JOHN CHAPTER 6: 1-71
DR. WILLIAM T. BAILEY, JR
APRIL 4, 2021
PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE THE LORD!
TODAY IN OUR WORLD, BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE MANY GRAVEN IMAGES USED BY OUR SOCIETY. THIS AND MANY OTHER “SIGNS” ARE PRESENT WITH US. THE MEDIA BEING ONE OF THEM.
2 Timothy 1:7
King James Version
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
WHAT ARE WE TO DO WITH THIS POWER, LOVE AND SOUND MIND? TO FIRST UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO NOT WRESTLE AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD.THEN WHO DO WE WRESTLE AGAINST? PAUL TELLS US THAT IT IS AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, POWERS, RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND. AND HOW ARE WE TO USE THIS? BY PUTTING ON THE WARRIOR’S ARMOUR. EPHESIANS 6:11 “PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL.” ALTHOUGHT ALL OF THE “SIGNS” ARE WITH US TODAY, REMEMBER, GALATIANS 6:7 “BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP.
NOW, JOHN 6
6 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
A QUESTION YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELVES IS WHAT WAS “AFTER THESE THINGS”?
THE PURPOSE OF JOHN’S GOSPEL CAN BE FOUND IN JOHN 20: 30-31.
John 20:30-31 King James Version (KJV)
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
JOHN 5: 39-40 JESUS REVEALED WHAT THE SCRIPTURES SAID ABOUT ETERNAL LIFE. SEE VERSE 31 ABOVE.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
Matthew 4:23 King James Version (KJV)
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
ALL THIS WAS DONE IN GALILEE.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
5 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.
TWO HUNDRED PENNYWORTH OR DENARIUS IS EQUVALENT TO 32 DOLLARS OR, ONE DENARIUS IS WAS VALUED AT $0.16.
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?
HAD THIS BEEN DONE BEFORE? THIS SAME QUESTION WAS ASK OF A SERVANT OF ELISHA.
2 Kings 4:42-44 King James Version (KJV)
42 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.
43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the Lord, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.
44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the Lord.
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.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
IT WAS UNDERSTOOD BY THESE MEN THAT REFERENCE WAS MADE TO THE OLD TESTAMENT,
Genesis 49:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Deuteronomy 18:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Deuteronomy 18:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
NEXT, JESUS WALKS ON THE WATER VERSE 15-21. This is also covered in Matthew 14:22-32 and Mark 6: 45-52.
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY IS MY PRAYER!