When You Run Out of Wine


Good and Joyful morning to all Christian brethren, on this the day the Lord has made. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee, or tea, or milk, or whatever is your favorite. We’re about to slice a piece of the bread of life, the Word of God. And todays slice comes from:

JOH 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. 6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9 When 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, 10 And 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. 11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.

Now for today’s message, which is titled, “When You Run Out of Wine.” Jesus is just beginning His public ministry when He and His disciples are invited to the Cana wedding. In fact, He hasn’t even done any miracles yet. But on this day, all that is about to change, the first time His glory is revealed in miracles.

The first detail Scripture gives us is that it happened on the “third day.” This is important. The number three signifies divine fullness. On the third day, God came down to meet Moses on Sinai. On the third day, Esther gained an audience with the king.

On the third day Jesus was resurrected from the dead. We are today in a season of the Third Day. We’ve just entered the third millennium since the Resurrection, and so we are prophetically, that is as stated by the prophets of old, the Third Day Church. Remember… God said that to Him one day was like a 1000 days. This is the time to get ready to step into the miraculous.

So, if you have run out of wine – you need a miracle in your life, your health or your finances – this is not a time to get frightened over the worlds crisis. This is the time to exercise faith in Jesus Christ. God wants to manifest His Third-Day Miracles in His Third-Day Church. Three also signifies abundance. No one would have died of thirst at the wedding. They had water, as we know from the story. But it would have been a major blight on that family’s name to run out of wine at such an important celebration. Water is a basic requirement for life, but wine surpasses water. It indicates abundance.

The wine jars may have been empty, but Jesus was there at that wedding, and where Jesus is, there’s abundance. John 10:10 says, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” In the midst of what we are experiencing – reports of economic malaise, recession, drought, wars, disaster – God is releasing His Third Day Glory. He wants to take us from a survival mentality to a fullness mentality. We aren’t going to just survive on the bare necessities, but we are going live out of a place of faith, abundance and fullness.

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