In the New Testament passage, John chapter 2, Jesus Christ equates wine with his innocent atoning blood which
pays for salvation for believing sinners.
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee;
and the mother of Jesus was there:
both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. (wanted - means
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have
I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
Verse 4 is NOT a mere casual remark
by Jesus Christ, rather, he is effectively designating regular, red, wine to be his virtual blood.
This is pictured in terms of red wine's healing ability in the diagram from Mortality associated with moderate intakes of wine, beer, or spirits.
This is based on data from the famous Copenhagen City Heart Study, 1976-83.
Note: Only wine produces lower mortality (a very healthy thing) through 5 glasses of red wine daily, with
a total lower of 0.5 -- mortality is cut in half.
I believe these are 5 ounce
glasses. The article gives the particulars.
This is nothing short of astonishing. This study
claims a 95% confidence level!
The chart and data include ALL MORTALITY CAUSES.
This is really astounding that wine's benefit is across-the-board, from the common cold, to all kinds of cardiovascular,
cancer, and all other problems.
There is NO NATURAL EXPLANATION FOR THIS!
Note 1 John 5:8:
8 And there are three that bear
witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
I'm convinced the VIRTUAL BLOOD OF CHRIST, regular, red wine that witnesses world-wide, IS
this totally, otherwise, INEXPLICABLE, health miracle.
Actually it IS EXPLAINABLE
- GOD, the Mighty Creator rolled up his sleeves and made something SPECTACULAR, something OUTSTANDING
- regular red wine to witness Christ's blood world-wide. --
-- To be the
VIRTUAL blood of Jesus Christ and to be a most amazing witness - world wide.
God has led me to this insight in answer to my prayers concerning 1 John 5:7,8, and in regard to wine vs grape juice at the Lord's Table.
I have mentioned in other pages the great importance of the "jury duty method," I call
it. Physical evidence must match testimonies.
Instituting the "Lord's Supper"
or Communion the Lord Jesus Christ directly states regarding the "cup," "This is my BLOOD of the New
Testament" (Mark 14:22-25, Matthew 26:26-29, Luke 22:13-20,
1 Corinthians 11:23-25, see also John 6:26-65).
We must put the
physical evidence together with the Bible's teachings to get to a correct answer. God is correctly understood in what
he has made, done, and said, all put together.
When we do this, it is conclusive
that red wine is the virtual blood of Christ.