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5000 men

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the feeding of the 5000
we have been looking at the different people in the story and their part that they played in the most wonderful miracle.
We have seen through each of the chariactors differing kinds of Christians in the church today.
Jesus
Philip
Andrew
the lad
and now today we are looking at the 5000 men.
You might ay that theres not much to say about the people other than they were there and hungry.
Buts lets look and see what we can see as we look closely
we see five different sentences that give us a full picture of the multitude.
John 6:2 AV
And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
People haven’t changed over the last 2000 years or so
someone who is different and who meet the needs of people, people will follow them.
Today we see people who become overnight sensations because of something out of the norm that they do
singers footballers youtube stars all have they many followers today this is not something new.
Jesus was someone out of the norm
In a world were medicine and doctors where more luck than skill.
Us today can not really comprehend what a difference Jesus could be in a world like this.
Here were ill and we pick up the phone and call to see a doctor and we trust him to make us well with his medical skill that he has learned.
Jesus didn’t go to collage for 7 years to know all about the human body and what medicine would be needed to cure the diseases that a person might show symptoms of.
Jesus knowing the body intimately because he with the holy spirit created it knew just by looking at an individual what they needed to make that individual well.
But unlike the apothecary Jesus didn’t give a potion he would just touch that individual or speak the word and the miracle was complete.
Would you not follow a man like this if you were ill.
There was no bill to pay just the touch or that word would do the trick.
John 6:2 AV
And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
These people were looking for the miracles these people were not following because of the message they wanted something for nothing.
thelma and the man with no eyes.
There will always be people seeking the the thrill or rush that comes from seeing someone healed.
Friends there is nothing wrong with asking God to heal us and he can but lets not our life just evolve around the spectacular.
As a minister i want to see God heal and do miracles in our misted but i know that we also need the teaching to keep us on the right track.
Hennesha’s friend.
We need sound biblical teaching so were are able to enjoy all that God has to offer.
Those boards i brought say that Jesus is the word and dwells amongst us They also say that he is the saviour Healer, baptiser and coming king.
Four square well balanced and on the right track.
So the first thing to not that there were people that followed just because they wanted to see the miracles.
John 6:5 AV
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?
Here we see the second verse that refers to them.
in the first verse we saw that they followed him here we see that they had come to him
This would indicate that they were closer than the verse 2.
many times in scripture we see people following afar off
Peter we read in
Matthew 26:58 AV
But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
Matthew 27:55 AV
And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
There was a reason that people follow afar off
They don’t want to be associated with the person
there is a fear of what might happen if they get to close to the individual in this case Jesus
Peters reason.
But these 5000 men had confidence in numbers they were happy to come close
They didn’t mind who knew they were with others so they felt comfortable.
John 3 talks about a person who was not so happy to be associated with Jesus so he came at night.
Nicodemus.
Yes these men might have set out to see the miracles but the were happy to come close to the master.
In coming close to the master maybe i might get something
Im not ill but he might bless me in another way
These men were comfortable to come to the master and experience for themselves what he could do for them.
These men were curious and willing to come close to the master.
John 6:10 AV
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.
We have said in an earlier message that Jesus had realise that they needed food and when he said to the disciples make the men to sit down to the people who were there
they realise that there was something on the way.
la massa.
To every man in that 5000 there was an indication that they were going to be fed.
But how on the mountain side
Was they going to be a big bar b que or had Jesus enlisted a local catering company to come and feed this crowd with a lunch buffet.
They were expecting, but not expecting Jesus to use one of them to start off the miracle.
They were hungry but didn’t know how they would be fed.
People out there are hungry but don’t know where to go to be fed.
There is a longing inside which they don’t know how to fill it.
Billy Graham God shaped hole.
Jesus know just what the people needed than and what people need today but if we don’t tell people to sit down how on earth are they going to be fed.
Jesus who is the bread of life was and is able to feed the multitude.
John 6:12 AV
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
Have you ever been to that meal when after you have eaten you are still hungry.
Davids Funeral.
Jesus knows how to feed the multitude but he needs his disciples to tell the people to sit down or come to the meal.
John 6:35 AV
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6:41 AV
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
Jesus was able to feed because he was and is that bread that came down from heaven.
Manna in the wilderness.
John 6:14 AV
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.
when people see the miracles then they believe,
this is human nature we will beleive when we have seen
but Jesus said
John 20:29 AV
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Faith for us today is believing when we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:3 AV
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
God, Jesus and the Holy spirit can create things out of nothing.
we can create things out of things that were.
we cannot create things out of nothing but God can
The miracle that was the feeding of the 5000 was Jesus taking something and making something great.
all of us here today would acknowledge that this was a wonderful miracle, but this miracle was that which revealed to the multitude that he was a Prophet.
They were aware of a prophet that was to come into the world and they said that he was he.
When your in the presence of almighty God or Jesus you cannot help be say that this is not of this world.
recap on the types of christians
Jesus
Philip
Andrew
The Lad
the 5000 men
There are more than 5000 men around our church and they need to be brought to the master if the only way that they will come is that they follow the miracles then we need to pray that God will start performing Miracles in our midst.
We need to understand that those people outside the following of Jesus are hungry for something and we have the bread of life here
Drugs sex and alcohol are not the answer
Jesus is the answer for the world today and we need to share our love of Jesus with other and bring them so that they might find in Jesus that Bread that will satisfy there soul
The need of the world is Jesus to satisfy its longing soul
What are we doing for this end.
first if you have never asked Jesus into your heart.
If you want to see your life filled to satifaction
we need to pray for those around to this end this October is a prayer and fast month.
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