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.
Mary the mother of Christ, the disciples, friends and family are at this wedding.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
"wine" = οἶνος oînos, oy'-nos; a primary word (or perhaps of Hebrew origin (H3196)); "wine" (literally or figuratively):—wine. יַיִן yayin, yah'-yin; from an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication, intoxication:—banqueting, wine, wine(-bibber).
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
Looking at this spiritually, Christ Jesus is our groom, we His bride. This isn't the time of His wedding.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
Mary tells her servants to listen to her son and do as He says.
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.
"firkin" = μετρητής metrētḗs, met-ray-tace'; from G3354; a measurer, i.e. (specially), a certain standard measure of capacity for liquids:—firkin, just under 9 gallons per. It's just under 18 and 27 gallons per pot. They're made of clay and were used for cleansing rituals. Look at the spiritual implication. Christ is about to turn the water into wine. What they used for the outward cleansing ritual, Christ blood cleanses the inward, the soul. The wine being symbolic of Christ Jesus blood.
Matthew 26:26-28 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
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.
The governor of the feast would be a parent of the brides. They would oversee everything and taste the food and drink to see it meets their approval.
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,
The servants knew what had just happened, but the parent of the bride is a bit confused. They knew they were out of wine.
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.
They're accusing the servants of waiting until everyone has a buzz on, before they bring out the good wine. Some teach it wasn't wine at all, but this verse proves otherwise for those that don't break down the meanings of words such as wine. "have well drunk" = μεθύω methýō, meth-oo'-o; from another form of G3178; to drink to intoxication, i.e. get drunk:—drink well, make (be) drunk(-en), to be drunken.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
The first miracle of Christ Jesus and the symbolic nature of the wine is His blood in cleansing our souls and the symbolic nature of His coming for His bride.
12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
The 12 tribes were preparing for Passover. "Passover" = πάσχα páscha, pas'-khah; of Chaldee origin (compare H6453); the Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it): Passover. At this time The paschal was for the people's deliverance of old from Egypt and the blood of the lamb being smeared on the door posts, where death passed over those that obeyed in doing so. The paschal feast, the feast of the Passover, extending from the 14th to the 20th day of the month Nisan.
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
Need a quick stop blessing? These animals were for purchase for sacrifice at a whim. The Temple had become a convenience store for the rip off artist and so called pastors to make money. They've accepted a bunch of traditional things in the church and turned it into a business. Look at today's "churches" they've brought in things to sell you that are nothing but fiction. They've made shows and egg hunts. Bunny's for the children and fictional movies about the end of times. They've made money puppets out of Christians that just don't have time to study The Word to know better. It's no excuse for any of them!
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
Christ is angry with these people that have come to change what was to be Holy. Yes, God gets angry.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
They're remembering what was written 1000 years before Christ had to turn those tables and throw them out. Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
They want to know, by what authority does Christ have to destroy the store.
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Christ dares them to act against Him, but these evil kenites are to blinded by their evil to see The Truth. Christ isn't talking about a building, but Himself.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
If they were true followers of God, they would know Who was standing before them and what Christ meant.
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
It was after His resurrection the disciples saw Christ, then they believed Him and remembered everything Christ had taught them.
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
Sadly, it took Christ preforming miracles for people to believe in Him. People require a sign then and now. The Truth seems to not be enough. Seems like the world today. Matthew 12:38-40 38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. You would have thought when Christ told those so called pastors "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up", they would've believed His name right off. The Word of God is nothing to play church with. True Christians don't need a sign. They see The Light clearly!
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
Christ didn't tell these people Who He was. Christ understood His purpose and time and this wasn't the time.
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
Christ knows they would have all wanted a piece of Him for different reasons and some would put Him up for show, others for their greed, then there's those that would want Him dead. His time wasn't yet. There was much work to be done.