Happy one year anniversary! Has it really been one year since I finally got this website up? It has been a place of joy to simply put out my thoughts, feelings, beliefs and how I live my life. I have loved having everything all in one place. Thank you to all the wonderful websites, books and people to who have contributed to teaching me. I love learning with groups of people and sharing ideas. These thoughts for this post came to me about 4 years ago. Turning water into wine, Jesus first miracle. What does it mean? This post expounds on what I ultimately made this website for. And what I believe one of the meanings of His first miracle was.
Living a High Vibration Life
As we each live a life of high vibration, we change our beliefs and our cells in the process. Raising your frequency means changing your health, your body, and your experience on this earth. Not only will you change yourself, but in this process you will also raise the frequency of those around you. You will also quicken and change the space of the earth you occupy. As this is done collectively, by each individual, the earth will begin to change around us. This has been my goal from the beginning in creating this website. I believe Jesus first miracle is an example in showing how this is possible.
Turning water into wine was His first miracle. It is yet another example of how you can actually change on a cellular and DNA level. How you can change from one being into another. You can raise your frequency and live in a higher vibration, a different sphere or realm. To be changed on all levels: mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally, and return to a spiritual being.
We are all born to be our true and authentic selves, a god or goddess, a spiritual being first. I believe this is one thing that Jesus was showing us in His first miracle. To show that this was possible, through Him, through spirit. Even though this may not have been one if His biggest miracles, I think there is a huge fundamental lesson He taught that we generally miss.
In John Chapter 2:1-11 is where we read about this miracle
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 water pots 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 water pots 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.
Emphasis and explanation was added in some parts for clarification. What I want to point out is that to change the molecular structure of water into wine is not actually a small thing. And it was no small amount either.
Let us take a look at the structure of water vs wine
The molecule for water being 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen, as seen here:
To change the molecular structure from that above to this:
This is actually HUGE in my book. He changed it from one substance to something completely different. And this had to happen on a molecular level. Adding and changing molecules and cells. Which is what needs to happen to us, right? To be changed from one being of death and decay to an immortal god or goddess here and now. It has to happen on a very basic level. It has to happen from the inside out.
Understanding about the number 6
When water is frozen it changes into a hexagon or 6 sides. Noting the total of pots being 6, which is the symbolic number for man, for work and laboring. Examples of this being: Jesus was born on the 6th day and he died on the 6th day of the week. He also appeared in Bethany 6 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. This first miracle that took place in 6 pots, symbolically saying, that Jesus was starting His work among the children of men. To change them from corruption to incorruption.
Why start with water?
Water is feminine in energy and life giving. It holds memory and energy very well. Our bodies are over 70% water and so He stared with the base of all life. It is important to note that these water pots were used in the ceremonial washings. These pots were used in a process of changing and purifying the spirit. The holy spirit being feminine in energy as well as water. The pots were used to hold the water for purification and spiritual cleansing.
In changing it to wine, was showing how He was going to accomplish this great work. He changes us from the inside out. Down to each tiny cell, He changes our DNA from one thing to another.
Why turn water into wine? Why was wine the choice?
There are lots of different symbolic reasons for wine. Here are four short points of explanation by Val Brinkerhoff for your consideration:
1.The importance of the color red:
The color red in scripture has duality. It is first connected with sin, separating us physically and spiritually from God. 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).
2. Red grapes
Sweet wine is that wine which first proceeds from the grape, 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. The 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.” Its connection to red grapes is often overlooked.
The sweet juice of grapes in scripture is often called blood, because of its color, and because of the process of 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.”
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.”
3. Wine as part of communion or the sacrament
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. Wine is a part of this not only for the color, red like blood, but in that 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).
4. 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. All ordinances are essentially symbolic, pointing to an important greater reality.
To sum it up:
In the first miracle of Cana, He turned water in to wine. He showed us this principal that He can change our fallen weak bodies into glorious spiritual ones. He showed us this pattern of changing, quickening something.
Turning the water into wine, symbolic of His blood, we drink and put into our bodies. His blood carries the pattern of His DNA. Our cells then have a different pattern to work off of. A new pattern to mirror and change into. To change and become like Him, changed from corruption to incorruption. A new belief for our cells to follow.
Taking communion as often as you can where the bread and wine are blessed to hold His life, His DNA, you can then take it into your body. This will greatly help in this process of changing your DNA, for that is why it was given. There are several other ways to raise the vibration and frequency of your body, and thus aiding you in this process. This is simply one of them.