We now know that when John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan river, he didn’t dunk him. He used a chalk vessel and poured the water over his head. Chalk is a soft stone. It is carved. This is not pottery. No one would use these for eating or drinking because chalk dust would get on the food or drink. Just wouldn’t taste good and be gritty.
So Jesus went to the wedding in Galilee. This is where Jesus turned the water into wine.
Mary his mother was there and so were all his brothers. Mary was very upset when she realized that they had run out of wine, and she said Jesus do something. You see Jesus was her oldest son. According to Biblical Archaeology Review magazine, as the custom of that time period, the wedding feast was paid for by the groom’s family. Therefore, I believe that the groom was Jesus biological brother. Mary would not have said or done anything if she wasn’t a key figure at the wedding. When they ran out of something she would have smiled politely and not made a bid deal about it. But she did make a big deal about it, so I believe it was one of her son’s that was getting married.
And Jesus said, no I won’t do anything. Jesus was having a good time at the wedding, and he didn’t want to leave the wedding and go into town and buy more wine. And he didn’t want to ask any friends or servants to leave either. So he said, my time has not yet come. But then after some thought and prayer, Jesus saw that there was another answer. Just turn the water into wine and Jesus wouldn’t have to leave. John 2:1 – 10, Matthew 22:2 & 25:10, Luke 12:36 & 14:8
John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, they have no wine. 6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Firkin – Strongs 3355 = a standard measure, from 3354 to measure, from 3358, a measure.
We don’t know how big this measure is, only that it is a unit of measure.
If you get sickness in the pot and it is a clay pottery pot you have to break the pot. Not so for a stone chalk pot. It will not hold sickness. It is pure.
We have found that chalk is a neutral. It is a base. If you have too much staomach acid, it will help. It pulls toxins.
What were those purifying pots doing there? you. The bride and the groom were purified before the wedding. There were 6 pots. Three for the bride and three for the groom.
The servants knew that it was taboo to use these pots for food or drink. John 2:9 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. 10 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.
And it was good.
When John baptized Jesus (this was a ritual purification), he used a chalk vessel. He used one hand and poured the water over Jesus’s head. Small pot. If John used a huge pot, he might knock you out on accident! At the wedding there was three pots each. Makes six pots.
At the wedding they were small pots. Didn’t matter. They didn’t run out. Wine is a symbol for the Holy Spirit, and His is never ending.
The chalk vessel was carved from a chalk rock or stone. 1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
The chalk vessel was carved from Christ!
Under the cloud and all passed through the sea
1 Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2. And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3. And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4. And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of the spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 11. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
The moral here is that even though they experienced a wonderful saving baptism, it didn’t make a lasting change.
P.S. Robin Bullock (a modern-day prophet) prophesied that the Choctaw tribe (native American) (pronounced Chalk tall) will expose voter fraud. We use a chalk vessel in purification. Isn’t that interesting?
Diane Ebaugh Sutton