+ STUDY. JUAN 6.16-59. DISCIPLES AND SPECTATORS BY FABIAN MASSA.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google translator.



+ STUDY. JUAN 6.16-59. DISCIPLES AND  SPECTATORS BY FABIAN MASSA.
In the study section JUAN 6.1-15 [1] ended up with several conclusions:

1. The story tells of 5,000 men besides women and children, therefore the number of people could have been significantly higher.

2. The miracle transformation was very little (five barley loaves and two fish) in food to satisfy a crowd and also left over 12 baskets.

3. The boy loaves and fishes is only mentioned by Andrew, and has no role in history.

4. The conclusion that people who participated in the event known as "Feeding the 5000" had recognized Jesus as "the prophet who is to come" (John 6.14) and Jesus wanted to make him King understanding, retired to Mount to pray alone (John 6.15), while the disciples embarked to cross to the other side of lake Tiberias (John 6:16). It is important to understand that the expectation of the people was, literally, a Messiah - King, a Deliverer to shake off the yoke of Roman oppression, they expected a super warrior type of King David "strengthened" and not the "spiritual Savior of Mankind" .

16 In the evening his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat and went over the sea to Capernaum. It was dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea was rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were afraid. 20 But he said to them:
-I am; fear not.
21 Then they received warmly in the boat, which soon came to the land where they were going.

In Matthew 14.23-25 ​​we have a parallel of this story:
23 After dismissing the crowds, he went into a mountain apart to pray: and when evening came, he was there alone.
24 But the ship was at sea, buffeted by the waves because the wind was contrary.
In verse 25 says that the 4th watch of the night (between 03.00 and 06.00hs) Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. They fear thinking he's a ghost, Jesus disclosed and Peter asks him to send to walk toward him. Jesus up into the boat and the storm subsides (dominion over nature), then the disciples recognize once again as the Messiah (Matthew 14.33) John omits all these details and focuses on Jesus as the Bread of Life that comes from Heaven.

22 The next day, the people who were on the other side of the sea saw that there had not been there more than one boat and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23 But other boats had arrived from Tiberias near the place where they ate the bread after giving thanks he saw the Señor.24 When therefore the people that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they entered the boats and went to Capernaum , seeking Jesus.

25 And finding him across the sea, they asked:
Rabbi, when did you get here?
26 Jesus answered and said to them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which will give the Son of Man, for him hath God, the Father said.
28 Then they asked:
What should we do to implement the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said to them,
'This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.
30 Then they said:
What sign then doest thou that we may see and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written. "He gave them bread from heaven to eat"
What sign then doest thou that we may see and believe you? They saw and ate the day before the loaves and fishes, but now asking for another miracle to believe. They were challenging Jesus to approach the "Mark" of Moses.

32 And Jesus said to them:
Verily, verily, I say unto Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven, 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.
Moses never would have said he gave the Manna, because he knew that God was provided, but religiosity made the people forget about God and Moses endiosara. Moreover, at that time Israel ate Manna, who was a Type of Bread of Heaven, it was food, that is material. Instead the words of Jesus, the true Bread of Heaven, are Spirit and Truth. Jesus is the Anti-type of Mana.
34 They said:
Sir, give us this bread.
35 Jesus answered them:
-I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I told you that you have seen me, and believe not. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me, do not cast out. 38 I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And the Father who sent me is that I lose nothing of all that he gives me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life; and I will raise him on the last day.
41 Then the Jews murmured at him, because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven," 42 and said:
'This, is not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he say: "I came down from heaven"?
Finally they were understood: Whoever does not believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, not rise again at the Last Day. They understood perfectly and that's very angry.

43 Jesus answered them:
No murmur among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: "And all shall be taught by God." (Isaiah 54.13) So everyone who hears the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father; only he who is from God, he has seen the Padre.47 Verily, verily, I say: He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and yet died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven not to die who eat it. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying:
How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
are now taking literally the Word again, Jesus speaks of the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31.27-34; Ezekiel 36.26-32) in your blood. For all covenant sealed with blood. Moreover Jesus is prophesying what will happen a year later, for the next Passover (Luke 22.17 Supper).

53 Jesus said to them:
I Verily, verily, I say unto you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day, 55 because my flesh is real food and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me and I live by the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven; not as your fathers, who ate manna and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.
(Luke 22.17 Supper). Jesus is "The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29) The antitype of the Passover lamb of Exodus 12, which was to be eaten in full and which he should not be breaking any bones (Exodus 12.46; Psalm 34.20; John 19.36). It is also figure in the sacrifice of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), by which God forgave him and was again "enabling" the people, in the same way, by the sacrifice of Christ who takes away the sin, that is what separates us God and have peace prevents Him (Isaiah 59.2). God is propitious to us because Jesus is our propitiation (Romans 3.25; 1 John 2.2 and John 4.10).
59 These things said in Capernaum, teaching in a synagogue.

Conclusion of this study:
Whoever eats this bread will live forever. Whoever eats the Word of God, chews and digests, incorporating it into his own body, that will live forever, that is to say not suffer the 2nd Death (Spiritual). Which as and assimilates the Word is a disciple of Christ. In the story you can be seen clearly two types of stocks:

1. A very large, a crowd that follows Jesus everywhere, continually looking for signals, but does not believe in Christ. Just look for "The loaves and fishes." As you can be seen today in 99% of the churches, especially in the Mega.
2. A very small, the disciples, who do not understand much concerned but remain firm trying to understand his Master.

Which population belong to you? Week 70 is at the gates. Only disciples will live forever. Voyeurs go through the 2nd Death.


Disciples, Spectators, True Church.


[1] SPANISH http://www.tesorosdesabiduria.com/2016/09/study-juan-61-15-rvr-1995-alimentacion.html
ENGLISH http://www.tesorosdesabiduria.com/2016/09/study-john-61-15-rvr-1995-feeding-five.html
RUSSIAN http://www.tesorosdesabiduria.com/2016/09/61-15-1995.html

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