“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

A Christ Filled Life- Getting to Know Jesus

Ephesians 3:20) Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.  21) Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.  Amen.  1Timothy 1:17.  

John 6:1) After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. Mark 6;35. 2) And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased. 3) And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. 4) And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. Numbers 28:16. 5) When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6) And this He said to prove him: for He Himself knew what He would do. 7) Philip answered Him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. 8) One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto Him, 9) There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 2Kings 4:43. 10) And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11) And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12) When they were filled, He said unto His disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 13) Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. 14) Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6). 15) When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him a king, He departed again into a mountain Himself alone.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary- v1 After these things: About six months elapsed between 5:47 and this verse. Herod Antipas had killed John the Baptist and was seeking Jesus. The disciples had preached throughout Galilee and many people were curious about Jesus (v5). v2-7 Pennyworth or One denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer or a field hand (Matthew 20:2). 200 denarii would have been almost two thirds of a year’s wages. v8, 9 Barley loaves were an inexpensive food of the common people and the poor. v10, 11, 12 The miraculous multiplication of the food demonstrated Jesus’ Deity, because only God can create. As Jesus looked to God and asked a blessing on the food, so should we; that we may always have enough and learn to avoid all waste; being frugal, not wasting any of the blessing’s that God gives us. This is the only miracle of Jesus that is recorded in all four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). v12-14 The Prophet, is a reference to Deuteronomy 18:15. The men’s statement does not necessarily mean that they believed Jesus was the Messiah. Some made a distinction between the prophet and the Messiah (1:20, 21). v15 Make Him a King. Moses had led the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt. Perhaps these men felt that Jesus could lead them out of bondage to the Romans. Ruling an earthly kingdom would have sidetracked Jesus from His eternal purpose: to establish the Kingdom of God, a spiritual kingdom throughout the entire world.
More to come and God Bless You!


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