Joh 6:5-13 KJV 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? (6) And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. (7) Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. (8) One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, (9) There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? (10) 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. (11) And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. (12) When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. (13) Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
Joh 6:22-40 KJV The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; (23) (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:) (24) When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. (25) And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? (26) Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. (27) Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. (28) Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? (29) Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. (30) They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? (31) Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. (32) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. (33) For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. (34) Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. (35) 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. (36) But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. (37) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (38) For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. (39) And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. (40) And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
This chapter is very interesting, because there are two stories of EATING BREAD.
And in both instances, Jesus exclaims that he does not want any of this bread to be lost.
John 6:12 KJV When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
John 6:39-40 KJV And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. (40) And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
People were said to be that which God gave to the Son, and none of them would be lost, after Jesus took bread and multiplied it saying nothing be lost of even the fragments and crumbs.
People being represented as parts of the bread is how we make this comparison, and it is actually what Jesus explained when speaking about bread
John 6:53-57 KJV Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. (54) Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (55) For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. (56) He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. (57) As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
TRUE BREAD is what LIVES OF HIM.
1Co 10:17 KJV For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
1Co 11:20-21 KJV When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. (21) For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
They just came to eat a meal!
1Co 11:33 KJV Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
They should eat at one time showing they all came from the same LOAF OR BODY OF CHRIST.
They were one bread.
But when we do not discern the Lord's body, many are sick.
This meant that the people did not have the revelation they were ONE BODY together.
When we are supposed to be showing that we are one and have unity, with no smaller divisions in the Body, these people were all grouped up in cliques!
1Co 11:29 KJV For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
They did not discern the Lord's Body.
This reminds me of the people who came to Jesus for bread.
They knew he did not go in the boat with the disciples, so figured he was still at Capernaum and they waited to talk with him.
Anyway, they found him and asked how he got over the sea, and he ignored that issue and cut to the chase with their problem.
This is exactly like the Corinthians.
1Co 11:20-22 KJV When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. (21) For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. (22) What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
There are so many people today in churches all over the world who are more concerned with natural desires and needs than anything that is spiritual and more important.
When Jesus said His flesh and bread and his wine was blood to these people, that was the very thing concerning the last supper that we continue taking in remembrance.
THEY DID NOT DISCERN THE LORD'S BODY.
That means they were completely unaware of the SPIRITUAL issue right there before them.
The Spiritual Body means that each one is necessary and required to WORK in the church.
1Co 12:18-27 KJV But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. (19) And if they were all one member, where were the body? (20) But now are they many members, yet but one body. (21) And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. (22) Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: (23) And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. (24) For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: (25) That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. (26) And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. (27) Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Have the same care one toward the other.
Someone told me of a person who said they did not want anyone to depend upon them, but just wanted to float in and out of church.
Phi 2:12 KJV Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Notice that OBEDIENCE is mentioned along with WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION.
We need to work it out of ourselves and touch others.
Notice the story.
John 6:9 KJV There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
John 6:11 KJV And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
He took what was so small and insufficient as it was, and MUL:TPLIED IT.
If Jesus is the BREAD and the bread represents His body, and he broke it and we eat a piece indicating we are his body, then everyone of those people who ate that bvread represented the miracle that JESUS ALL BY HIMSELF was insufficient.
John 6:11-12 KJV And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. (12) When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
THEY WERE FILLED.
THE EARTH WAS FILLED.
Their bodies were made from earth, and their bodies were filled.
Do not think Jesus could not FILL every man, woman and child who wants Him in their lives.
He said not even the fragments would remain.
And they took 12 baskets of fragments.
One for each of the number of 2 disciples.
One basket of the whole meal turned into twelve baskets after everyone ate the meal and were full, of JUST CRUMBS!'
If there were twelves times as many leftover crumbs as there was original fish and breaD, HOW MUCH FISH AND BREAD WAS THERE MULTIPLIED THAT FED THE 5000???
This represents everyone who is truly given to Jesus.
John 6:12 KJV When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
You BECOME part of the bread when you eat it.
EVERY PERSON IS IMPORTANT.
John 6:37-40 KJV All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (38) For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. (39) And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. (40) And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
The trumpet is going to sound one day.
He will not lose ANYONE, though, WHO REALLY LIVES LIKE they are part of the bread.
They do not care with the same care for the body.
I need to be avialable to the church body if I am the newest person saved in this church,.
The ones who do not work out their salvation into ACTIVITY for the body and instead seek for carnal things more than they do the spiritual, WILL BACKSLIDE.
Mat 13:47-48 KJV Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: (48) Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
John 15:2 KJV Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Some branches bear no fruit.
Whatever stops us from doing something IN THIS BODY needs to be removed or else it will turn out that we were never given to Jesus by the Father.
We have so many stipulations put upon God's will..
Rom 8:1 KJV There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:28-29 KJV And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Notice verse 29's information comes after that of verse 28.
It has to do with Jesus being the FIRST OF MANY.
And when Paul limited the predestination to Christ's image of people to the ones who loved God alone, we find out who the ones are whom the Father gave to Jesus and of whom none would be lost.... THE ONES WHO LOVE GOD.
God looked ahead in time and saw everyone.
1Jo 2:15 KJV Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
And somehow, if the love of the Father is not in them, the Father never gave them.
Look what happens to those who LOVE GOD.
Rom 8:35-39 KJV Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (36) As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. (37) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, (39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psa 119:165 KJV Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
If you are offended and fall away... you did not love God enough.
John 6:65-69 KJV And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. (66) From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. (67) Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? (68) Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. (69) And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
The others never really believed enough.
They wanted to know what to do to have this bread.