Speaker: Rev. Mikha Sanda Toding
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There are two times of breaking of bread, as follows:
- Five loaves and two fish for five thousands men with twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. It is the revival of Holy Spirit at the first rain.
14:13 When Jesus heard it,He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
14:14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.
14:15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”
14:16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
14:17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
14:18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
14:19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
14:20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.
14:21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
- Seven loaves and a few small fish for four thousands men with seven large baskets of leftover fragments. It is the revival of Holy Spirit at the last rain.
8:1 In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Himand said to them,
8:2 “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
8:3 And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar.”
8:4 Then His disciples answered Him, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?”
8:5 He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”
8:6 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loavesand gave thanks, broke themand gave themto His disciples to set before them;and they set thembefore the multitude.
8:7 They also had a few small fish; and having blessed them, He said to set them also before them.
8:8 So they ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets of leftover fragments.
8:9 Now those who had eaten were about four thousand. And He sent them away,
8:10 immediately got into the boat with His disciples, and came to the region of Dalmanutha.
The spiritual revival has a lot of multitude as the followers even there are obstruction and obstacle (through land and sea) but they do not want to be hindered. It is said that God’s heart has compassion for the multitude. If we can enter the revival of Holy Spirit at the first and last rain, it is the revival of God’s compassion. If we can follow God, it is not because of our strength, but His mercy
. Matthew 14:14
14:14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassionfor them, and healed their sick
One of the obstacles to follow the revival of Holy Spirit is illness. God does not want us to be hindered. He wants to heal us from any kinds of illness spiritually or physically.
There are three kinds of spiritual illness that hinder us from following the revival of Holy Spirit, as follows:
- The life like sheep not having a shepherd or wandering around. It is spiritual blindness.
6:34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.
18:35 Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging.
18:36 And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant.
18:37 So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
18:38 And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
The spiritual blindness means having no shepherd, wandering to look for the physical things, or having shepherd but one does not concentrate and his mind wanders when the Word is conveyed.
9:37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.”
9:38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.
9:39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”
The spiritual blindness also means one only sees other’s sin but he cannot see his. God has compassion for those lives.
The sign of God’s compassion for the life that is spiritually blind is by giving the Word in anointing of Holy Spirit. It is the mercy hand of God we have to receive with our two hands that is we believe (faith) and obey the Word.
10:21 But to Israel he says: “All day long I have stretched out My handsto a disobedient and contrary people.”
The mercy hands of God are able to heal our life so we become the sheep that have shepherd and are cared by God.
10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
10:28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
God’s hands protect us from enemy and Satan cannot touch us. There is a beautiful future in God.
- Being doubtful or spiritually lame.
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched out Hishand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Being doubtful causes one to have no certainty in live and sink. The prayer that is lifted up with doubt will get nothing.
1 Kings 18:21
18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LordisGod, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.
We must not doubt anymore especially in true teaching Word. We must not doubt when we face problem and temptation.
1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
1:7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
1:8 he isa double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
The lives who doubt will not find serenity but they will sink deeperly.
The mercy of God is giving the true teaching Word in anointing of Holy Spirit. We must believe and entrust our life to God. We believe in true teaching Word and refuse the false one. We do not doubt facing the temptation.
- Being lame. If it continues, it becomes dying in spiritual life.
3:1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple;
3:3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms.
3:4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.”
3:5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.
The sign of spiritual lameness is depending or hoping on something (wealth, cleverness, good position, men), not God.
7:11 Now it happened, the day after, thatHe went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd.
7:12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her.
7:13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
7:14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried himstood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”
Lameness can happen in marriage or ministry.
But God had compassion. He touches with His hands means the Word in anointing of Holy Spirit. We must have faith and obey the Word. We fully depend on God, not men.
131:3 O Israel, hope in the Lordfrom this time forth and forever.
If we fully depend on God, His hands will wipe all our tears and sorrow. The joy will replace the sorrow in our life. God’s loving hands help and finish all problems.
3:6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
3:7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted himup, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
3:8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.
We are not lame anymore but we can be employed in the revival of Holy Spirit at the first rain until the last one. Until it leads to the revival of worship. We can praise and worship until say “Alleluia.”
19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
God blesses us.