knows every little thing about us.

  9. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

    4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

    5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

    As a mother these three verses tickle me… mama tells her son something needs to be done and He thinks it’s not yet time but she knows that it is and pushes Him into the miraculous by getting others involved.

    As a church it is out duty to be sensitive to the spirit and help tactfully push others into the miraculous even when they feel they are not ready. Its not about us being ready it’s about God being ready to use us.

  10. 19-22
    DESTROY THIS TEMPLE His own body. The sign that he would give the Jewish nation was his resurrection. the jews did not understand him nor his own disciples until after he rose from the dead.
    FORTY AND SIX YEARS.
    It had been forty-six years since Herod the great began the reconstruction of the temple and it was not yet entirely completed. When Jesus was on trial before the Sanhededrim these words were brought up as blasphemy.

  11. 4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

    5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

    Two small verses, but a great message of obedience. Just like parents, a child cannot continue until he recieves permission to do so. Once Jesus recieved Mary’s blessing, he started his ministry of miracles. Obedience to authority brings many blessings!

  12. V5 “His Mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.”
    Mary had the confidence that Jesus would provide the desire of her heart in this miracle. Even though, He rebuked her asking; nevertheless He did meet the need of the Wedding and the desire of His Mother.
    Heb 4v16 ”
    “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we mnay oftain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”

  13. 17And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

    Jesus response to the confusion in the temple caused by the money changers was exposed enthusiasically by him driving everyone out. If we as Holy Ghost filled children of God could have that much zeal when the enemy tries to raise his ugly head in siutations and during services, if we would take that same authority we would possess victory!

  14. 23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
    24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
    25And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

    Many believed in His name when they saw the miracles,but there were many that were not commited to Him so He did not commit Himself to them for He knew what was in their heart.

    We must believe and commit.

  15. 16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

    The house of God should not be a “business”. It should be about developing/restoring relationships with God.

  16. Blood and Stone

    John 2:6-8
    And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

    Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

    And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

    Matthew 28:26
    For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins

    1 Corinthians 10:4
    And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ

    The children of Israel drank only from the saving water that came from a stone; this also true of us today… the only purifying, saving water comes from the Rock, Christ Jesus! We also know that the the blood of Jesus is the product of his redemptive work on Calvary. Wine as we all know is crushed, pressed, smashed grapes, traditionally. A large part of the grape is made of water, so in my mind you cannot have the blood without the water, and you can’t have the water without the Rock, Christ Jesus. His water purifies and the blood remits so when we taste of his miraculous power in our lives always remember that it’s BLOOD AND STONE.

  17. 19 “Destroy this temple,” Jesus answered, “and in three days I will build it again!”

    Sometimes we just need to start over…. Get that old stinky flesh of ours and “stinkin thinkin”, as I like to call it, and just destroy it. Allowing God to rebuild us will allow only holy, pure and the good things of Him to dwell in us.

  18. “The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.”

    Time to shake off complacency, normality, any sense of luke-warm comfortableness… break loose and be zealous!

  19. 4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

    Boy did I think Jesus was being sharp on this vs. So I dug deeper, and it turns out that Jesus is actually employing aa title of respect in his day by addressing his mother as “woman”. Mary honors his desire to be descreet and tells the servants to do just as Jesus says. But It wasnt his due time to start ministry. Jesus, in turn, responds to Mary’s implied request that he solve the problem. The first miraculous sign remains a isolated insincident, until Jesus’ time for widespread miracles arrives several months later, following the initiation of his public ministry in Jerusalem.

  20. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

    4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

    5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

    6And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

    7Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

    8And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

    9When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

    10And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

    11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

    Jesus’ mother had no doubt that Jesus could perform the miracle of providing more wine for the wedding feast.

  21. 23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

    Miracles are still being performed today. It’s going to take someone full of faith and a desire to see something happen in order to receive what God has in store for them. I’m looking for more miracles to be done in this day and time. God is still God.

  22. This chapter has several lessons to learn from. If one merely reads God’s Word as an ordinary book then you will see the temple taking many years to raise up, whereas if one reads God’s Word for truth one can understand that Jesus was talking about raising up the real temple. God’s Word is rich, full and deep, all one must do is believe and dive in. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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