Drawn From Among The Reeds- Cana In Galalee Of The Nations


Among the reeds, in a floating cradle of bull rushes, was Moses hidden when he was an infant. He was hidden because of the decree of Pharaoh, all the males born in Israel were to be put to death, a decree that would live to haunt him. When the young child was born, his mother hid him among the reeds in the ark of bull rushes, where he was found by a servant of Pharaoh’s daughter. This daughter took him into her house, called his name “MOSES”, which means drawn (drawn from the water) and she raised him, calling him son. This same Moses would, in the course of time, choose the reproach of God’s people over a life of privilege in Pharaoh’s house, eventually leading his people from Egypt and the house of bondage. By this man drawn from the reeds fed by the waters, would the handwritings of ordinances, statutes and commandments come, because the people later would not hear the Lord’s voice, preferring a mediator. But this same Moses, by whom the law came, spoke and charged the people (Jhn 1:17  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ) :

  “The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not”.    (Deu 18:15)

This Jesus, by whom grace and truth came, has God, by the power of resurrection, made both Lord and Christ, but not according to the former order of things. For this is according to the words spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, that , “I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more”.  This would not be by papyrus and ink, but a writing of a superior sort in a living medium.

The identity of “Christ”, is in regard to the fact that he is the one in whom resides the fullness of the Spirit of God. The fact that there would be, and is a people called the body of Christ, implies that the identity of “Christ”, would not be a solitary one, but a shared, because the spiritual household of Christ would be, and is,  a house of many houses, a many membered body. Many unique and complete individuals. Jesus had said that if a seed does not fall to the earth and die, it remains alone, a solitary seed. But if it falls to the earth and dies, it brings forth much fruit. In each seed bearing fruit is faithfully written, the power to become, that power being conveyed by the first born. It is written, “As the body is one , and has many members, so also is Christ”.

From Psalm 22:

All [they that be] fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done [this].
 
Clearly , this Psalm prophetically proclaims a people that would be begotten to God in Christ, according to the words by the mouth of Isaiah, “Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead”.

By death burial , and resurrection, do we arrive at the seed accounted to the Lord for a generation, for Christ was not raised alone. The book of the gospel according to Matthew testifies of a living book, the living book of Psalm 139, in which the many members are written. Careful attention to detail will reveal something which is no scriptural contradiction or error. Matthew proclaims the book of the generation of Jesus Christ. It declares that from Abraham to David are fourteen generations. From David to the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations. It lists, name by name, the line, from Abraham, to the man Jesus Christ. But if you count , name by name, from the captivity to the man Jesus Christ is thirteen. Yet it plainly proclaims that from the captivity till Christ are fourteen generations. This is not a mistake. Everyone begotten to God in faith, in Christ, in His resurrection, to this present day, is the fourteenth generation, proclaimed before to serve Him, as declared all the law and the prophets.

Jesus chose Cana in Galilee of the nations (gentiles), as the place to first show forth His glory. Cana means “place of reeds”. It is called Galilee of the gentiles, because Galilee is a circuit of about twenty largely undesirable cities that were given to Hiram, a gentile, by Solomon, as reward for Hiram’s part in the building of Solomon’s temple. It is here that a miracle of prophetic proportions occurs, not to simply demonstrate a power over the elements, but to proclaim that from Him, would be drawn forth a people, who would be called His own. At a wedding, the wine first served, plays out. But the feast is as yet, unfulfilled. In six clay jars, not one, but six, the Lord commands water to be put in. When he then commands the servants to draw and serve, from each jar is delivered new wine, the very finest, and superior to that which had gone before. In each jar, as in each grape on the vine, water had become wine. A people drawn from the reeds, the heirs and source of grace and truth, distilled in the inner man of each, by the master vintner, whose workmanship proclaims His glory.

The first served wine , the inferior wine, will play out. But the Lord has a people, a generation not reckoned among the generations, a salvation ready to be revealed. And in the fullness of time, all of this generation will be revealed together, and every eye will see it.

Remember Your First Love.

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