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04-04-2014 - Posted by Andre Piet

images21 Ten plagues struck the Egyptians, by the hand of Moses. The man whose name is a model for the stone tablets with “the ten words.” The first plague by Moses’ hand was that water was changed into blood causing everything in the river Nile to die (Ex.7:17,18). On the other hand, the first sign that Jesus performed (Yes, “on the third day”; John 2:1) was that He changed water into wine. How great is this contrast with Moses! As John writes in Chapter 1:17:

For the law through Moses was given; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

The old covenant, “with letters engraved on stones” was a ministry of death and condemnation (2Cor.3:6-9). Water became blood. By contrast, through Jesus Christ comes to light life, by resurrection. Not water turning into blood, but water turning into wine. No death, but life. No mourning, but celebration. No condemnation, but grace.

This beginning of the signs Jesus does in Cana of Galilee, and manifests His glory

Indeed, God saves the best for last (John 2:10) …