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JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES WERE IN CAPERNAUM. HE SENT HIS 12 DISCIPLES OUT TO THE TOWNS AROUND WITH SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION. GO ONLY INTO JEWISH CITIES. PREACH THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS HERE, HEAL THE SICK AND GAVE THEM POWER OVER ALL DEVILS. TO HEAL THE SICK.
WHEN THEY RETURNED TO CAPERNAUM JESUS GOT THEM IN THE BOAT AND CROSSED OVER NEAR TO BETHSAIDA. THERE WAS A PARK A LARGE OPEN AREA THERE THAT BELONGED TO THE CITY.
FOR WHAT EVER REASON THEY WENT TO BETHSAIDA NEAR THE SHORE. AND THE CROWDS OF PEOPLE FROM CAPERNAUM FOLLOWED THEM ON THE SHORE.
Luke 9:10-17 (KJV) 10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
BETHSAIDA WAS LOCATED UP THE JORDAN RIVER A MILE OR SO BEFORE IT RUNS INTO THE SEA OF GALILEE. BETHSAIDA AND THE PARK WERE LOCATED WAS ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE JORDAN RIVER
11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
JESUS WELCOMED THE CROWD WHICH WAS A LARGE CROWD OF PEOPLE. PROBABLY THE CROWD GREW IN NUMBER AS THOSE FROM CAPERNAUM FOLLOWED AND TOLD PEOPLE WHO THEY WERE FOLLOWING
12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
THEY WERE IN A PLACE OUTSIDE OF TOWN AND THERE WAS NOT PROVISION FOR 15-20 THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE SURROUNDING TOWNS.
13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
John 6:7 (KJV) 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
200 DAYS WAGES IS NOT ENOUGH THAT ALL SHOULD HAVE A LITTLE TO EAT
14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
WITH THE 5000 MEN THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN ALSO BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT COMING TO HEAR HIM PREACH THEY WERE COMING TO GET HEALED.
SO THERE COULD HAVE BEEN UPWARDS OF 25000 PEOPLE BY THE TIME THEY REACHED BETHSAIDA
HIS 12 WERE OBEDIENT TO HIM IN GETTING THE PEOPLE TO SET DOWN IN GROUPS OF 50.
MARK RECORDS THAT THEY WERE IN GROUPS OF 100 AND 50'S.
I WOULD ALSO IMAGINE THAT THERE WAS A FEW POCKETS FILLED WITH FISH AND BREAD FOR THE TRIP HOME ALSO.
15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
LET'S JUST BE CONSERVIATIVE AND SAY 15000. THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN 300 GROUPS OF 50 PEOPLE SO IF I WERE IN THE RESTAURAUNT BUSINESS AND I HAD 12 SERVERS FOR 300 TABLES THAT WOULD MEAN THAT EACH HAD 25 TABLES. WHICH WHEN JESUS BROKE THE FISH AND BREAD IN HALF AND GAVE TO 1 DISCIPLE THE FISH AND BREAD BECAME WHOLE AGAIN. HE DOES THIS 12 TIMES AND EACH DISCIPLE GOES TO A GROUP AND BREAKS THE FISH AND BREAD IN HALF AND GIVES TO 1 PERSON AT EACH GROUP AND THE FISH AND BREAD CONTINUE TO MULTIPLY UNTIL ALL HAVE EATEN AND NOT ONLY EATEN BUT WERE STUFFED. I REMEMBER DAD AND ANN GOING TO CHURCH DINNERS AND ANN WOULD ALWAYS TELL DAD, " EAT UP BUD THIS IS YOUR SUPPER TOO."
JESUS LOVED AND HAD GREAT CONCERN FOR THE PEOPLE.
Mark 6:34 (KJV) 34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
JESUS CHALLENGED AND TESTED HIS DISCIPLES
HE EMPOWERED AND ESTABLISHED THEM IN AS HIS SERVANTS TO THE PEOPLE
13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat.
Luke 9:1-6 (KJV) 1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
JESUS DIDN'T GO WITH THEM ON THIS MISSION BUT SENT THEM WITH INSTRUCTION AND POWER.
NOW JESUS TELLS THE SAME 12 TO FEED THESE PEOPLE
NOTICE THAT OUR LORD ASSIGNS IMPOSSIBLE TASKS TO HIS DISCIPLES.
WE MUST LEARN AS THEY WILL THAT JESUS ALWAYS COMMANDS THE IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE HIS INTENDS TO DO IT THROUGH US.
THE CREATOR WHO CREATED THE FISH AND CAUSED THE GRAIN TO MULTIPLY IN THE FIELD ALSO BY HIS POWERFUL WORD INCREASES THE LOAVES AND FISH TO BE MORE THAN ENOUGH. WITH 12 LUNCHES LEFT OVER FOR HIS DISCIPLES
IF YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR YOU NEED TO TODAY.
5 QUESTIONS HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A LIE? IF YES SCRIPTURE SAYS ALL LIARS WILL HAVE THEIR PLACE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE, HELL!
HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN ANY THING AT ALL REGARDLESS OF VALUE?
HAVE YOU USED GOD'S NAME AS A CURSE WORD? THIS IS BLASPHEMY!
AFTER ONLY 3 OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS HOW ARE YOU DOING? MOST ARE GUILTY BY NOW.
YOU HAVE TO STAND BEFORE GOD AND BE JUDGED BY THE 10 COMMANDMENTS. ARE YOU GUILTY OR INNOCENT?
WOULD YOU GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL? YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO HELL! OUR GUILT IS WHY JESUS CAME TO THE EARTH TO BE THE PERFECT PERMANENT SACRIFICE FOR OUR SIN..
BY HIS SHED BLOOD GOD'S WRATH AGAINST SIN IS SATISFIED AND WE CAN HAVE OUR SENTENCE FOR OUR SIN SATISFIED BY JESUS PAYMENT FOR OUR SIN.
YOU MUST REPENT OR TURN AWAY FROM YOU SINS AND ASK JESUS TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS. HE WILL. HE WILL DECLARE YOU FOREVER ACCEPTABLE TO GOD THE FATHER AND GIVE YOU THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LIVE IN YOU TO HELP YOU LIVE YOU LIFE HONORING GOD AND UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURE.
I URGE IF YOU HAVEN'T YET TO TRUST JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.