Day 2 – Feasting On John 2
John 2 is all about feasting. It opens with a wedding feast and it ends with the Passover feast. Israel was not afraid of feasting, celebrating, rejoicing. This was not some small celebration these feasts would last for days. Everyone in the village would come and every Jew around the world would join in the feast of the Lord, one of them being the feast of Passover.
Feasting is a lost art in American culture. It’s as though we have a cultural spirit that doesn’t allow us to celebrate. The impression is we are arrogant, gluttonous, or somehow sinful if we are feasting. This is just one evidence of the religious spirit in our nation that God is going to remove. We don’t celebrate and we don’t want others to celebrate either. And to celebrate someone else’s victory is almost unheard of.
We have become so accustomed to being unhappy we forgot how to feast, how to celebrate, how to go over the top in the extravagance and abundance of God’s blessings. We have become a culture of critics because we’ve lost the ability to feast, to celebrate.
God is going to restore feasting, celebrating, enjoying life, other people and the Lord. In our feasting many will believe; in our feasting God will do signs and wonders; in our feasting we will cast off our grave clothes and learn to live abundantly and laugh hilariously. The Lord is inviting us to feast not to fast; to encourage not to criticize; to bless others not curse them. When we bless others we are actually expanding their territory and when we curse others we are limiting them. It’s no wonder that we are called to bless and not curse.
I see God releasing such a celebration, such a party, such a feast that is going to bring rejoicing like we have never known before. This is going to take a mindset shift because we are so accustomed to fasting but we are not accustomed to feasting.
John 2 opens with a wedding feast and closes with the feast of Passover. It is time to hear the prophetic word of Zechariah who said that fasting is going to be turned into feasting. I believe that day is upon us! Our feasting it’s going to cause people to believe that Jesus Christ is the resurrected Lord! It’s time to feast with the Lord and each other.
Zechariah 4:18 “Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘The fast of the fourth, the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth months will become joy, gladness, and cheerful feasts for the house of Judah; so love truth and peace.’”
John 2:23 “Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing.”