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Pastors Jim and Marie Watt

Two Are Better Than One

(From: MARK #10 - 6:30-56)


III. 6:30-10:3 JESUS DEMONSTRATES & TEACHES CONCERNING KINGDOM ENTRANCE

A. 6:30-56 MIRACULOUS SERVICE OF JESUS

1. 6:30-44 DISCIPLES REPORT INTERRUPTED AND 5000 FED

a. 6:30 THE TWELVE REPORT BACK TO JESUS

Kai suNAgon-tai hoi aPOsto-loi [652] pros ton IeSOUN;

And the apostles gather together unto :Jesus;

kai aPEGgei-lan auTOPANta, HOsa ePOIe-san, kai HOsa eDIda-xan.

and reported to him all things, whatever they had done, and whatever they had taught.


b. 6:31a And he says to them, YOU yourselves come apart into a desert place, and rest a little.

kai LEgei auTOIS, DEUte huMEIS auTOI kat' iDIan [2398] eis Ere-mon TOpon, kai a-naPAUsas-the oLIgon.


c. 6:31b For many were :coming and :going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

Esan gar hoi erCHOme-noi kai hoi huPAgon-tes polLOI, kai ouDE phaGEIN euKAIroun [2119].


d. 6:32 And they went away in the boat to a desert place apart.

kai aPELthon en toPLOIoeis Ere-mon TOpon kat' iDIan.


e. 6:33 CROWDS FOLLOW

kai EIdan auTOUS huPAgon-tas, kai EGno-san [1921] polLOI,

And they saw them going, and many knew them,

kai peZE aPO paSON ton POle-on suNEdra-mon [4936] eKEI, kai proELthon [4281] auTOUS.

and they ran together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them.


f. 6:34 IN COMPASSION JESUS TEACHES THE CROWD

kai e-xelTHON EIden poLUN OCHlon, kai e-splagchNISthe [4697] ep' auTOUS,

And he came forth andsaw a great crowd, and had compassion on them,

HOti Esan hos PROba-ta [4263] me Echon-ta poiMEna [4166]: kai ERxa-to diDAskein auTOUS polLA.

because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.


g. 6:35-36 THE DISCIPLES' REQUEST

kai Ede HOras polLES ge-noMEnes, pro-selTHONtes auTO hoi ma-theTAI auTOU,

And when the day was now far spent, his :disciples came to him,

Ele-gon [HOti] EreMOS es-tin ho TOpos, kai Ede HOra polLE;

and said [that] The place is desert, and the day is now far spent;

aPOlu-son [630] auTOUS, HIna a-pelTHONtes eis tous KUKlo [2945] aGROUS

36send them away, that they may go into the country

kai KOmas, a-goRAso-sin [59] he-auTOIS ti PHAgo-sin.

and villages round about, and buy themselves something to eat.


h. 6:37a But he answered andsaid to them, YOU give them to eat.

ho de a-po-kriTHEIS EIpen auTOIS, DOte auTOIS huMEIS phaGEIN.


i. 6:37b THE DISCIPLES' SUGGESTION

kai LEgou-sin auTO, A-pelTHONtes a-goRAso-men

And they say to him, Shall we go and buy

du-naRIon di-a-koSIon ARtous, kai DOso-men auTOIS phaGEIN?

two hundred shillings' worth of loaves, and give them to eat?


j. 6:38a And he says to them, How many loaves do you have? go, see.

ho de LEgei auTOIS, POsous Eche-te ARtous? huPAge-te, Ide-te.


k. 6:38b And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

kai GNONtes, LEgou-sin, PENte, kai DUo ichTHUas.


l. 6:39 And he commanded them that all should sit down by companies upon the green grass.

kai ePEta-xen auTOIS a-na-kliTHEnai [347] PANsumPOsi-a sumPOsi-a [4849] ePI to chloRO CHORto.


m. 6:40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

kai aNEpe-san [377] pra-siAI [4237] pra-siAI, kaTA he-kaTON, kai kaTA penTEkon-ta.


