The Biblical Essence of Wine. To Life…L’Chaim! – by Deborah Cohen
Wine or grape juice? What did Jesus drink? What was His culture like? What did most people have on their table at mealtime? Is it okay for a Christian to drink wine today? Based on her study of Scripture, Deborah Cohen brings fresh perspective on the issue of wine in the Bible and why it is important to know God’s purpose for it.
“One of the reasons I am writing this book is to explain the word covenant in the cup of wine that was offered by Yeshua two thousand years ago and to understand what it means.” “It is no coincidence that the first manifestation of the Glory of God through Jesus was at a wedding feast where He turned the water into wine.” “It was a natural part of everyday life in the Jewish culture. The question whether the wine itself was good or bad was never up for debate.”
Deborah explains the significance of the process of wine-tasting and how the 5 senses of sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste come alive with a renewed awareness of the covenant cup that Yeshua presented to us. 1 Corinthians 15:46 – But it is not the spiritual that is first, but the physical, and then the spiritual.” “The old way of ceremonial washing cleansed you on the outside, but the water-turned-into-wine, representing the blood, cleanses you on the inside.”