Performance In Christianity series
Little Becomes Much And We Forget- Performance of Jesus
Feeding the 4,000 – Jesus was increasing the quality of life of a multitude of people without the benefit of church membership. How magnificent this was, the Son Of God touch, preached and taught these people in what we would all a country wide revival. People came from everywhere to hear, touch and believe in the Messiah, the Christ. He saw if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me (John 12:32).
This act of work by Jesus is only recorded in two of the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew and Mark. Mark 8:1-9 portrays a nearly identical narrative. However in the details of verses 17-21 Jesus questions the intelligence of disciples. Luke and John were probably too embarrassed to include this mishap. Twelve men hand picked, trained and able bodied, walking with the Son of God everyday, but like us, missed it, they overlooked the lessons of The Master Teacher. They missed the work that Jesus did for the Father, and we too miss the performance of the works that we are to do. The power of Jesus was not restricted when there was one loaf nor one man (Acts 9:1-19).
The impact of what Jesus the Christ did, did not stop at His death nor His resurrection. His work lives in the lives of the believers inspired by the Holy Ghost. Recruiting, teaching, preaching, healing and feeding thousands is the work that He demonstration for us to commit to memory and perform it without hesitation.
Then Jesus called his disciples [unto him], and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake [them], and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken [meat] that was left seven baskets full. And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
The LORD Whose Name Is Jealous, Jehovah Kanna Shemo (Exodus 34:14), we thank You for our primary priorities. We praise You for our understanding of delegation and appropriate application. We decree and declare blessings upon those who walk circumspectly and as wise people, so that; by speaking to ourselves psalm, hymns, and spiritual songs, we maintain our focus on Your heart. Now, for the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.