n. 6:41 THE MIRACLE OF FOOD MULTIPLICATION

kai laBON tous PENte ARtous kai tous DUo ichTHUas,

And he took the five loaves and the two fishes,

a-naBLEpsas [308] eis ton ou-raNON euLOge-sen [2127], kai kaTEkla-sen [2622] tous ARtous;

andlooked up to :heaven and blessed, and broke the loaves;

kai eDIdou tois ma-theTAIS HIna pa-ra-tiTHOsin [3908] auTOIS; kai tous DUo ichTHUas eMEri-sen PAsin.

and gave to the disciples to set before them; and the two fishes he divided among all.


o. 6:42 And all ate, and were filled.

kai Epha-gon PANtes, kai e-chorTASthe-san [5526].


p. 6:43 And they took up broken pieces, twelve basketfuls, also of the fishes.

kai Eran KLASma-ta [2801]DOde-ka koPHInon [2894]pleROma-ta [4134], kai aPO ton ichTHUon.


q. 6:44 And they that ate the loaves were five thousand men.

kai Esan hoi phaGONtes tous ARtous pen-ta-kisCHIli-oi [435]ANdres.


2. 6:45-52 JESUS WALKS ON WATER

a. 6:45 JESUS FIRST SENDS HIS DISCIPLES AWAY - THEN THE CROWD

Kai euTHUS eNAGka-sen [315] tous ma-theTAS auTOU emBEnai [1684] eis to PLOIon,

And straightway he constrained his :disciples to enter into the boat,

kai proAgein eis to PEran pros Beth-saiDAN, HEos auTOS a-poLUei [630] ton OCHlon.

and to go before him unto the other side unto Bethsaida, while he himself sends the crowd away.


b. 6:46 And after he had taken leave of them, he departed into the mountain to pray.

kai a-po-taXAme-nos [657] auTOIS, aPELthen eis to Oros proSEUxas-thai [4336].


c. 6:47 And when even was come, the boat was in themidst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

kai oPSIas ge-noMEnes, en to PLOIon en MEso tes thaLASses, kai auTOS MOnos ePI tes ges.


d. 6:48-50a JESUS WALKING ON WATER TROUBLED THE DISCIPLES

kai iDON auTOUS ba-sa-ni-zoMEnous [928] en to eLAUnein [1643], en gar ho Ane-mos e-nanTIos auTOIS,

And seeing them distressed in :rowing, for the wind was contrary to them,

peRI teTARten phu-laKEN [5038] tes nukTOS ERche-tai pros auTOUS,

about the fourth watch of the night he comes unto them,

pe-ri-paTON ePI tes thaLASses; kai Ethe-len pa-relTHEIN auTOUS:

walking on the sea; and he would have passed by them:

hoi de, iDONtes auTON ePI tes thaLASses pe-ri-paTOUNta,

49 but they, when they saw him walking on the sea,

Edo-xan HOti PHANtasMA es-tin, kai aNEkra-xan; PANtes gar auTON EIdan, kai e-taRACHthe-san [5015].

supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; 50a for all saw him, and were troubled.


e. 6:50b But he straightway spoke with them, and says to them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

ho de euTHUS eLAle-sen met' auTON, kai LEgei auTOIS, TharSEIte [2293]: eGO ei-mi; me phoBEISthe.


f. 6:51-52 DISCIPLES STILL NOT IN FAITH

kai aNEbe pros auTOUS eis to PLOIon; kai eKOpa-sen [2869] ho Ane-mos:

And he went up unto them into the boat; and the wind ceased:

kai LIan [3029] en he-auTOIS eXIStan-to [1839];

and they were sore amazed in themselves;

ou gar suNEkan [4720] ePI tois ARtois, all' en auTON he karDIa pe-po-roMEne [4456].

52 for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their :heart was hardened.


3. 6:53-56 JESUS HEALS SICK PEOPLE IN GENNESARET

a. 6:53 And when they had crossed over to the land they came unto Gennesaret, and moored to theshore.

