THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN
Abba Father, I earnestly cry out unto Thee, asking for Thy Holy Spirit to work mightily within me to teach me fully the meaning of each word in this 2nd chapter of John. Please perfect my knowledge and wisdom of all the Scriptures in this chapter, enable me to perfectly apply all of them to my own life, and then guide and help me to proclaim all of them in Holy Ghost Power to every soul I can.
“And the third day there was a marriage in Ca’-na of Gal’i-lee; and the mother of Jesus was there:” (Verse 1)
Almighty Lord Jehovah God, please convince me that 1 man and 1 woman joining together in marriage is Holy matrimony ordained by Thee for this human race that Thou hast created. Convince me that man and woman coming together, becoming one flesh, outside of the bonds of sacred marriage, constitutes the sin of fornication or the sin of adultery, sins that condemn the guilty soul to an eternal hell.
“And both Je’sus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.” (Verse 2)
“And when they wanted wine, the mother of Je’sus saith unto him, They have no wine.” (Verse 3)
Lord Jesus, please convince me that any time I have any need, that I should first come to Thee, asking Thee in faith to supply my each and every need according to Thy Riches in Glory. Convince the entire human race to come to Thee for all their needs to be supplied.
“Je’sus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.” (Verse 4)
Lord Jesus, please teach and guide me to commune with Thee and to always commune with Thee in accordance to Thy Will and in accordance to Thy Timing.
“His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” (Verse 5)
Lord Jesus Christ, please create within me a heart that desires to be totally obedient to Thee, doing any and every thing whatsoever Thou sayest unto me to do. Please help me to yield myself totally to Thee for that purpose.
“And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.” (Verse 6)
Lord Jesus Christ, please help me to fully yield myself to Thee for the purpose of Thee purifying me and making me clean in Thy Sight.
“Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.”(Verse 7)
Lord Jesus, just as these people immediately obeyed Thy command to them, please create within me a heart that will promptly obey Thy every command to me, never wavering nor questioning Thee.
“And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.” (Verse 8)
“When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,” (Verse 9)
Lord Jesus Christ, I desire to be Thy servant. I desire to know fully of all the wonderful deeds that Thou doest do. Please teach me fully of all Thy ways and deeds. Convince me that all good things come down to us from God the Father. Please help me to delight myself in Thee, my Lord and my God, in order for Thee to then in turn give me the desires of my heart.
“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.” (Verse 10)
Lord Jesus Christ, please convince me beyond all doubt that while on this earth Thou didst never had any dealings with strong drink, beverages containing alcohol, intoxicating wine, or such. Convince me of the Biblical Truth that “the new wine is found in the cluster.” (Isaiah 65:8) Please convince me that the Scripture records of Thee having dealings with “wine” all refer to “new wine” (fresh grape juice) that is found in a cluster of grapes. Please save me from having anything to do with intoxicating drinks. Help me to oppose this destructive tool of the devil, just as Thy Holy Scriptures oppose all strong drink.
Also from this verse, teach me how that the devil, at the beginning sets before me the deceptive, but most alluring attractions of the devil’s world which quickly turn in the worse perdition and destruction after a soul becomes enslaved to them. Please save me from such deception by the devil. Please train me not to balk at following in Thy Footsteps because it is a path of much hardship and suffering. Teach me how that following The Lord Jesus is a Path that shineth brighter and brighter until that day, and that The Path of The Saviour leads to the eternal, perfect bliss of Heaven. I worship Thee, Lord Jesus Christ, because Thou doest keep the best until the last, for those who will believe on Thee and worship Thee. Truly, it gets sweeter as the days go by, praise God!
“This beginning of miracles did Je’sus in Ca’na of Gal’i-lee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.” (Verse 11)
Lord Jesus Christ, convince me that Thou art Almighty God Who can do anything. Teach me about the many great miracles Thou doest daily perform. Right now, please enable me to fully open my life and my entire being to Thee, My Creator God, for the purpose of Thee starting to work wonderful miracles in my life for my benefit and for Thy Great Glory. Tell me of the Glorious Miracles Thou desirest to do for me. Manifest forth Thy Great Glory to me, please. Please give me living faith to fully believe on Thee as my Lord, my God, and my Saviour. Please make me one of Thy disciples. Cause me to seek Thee and all that is Thine with a most fervent zeal.
