Feeding five thousand
When the Lord told His disciples to go and spend about 15000 dollars they did not have on loaves and fishes you can imagine with their salaries this sounded a crazy plan they had a much more practical one. Send them home for an interval to get their own food and beverage.
But Yeshua had a better plan. He wanted to see how they would react.
The Lord often pushes us to do things where we don’t have the wherewithal to do it ourselves. He likes pushing out the envelope.
To show we have to depend on Him to get it done. It is not to glorify Him but He does it to glorify His Father.
My beloved Peter and John had learned this lesson. They improvised and used His power not their material means. They knew what their Lord could do through them. They were seasoned in walking in signs and wonders. But they gave the lame man not what He initially wanted but they had to give; a different miracle. Total healing.
A Lame Man Healed
Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.
Sure we can spirit up some heroin for an addict demanding a repeat hit. What does that do to glorify Yeshua? How much greater to break off the addiction to drugs.
He vests us with power and authority when we are faithful obedient and intimate and are used to impossible situations but just do what He asks.
It doesn’t take away the fact that when a miracle occurs it’s always mind blowing to comprehend and marvel over.
I have seen metal leave people’s bodies, legs lengthen,migraines disappear immediately,bones that were no longer there and muscles reconstructed, tumours disappear, blindness and deafness restored.
Believe me one never becomes blasé. I am always humbled and gob smacked each time. But one does acquire an awesome reverence of the power of God and that He can do everything. We just need to believe.
In the feeding of the five thousand an amazing miracle of multiplication occurred. Such similar miracles I have heard of first hand today.
We are tracking down the story of a Chinese girl who prayed over a rice paddy field and the crop grew from zero to full harvest in seconds!
We serve an awesome God
Inspired by my friend Os Hillman