14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”
16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?”
They said to him, “Twelve.”
20 “And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?”
And they said to him, “Seven.”
21 And he said to them, “Do you not
Jesus said to His Disciples ( - after Andrew had gone to find Simon Peter to tell him John the Baptist said Jesus is the Christ) and Jesus said, "Who do you say that I am?"
Jesus, is our Savior. Redemption for fallen mankind. Redemption for - the 'WORLD' through Jesus Christ. This is a God Sized Mission Statement.
Jesus could have started out with the list:
I am the Gate.
I am Living Water.
I am the Bread of Life.
I am the Shepherd of the Sheep.
And really what Peter is displaying in proclaiming the Grace of God - Jesus is the Christ.
Peter is saying the abundance of Father God. His Storehouses never fail. The Kingdom of God is at hand.
16 “Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
18 Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
Declare, if you know all this.
19 “Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
and where is the place of darkness,
20 that you may take it to its territory
and that you may discern the paths to its home?
21 You know, for you were born then,
and the number of your days is great!
22 “Have you entered the storehouses
of the snow,
or have you seen the storehouses
of the hail,
23 which I have reserved for the time of trouble,
for the day of battle and war?
24 What is the way to the place where the light is distributed,
or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth?
25 “Who has cleft a channel for the torrents of rain
and a way for the thunderbolt,
26 to bring rain on a land where no man is,
on the desert in which there is no man,
27 to satisfy the waste and desolate land,
and to make the ground sprout with grass?
28 “Has the rain a father,
or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 From whose womb did the ice come forth,
and who has given birth to the frost of heaven?
30 The waters become hard like stone,
and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades
or loose the cords of Orion?
32 Can you lead forth the Mazzarothb in their season,
or can you guide the Bear with its children?
33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
Can you establish their rule on the earth?
34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
that a flood of waters may cover you?
35 Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go
and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts
or given understanding to the mind?
37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,
38 when the dust runs into a mass
and the clods stick fast together?
39 “Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
40 when they crouch in their dens
or lie in wait in their thicket?
41 Who provides for the raven its prey,
when its young ones cry to God for help,
and wander about for lack of food?
God sent forth the Children of Israel through the Red Sea - with abundant treasure from their former slave owners. This treasure became the Temple of God. This is also recorded in the Ipuwer Papyrus - which is secular.
Ezra 1:5-10. The list of returned Babylonian (see the history matches independently in the Babylonian Chronicles housed in European and British Museums in perfectly cared for cuneiforms. ) items included 1000 basins of gold, 1000 basins of silver, 29 censers, 30 bowls of gold, 2410 bowls of silver, and other vessels of gold and silver totaling 5,469 in number.
It is known that most or all of the holy vessels of gold and silver from the Tabernacle were with the Ark when it was brought from the city of David to the First Temple by Solomon (I Kings 8:4). Although David desired to build a permanent house of God in Jerusalem, his son Solomon built the first temple. The plans were those of David, and David amassed the materials (I Chronicles 28:1-19; II Chronicles 2-4; I Kings 6-7). These materials included 100,000 talents of gold and 1,000,000 talents of silver, (I Chron. 29). From his own private fortune David also gave 3,000 talents of gold and 7,000 talents of high grade silver.
This is an enormous quantity of gold and silver by any standard: 100,000 talents of gold = 3750 tons, value today per one ton = $48.2 billion; 1,000,000 talents of silver = 37,500 tons, value today silver per ton is $1 Million.
In round numbers, the wealth of the First Temple was ASTOUNDING.
How does the New Testament - relate to this?
Today you will be with me in Paradise.
Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
But the crowds found out and followed Him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and He healed those who needed healing.
AND - How does this relate to the New Testament? This is Jesus - The Son of GOD.
Cast your nets that way. The fish were so ladden the nets began to tear.
Peter was, frankly, 'Terrified'. "Lord. Look away from me, I am a sinful man."
Peter later said, "I have no where to go. You have the Words of Life."
Why would multitudes of Women show up to mourn just a man?
Why would the Unblemished Son of God die to save this world?
How would History record this - is there anything we can concretely grasp as an undeniable proof?
Although the Second Temple was considerably, considerably more poor -
The Arch of Titus in Rome clearly shows gold Temple Tools, The Bread of the Presence, The Table of Bread (Not the Ark removed before 570 B.C. by Jeremiah). You can today witness what gold built the Coliseum from God's Gold Covered Temple in Jerusalem.
You can see 16 years after Jesus, The Roman Emperors began to kill Christians and hunt them and the Scriptures to destroy for 367 years until Constantine changed the Roman Empire forever. And for another 1,000 years the Roman Empire was located in Constantinople. Yes History records the World - changed.
God has put something extra astonishingly amazing in seeing into each man, woman and child.
John the Disciple saw this in Jesus and tells us 'God Is Love'.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him
In your darkest of moments know this about God.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
And Father God -
What will we do to Claim this Salvation. The Salvation Jesus gives - freely. Abundantly, not pressed down - overflowing?
Please Forgive my sins.
I believe in Jesus as Lord. Son of God.
I accept You today to live in my heart and soul.
Guide me in Your Good Will. Let Your Love live in me forever. And help me in Your Abundant Love, Goodness and Mercy to stay on Your Path and rejoice in Your Pleasure.
In the Name, The Highest Name of Jesus.
We will trust. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †