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Summary: 3 of 6. Jesus turned water to wine in order to initiate/call attention to/set apart His public ministry. Where is Jesus heralded as God’s Anointed? or Why turn water into wine? God’s Anointed is heralded on the stage of...

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WATER To WINE—Declaring God's Anointed-III—John 2:1-12

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Jesus turned water to wine in order to initiate/call attention to/set apart His public ministry.

Jesus is set apart as God’s Anointed.

Declaring God’s Anointed can/may be accomplished thru particular signs.

Why turn water into wine?

*Where is Jesus set apart as God’s Anointed?

7 stages for heralding God’s Anointed.

Previously we found that God’s Anointed is heralded on the stage of....

1. INSIGNIFICANCE(:1)

2. PRESSURE(:1-3)

3. DESIRE(:4)

4—God’s Anointed is heralded on the stage of...

TRUST(:5)

Explanation:(:5)Handle/Manage/Entrust/Allow God to do in His way

:5—“His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”

Mary would not take no for an answer but did not try to force Jesus’ hand to do what she wanted. She left the decision up to Jesus as to what to do to relieve the wine shortage. After all, He was an adult male. Mary knew Jesus would make the situation right in His own way. Mary had some degree of control of “the servants” for the wedding.

?Do we trust God enough to accept His direction rather than our own?

?Do we really trust Him?—Knowing God’s will, yet...Abram(ham) & Sarai(h)—Having a child their own way(Gen. 12:1-3, 7; 15:1-6; But then—16:1-16; 17:1-8; 18:10, 13-14; 21:2-3).

Gen. 12:1-3, 7; 15:1-6—“Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”.....“Then the LORD appeared to Abram & said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.”.....“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, & the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!” And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside & said, “Look now toward heaven, & count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the LORD, & He accounted it to him for righteousness.”

Gen. 16:1-16; 17:1-8; 18:10, 13-14; 21:2-3—“Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai. Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, & gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. So he went in to Hagar, & she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes. Then Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; & when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. The LORD judge between you & me.” So Abram said to Sarai, “Indeed your maid is in your hand; do to her as you please.” And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence. Now the Angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, & where are you going?” She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” The Angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress, & submit yourself under her hand.” Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.” And the Angel of the LORD said to her: “Behold, you are with child, And you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has heard your affliction. He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; observe, it is between Kadesh & Bered. So Hagar bore Abram a son; & Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.”.....


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