A Christ Filled Life
“Jesus the Lamb of God “
John 1:29) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 30) This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me. 31) And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32) And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33) And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shat see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. 34) And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. 35) Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36) And looking upon Jesus as He walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 37) And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38) Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto Him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? 39) He saith unto them. Come and see. They came and saw where He dwelt, and abode with Him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. 40) One of the two which heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41) He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42) And he brought him to Jesus, And when Jesus beheld him He said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
The Quest Study Bible Commentary – Lambs were used in the temple as a daily sacrifice to remove the sins of the people. A symbol of innocence, they bore the people’s guilt as a substitutionary offering. Seven hundred years earlier, Isaiah had predicted the Messiah, who would offer His life, led like a lamb to the slaughter(Isaiah 53:7), to atone for the sins of the world. Compact Bible Commentary – v50-51 Refers to the miracles performed in chapters 2 – 11. Jacob has a vision of angels ascending and descending a ladder from heaven (Genesis 28:12). The thought here is similar, that there will be communication between heaven and earth. Son of Man and expression used in Daniel 7:13 was Jesus’ favorite designation of Himself (Matthew 8:20, Mark 2:10).
Jesus Changes Water to Wine
John 2:1) 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) An when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto Him, They hove 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 (20 or 30 gallons) apiece Hebrews 10:22. 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, Everyman 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. KJV
Quest Study Bible Commentary – Jesus was not being rude to His mother. This was shown by her commanding the servants, anyway, to do whatever He tells them. Jesus was reminding her that His hour had not come for people to know His true identity. Completely in tune with the will of God, He was waiting for the right moment to fulfill the purpose for which God had sent Him into the world. v3 A wedding feast usually lasted a week. To run out of wine at such a time would be completely humiliating for the bride and groom. There was want at the marriage feast. It is very desirable when there is a marriage to have Christ’s blessing. Those of us that want Christ with us in our marriage must invite Him by prayer and He will come.
Though Christ allows a right use of wine, He does not in the least do away His own caution, which is that our hearts be not at any time overcharged with drunkenness, Luke 21:34. We can feast with our friends and family on proper occasions, these occasions should be so conducted that we might invite the Redeemer to join with us.
The First Miracle, for all miracles come from God.
To be continued. God Bless You.
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
43) The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44) Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45) Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found Him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46) And Nathaniel said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47) Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48) Nathanael saith unto Him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49) Nathanael answered and saith unto Him, Rabbi, thou are the Son of God, thou are the King of Israel. 50) Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51) And He saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
Quest Study Bible Commentary – v46 Nathanael had good reason to doubt the credentials of someone from Nazareth touted as the Messiah. It was an obscure town never mentioned in the Old Testament. It had also become a barracks for Roman troops who brought with them their Gods, their sins and their oppression of the Jews. These factors made it seem improbable that it could be the hometown of the Messiah.