"When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew to a town called Bethseda, but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God and healed those who needed healing." Lk 9:10,11
OPERATING ON THE POWER OF THE NUMBER '5' AND '2' AND REAPING THE BLESSINGS
The apostles had just returned from an apostolic assignment during which they had been sent out by Jesus with power and authority to preach the Gospel and to heal the sick. Having completed their mission they returned to report back to the Lord all that happened. Even although the disciples had experienced a phenomenal outpouring of anointing to heal the sick, Jesus knew they needed to make the transition and enter into creative miracle anointing. Even as the apostles shared their experiences with the Lord, He preached to the gathered crowds about the kingdom of God and demonstrated God's love to the multitudes and prayed for the sick. Jesus went one step further in praying for healing - when there was no food to be found save for a small boy's lunch OF THE NUMBER '5' AND '2', the Lord used this as an opportunity to model the way for the apostles to access the creative miracle aspect of God's glory.
JESUS GAVE THE APOSTLES (AND US) A BLUE PRINT TO FOLLOW:
BRING WHAT YOU HAVE
"Taking the five loaves and two fishes" Luke 9:16
'5' is the Number of Divine Appointment or Encounter and '2' is the Number of Divine Agreement !!!!
Initially the disciples wanted to send the people away but Jesus said, "You feed them". Whatever we have in our hand, we must be willing to use all our resource, talent and gifts for Jesus. At this point it seems that the disciples didn't realise they had the ability by faith to access provision for the multitudes but Jesus wanted to show them that they could do this by engaging with the Holy Spirit. Jesus gave God the Father precedence (first place) and in so doing He set a new precedent and the miracle atmosphere of heaven invaded the mountain causing that which was created (i.e. the bread and fishes) to be transformed and creatively multiplied by God's glory!
BELIEVE IN THE FATHER OF CREATION FOR YOUR OWN APPOINTED DAY TO SATISFY THAT NEED, THAT VACCUM AND THAT LONGING - IT SHALL BE FULFILLED.
"And looking up to heaven" Luke 9:
Jesus focused on His Father for provision. When we enter into covenant of appointment with the Father (by faith, nothing mystical) based on the Number '5' and understand thereof what it means to look to the Father - our perspective changes and we see our Provider - not the problem. Jesus understood that Father God is Creator; in the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the Holy Spirit was brooding over the waters. When we speak with faith and undergirding that faith on the principle and power (founded in articles of 3 T's of Time, Talent or Treasure) of '5' with the attached '0' intensities - [5 Articles of Seed, hours, Days, Weeks, Months and so on], the Holy Spirit moves in power to release creative miracles. Jesus wanted His disciples to get a fresh revelation of God as Creator and understand that accessing the miracle anointing is as simple as breathing in God's presence. Covenant of appointment with the Father (by faith and nothing mystical) based on the Number '5' becomes one way to quickly access the power of creative miracle this Year 2009. But it must be followed through by other means of consecration.
CONSECREATION: KEEP PRAISING AND BLESSING GOD'S NAME TO EXPERIENCE THIS BREAKTHROUGH
"He gave thanks"
Jesus blessed the food and offered it up to His heavenly Father, knowing and trusting that God was well able to multiply what was in His hands. When we give what we have to God He causes it to multiply by grace. Praise opens the floodgates of heaven to release the Father's abundance. An attitude of thankfulness in our hearts becomes an altar of devotion upon which God can send fresh fire TO FULFIL A DIVING APPOINTMENT. We can be thankful that in the same way that the Lord Jesus provided for the 5,000 (a proof of high intensity of Divine Appointment) hungry souls He also meets us in our hour of need today. Such meetings are never of the mundane variety for it becomes a place of convergence of heaven's glory with earthen vessels causing an explosion of abundant provision.
BREAKING - THE WAY OF THE CROSS - MAKING TRANSFORMATION POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY OUR MENTALITY !!!
"And broke them"
It is in breaking that bounty flows - this is the message of the Cross. Our Lord Jesus' body was broken so that we might be made whole. Yet, as disciples we will still experience our own personal time of breaking ESPEICALLY OF OUR MENTALITY so that we can enter into a New Revelation and Present Truth; when we reach a low point and have nothing left to offer but a rigorous determination to rely on the love of our precious Savior as He reveals more things to us. In such a place of humility God delights to meet us and pour out His favour on us. In this way we access the eternal atmosphere, causing a shift into breakthrough. The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. (Mt 13:44) Sometimes we must search deeply in our souls before we finally access this hidden treasure and all the blessings it contains, but rest assured as earnest seekers we will always have access to all areas of Heaven's resource. Isn't strange how learning about the mystery of Numbers is strange to many Christian Believers? But we must access the hidden treasure. Praise God.
