What is the lesson in feeding the multitude in John 6?

Mar 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)

What is the lesson in feeding the multitude in John 6?

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?  And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. John 6:5, 6

The Master had been doing miracles all along, and here was another opportunity. Jesus was testing Philip’s faith and confidence that the needs of his people can be satisfied. If we seek first the Kingdom of God, the necessary things of life will be furnished (Matt. 6:33). Our “bread and water” are assured.

There is also a prophetic lesson in the feedings, and that has to do with the mission of Jesus and the Church in the next Age, the Kingdom Age, where they reign and Kings and Priests over the entire world, restoring it as well as the risen mankind to perfection as originally intended for Adam and his race. Then surely we can say “Thy Kingdom [is come] when Thy will is done in Earth as it [has always] been done in heaven” Amen!

For more information about the feeding, see our verse by verse study in John

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