Friday, January 9, 2015

Water You Turned Into Wine

 Water You Turned Into Wine

On continuing the subject of changing our DNA, I wanted to go deeper into one way that has been mentioned in previous posts, and an amazing example of this.
To refresh, we have a choice of which DNA we want to live off of. The DNA of your parents, mortal and all the frailties, sicknesses and generational weaknesses, as well as the strengths (we aren't saying its all bad!) But our other choice is to live off of the other DNA we are given, our spirits DNA, which comes from a God, perfect and healthy.

This one way to change our DNA that I want to expound, is actually Communion or Sacrament. There is a great example of this in history, and one of the first things Jesus taught with His first miracle. Christ was teaching His whole life, being in the temple at 12, He had taught for a long time, not necessarily performing the bigger miracles that we think of but simply teaching. Then finding His friends to go on this journey with Him, the prep works was done and His mission began. He then performed His first miracle,  the turning of water into wine.

Some might NOT think of this as one of His bigger ones, like raising the dead and healing the blind, but I think something more was being taught in this first one than we realize.

John Chapter 2:1-11
 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.
(20-30 Gallons each)
 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.

The Number 6
It is important to note that these water pots were used in the ceremonial washings. They were used in a process of changing and purifying the spirit. Also to note the total of pots being 6, which is the symbolic number for man, for work and laboring. Jesus was born on the 6th day and he died on the 6th day of the week, He also appeared in Bethany six days before Passover (where he was anointed by Mary with spikenard in preparation of his burial and resurrection) He also suffered on the cross for 6 hours.

"When we look at the number six in scripture, it most often deals with the application of "work" in the world. In fact, even in the chapter of Genesis that many use to claim it represents man, it clearly signified the completion of work days. i.e., in six days, work was complete, and on the seventh there was Rest! The emphasis was on the number 6 being days of work, not on it being the day man was created (which was a work of God). And this theme of work is what is usually seen being illustrated by the number six all throughout scripture. It was the time that God spent doing His Work, and it is the time we are likewise told to work!
Through much consideration and study in the scriptures, I have also come to believe that ultimately it is a representation of our sojourn (work) in the world, on our way to the ultimate Sabbath of rest. From the very beginning God used the number six to illustrate a period of work." -Marti Grobecker

This first miracle that took place in 6 pots, symbolically saying, that Jesus was starting His work among the children of men. And being the pots used to hold the water for purification and spiritual cleansing, His work was going to be based around this subject. Then He changing it into wine, was how He was going to accomplish this great work.

When water is frozen it also changes into a hexagon or 6 sides (see link at bottom for more info)
To change the molecular structure of water into wine isn't a small thing. The molecule for water being 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen, so to go from this.......
To this:

This was no small miracle, to change one thing into something completely different. This is a change that He did on the DNA and structure of the molecules down to the very smallest. In this very beginning of miracles, He was showing this concept that you can change the DNA. That for all man kind to be reclaimed from their fall, it was going to be by and through Him, by His blood changing ours.

There are lots of different symbolic reasons for wine; here are some short explanations for your consideration.

The Importance of RED 
"Duality in Red           The color red in scripture has duality. It is first connected with sin, separating us physically and spiritually from God. The atonement helps negate this separation. Red (scarlet in scripture) serves as a constant reminder of the necessity of the Atonement. Like many symbols, red has duality, viewed from both a positive viewpoint (life and redemption—mercy) or from a negative perspective (sin and death—justice). Most associations with red in scripture are to attributes, events, or things of a more negative perspective, such as sin, violence, and death. The Atonement, an act of love, redeems us from these through repentance. Isaiah combined both perspectives when he wrote of the Atonement saving us from our sins: “Though your sins be scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18). We also read in Isaiah 9:6 of the government (symbolized by a red robe) that shall be upon Christ’s shoulder (during the Millennium).

Red Grapes               Sweet wine is that wine which first proceeds and is collected from the pressure of its own weight; they being the most ripe and soft. The Savior was under great pressure in the Atonement, more than man can stand and still live. This Mount of Olives garden setting has also been called a “winepress.” In it there may have been olive trees planted together with grapevines. Gethsemane literally translated in Hebrew means, “the winepress of oil” or “oil press.” We understand this garden’s connection to olive trees and oil, but its connection to red grapes is often overlooked. The sweet juice of grapes in scripture is often called blood, because of its color, and how sweet wine is produced. This connection is seen early on in Genesis 49:11 where we read, “Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed in garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes.” Christ exercised mercy in the Atonement, and will exercise judgment at His second coming, both times atop the Mount of Olives, and both times covered in clothing stained red from wine or blood. In Isaiah 63:3 we read of the cup of trembling, “I have trodden the winepress alone [in Gethsemane]; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.” "- Val Brinkerhoff

Wine as part of COMMUNION
What is called the Lords Supper, was an actual meal, in which one actually was filled with the blessed bread and wine. In Communion when bread and wine are blessed which are symbolic of His Body and His blood, and when you eat of these you are taking in His life, His DNA into your body. Taking this into your body often would only help in getting your DNA to change, your DNA starts to recognize His and change to mirror His. Wine is a part of this not only for the color, red like blood, but in the blood is where the life is.  We are then taking His life into our bodies, and a physical change happens. It is part of our spiritual cleansing.

“Take this…This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:17-18,20).

"Sacrament Symbolism             In the ancient Tabernacle, the round, white loaves of bread and the scarlet-colored wine of the table of shewbread appear to have symbolized the white flesh and red blood of the future Savior (see Numbers 4:8). This table also featured a scarlet colored cloth covering. Red blood remains a sign of ‘life’ on the earth (see Genesis 9:4).
The Sacrament ordinance is one of the most important in the Lord’s church. It replaces ancient animal sacrifice (D&C 59:8-14), wherein a broken heart and a contrite spirit are instead offered to God (2 Peter 1:4). In taking internally the symbolic emblems of the Savior’s flesh and blood, we may be purified and renewed, that we might have the Spirit of Jesus Christ with us, in addition to that of the Holy Ghost. All ordinances are essentially symbolic, pointing to an important greater reality" -Val Brinkerhoff

Taking communion as often as you can where the bread and wine are blessed to hold His life, His DNA so you can then take it into your body will greatly help in this process of changing your DNA, for that is why it was given. In the first miracle of Cana He turned water in to wine, He showed this principal that He can change our fallen weak bodies into glorious spiritual ones.

Let all pray together "Let the Miracles Return!"

More on snowflakes here:
More Fascinating Info on water on the six hexagon structure and freezing:

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