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Chapter 2

A mariage in Cana of Galilee

Work by S.Y. Kharchenko


        Until now, this Great Event has been considered with the participation of called, & chosen, and faithfull. But we did not consider participation of Israel in this event. At that time Jerusalem will be devastated, and in Israel they will say: “The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me” (Is. 49:14). To which the Scripture by the words of Christ answers:

“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not haue compassion on the sonne of her wombe? yea they may forget, yet will I not forget thee” (Is.49:15).

The Lord Jesus Christ, having risen, will appear to Israel, when the Marriage Feast is completed. Israel will look before Him, “as of one borne out of due time”, as “last of all”.

“And last of all he was seene of me also, as of one borne out of due time” (1Cor.15:8).

In their understanding, this is how they will look in the eyes of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mother of Jesus, Jesus Christ and His disciples were invited to marriage in Cana of Galilee. Scripture in the type of the mother of Jesus shows us those who are called, & chosen, and faithfull.

“And the third day there was a mariage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Iesus was there.

And both Iesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage” (John.2:1‑2).

Speaking of the events that occurred during the marriage in Cana of Galilee (John 2), the Scriptures, in fact, show us the most solemn moment of The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19: 9). Jesus said: “mine houre is not yet come” (John. 2: 4). And when His hour comes “the mysterie of God should be finished” (Rev. 10: 7). Jesus Christ in king’s attire, with His crown of gold laid on His head, will go out of the Sanctuary “as the Sunne shineth in his strength” and, rejoicing, He will declare to the whole Church of God: called, & chosen, and faithfull, “Ye are witnesses this day” (Ruth. 4: 9) that I have through My Blood obtained “eternall redemption” (Heb. 9:12). And “haue I purchased to be my” bride, who “hath made herselfe readie”. (From the work “The Fiftieth Year of Jubilee”)

At this hour, 70 weeks will be fulfilled, which were determined for the people of Israel. In an instant, there will be finished the transgression, there will be made an end their sins, and there will be made reconciliation for iniquities (Dan.9: 24). At this hour, the “daughter of Zion” will be forgiven, just as a woman taken in adultery was forgiven (John. 8: 3-11). The remnant of Israel, will change their mindset regarding Jesus Christ. More precisely, a change in their thinking will begin. Starting from a neglect of Him: “Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?” (John. 1:46), to reverence for Him: “My Lord, and my God” (John. 20:28). It will take one month for a change in the mind to take place and their inner content to change. It is as if the scales had fallen from their eyes, and they had seen (Acts 9:18). One month is the time during which the Marriage Feast will take place.

But the Scripture does not show us the house of the Feast, but its court. Six stone vessels for water, intended for the ritual washing of hands and utensils (Matt. 15: 1,2), stood in the courtyard. When the time came, Jesus told the ministers: “Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them vp to the brimme” (John 2: 7). And suddenly, in an instant, the contents of these vessels changed, and the vessels themselves, according to His word, changed their purpose. Their mission was ritual, and became honorable.

Scripture calls our body the earthly house, (2 Cor. 5: 1), and a vessel that can be filled. The Lord God will pour out spirit of grace and tenderness into every vessel “to the brimme” (John 2: 7) in the house of David.

“And I wil powre vpon the house of Dauid, and vpon the inhabitants of Ierusalem the spirit of grace and of supplications, and they shall looke vpon me whom they haue pearced, and they shal mourne for him, as one mourneth for his onely sonne, and shall be in bitternesse for him, as one that is in bitternesse for his first borne” (Zech.12:10).

This event will occur on the day of Pentecost, and the Scriptures show it to us in the second chapter of the book of Acts.

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Iesus, whom ye haue crucified, both Lord and Christ.

¶ Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said vnto Peter, and to the rest of the Apostles, Men and brethren, What shall we doe?

Then Peter said vnto them, Repent, and be baptized euery one of you in the Name of Iesus Christ, for the remission of sinnes, and ye shal receiue the gift of the holy Ghost” (Acts.2:36-38).

And if until this hour they had “the stonie heart” then after they will have “an heart of flesh”. The remnant of Jacob will place faith in the Lord sincerely (Is. 10: 20,21).

“And I wil giue them one heart, and I wil put a new spirit within you: and I will take the stonie heart out of their flesh, and will giue them an heart of flesh” (Ezek.11:19).

In the future Millennium, Israel, subjugating the Gentiles to the faith, will suffer for the name of the Lord. The Lord says: “hee is a chosen vessell vnto me, to beare my Name before the Gentiles, and Kings” (Acts 9:15). Israel, together with the believing Gentiles of the future Millennium, which are not from their “fold”, will make “one fold” with them (John. 10:16). And this will be the last, fourth group of saved people.

