Wedding at Cana:

John 2: 1-4 says” On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” Woman why do you involve me? Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

We all have heard about the story of Jesus first miracle at the wedding that took place in Cana. Often times when a pastor or minister preaches on this wedding they focus on the wine. And many people who drink will use this scripture to say that it’s okay for them to drink. Today I want to focus your attention to the words that Jesus spoke to his mother when He said ” woman why do you involve me? “My hour has not yet come” The stage is set everyone is at the wedding including Jesus and it seems as though everyone is having a great time, but a need had arisen they were out of wine for the guest. Mary knowing that her son Jesus can provide wine for the guest.

In Christ’s reply to his mother there was no disrespect. He used the same word when speaking to her with affection from the cross. There will be hours that you and I will not know what to do. Just like at this wedding the guest did not know what to do. It wasn’t that Jesus didn’t want to provide what He was telling His mother was that it was not in God’s timing for Jesus to do any miracles. Jesus wasn’t going to allow the pressure of the needs of others rush Him into anything until He hears from His Father God. 

Just like us we want to tell Jesus when, what and how, remember delays of mercy are not denials of prayer. You know the rest of the story, Jesus told the servants to fill the jars with water. He ordered them to draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet, who was in charge of food and drink. And they had wine for the wedding.

Lesson we can take from this story. Jesus is very much aware of our present state and just because you and I don’t see movement doesn’t mean that He is not doing nothing. Rest assure He is making intercession on our behalf. What we have to settle in our hearts is our faith in God. For it is faith that moves God’s hands. So the next time you have that pity party and you let your faith go out the front door, remember that it was you who said God can’t handle your issue.


Saints Gossiping is Murder

Don’t you know that gossiping will destroy the body of Christ and then spiritually kill you? What is up with all this bitterness and hate among the saints?

Listen to what God says about gossiping accusers: “An ungodly man digs up evil, and it is on his lips like a burning fire Proverbs 16:27). What happens to the victim of accusations? These accusers —- this lynch mob of tongues —- charge him, convict him and condemn him to death!

Accusation is deadly gossip!!!!!!


Gossip slanders neighbor, it destroys a person’s character or personal reputation. But beware! He who lives by the sword of slander shall die by the sword of slander. Almighty God says, “Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy” Psalm 101:5.

Gossip talks indiscreetly, people who say just anything that comes into their minds spread gossip.

A fact, people with low self-esteem tend to gossip. They do not respect themselves, or anyone else so they gossip about others.

Why must we sit and gossip and tear one another down? Don’t you know you are destroying the body of Christ? Instead of your gossiping open your mouth and restore the people, pray with your mouth and lift them up.

But no we can’t do that, because our lives is not what we would like it to be. Some of us don’t even like who we are, we hate ourselves. And for that reason we find pleasure in destroying others with our gossip. God will not be mocked with this type of foolishness. The bible says that when you do this you are a child of the evil one for you will die by the sword. Do you really want to die by the sword? I don’t think you understand what that sword is about.

You are like the wheat and tare where Jesus talks about those who sit in our midst pretending to be someone who they are not for they are fakers. Many who are not in the body through the conversion of Christ resemble those who are. Just like true Christians, they go to church, pray, and read the Bible, but they are only religious hobbyists. Jesus calls them “sons of the wicked one” Matthew 13:38, and being tares, they will be destroyed. The tares are not originally from the wicked one, but they develop character according to his strong influence. They are led by him and so are his children, whose children are we talking about? We are talking about the evil children. The genuine Christians and the counterfeit Christians wheat are always together in the church.

Do you know why? Because they want to mimic the original so that they can profit from it. Then the wicked ones go out and convince others that they are children of God and this is why the world and other real saints sit back and wonder how can you call yourself a child of God and yet act like the sinner? Come on somebody, help me here! First, we need to be aware that tares—false members—are a reality. Counterfeit members do exist and are at work within God’s church; Christ Himself says so. The fact that they are present requires that we be on our guard, not allowing ourselves to be led astray. For false Christ’s and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Knowing that tares are in the church, we must be vigilant, clinging to the truth lest we be deceived.

Rid yourselves of gossip stop speaking death over a person and start speaking life. My mother had a saying that she told us kids “if you can’t say nothing nice don’t say anything” such powerful words. If my mother even heard us kids gossiping about anything she corrected us right on the spot. You might think that it only hurts the person or persons your talking about but it will bring grief to you the gossiper.

Start living the simple truths of God’s Word and stop this gossiping and lend a hand and help people. Use your mouth to spread the message that Jesus loves them, open your mouth and ask your neighbor what you can do to help them? Go to the shelters and offer your time and talent. Get involve like Jesus did and you won’t see the need to gossip because you will see people the way Jesus sees them. AMEN!