“After this he went down to Ca-per’-na-um, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days. (Verse 12)
Lord Jesus, please teach me how that when Thou (Almighty God the Son in Heaven) didst become man (human flesh) that Thou wast conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary by God the Holy Spirit, and born into this world as man. Teach me how that Mary’s earthly husband, Joseph, is not Thy father. Teach me how that Joseph did not know Mary (did not become one flesh with her) until after Thy earthly birth. Teach me how that after Thy earthly birth as a man, then Joseph knew his wife, Mary, in the intimate way of husband and wife becoming one flesh in Holy matrimony, and that Almighty God blessed their Holy union of marriage with several offspring (children). Teach me how that Jesus’ brethren mentioned in this Scripture are the children of Joseph and Mary. Convince me of the Divine Truth that Mary did not remain a perpetual virgin thru out her life on earth. Teach me the Divine Truth that Mary is not the mother of God. Save me from all falsehood.
Lord Jesus, it blesses me to read here of Thee traveling on foot with Thy disciples. Please make me Thy disciple, and teach me to walk with Thee daily.
“And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Je-ru’sa-lem,” (Verse 13)
“And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:” (Verse 14)
Almighty Lord God in Heaven, please teach me clearly of all the evil that is inherent in money and in the world’s system of buying and selling. Please save me from loving money. Please save me from making money and the things that money can buy into my god.
“And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;” (Verse 15)
Almighty Lord God on High, please reveal to me the great extent of the magnitude of Thy Great Wrath toward all sin and evil. Reveal to me the great magnitude of Thy Holy Hatred against all of mankind’s wrong doings. Convince me that Thou art angry with the wicked all the day long. Please teach me the Fear of the Lord God. Please guide me to serve Thee with fear and to rejoice with trembling.
“And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.” (Verse 16)
Lord Jesus Christ, I humbly pray that Thou wouldest keep all Christian believers from making Thy Father’s house into an house of merchandise. I especially pray that all church pastors and all church leaders throughout the world would be diligent to guard against making the church house into a house of merchandise.
“And his disciples remembered that it was written, THE ZEAL OF THINE HOUSE HATH EATEN ME UP.” (Verse 17)
Our Father which art in Heaven, I humbly pray that Thou wouldest give me this same burning, consuming zeal for Thou House here on earth. Teach me how that in this age, this in the church house where Christian believers meet to worship Thee.
“Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?” (Verse 18)
“Je’sus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” (Verse 19)
“Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?” (Verse 20)
“But he spake of the temple of his body.” (Verse 21)
“When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them: and they believed the scripture, and the word which Je’sus had said.” (Verse 22)
Lord Jesus Christ, please give me firm and steadfast living faith from Almighty God on High to believe that Thou didst rise from the dead three days after Thou didst die on the cross for my sins and was then buried in the tomb. Convince me that Thou doest live forever, never to die again. Please convince me that Thou art the Resurrection and Life. Please become my Resurrection and Life. Please give me strong faith in Almighty God my Creator to believe all the Holy Scriptures in the Holy Bible. Please give me unshakable faith to believe every word that Thou doest speak.
“Now when he was in Je-ru’sa-lem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.” (Verse 23)
Lord Jesus Christ, please create within my being a passionate, burning, consuming desire to fully believe on Thee. Please grant me True Faith to believe in Thy Name, The Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that all other people on earth will believe in Thou Name. Right now, please show us all, the miracles that Thou doest perform. Let us hear the thunder of Thy Almighty Power from Heaven. Please powerfully pour out Thy Holy Ghost Power upon all mankind to cause all to believe.
“But Je’sus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men.” (Verse 24)
Lord Jesus Christ, please convince me that Thou doest know every thing about me, my every thought, word, and deed. Teach me to fear Thee as an All-Knowing and an All-Powerful God, and my soon-coming Judge. Teach me to follow Thy Perfect Example of not committing myself unto other people. Help me not to put my trust in fickle mankind, but instead to fully trust in Thee, My Almighty Creator God.
“And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.” (Verse 25)
Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that Thou doest know all the sin that is within me. Please reveal to me all that is within me. Please reveal all my sins unto me. Save me from being deceived by my own heart. Please forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me from my sins by Thy Precious Blood that Thou didst shed on the cross for me.
Almighty Heavenly Father, I pray all these things in this chapter for all the human souls presently on this earth. I humbly pray all these prayers in the High and Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus I ask Thee to please be attentive to these humble prayers of mine and to please answer them all in accordance to Thy Divine Will, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s Precious Name Sake. Amen.