Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 9:10-17 is about Feeding the Five Thousand.Luke 9:16-17
9:16. Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.
9:17. So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragmentswere taken up by them.
The five loaves and the two fish feed five thousand people and there are twelve baskets of the leftover fragments for twelve disciples.
It means each disciple receives an abundance basket.
The meaning is every servant of God who is used by Him will receive certainty from Him, namely abundance basket
There are two meanings of abundance basket as follows:
- Abundance in the word of God or spiritual food to be preached and testified to others.
In past time, it referred to the revival of Holy Spirit of the first rain, namely preaching of the gospel of salvation.
The direction was from Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Now, it refers to the revival of Holy Spirit of the last rain, namely preaching of the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or Bride Tidings.
The direction is from the end of the earth (the Gentiles), Samaria, Judea, and to Jerusalem or until the Israelites receive Jesus who will come a second time.
The Israelites and the Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ to greet His coming on the glorious clouds until enter New Jerusalem forever.
- Physical abundance, namely great physical caring up to the abundance from God in the middle of troubles of the world.
We keep on giving thanks to God.
There is also the great spiritual caring until we receive eternal life.
The term to receive the abundance basket from God is we have to present true ordination basket
29:1. "And this is what you shall do to them to hallow them for ministering to Me as priests: Take one young bulland two rams without blemish,
29:2. "and unleavened bread, unleavened cakesmixed with oil, and unleavened wafersanointed with oil (you shall make them of wheat flour).
29:3. "You shall put them in one basketand bring them in the basket, with the bull and the two rams.The true ordination basket contains two things as follows
- Animal offering= blood offering.
Now, it has been fulfilled by Christ's sacrifice on the cross.
There are three kinds of animal offering as follows:
- Offering of one young bull= atonement offering or sin offering.
Sin is the heaviest burden. If one keeps sinning, he still bears heavy burden. He still becomes the slave of sin and cannot be the servant of God.
2 Corinthians 5:18
5:18. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled usto Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
We must experience reconciliation from all sins, so we are trusted as the servants of God.
The way is we have to hear the word that is sharper than any two-edged sword which is able to show the hidden sins in our life. We realize, regret and confess sin to God and others.
If we are forgiven, do not sin anymore. We live in righteousness and peace.
- The first ram without blemish= offering of total surrender to God.
If we have confessed our sin, we will easily surrender ourselves totally to God.
It is started from surrendering egoism or self-interest.
For example is a child who gave five loaves and two fish to God.
The self-interest is all activities in the world that block us to minister God. We must surrender it to God.
- The second ram without blemish= offering of consecration.
If we have totally surrendered ourselves to God, we will be consecrated by Him to become His servant He uses according to the ministry that He gives to us.
We have to minister Him faithfully and fervently up to the finish line, namely up to death or until God comes a second time.
- Three kinds of food offeringare as follows:
- unleavened bread. It refers to the true teaching word. It means that it is pure and is not mixed with anything.
It is the word that is revealed by God, namely a verse that explains another verse in the Bible.
- unleavened cakes.
Cakes means there is neither starting point nor ending one.
It refers to the love of God and it is the same as true teaching word that is practiced.
Because the love is eternal, the ministry that is pushed by love will come to eternal life.
- unleavened wafers.
It means true teaching word becomes our characteristic.
Wafers refer to being humble.
2:8. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himselfand became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
The example is Jesus who is humble and obedient to the point of death on the cross.
We must be humble and obedient until our flesh does not sound anymore.
If we present true ordination basket (we experience reconciliation until become obedient), we will receive the abundance basket from God. Psalms 1:1-3
1:1. Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
1:2. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
1:3. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Verse one refers to blood offering. Verse two refers to food offering.
Verse three refers to the basket of great caring of God.
The results are as follows:
- Like a tree planted by the rivers of water. It means we will never be dry, but experience satisfaction and happiness of the Heaven that cannot be influenced by anything in the world, even we are happy in the midst of sufferings.
We do not need to look for worldly satisfaction that throws us down in the sin.
- Whose leaf also shall not wither. It means we are not proud, disappointed and desperate because of anything. We do not leave God because of anything, but we keep on giving thanks for His mercy. We keep on ministering faithfully and fervently until the finish line.
- Bringing forth its fruit in its season. It means we always experience renewal of life from carnal men to spiritual ones like Jesus.
If spiritual miracle happens, the physical one happens too.
The more we are changed, the more we experience deletion of impossibility from God.
We receive beautiful and successful future from God until we are worthy to greet when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds.
God blesses us.