MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED – Part Two…


Matthew 14:15-19 – “And when it was evening, the disciples came to Him, saying, “The place is desolate, and the time is already past; so send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!”  17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” 18 And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”  NASB

Yesterday, we addressed the conflict between natural human reason and logic and the realm of faith.  I mentioned that Jesus was trying to convey some truths to them.  What were those truths our LORD was trying to teach?

He was trying to help them discover and focus on the Truth that He Is The Son of God and the Son of Man.  He is capable of All Things!  With Him nothing is Impossible.  At the core of their being, I believe they believed that but in working it out, they were still conflicted by their natural understanding, reason, and logic. 

He was trying to help them understand that They were God’s children and fellow heirs with Jesus.  They were recipients of His supply and could tap into the miraculous through faith.  This is where their problem surfaced.  They believed that Jesus could do anything, we do.  The problem was, they believed He could but not they could.  But, Jesus said, “You Feed Them!”  Now they have a problem and are faced with the conflict.

We are told in Hebrews 13:8 that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  We read that, after the fact, but they were learning that in OJT (on the job training).  They had to learn that not only were all things possible with God, but with them as His children.  Mark 9:23 had not yet become a foundational part of their mentality. 

God wants you and me to have the same victory and power they had.  He wants us to enjoy the richest and best of His blessings.  He always gives “More Than Expected.”  In Ephesians 3:20 we learn that we are able to do above that which we can ask or think because of Him.  It is His authority that gives us both authority and power! 

God’s Plan is to Build a Great Church – The Body of Christ and in doing that A Great People, a Kingdom of Priests. God instituted the Church and He is the builder of that Church.  God wants to reach the lost today, as much as He did when Jesus walked the earth in the flesh.  He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.  God wants His Children to receive His Power and enjoy His Blessings.  He confirmed that in sending the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth and anoint us to do that which He has commanded.

We can be all we desire to be for Jesus!  We belong to God, therefore all of heaven is on our side.  He can do all things and in 1 John 4:17 we discover that “as He is, so are we in this world.”  We are not going to be as He is when we get to heaven but before we get there.  God never changes and in Him, there is no variableness of turning.  If He says it, He does it and that is settled in heaven for eternity. 

Jesus gives more than we can ‘ask or think,’ therefore, I ask, “Why Can’t We Be What He Has Declared We Are?”  We Can!  So, if you are tired of second class living spiritually and want to move up to first-class with the power of the Spirit of God operating in your life, you can! 

God bless you as you press into His presence and begin to walk in the fullness of His Person, Purpose, and Power!   Have a fantastic day!

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