“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.”
John 6:11 KJV
WORD OF THE WEEK
The Greek word for the bread, or the loaves, that the young boy in this story had was bread for the very, very poor. It was bread that had been made for animals. It was not food made for an upper class of people; it was not nourishing to them.
Jesus multiplied the fish and the loaves, and He distributed the “beggar’s bread” to the crowd. You might say, “Why would Jesus give everyone such a poor bread?” If we look at John chapter 6, verses 32 and 33:
"Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world." (John 6:32-33 KJV)
In this verse Jesus is saying, “I am the true bread.” Jesus never wants to be replaced. He gave a lesser bread so the true bread wouldn’t be replaced.
The same way in our lives today, Jesus never wants your healing to replace the Healer. He never wants your money to replace the Provider.
He never wants your success to replace the One who gave you the strength to be successful.
God is never going to give you anything that replaces Him. So often we get healed or we receive money and we replace God. We get blessed and we think no longer need Him. We misinterpret the reason God gave us the blessing to begin with.
God doesn’t bless you so He can be replaced. He blesses you so you can include Him in your blessing. When you’re faithful with including Him, then God sees that He can give you more – more anointing, more money, more favor, more opportunities.
Take what God gives you and begin to realize that it’s His token of love to you. If you can be faithful with it, He’ll give you more!