The Best Is Still To Come! (John 2:10)
These verses of Scripture were taken from the account of the wedding in Cana where Jesus turned water into wine. They are the words of the master of the feast, who commended the bridegroom for the excellence of the miracle wine. I feel the Holy Spirit wants to speak to us through these words today, as He calls us into a new expectation of Abba’s outpoured blessing. He says to us “The show is not over”, and “The best is still to come”! This is a new season dear friend. Just when you thought that it was time to fold up your tent, Abba God is calling you higher. There is some new “wine” brewing in the Father’s house! There is a fresh revelation and a season of restoration which He is releasing to sons and daughters who will believe. Will you say “yes”? Will you hear His voice and receive?
These verses of Scripture illustrate the two parallel realities we live in: the kingdom of the world and the Kingdom of our God. In the world, people may drink the best first, and have the dregs later but in the Kingdom it is always the other way around because things keep getting better! In Jesus, we go from glory to glory and from strength to strength. The best is always before us!
There are many people who need to see this Word: Firstly, those who feel they need to retire or step aside from the ministry or service they have been committed to; God wants you to know that there is new, fresh fruit coming forth from what you are doing and it is not yet time to stop. The best is beginning to blossom and there are things happening in the spiritual realm which will impact the generations to come! There are some others who have been persevering in their prayers for their family, city or nation, and you have seen some results but not as much as you wanted. Be encouraged that the “more” is beginning to manifest and you are going to see amazing answers to your prayers in the days to come.
Finally, there is more of the Holy Spirit for all those who thirst for His Presence! The master of the feast mentioned that the inferior wine was usually brought out when people had already been drinking the good wine for a while and could not really discern a difference. Today the Lord wants us to know that as we continue to seek of His presence and “drink” of the awesome and beautiful Holy Spirit, we can get deeper and deeper into Him as He gets deeper into us. There is a whole new level of heady, fresh “good wine” awaiting us as we thirst for more and as He tells us to keep “drinking” of the presence of the Holy Spirit, and to keep wanting more. There is so much more of everything heavenly we could know and have in the Holy Spirit, and He is drawing us into the fulfillment of His Word – that those who hunger and thirst will be filled (Matthew 5:6).
There is a danger of settling for what is good, when there is something even better if we desired it. That is why Jesus said (Luke 5:39) that some people prefer the old “wine” even though the new “wine” is available. The familiar good thing may feel much more comfortable than the unknown, fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit, but God is calling us to a higher glory. His Word has promised us a latter day outpouring which will be like nothing we have ever seen before. It is an anointing which breaks every yoke and releases heaven on the earth in a whole new way. Friend, there is always more in the Lord. Whatever the depth you are walking through in the River, there is a deeper level for you. In Ezekiel 47, the prophet had an encounter with God where he saw the River flowing through the temple of God and the water getting progressively deeper as he walked. That temple is you, and the River is beginning to rise, hallelujah! The best is yet to come because there is more and still more in store!
“Holy Spirit, I am thirsty for more of Your presence! Fill me afresh and take me deeper into You. I am so ready to drink deep of the heavenly new wine!” Today the “Master of the Feast” calls you to be an honored guest and sup at His table. He has so much in store for you!
Minoli Haththotuwa, 23 February 2017www.risingonwings.org