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The Miracle at Cana
Life everlasting is like the miracle at Cana in John 2:1-11:
On the "third day", Jesus was attending a wedding at Cana when the wine ran out. In response to his mother's request for help, Jesus instructed the servants to fill six stone waterpots with water (these waterpots had been used in connection with an Old Covenant purification ceremony). Jesus then told the servants to draw some out and take it to the master of the feast who, after tasting the water that had been made wine, expressed astonishment to the bridegroom that the new wine was so much better than the old wine.
These are the keys to the meaning of the miracle: The number three represents resurrection (1Cor.15:4) ; the six stone vessels symbolize mankind and their potential use by God (Rom.9:22-23, 2Cor.4:7)---six being the number of man (Rev 13:18). The servants are servants of Christ (1Cor.7:22); water is God's word (Is.55:10-11, Eph.5:26) and wine ironically represents both blood (1Cor.10:16) and joy (Ps.104:15).
This is the meaning of the miracle: The unconverted are given God's gospel by believers (Rom.10:15). If obeyed, these words 'turn into' the blood of the Lord that washes away our sins (1Pet.1:22-23) and conveys His joy in a new believer (1Th.1:6) . And as a mature believer abides in the Branch, his continued obedience to the word continues to 'turn into' the joy of the Lord (Jn.15:10-11).
Also in this miracle we see the superiority of the new covenant (1Cor.11:25) as the now indwelling Holy Spirit combines with the word of God in the heart of God's people and causes a welling-up of living waters (Jn.7:38-39).
But in addition to the message of joy contained in this miracle, we do well to remember that those who reject God's words will be judged by those words (Jn.12:48), and rather than having their hearts cleansed by the blood of Jesus and filled with his joy, they will experience eternal wrath under the curse of God's word (Jn.3:36, Rev.19:15).