Kai di-a-peRAsan-tes [1275] ePI ten gen ELthon eis Gen-ne-saRET, kai pro-sorMISthe-san [4358].


b. 6:54-55 CROWDS BRING SICK FROM AFAR TO JESUS

kai e-xelTHONton auTON ek tou PLOIou, euTHUS e-pigNONtes [1921] auTON,

And when they came out of the boat, straightway the peopleknew him,

pe-riEdra-mon [4063] HOlen ten CHOran eKEInen, kai ERxan-to ePI tois kraBATtois [2895]

55andran about the whole :region, and began to carry about

tous kaKOS Echon-tas pe-riPHErein [4064], HOpou Ekou-on HOti esTIN.

on theirbeds the ailing, wherever they heard he was.


c. 6:56 THIS REPEATED WHEREVER HE TRAVELLED

kai HOpou eAN ei-se-poREUe-to, eis KOmas, e eis POleis,

And wherever he entered, into villages, or into cities,

eeis aGROUS, en tais a-goRAIS [58],eTIthe-san [5087]tous as-theNOUNtas [770],

or into thecountry, they laid the sick in the markets,

kai pa-reKAloun [3870] auTON HIna ka' 'n tou krasPEdou [2899] tou hiMAti-ou auTOU HApson-tai [680]:

and besought him that they might touch if but the border of his :garment:

kai HOsoi an HEpsan-to auTOU eSOzon-to [4982].

and as many as touched him were made whole.


NOTE: Unless one has seen a ministry with “signs following”, and the miracles taking place; it is difficult to understand how crowds of thousands of men plus women and children, could follow Jesus, so that He and His disciples could scarcely find opportunity to eat and rest. My wife Marie and I attended some 50 meetings with William Branham. What is recounted here in Mark, was duplicated in the late '40's and early 50's. We attended primarily to hear the teaching of Ern Baxter, who was the Teacher and Business manager for 6 years of the Branham meetings. This was notthat we put down the miracles we saw - but our hearts desired more - the unfolding of the Word of God in such contexts. We met and shook hands with Brother Branham - but the teachingof God's servant Ern Baxter, was true spiritual manna. 60,000 attended these meetings in South Africa; 400,000 in India.


It was difficult for the disciples prior to Pentecost to understand the full significance of Jesus' ministry. They did not understand the significance of the feeding of the 5000 in this section. Therefore when He walked on water and stilled the storm, they could not link this with the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. But after Jesus' death, resurrection, ascension and the pouring out of the Spirit at Pentecost, they not onlymade theright connection, but they too walked in the Spirit of the Resurrected Christ!


6:53-56 - The extraordinary gathering of sick and ailing from villages miles about Gennesaret, we saw duplicated in the late 40's and early 50's. The Outpouring of the Spirit in Northern Canada in 1948 had the Presence of the Lord so powerful, that people often spoke in whispers. We knewGod had visited us - far beyond any human explanation. The same thing happened in Rees Howells' ministry in Wales.


It is important for Christians to note that our roots are in Israel. Godhas grafted us into these roots. He is forming a “One New Man” of Jew and Gentile. There is no such thing as “Replacement Theology” as taught and believed in many churches. Islam feels they have replaced Judaism and the Church. Wrong! God has nottotally rejected Israel. She is yetto be a nation born in a day. In the Millennial reign when Jesus returns as Lord of lords and King of kings, he will then reign over allnations of earth from Jerusalem! Following the Millennium - then the New Heavens and the New Earth - the New Jerusalem from Heaven the “Bride of Christ”, will descend upon earth, which will then be like the present Paradise of God in heaven. Israel will be the Chief Nation of Earth. Jesus as Jewish Son of man will be overall; and when all is restored, He will turn back His victory to God, who will then be all-in-all.


Romans 11 is a very important chapter for Gentile nations to understand God's thinking in these relationships. Marie and I started attending a Messianic Jewish Congregation, Beth Simcha, in 1990 under Murray Silberling. Even though we were familiar somewhat with some of these things, for 18 months we sat and learned in detail what we had previously only faintly grasped from the Bible. God later led us to lead a Messianic Jewish Congregation, Beth Chesed, for 10 years, until they could obtain a Jewish pastor.


Books like “Visions Beyond the Veil” by H.A. Baker have also added to our insights. And a Jewish Missionary from our home town of Port Alberni, BC, mentored me as a new believer in 1944 in some of these things. Many like us, with ears to hear, will avail themselves of similar insights in the Spirit, which will prepare all of us for the very soon return of our Lord Jesus as Judge in Majestic Splendor! J.A.W.