In my previous article, I presented a profound discovery that the Holy Spirit revealed to me which is the Divine meaning within the Hebrew language. Unlike any other language aside from Aramaic (the language of Jesus), ancient Hebrew has a known deep symbolic meaning within each letter. All other languages only use letters as a phonetic indicator for sound, but Hebrew letters have meaning within each letter. All other languages have root words, but the ancient Hebrew language has root letters. So when one combines the letter meanings in a particular word, one can derive amazing meaning. When applying this letter-meaning formula to the words written in Biblical Scripture, one can witness miraculous messages that point to a Divine authorship. It is recommended that you read my previous article first so that that following article makes more sense.
The first miraculous sign of Jesus has been noted in the Gospel of John as follows:
“On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.‘ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.‘ Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.’ So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.’ This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.” -John 2:1-11
So the first miracle that Jesus performed was turning water into wine. Totally random and unexpected? It would sure seem so on the surface… But as we can usually see in the Scriptures, nothing is insignificant, especially when concerning the works of our Messiah. Like the parables of Jesus, this act is steeped with an even deeper meaning which can be procured by looking at some of the key words in Hebrew and unearthing their combined letter meanings. Although the Gospel of John was written in Greek, one can still find value in using the Old Testament language of Hebrew to derive a deeper meaning. But before I show you that, I will give what can be generally symbolized by His act (without the need for Hebrew letter symbolism.)
In the general symbolism, we can see that Jesus used the jars reserved for Jewish purification ritual, had them filled with water, and then transformed its elements into wine. This act showed that He would be the one to bring about the New Covenant in which His blood would provide superior purification to Old Covenant ritual. More than symbolic is that the concentration of amineted acid in wine is very close to that which is in human blood. Secondly, it is interesting that this takes place at a wedding, which is reminiscent of the marriage between Christ and the church and the wedding supper of The Lamb. Third, we can observe that Jesus performed this sign only in front of the servants and disciples, yet the “master of the feast” was offered His miracle, yet “did not know where it came from.” This can show us that all are offered Salvation, but not all recognize the Redeemer. It should also be noted that this first sign done with all 12 Disciples is very much connected to the communion in the last supper which was the last interaction with all 12 of Jesus’ Disciples before His crucifixion. The water into wine is the first sign, and the wine representative of His blood is the last sign. It is not a coincidence that these two acts are first and last as a symbol of what was to come next…
Speaking of which, it is curious that Jesus responds to this problem with “what does this have to do with me?” This is ironic because it has everything to do with Him. So now let me explain it’s deeper meaning by showing you the letter meanings of key words in Hebrew. I will list some of the key Hebrew words associated with this verse and reveal the letter meanings for each. Note that my personal conclusions are in [brackets]:
Mayim מָ֫יִם – water
מָ֫ – Mighty water [water altogether represents spirit, such as the water of Baptism in the Holy Spirit.]
יִ – SPIRIT, worship [Yeshua was conceived of the Holy Spirit so that we can worship and commune with God.]
ם – Mighty blood [His mighty blood covers our sins.]
[Summary: Water represents that which is Spirit.]
Chamar חֲמַר – wine
חֲ – outside of the tent wall [Tent: residence of God. Being outside of the residence of God is to be present in the human body.]
מַ – mighty blood/water [Yeshua’s mighty blood and spirit.]
ר – head of MAN [Yeshua came as a man.]
[Summary: Wine represents being flesh/human.]
Tsappachath צַפַּ֫חַת – jar/cup
צַ – PATH [Path to salvation.]
פַּ֫ – blow with mouth, scatter to every edge [See summary below.]
חַ – outside of the tent wall [Tent: residence of God]
ת – the CROSS, sign, symbol, covenant.
[Summary: The jar/cup represents the path to the cross.The mouth of God breathes out to scatter His offer of salvation outside of His residence to those on earth by the path of the cross covenant.]
Nesak נִסְכֵּי – drink offering
נִ – seed, continue [God sent His seed to continue human life eternally by salvation.]
סְ – thorns, protect [He was pierced by thorns to protect us from death.]
כֵּ – open palm, allow [He opened his palm and allowed it to be pierced for our transgressions. He allows and invites us to come to Him.]
י – arm with closed palm, spirit, worship [Yeshua is the arm of Yahweh and grasps onto us so that we can receive the Holy Spirit and worship God eternally.]
[Summary: Drink offering is representative of the sacrifice of Jesus offered to mankind. In order that humans be given eternal life (to continue), God sent His seed and offered His open palm to be pierced and used the arm of God to grasp us in His hand and never let go. (read John 10:28-30)]
Now let me show you how each of these key items (water, wine, jar/cup, drink offering) paint a picture of what occurred:
Let me explain in clearer detail:
You can click to enlarge this image, or you can read this explanation: That which is SPIRIT had to be made human FLESH in order that the PATH to the CROSS be made as a sacrificial OFFERING… Therefore, by the OFFERING of the CROSS we take His PATH from being of the FLESH into being of the SPIRIT.
In other words, His Spirit had to become flesh to take the path to the cross as a sacrificial offering for us, so that when we accept His sacrifice and drink the cup of His salvation, our flesh (which is outside of the residence of God) becomes Spirit (in the presence of God.)
The bottom line is that Spirit had to be made flesh so that flesh could be made spirit. Flesh dies, but the spirit is life eternally.
As an added connection, here is the Hebrew word for Heaven, which just happens to be the same word for water but with one letter added to it:
Shamyim שָׁמָ֫יִם- Heaven
שָׁ – Consuming fire [God is described in the Bible as a consuming fire, as He refines and purifies us. This symbol has also been connected with the Trinity.]
מָ֫ – Water
יִ – Spirit
ם – Blood
This verse says it all:
“This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son. The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.” 1 John 5:6-8
As you can see, these key Hebrew words of Jesus’ first miracle reveal the pattern of Salvation. Who would suspect that turning water into wine would say so much? Let ALL praise be to our Father in Heaven for sending His only Son to die in our place so that we can go from flesh to spirit! Praise Yahweh for giving us His Word so that we may be given the knowledge of His perfect thoughts! Glory to Yahweh!
I don’t usually do this, but I have decided to include a scan of my handwritten thoughts as these things were revealed to me. My purpose is to show you how these ideas were connected together so that you can see the full picture. Please forgive me for my poor quality sketches.
If you are interested in the Ancient Hebrew letter symbolic meanings, please visit my previous article (noted above) which has the chart and links to all the needed resources to do your own Hebrew study. Below is my personal chart based off of the studies provided by the Ancient Hebrew Research Center.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” -John 1:1,14