According to human reasoning, it can be assumed that the rest of Israel, by the end of The Marriage Supper of the Lamb, will not have time to learn understanding. But Scripture, in the words of the governor of the feast, refutes this. When the governor of the feast, as an outsider, tasted the water, which became wine, he said:

“Euery man at the beginning doth set foorth good wine, and when men haue well drunke, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine vntill now” (John.2:10).

The changes in the souls of people will be so dramatic that when “ye shall see their way and their doings”, then “ye shalbe comforted concerning the euill that I haue brought vpon Ierusalem, euen concerning all that I haue brought vpon it” (Ezek.14: 22.23), says the Lord God. This is described in more detail in the work “Baptism with the holy Ghost”.

The wine in the stone vessels was no better, but also no worse than the wine that was served before it; it was “good”. As already mentioned, the fourth group of saved people is “members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones” (Eph. 5:30).

When Sarah heard that she would have a son in her old age, she laughed, saying: “Shall I of a surety beare a childe, which am old?” (Gen. 18:13). From a human point of view, this is impossible. But “Is any thing too hard for the LORD?” (Gen. 18:14). The hospitality and Abraham’s refreshments “in the heat of the day” (Gen. 18: 1), is another prototype of The Marriage Feast. Sarah did not appear in the eyes of the Lord and the guests, but she was a participant in what was happening, she heard everything “by the hearing of the eare”. And to the question: “Where is Sarah thy wife?” In other words: “Where is Israel?” The answer is given: “in the tent” (Gen. 18: 9). If the Universe is regarded as a tent, then indeed, Israel will be “in the tent”. The stone vessels in Cana of Galilee as participants in what was happening were also not in the house of the feast, but in the court.

In this prototype, Scripture shows us how the thinking the Israel’s remnant will change. Notice how Sarah’s soul state changes dramatically. First, she internally “laughed” (Gen. 18:12), and then she “was afraid” and began to deny: “I laughed not” (Gen. 18:15) - “I laughed not at Your Word”. Fright, embarrassment, and unbelief is the first reaction of Israel when He is revealed to them.

The meeting of Job with the Lord is a type of meeting of the Lord Jesus Christ with Israel.

“I haue heard of thee by the hearing of the eare: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhorre my selfe, and repent in dust and ashes” (Job.42:5,6).

They are witnesses, chosen before of God, who will eate and drinke with Him after He rises “from the dead” (Acts 10:41).



Wise and Foolish.



It will take from five to six months to instill natural branches into the Olive tree (Rom. 11:24). Why so vague? The parable of the ten Virgins, “who, having taken their lamps, will go out to meet the bridegroom” (Matt. 25: 1), explains to us that in Israel there will be a division of the people into the wise and the foolish. Five months will be enough for the wise, and six are for the rest. Five months are determined for called, them there will be 144,000 people. And another month will be required for the remnant of Jacob to take away Israel’s “reproch among men” (Luke 1:25). Israel to a very old age will be a curse among the nations. The whole world will scold Israel and mock them, saying: “Where is their God?” (Joel. 2:17). The prototype of Israel is Elizabeth “well striken in yeeres”, who “hath also conceiued a sonne in her old age”.

“And behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath also conceiued a sonne in her old age, and this is the sixt moneth with her, who was called barren” (Luke.1:36).

The people of Israel, being barren before that time, will begin to sob about Him, “as one mourneth for his onely sonne, and shall be in bitternesse for him, as one that is in bitternesse for his first borne” (Zech.12: 10).

The number of vessels in the marriage at Cana of Galilee shows us the beginning of the countdown the last sixth month. Israel will hide for five months, and the sixth one is for repenting of the remnant of Jacob. Further, the Scripture tells us the time when miracles will begin: stone vessels contained “two or three firkins apeece” (John. 2: 6). It is between two and three in the afternoon. In those days, the countdown began at sunrise. The events of the second chapter of the book of Acts confirm this:

 “For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third houre of the day” (Acts.2:15).



The woman of Samaria



In the Gospel of John, all events must be considered as occurring after the day of Pentecost. In chapter 2, the Scripture shows us the changes that will begin to happen to the people of Israel from the time of the fulfillment of seventy weeks (Dan. 9:24). In chapter 3, in the form of Nicodemus, the Scriptures show us the new birth of Israel “of water and of the spirit”. In chapter 4, in the form of a woman of Samaria, the Scripture shows us those who are called “vnto the marriage supper of the Lambe” (Rev. 19: 9). The words of Jesus: “Goe, call thy husband, and come hither” (John 4:16), indicate the event that will happen soon: “the houre commeth, and now is” (John 4:23). This is the mystery of the union of Christ and the Church.

“The woman answered, and said, I haue no husband. Iesus said vnto her, Thou hast well said, I haue no husband:

For thou hast had fiue husbands, and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband: In that saidest thou truly” (John.4:17,18).

