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.

Bible Story

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." Mark 6:30-3132So 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. Mark 6:32-3435By 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." Mark 6:35-3637But 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?" Mark 6:3738"How many loaves do you have?" he asked. "Go and see." When they found out, they said, "Five -- and two fish." Mark 6:3839Then 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 6:39-44
(Mark 6:30-44 NIV)


This story, like so many others in the Book of Mark begins with travel across the Sea of Galilee by boat.

32So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. Mark 6:32-34
(Mark 6:32 NIV)
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.