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The Year of Transformation
May 14-15, 2016
Third Day Church Revealed through Jesus Christ!
Gen 2:1 So the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts (inhabitants). 2 And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
John 2:1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;
Luke 13:32 And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox [that sly, cowardly man], ‘Listen carefully: I cast out demons and perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I reach My goal.’
John 2:2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was all gone, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no more wine.”
John 2:3 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.
John 2:6 Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification (ceremonial washing), containing twenty or thirty gallons each.
John 2:7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. 8 Then He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter [of the banquet].” So they took it to him.
John 2:9 And when the headwaiter tasted the water which had turned into wine, not knowing where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew) he called the bridegroom, 10 and said to him, “Everyone else serves his best wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now.”
John 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
The Gospel of John is very different from all the other gospels and some say it is like a commentary on the other gospels. John wants to tell his readers what the life of Jesus means and what the core message really is! To enter the Gospel of John is to enter a world of symbols and verses that have at least two or three levels of meaning.
The Miraculous Ministry of Jesus began on the Third Day! Why did the Bible record this? It could have just said and during the course of time, there was a wedding. John was definitely communicating something when he also wrote there were 6 clay vessels in the wedding!
John was using this occasion of the wedding to describe the Third Day Church! The wedding at Cana points to the great wedding at the end of 6000 years of human history! The turning of the water into wine is symbolic of both the blood of Jesus Christ of the New Covenant and also the great revelation of the New Covenant! It points to the amazing revelation that God has revealed through Jesus Christ and also the End Time revelation which has been sealed in the Book of Daniel. Wine is also a symbol of joy pointing to the abundant life in the New Covenant as well.
Hear carefully the words of these sermon and you will be amazed at the unveiling of the Third Day Church through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Pastor Chee Kang Seng