First temptation for Jesus

Turn Stone in to bread

Matthew 4:3-4
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Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

Turn stone in to bread, implies

I believe,

  • Stone : Ten Commandments written on stone
  • Bread : Life

Reference of Jesus reply

Deuteronomy 8:3
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So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.

What word?

Matthew 3:17
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17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

My Fathers house have bread enough and to “spare”

Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men

2 Kings 4:42-43

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42 Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.”

43 But his servant said, “What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?”

He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord: ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’” 44 So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.

Feeding the Five Thousand

Matthew 14:13-21

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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 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. 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.”

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 He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 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. 20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Size and Style for two miracles

Size

  • Elisha : one hundred men
  • Lord Jesus fed : 5000 men not counting women and children –> 12 Basket full left over.

Style

  • Elisha has to say “thus says the Lord” ( Elisha used the name of Jesus to feed the people )  ( Elisha is a servant )
  • Jesus doesn’t need to say “thus says the Lord” because HE IS THE LORD
  • Jesus feed the 5000 in a desert place, in the wilderness
  • What’s man’s wilderness is Lords store house

HIS PROVISION IS ALWAYS GREATER THAN YOUR NEED

My Fathers house have bread enough and to SPARE

Luke 15:17

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17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

Gods blessings are greater than your need

Healing power even in crumbs

A Gentile Shows Her Faith

Matthew 15:21-28

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21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”

23 But He answered her not a word.

And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”

24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”

26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”

27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.