March 4, 2020
The miracle of turning water into the wine that we found in John 2:1-11, keeps strongly speaking in my heart. There are few understanding and God’s promises that He conveys personally :
1. The miracle of turning water into the wine is a miracle that does not go through the process of planting grape seeds, growing grapes, bearing fruit, picking, then winepress and processing, fermenting, or storing for a long time to make it turn into the best wine.
Wine in a feast symbolizes happiness and joyfulness as well as honor. The more quality the wine, the more praise that the host of the feast will get because he has ‘succeeded’ in hosting the feast.
Until now there are many people who are looking for happiness and success with ‘blood, sweat and tears’ in quite a long time. After all these things have been passed and they have obtained money, wealthy, property, position, and get higher social status, then they deserve to be called a successful person and become a ‘figure’ of happiness.
I feel that Holy spirit speaks in my heart: “I will provide all of these to you without natural process just like many people through. No ‘blood, sweat and tears’! I will give it as a bonus or for free without struggling! Focus on divine happiness which is to do the will of Kingdom ; make sure you always listen and do what I said (Deuteronomy 28 : 1) and guard yourself in peace and divine joy.”
That is a true happiness – guard the divine things, and God will give a bonus to you (all the natural things, the symbols of the success of this world). And do not ever make ‘bonus’ as the main thing. Because the foremost is to love God with all of your heart, soul and strength. Keep it in you, then you won’t diverge to the right or left. Stay in the right ways of the Lord.
2. To ensure that every promise of God is fulfilled in our lives, every miracle that we need will happen on time, whatever our prayers will be answered by God even beyond what we long for – a picture of ‘the best present wine’ that God presents without us struggling to get it – is to make sure we keep being connected with the Father so that we will always have a grace to see Him, hear or accept His direction and respond it in the obedience.
God has revealed to me: If you want to continue to build in My Spirit, then stop struggling in all forms of the love of the world, self-love and love of money. Make sure your daily life keeps being connected with the reality of My presence, then I will set you free from all forms of physical exhaustion for the sake of just getting your daily needs. In fact, the more you ‘receive’ from Me, automatically you will ‘receive more than you need’ so that you shall lend to others but you shall not borrow (Deuteronomy 28:12)
I believe, no matter what kind of shock that will befall to people on this earth, God has prepared an ‘unshakeable Kingdom’ for those who believe and build their lives from hearing the word and obeying Him! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus