(KJV.) ST. JOHN 6:12-14
(12) When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing is 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 a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
TO SEE, IS BELIEVE!
Brethren, there is a saying that goes, "to see, to believe!" funny isn't it!; Jesus said unto Thomas, " Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.": therefore, believers must have faith, exercise faith to experience the miracles, signs and wonders of Jesus Christ, who called them out of darkness into his marvelous lights, never doubt who Jesus is or his capabilities when in sufferings, but have faith in him without waverings as the ocean tossed through and fro, stand firmly, believe, trust, continue to walk in his righteousness unto eternal lives: whether we see, yet believe!
During the ministry of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, he did many miracles, therefore, multitude followed him everywhere he went, at certain time, the multitude followed him and his disciples into a mountain top, when Jesus lifted up his eyes, saw how great the multitude was, he had compassion on them and said to Philip, his disciple, "Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"; you see! There is never a time, that Jesus does not have compassion on souls, even, unbelievers, who make efforts to hear his words, he was compassionate towards them, they did not ask him for any food to eat, but he knew that they were hungry and needed to eat; when a kid among the multitude gave out his five barley loaves, two small fishes; notably, Jesus asked the multitude to sit down, took the loaves, gave thanks, distributed to the disciples, the disciples distributed to those who obeyed Jesus words, sat down and ate the food; therefore, believers who have received his words, anointed and appointed, likewise, must go into the world, spread the gospel, that those who hear, might believe, repent, have salvation and eternal lives.
Also, when Jesus asked the multitudes to sit down to eat; unfortunately, it was not every soul that obeyed, humble themselves, sat down, there were among the multitude, arrogance and prideful, who did not sit down to eat the meal with the others; subsequently, he fed the ones that obeyed, sat down; this is a lesson, that we can only receive favors from Jesus Christ, when we believe, obey his words, humbles ourselves before him; there is one other lesson to learn in this text: one other thing that happened was, after the multitude finished eating the meal; Jesus asked his disciples to gather up the fragments that remained, that nothing is lost: after they gathered the fragments, they filled twelve baskets up with the fragments of the five loaves and two fishes, that which was left was much more than what was eaten earlier; what a greater miracle, the kid who gave out his loaves of bread and fishes had more to take home than what he gave out to Jesus; consequently, let us not hold back our blessings from others, when we are positions to help them, when we give out blessings for the benefit of others in need; Jesus always replenishes over and over again with multiples blessings.
To see, to believe! After the multitude sat down and ate before Jesus Christ, and were filled, they perceived the miracle that happened; influentially, they thought and said to themselves; This is a truth that prophet that should come into the world: in other words, this is truly the prophet who was supposed to come into the world: before they ate the meal; though they followed Jesus around, they were doubtful who he really was, either they followed him to be delivered from afflictions or as adversaries to allegate him with his own words; therefore, let us be careful of people in general, the enemy's demonic agents are normal people, yet operating within the world of darkness; beware!
Initially, before the meal; some followers among the multitude, may have doubted Jesus, who he was, and have rejected him, however, when they saw his miracles, how he fed them with only five loaves and two fishes, there were many baskets of leftovers, they ascertained him as the prophet that was to come into the world; in this case, we are justified to say; To see, to believe! For to win souls for Christ, believers ought to take faith initiatives, not only preach the gospel but use faith to perform miracles, declare and decree things into existence, that the world may perceive, believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, Jesus asked his disciples to gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing is lost: comparably, Jesus said, For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10); therefore, Jesus came to save the world, that soul that are his, should have eternal lives; (John 17-12); if we are his believers, someday, Jesus will come back the second time, to draw his remnants together, dead or alive unto himself forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
(KJV.) St. Matthew 21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.