Jesus Feeds 5000
Jesus takes the disciples by boat to a private place. After a time he feeds 5000. This parable marks 5000 years from Noah’s flood where Jesus begins to feed the people. The interval is the number of years from Noah to Jesus and is only off by 126 days. This article explores.
30The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
32So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 33But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
35By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. "This is a remote place," they said, "and it's already very late. 36Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
37But he answered, "You give them something to eat."
They said to him, "That would take eight months of a man's wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?"
38"How many loaves do you have?" he asked. "Go and see."
When they found out, they said, "Five -- and two fish."
39Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42They all ate and were satisfied, 43and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand. Mark 6:30-44 NIV
30And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. 31And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. 33And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him. 34And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 35And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed: 36Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. 37He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat? 38He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. 39And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. 40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. 41And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. 42And they did all eat, and were filled. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. 44And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men. Mark 6:30-44 KJV
This story, like so many others in the Book of Mark begins with travel across the Sea of Galilee by boat. This resets the prophetic time clock back to the Bible’s most famous boat: Noah’s Ark.
When they get to the mountainside Jesus has compassion on the crowds that have come out to meet him so he decides to feed them. After a dialog with the disciples on where the food will come from, Jesus proceeds to divide five loaves and two fish. The people, organized in ranks of 100s and 50s sit on the grass. Jesus looks up to heaven, gives thanks, then gives them to the people to eat. When the miracle is over Jesus has fed 5000 people.
Prophetic time intervals are always rendered at a 1 to 1 ratio. In this case, 1 person is 1 year. The interval from Noah’s flood is 5000 years.
Noah’s flood started 6020-02-17 AA. 5000 years later is 6020-02-17 AA + 5000 = 11020-02-17 AA. This is date is known in history as Sunday, July 29, 31 AD. This is 126 days after Resurrection Sunday. Pretty good, a parable off by only 126 days across 5000 years.
The feeding of the 5000 is an interesting story because it does not involve other people. This story only involves Jesus, his disciples and the ever present crowds. This parable focused on Jesus, his disciples and the crowd.
Jesus is ultimately the one who has been in heaven and seen into the heavenly realm. In order to share that with other’s he had to die on a cross. He did that 129 days before the indicated prophetic date. After his resurrection he began to feed everyone else.
1. Mark 6:32