What prophetic meaning do the words “thou hast had fiue husbands”, and “he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband”? In the last week of Daniel, Israel will receive the beast as the Messiah, as “a man from the LORD” (Gen. 4: 1), who “shall come in his owne Name” (John 5:43). And only the wise in Israel on the eve of The Marriage Supper of the Lamb will understand that the beast is “not their husband”. When five months have passed from the beginning of the harvest of barley; “the wise” (Matt. 25: 1-12) will be 144,000. Five husbands, prophetically, are five months.

Now it’s clear why Jesus answered Mary so sternly and alienated. “Iesus saith vnto her, Woman, what haue I to doe with thee? mine houre is not yet come” (John 2: 4). His answer is intended to “the foolish” who will be latecomers for meet the bridegroom: “Uerely I say vnto you, I know you not” (Mat. 25:12).

“This beginning of miracles did Iesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory, and his disciples beleeued on him” (John.2:11).

Here “his disciples” is Israel at the time of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is said: “and manifested forth his glory”. It will be for them as “suddenly there shone from heauen” (Acts 22: 6), “the Sunne of righteousnesse” (Mal. 4: 2)

“The people that walked in darknesse, haue seene a great light” (Is.9:2).

Scripture compares the beginning of the Millennium with the beginning of the day.

Israel will make the New Testament with the Lord “by the disposition of Angels” (Acts 7:53), and they will all be zealots of the Law. The elders said to Paul: “Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Iewes there are which beleeue, and they are all zealous of the Law” (Acts 21:20)



“the third day”



From what event does Scripture count the days before a Marriage in Cana of Galilee? If you understand the word “days” literally.

It is said: “the third day there was a mariage in Cana of Galilee” (John.2:1).

To answer this question, you need to know the context of the previous chapter, the context of its last verses. We are interested only in prophetic meaning. In the first chapter, starting from verses that speak of the testimony of a man sent from God (John 1: 6-8), the Scriptures show us significant events that will occur during the harvest. Scripture shows us the ministry of chosen, speaks of the heavenly chamber, in which “Master” lives, and further shows us the rapture of called. John the Baptist testified to his two disciples: “Behold the Lambe of God” (John. 1:36).

“And the two disciples heard him speake, and they followed Iesus” (John.1:37).

Chosen will follow Christ and see “where he” (John 1:39) dwell. Each of them in due time will hear the call of Christ: “Follow me” (John. 1:43). Finding His abode, they will remain with Him until the end of the harvest (Rev. 6: 9).

When the harvest of barley begins, Israel will be in search of the Messiah, and only the books of the Old Testament will be the authority for them.

In the 11th chapter of the Gospel of John, the Scripture in the image of Mary shows us chosen, in the type of the Jews we are shown called who “went out, followed her” (John. 11:31). And here is the call: Scripture, on behalf of chosen, addresses to the people of Israel:

“We haue found him of whom Moses in the Law, and the Prophets did write” (John.1:45).

“Come and see” (John.1:46).

When Nathanael left all doubts, he said to Jesus: “thou art the Sonne of God, thou art the king of Israel” (John 1:49). Jesus Himself characterizes other disciple with the words: “Behold an Israelite indeed in whom is no guile” (John. 1:47). In the person of Nathanael, we are shown 144,000 real Israelites “of all the tribes of the children of Israel” (Rev. 7: 4) who will go “forth to meet the bridegrome” (Mat. 25: 1). In the Gospel of Matthew, they are shown to us in the type Wise men from the East. Seeing the sign in heaven, they will come “to worship him” (Mat. 2:2).

The rapture of those, who are called, “vnto the marriage supper of the Lambe” is shown in the last verse of the first chapter. Scripture calls them the Angels of God, who will ascend to the Son of man (John 1:51). The following verse (John 2: 1) speaks of the beginning of the Day of Pentecost.

John saw chosen and called, coming from a great tribulation:

“After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could nūber, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, & tongues, stood before the throne, & before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palmes in their hands” (Rev.7:9)

From the moment of the rapture of called to the beginning of The Marriage Feast, THREE DAYS will pass, “Blessed are they which are called vnto the marriage supper of the Lambe” (Rev. 19: 9). The second prophetic meaning of the phrase “the third day” means: “the third thousand years.” Christ will be resurrected and The Marriage of the Lamb will begin at the beginning of the third thousand years.H

In the last verse of the first chapter, Scripture, appealing to Israel, speaks of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ:

“heereafter yee shall see heauen open, and the Angels of God ascending, and descending vpon the sonne of man” (John.1:51).

We are shown the Church of God descending to the sons of men (Israel).



1611 King James Version (KJV) https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org

Translated from the Russian by Konstantin Samsonov


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