Dec 15, 2019
How among you know the story of Saint Nicholas? Do you know Saint Nicholas or Bishop Nicholas?
He is best known as Santa Claus. This legend about Santa Claus was based on Saint Nicholas
How did this St. Nicholas turn into the North Pole-dwelling bringer of Christmas gifts? The original saint was a Greek born in the late third century, around 280 A.D. He became bishop of Myra, a small Roman town in modern Turkey. Nicholas was neither fat nor jolly but developed a reputation as a fiery, wiry, and defiant defender of church doctrine during the Great Persecution in 303, when Bibles were burned and priests made to renounce Christianity or face execution.
Text: John 2
A. He turns water into wine in chapter 2.
B. He heals a dying man in chapter 4.
C. He cures a paralyzed man in chapter 5.
D. He multiplied food for thousands of people in chapter 6.
E. He walks on water at the end of chapter 6.
F. He gives sight to the blind in chapter 9.
G. He raises a man dead for days in chapter 11.
THE “MIRACLE OF TURNING WATER INTO WINE” REVEALED WHO JESUS IS. IT REVEALED HIS GLORY AS SAVIOR AND GOD AND HIS FUTURE GLORY AS KING AND PERFECT BRIDEGROOM!
Because the story reminds us of another wedding celebration that John the Beloved wrote about. The first miracle started at a wedding and it points us to a future wedding. There will be a heavenly wedding that will take place in the future and you and I will be present in that wedding. During this time, there will be great feast, the greatest of all, the celebration will not just be one week’s time but for eternity.
Listen to the words of Revelations 19:7-8, “Let us rejoice and exult and give Him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready: it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”
We, the Church is the Bride of the Perfect Bridegroom our LORD Jesus Christ. We have a Bridegroom who not only is Capable in providing for our needs today but also able to secure our Salvation.
When our Savior and King returns to earth, it will be a time of great abundance and peace. The Millennial reign of Christ is a time of prosperity and joy. We are looking forward for that time.