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Jesus wine and bread. What miracles did He perform?

The turning of water into wine, the multiplication of the loaves, the resurrection of Lazarus or the healing of the sick are miracles of Jesus that are recounted in the much-talked-about events, but there are also some miracles of the Saviour that are less well known to the general public. What is the connection between Jesus and wine and bread?

The first and one of the best-known miracles of the Saviour is the turning of water into wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. According to the Gospel accounts, the event was a public one, like other miracles Jesus performed. Such as the multiplication of bread and the healing of the sick. The greatest miracle, however, is the Resurrection from the dead, the third day after his crucifixion and death.

Is drinking wine a sin?

Drinking wine is not a sin, according to Bible, but getting drunk is. 

So drinking water can be a sin, and perhaps alcohol can be a sin, but it also might not be. Jesus made wine and performed a miracle for the bride and groom in Cana of Galilee. And I assume Jesus is the wine and bread because He expected people to drink it. Jesus is the Song of God, do you think He would want to participate in that sin? Paul also told Timothy to drink wine as medicine. Church leaders don’t exist to be slaves to drink but involve moderate use of it. 

The drunk ones are condemned in the Bible, being said they won’t be saved, being put on the same level as the greedy or thieves. Drunkenness is a deadly sin for every man, for it leads to fornication. To the destruction of the family, to public shame, to all kinds of diseases, to poverty, to murder, and eternal damnation.

Drunkenness is the mother of fornication. From which all hatreds are born, drunkenness leads man to and to poverty. It leads man to wickedness, injustice and cruelty. Drunkenness is all the more forbidden to the servants of God. Therefore, great punishment awaits for the drunk alcoholics who do not repent

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Meaning of wine in the Bible

Immediately after the flood, Noah planted vines and Jesus performed the first miracle at the request of the Virgin Mary. Turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. These are two examples from the Bible: both Old and New Testaments. Holy Scripture does not condemn moderate alcohol consumption, but excess that leads to a clouding of the mind and loss of control.

So Jesus the wine and bread turned water into wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. And Noah planted vines after the flood. Wine is also used in the worship of the Church. Yet there are many places in the Bible where the consumption of alcohol is condemned.

Miracle in Cana of Galilee. Jesus, the wine and bread performing miracles at a wedding

The first miracle that Jesus Christ performed before the people was at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. At that time, at the request of the Virgin Mary, he turned water into wine. The wedding at Cana of Galilee is the moment when Jesus Christ, invited to the event together with his disciples and the Virgin Mary, transforms the bond between a man and a woman into a true Church Mystery. It is also the moment when, at his mother’s request, the Saviour turns water into wine, saving the bride and groom from the delicate situation of running out of drink at the party.

Many precious things He did at once with this one and first sign. For it sanctified the honest marriage and abolished the curse of women. For they will no longer bear children in pain, and Christ has blessed the very beginning of our birth. And the glory of our Saviour has shone like a sunbeam. And what is greater in these is that the disciples receive the assurance of faith from their wonder.

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Bread in Bible. The meaning of Showbread

The miracle that the Saviour Jesus Christ performed in front of a crowd of 5,000 men, women and children was the multiplication of the loaves. Scripture tells us that the Saviour, saddened by the news of John the Baptist, had just been beheaded at Herod’s command. Decided to go to a lonely place to pray. The Lord Jesus Christ experienced great sorrows with the heavenly Father in prayer and holy communion. He withdrew to a deserted place near the city of Bethsaida, not far from the Sea of Galilee, where He called His disciples, who came from nearby lands.

The people followed Him, wanting to hear Him preach. Though the place was inhospitable, barren, the people stayed until late in the evening, when the Saviour was preparing to conclude the words that had captivated the crowds all day, the disciples wanting to let the people go to the villages to buy food. The Saviour addressed the disciples: Give them something to eat!

How could the unprepared disciples provide food for such several people, which may have exceeded 10,000? One child in the crowd was found to have five barley loaves. And two fish which he showed to the Saviour Jesus the wine and bread of life. The Lord, looking up to Heaven, as He had done before, when He came to the tomb of Lazarus, His friend, uttering a prayer.

He asked for the Heavenly Father’s help and blessing. Then He multiplied the loaves and fishes and, giving them first to the disciples. They offered them to the crowds. A great blessing was poured out on the crowd in the deserted place, who were filled, and then, gathering up the crumbs, they filled 12 baskets full!

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Jesus and bread. Is Jesus the bread of life?

Immediately after the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves, the Saviour spoke to the disciples in the synagogue at Capernaum about the Bread that came down from Heaven. Thus anticipating the Eucharist, the bloodless Sacrifice, offered in remembrance of Him and for the forgiveness of sins.

After the crowd had been fed with bread and fish in a land where there was nothing to eat, they sought the Saviour again the next day. The people wanted to proclaim Him ruler, believing that when He was king He would give them food all the time and they would no longer have to work. But this was not why He had come, but to establish the Kingdom of God, speaking to them about forgiveness of sins and repentance, about love and true beauty.

The multiplication of the loaves and the Saviour’s talk of the bread that came down from heaven reminds us all of the truth that the Saviour Christ always offers Himself as a sacrifice. Then on the Cross, out of love for us, suffering unjustly for our salvation, He who was without sin, then on the table of the Holy Altar, by the Bloodless Sacrifice. Until the end of time, reminding us all of the commandment which He left to the disciples. That the breaking of bread should always be to His remembrance.

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The Last Dinner of Jesus

Based on these words, as well as the note that the disciples did as Jesus, the wine and bread commanded to His disciples to prepare the Passover. The Roman Catholic theologians claim that the Saviour celebrated a true Jewish Passover with the disciples. As required by the ordinances of the Mosaic Law. With lamb and unleavened bread, and that, for this reason. 

The supper took place one day before Easter, that is, on Thursday evening. In this context, it is very clear that at the Last Supper no roast lamb was eaten, but ordinary food. This brief note, however superfluous it may seem, is of particular importance, showing that liquid food was placed on the table, in which the bread was dipped.

Moreover, according to tradition, for eight days before Passover, it was strictly forbidden for any of the Jews to eat unleavened bread. The Synoptic Evangelists knew well what unleavened bread was. However, they tell us that the Lord, during the Supper. “Taking the bread”, blesses it, transforming it into His Body. And wine as His Blood.

Our journey towards the Kingdom

The great Thursday who followed the teachings of the divine Apostles and the Holy Gospels has left us four events to commemorate: the washing of the disciples’ feet; the Last Supper; the Highest Prayer; the Sale of the Lord.
All these events are of great importance in the history of salvation, in the life of the Church. And implicitly, in our journey towards the Kingdom.

So just like Jesus did, whenever we are in a time of trouble, when we experience moments of despair. We must lift our eyes and heart to Heaven. Where there is only comfort and true joy.