Tuesday, 13 June 2017

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The Marvel Of Christ's Creative Power - John 6:1-13 [Bibie Study]


Excerpt of Pastor W.F. Kumuyi's Monday Bible Study:

The Marvel Of Christ's Creative Power - John 6:1-13  [Bibie Study]





This notable miracle in our text was recorded by the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). It was so notable and spectacular that John recorded this along with others, whereas, in most of his account, he focused on those miracles not recorded by the others.

For example, only John recorded the following:
- Turning water into wine in Cana of Galilee
- Healing of the man with 38 years of infirmity
- Giving of sight to the man born without eyes
- Healing of the son of the noble man.

-Matthew wrote about Jesus as King, Matthew 2:2. A Prophet and King who is able to provide for all in His kingdom. Matthew foreshadows the King's abundant provision in His millennial reign.

-Mark wrote about the One that came to serve. The Preferred Servant of Jehovah greater and preferred above Moses.

- Luke wrote about the Representative of the Most High God. Angels came to reveal His birth. He is the Proficient Representative of the Almighty who has the power to provide for all the needs of His children.

-John wrote about the Son, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. He is the Son of God who has no rival since the beginning of the world, now and forever.

A great multitude follow Jesus because of the mighty miracles He did. In this case, after teaching them, He desired to feed the people before sending them away.
- The Multitude - John 6:2
- The Meal - John 6:9
- The Miracle - John 6:11

A. THIRSTY MULTITUDE SEARCHING FOR CHRIST. John 6:1

After all the miracles Jesus did, and the discussion on Himself as the Son of the Most High God, He moved to Tiberia because He must touch everywhere to be a blessing to all. We must endeavour to reach as many people as possible with the gospel of our Lord.

John 6:3. He went up and sat on the mountain as Master Teacher.

He was going to preach the gospel to the people. The Passover was very near yet, He preached. This teaches us that we must never allow any event or ceremony, no matter how important, (Christmas, school resumption) to hinder us from preaching the gospel. No excuse for laziness, whatever the season it is, we must preach.

The multitude didn't know about salvation, holiness and righteousness, they only knew about their challenges which they wanted to be removed. We also learn here that whatever the reason for which people came to Christ, we must never lose sight of our soul-winning. assignment. Jesus here, taught the people, starting from known to the unknown. He gave them healing, as well as salvation. Jesus taught them and also roused their interest in the issue of salvation.

Mark 6:33-34, 39, 44; 2:1, 13. Anytime, anywhere people heard of Jesus, they came in droves to hear Him and get their miracles. And anytime Jesus sees a crowd, He has compassion on and teaches them first, regardless of the problems that they brought. Mark 3:32-35; 13:2-3. Miracles Attract Multitude. Matthew 22:31-33; Luke 6:17; Revelation 7:9-12, 17.


B. A TREASURED MEAL SURRENDERED TO CHRIST. John 6:5-10

Jesus knows what to do in every situation. The lad had just 5 barley loaves and 2 fish, a treasured meal packed for him by his parents to meet his hunger need. Little did he know that that package will feed the multitude. At times, the answer and solution to problems are already in our hands.

The lad released the meal into the hands of Jesus and became a blessing to the people. This is the same way God expects us to be a blessing to our neighborhood, community and the world at large. If we would have faith and release the little we have to God's use, then He will embarrass us with miracles. Proverbs 23:26 God expect sinners to give Him their hearts.

Just as Hannah gave her Samuel to the Lord, and got 5 other children in return. I Samuel 1:28, 2:21. There's going to be a great surprise, and heaven's investment in our lives and family in Jesus name.
I Kings 17:10-16. The widow of Zarephath was very gracious and humble in her dealing with the man of God. Despite her acute poverty, and the seemingly unreasonable request from Elijah, she obeyed the instructions given to her, she gave her last meal to the Prophet and in turn got sustenance for the rest of her life. Whatever we are going through as Christians: late marriage, barrenness, poverty, etc. we must maintain our graciousness and sweetness, keep hoping, keep believing until God sends solution to us.

We need to teach our young people about giving to God. We are not to focus only on their academic needs. What if the lad had not released his meal to Jesus? The multitude would have starved!

Our new converts need to be taught about sacrificial giving, Malachi 3:10-12. God promised manifold blessings to all who give to Him.

I Corinthians 16:15. These people, the household of Stephanas were addicted to giving. We also should endeavour to hold nothing back from the Lord.

John 6:9 While Andrew was still wondering how to feed the people, a little lad gave his meal, and everyone, young and old, ate and there were leftovers of 12 baskets. The boy wrote his name in history books and in the book of life. Supply, Surplus, Satisfaction.


C. TIMELY MIRACLES SUPPLIED BY CHRIST. John 6:11-13

With 5 loaves of bread and pieces of fish, thousands were fed. No local or community famine will affect us because God supplies all our needs: physical, financial, domestic, spiritual, professional, temporal and eternal. Philippians 4:19;
Psalm 37:3-7. We trust in the Lord and do good.
Psalm 37:19. In the days of famine, we shall be satisfied.
Psalm 3:5-10. When we honour the Lord with our substances, and we don't lean on our own understanding, the Lord will bless us.
Matthew 5:6. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness will be fed.
6:33. When we seek the kingdom of God first, all other things shall be added to us.

Ephesians 3:19-21. God is more than able to meet all our needs.

Prayer:
May God give us the grace to be wise and give our best to the Lord
May God keep our father in the Lord stronger and may God's anointing keep flowing on his life.


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Kemisola Omoyiola is a born again, heaven-bound daughter of the Most High God, a worker in Deeper Life Bible Church, who earnestly desires to win souls through her write-ups.
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