April 11th, 2017
The Best is Yet to Come
John 2:10 (KJB) 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.
This was a compliment given to the Bridegroom about the quality of the wine reserved for special guests at the end of His wedding ceremony.
If you are like me, this verse is a little hard to comprehend at first.
First, this compliment is not referring to a reserve of delectable alcoholic wine. As you know, God’s people did not have a habit of imbibing themselves with fermented liquor. Perhaps men did fall into drunkenness at time or two, or for a short season in ancient biblical times, like Moses, but it was not an ongoing habit for professing men of God (Ephesians 5:18, Galatians 5:21, Proverbs 20:1). Many other verses to this effect can be found in the whole cannon of scripture.
The Bible denounces drunkenness and drinking. Nothing good ever comes of ingesting alcohol, even in small amounts, as it often leads to a drunken habit.
How do I know that is the Truth as inspired and recorded in God’s Word?
One must dig a little deeper in context.
The Bridegroom referred to is God, and the bride at the wedding points to spiritual children of God. Drinking is not a habit held by a child of God because he is to be set apart, or without fermentation, physically and spiritually speaking. He is always becoming more and more Christ like.
Fermentation or yeast=sin. God is and always was without the presence of sin.
The man or woman of God desires, with his new heart condition, to live a set apart life removed from sin so that God can use him. God, in His holy nature, cannot possibly spiritually intermingle with sin.
Yes, He can make Himself known to sinners as a friend, but cannot “blend” together with sin as He is like oil and water in the presence of sin. He is without sin, or yeast, and shines with the light of Truth rather than the darkness of sin.
Scriptures supporting this often-misunderstood truth can be found throughout scripture with many examples available including (Exodus Chapter 12 in the OT and Hebrews Chapter 9 in the NT.)
Move ahead to the time of the end of this world as we know it in this Age of Grace today. God will come back from the eternal realm to claim His spiritual children who are busy about living “spiritually set apart” lives on this earth for bringing honor and glory to Him.
This is the Bridegroom coming for His Bride (that is you and I). The marriage supper of the Lamb.
Yes, the Bridegroom, who is God, has reserved the best for last. He never “slips in” anything for us that is less than perfect. Gos is coming to The wedding ceremony, which will unite Him and His bride (His spiritual children) forever. Yes, the best is yet to come in the eternal realm for all who are genuine children of God!