When Jesus had prayed for the food the miracle was not yet evident for anyone to see, but Jesus had expectant faith in His heart for God to cause a transformation in what lay before Him. He was right! Jesus also wanted to ensure that His disciples were fully engaged in the creative miracle because He wanted them (and us) to understand that we will do even greater things than He did. To be able to do greater than we need to at least do the same as, and for that to happen we need to look to the example of the Lord - operating on the Principle of '5'.
BUILDING THE KINGDOM TOGETHER - OPERATING ON THE POWER OF '2' FOR DIVINE AGREEMENT !!!
"Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people" Luke 9:16
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed.” Matthew 13:31
"The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed" (Mt 13:31) if the children of the Kingdom can understand the power of agreement and operate by it; a mustard seed is capable of exponential and explosive growth. Let's think for a moment about what was happening on the mountain - a minimum of five thousand people have been instructed to sit down in groups of fifty to one hundred. They have been with Jesus all day and they are in a remote location. It's starting to get dark and everyone knows that the only food in the camp belongs to a little boy who offered it up to the Lord for all to share - so between 5,000 there are five loaves and two fishes. Imagine the atmosphere. Jesus has been preaching for hours about the kingdom of God. The people are caught up with His teaching but the reality is their stomachs are grumbling loudly. They have been given instructions to sit and wait. Perhaps some were getting anxious or annoyed. Perhaps in others a mustard seed of faith begins to sprout in their hearts. The apostles are probably at their wit's end. They've never been in this situation before and they don't know what to do next. All eyes are fixed on Jesus as He prays, blesses the food and then gives the same five loaves and two fishes to the exhausted disciples to distribute. Everyone can see that original food has been broken twelve ways ('1' and '2' proof of what can happen when God - represented by the number '1' of Divine Originality or Source- is the primary focus or agenda and we act in agreement on Him only as seen in the number '2') but they are all crucially aware that there isn't suddenly a huge pile of 5000 loaves and fishes. It's still only two fish and three loaves! If you were a disciple at that time, what would you do?
Jesus taught that if we have faith as small as a mustard seed we can move mountains, in other words, we can expect to see creative miracle acceleration in any and all situations we apply faith and the Father's heart to. Somewhere in the depths of these dear apostles and all the people with them, a mustard seed explosion was taking place! Jesus wanted His disciples to move from healing anointing into creative miracle anointing. He wanted them to know it wasn't a difficult thing. We just need to access God's presence, understand He is Creator God and acknowledge the Holy Spirit moves on words spoken in faith!
BEAUTIFUL MANNA FROM HEAVEN RELEASED ON THE POWER OF THE NUMBER '5' AND '2'
"They ate and were satisfied" Luke 9:17
So the disciples walked tentatively towards the seated multitudes and began to hand out the bread and fishes and they just kept on giving. It took humility to accept the unchanged fish and walk towards the waiting multitudes with raw faith. It took true God-reliance to walk into the creative miracle flow EVEN IF THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FIVE LOAVES AND TWO FISHES MEANT, but yet it was only one small step for mankind and a giant blessing from Father! The flow of God didn't stop until everyone had eaten and there was a whole lot left over too! God is able to satisfy and meet our every need in a way that no other can.
There are many reasons why miracles happen and chief amongst them is God's love and His desire for all men to be saved. But God's people must possess the Dominion mind-set and see themselves as God's Oracles and Agents (gods) as to take the limits off God to do all that makes Him God in the midst of His people. This was a golden opportunity for the apostles to partner with Heaven bring it down to Earth and see thousands swept into the kingdom that day. Miracle meetings are about people have God-ordained APPOINTMENTS OR ENCOUNTERS so that the Kingdom can be made known and God's love made manifest in our lives. God still loves to pour out miracle anointing today especially if we can trigger such through this hidden treasure of numbers, signs and symbols.
God wants to meet us in our spiritual hunger and gift us with Heavenly manna to feed the multitudes. He is looking for a people who understand they have an apostolic and prophetic mission to go into all nations and make disciples. We are healed for mission, anointed to share His love and mantled with covenant miracle blessings. Our Father provides, protects, nurtures and encourages each one of us to step into the creative miracle anointing today! All we need do is to enter into His fresh revelation and operate by faith the Present Truth especially on this hidden treasure of numbers, signs and symbols.
Beloved, I encourage you today to press in for all that God has for you with this hidden treasure of numbers, signs and symbols. Let us Pray:
Father, we thank you for the beautiful message of a little boy and his lunch and the creative miracle working power you released through the prayer of faith of your Son. Father, help us to be like Jesus. Holy Spirit come and guide us in our prayers of faith and usher in a global creative outpouring of miracle anointing to win the lost, to feed the hungry, to give water to the thirsty, to clothe the naked, to heal the sick, to deliver the demonized, to comfort the prisoner and raise the dead. Let us in the apostolic understanding and operating solely in the Spirit do what we see You do and say what we hear you say so that we can reap all that you have for us in this hidden treasure of numbers, signs and symbols.
For Yeshua’s namesake we pray. Amen.