In the DIG yesterday I used the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine as a picture of His wonderful and bountiful provision.
This same miracle is also a picture of something else, of the ushering in of the next covenant.
Jesus came to bring in the new covenant, a replacement for the old covenant, the second coming to replace the first.
The wine that Jesus used was of much better quality than that which had just been finished.
He replaced an inferior product for a better one when talking about wine.
He did the same with covenants, He ushered in a new one to replace the old (Hebrews 8 v 13).
The old covenant could never make a man perfect, it could never bring us into perfect relationship with God (Hebrews 10 v 1).
Jesus could do this, His finished work, ushering in the new covenant, brought forgiveness and reconciliation.
Moses gave the old covenant but the new covenant came in the form of Jesus (John 1 v 17).
The new covenant is “better” in that through the finished work of Jesus we can be saved and made righteous and brought into perfect relationship with God.
The second was so much better than the first, for the wine in Jesus’ first miracle and also in covenants.
We now live under the new covenant of grace and are not under the law or the old covenant; it has waxed away as far as we are concerned.
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus and thank you that I now live under the new covenant”.
John 2 v 10…..And saith unto him, Every man 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