FIVE LOAVES & TWO FISH
John 6:5-13 (Read)
“Why do you worry about the times in which you live? Am I not well able to meet your needs & the needs of all My people?” said the Lord.
The Scene: five* loaves of bread and two* fish in two straw baskets. The bread is symbolic of Jesus as the Bread of Life, nourishment for body, soul & spirit. He is our strength and our salvation. John 6:35 “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.’ v.58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.'”
Jesus said to His disciples, ” I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19). The fish symbol was common in Jesus’ day (for Christians) and seen in the Greek word ICHTHUS, which was comprised of Jesus Christ God’s Son Savior (Ref. Augsburg Fortreas copyright 1990- Mark Bangert) Symbols of the Church.
*Bible number 5=grace; 2=union, Jesus
The point: The Holy Spirit impresses God’s people that He is in control and that He ultimately will determine the fate of the USA & every other nation, and that God’s children are His and He will take care of His own.
He is our provider, Jehovah Rapha.
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