Feed His Sheep, Miracles

Jesus GAVE the Bread and Fish TO the Disciples to Feed the People – Beautiful Shadow of What All of Us, as His, are Called to

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Matthew 15:32-39

Feeding the Four Thousand

32 Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”

33 Then His disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?”34 Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?”
And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.”

35 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude. 37 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left. 38 Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.

I love this so much. Jesus didn’t distribute the food Himself, He GAVE it TO the disciples to give to (feed) the multitude.

What a beautiful shadow of what we are called to even today. Jesus GAVE Himself for us, to save us, and indwell us with His very Spirit, so that we could GO into all the world on His behalf and feed His sheep the saving and healing gospel of Jesus Christ. To partake of His body and blood.

And for communion, the Lord’s supper, He instructed us to use bread to represent His broken body, and wine to represent His blood. So, it was also a shadow of how His body would be broken for the saving of the multitudes.

All glory to the Lamb! How we praise You, Lord Jesus!

Pray for the Church, Uncompromised Gospel

Jesus Wasn’t “Nice” – Christians Mustn’t Be Nice Beyond Wisdom and Effectiveness for His Kingdom

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The Holy Spirit said to me recently, “Jesus wasn’t nice”, so I looked it up and came across this excellent post….

Jesus Was Not Nice — and You Shouldn’t be, Either

Very worth the read especially in you are in a pruning process right now and getting delivered from fear of man or man’s opinion and want to say ALL He’d have you say whether people think it is “nice” or not.

Then the Lord said to me a little later, “Christians Mustn’t Be Nice Beyond Wisdom and Effectiveness for His Kingdom,” and that we can be “nice to the point of being naive.”

And when we do say what He’d have us say, all we can do after is leave the lost to the Lord and pray for them and keep loving them as He does with us. It has taken time for Him to get me to see things about myself that He was trying to show me. I just didn’t get it but He got me there, so I could repent, not in condemnation but in love because He shows us “us” so we can live our best lives and fulfill His plans for our lives.

We can trust the Holy Spirit to water the words He uses us to bring forth, and we know we wage not against flesh and blood, and there is always a battle for the soul of each person we share the Lord with. So we pray, pray, pray.

Prayer

Lord, that each of Your children do the work You’ve called them to do even if it means not being “nice” because You’d rather not the death of a sinner. We trust that with obedience to the Holy Spirit, fervent prayer, and your anointing on our words that You will be with us working in the hearts of the people with whom we share Your truth. Help us to share Your gospel boldly and unedited so we are effective for the winning of souls and to heal the sick and raise the dead, so we are wise in the way You called us to be wise in You, Your Word, and by Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.