6 Laws of the Loaves and Fishes
1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. 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. 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? 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.
Introduction: Every person in this church as well as around face hard times. Things happen that seem impossible to make it through. There are times when we just don’t have enough to meet the need before us. Jesus can make the tiny amount we have and multiply it till it is more than enough to meet the need. There are six “laws” that were revealed when Jesus fed the 5,000!
1 Law of Assurance Verse 5
a. the Lord is concerned about us when we are having hard times
b. The Lord is going to meet our needs!
2 Law of Adversity Verse 6
a. The Lord may place us in a hard situation to test us
b. Hard times was not a sign that He was displeased with his disciples but a chance to test them
2. Law of Accounting Verse 7
a. Lack of money is not a problem with God!
b. He is Jehovah Jireh (the Lord my Provider)
4. Law of Availability Verse 8-9
a. The Young Boy gave all he had to Jesus! He made it available!
b. Jesus will take what we make available to Him and multiply it!
5. The Law of Acknowledgement Verse 11
- Jesus Acknowledged that God was the source of what they were receiving. (Thanksgiving)
- Blessings and Provision are linked with Thanksgiving and Acknowledgement
6. The Law of Abundance
- Whe Jesus provides for us He doesn’t just meet the need he gives more than enough! #. He is El Shaddai the God Almighty!
When it seems you can’t make it when it seems you don’t have enough put these 6 laws into action that Jesus showed us when he multiplied the Loaves and the Fishes!
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,