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Everlasting Bread

The Messiah's miraculous feeding of "about five thousand men, beside women and children":

Fish and Bread

"14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me.

14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children." (Matthew 14:17-21 KJV)

Then, a little later, another miraculous feeding, of "four thousand men, beside women and children":

"15:33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

15:34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye?

And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. 15:38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children." (Matthew 15:33-38 KJV)

"Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof"

Centuries before, at least one of the LORD's prophets, Elisha, also miraculously fed many with little.

"4:42 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

4:43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men?

He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

4:44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the LORD." (2 Kings 4:42-44 KJV)

Who was "the LORD" that Elisha quoted in "Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof"? Answer: the very same LORD that would later do the same miracles Himself, as quoted in the opening paragraphs - Jesus Christ (see 'The God Of The Old Testament' and 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'; also Christ The Creator).

But what did the Christ say to those who merely looked to Him for physical food?

"6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed." (John 6:26-27 KJV)

Fact Finder: What is the "bread of life"?
See Christ, The Bread of Life


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