KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:7 KJV Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
God is Almighty but man is limited by what his mind can accept.
God is infinite or has no bounds or limitations of any kind, yet man is enveloped in a world of countless limitations. In our key scripture, the moment the Lord asked His disciples to feed the multitudes, I believe, they all started reasoning and they all concluded this was an impossible thing. Philip spoke out his mind. He said, two hundred penny worth of bread is not sufficient to feed all these people, and where are ‘we going to get that amount of money’. This is why most men miss the miracle working power of God. The Lord was not talking about the money to buy the bread. He was talking about where to buy that much bread. Philip was viewing things from his natural limitations. He was thinking about the amount.
What should they have done? In Ezekiel 37:3 the Lord asked prophet Ezekiel whether the dry bones will live again. Since he was not sure of the answer, he responded, you God know. By that answer he did not interrupt the work of the Spirit of God. Philip should have just responded as Ezekiel did. In working miracles there is always some act of faith, that must be done. In some cases, the act of faith is to rest peacefully as the Lord does what He will do. Every action you take at a time when a miracle is expected should always be an act of obedience to an instruction from the Spirit of God.
At the tomb of Lazarus, the Lord asked them to roll away the stone. (John 11:39). Lazarus had been in the grave for four days and might have begun to smell by then. To roll away the stone implied you believe in Jesus and so you do as He says. When Mary, Jesus’ mother wanted a miracle from Jesus at the marriage at Cana, she asked the attendants to do whatever He asked of them. Miracles happen after one has obeyed the Lord’s instruction. They experienced the miracle when they obeyed.
THOUGHT: MIRACLES ALWAYS FOLLOW SIMPLE OBEDIENCE.
John 11:41 KJV” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
John 2:7 ,8 KJV “Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.