Magic Bread and Fish? No! I believe that what Jesus demonstrated was simply the power of vision. The resources at hand took on the nature of the One who was looking at them. Natural eyes saw lack. Spiritual eyes saw more than enough. The eyes of Jesus (His vision, compassion and faith) caused the bread and fish to take on the nature of His vision. They became what He saw!
“But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”1 John 3:2
Did you know that we will be transformed into His image when we SEE Him? In other words, what we see becomes what we are.
“As he thinks in his heart, so is he.”Proverbs 23:7
In the same way, the things around us take on the nature of how we see them. When we see lack in our hearts, our resources respond to that vision. When we see sickness, sickness becomes real. When we see problems our “vision” gives them strength.
Jesus saw more than enough in the loaves and fish, and they responded to what He saw. They had no choice. The nature of physical things must conform to the nature of the visionary. Lunch for two became lunch for thousands, not through Jesus’ divinity, but through Jesus’ vision. He chose to see abundance, and the resources on hand adjusted to that spiritual vision. That is a powerful truth!
Then Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do. For whatever He does, likewise the Son does.John 5:19
Jesus was relying on His life of prayer with the Father to get His vision. What He SAW the Father doing became the vision for what He did. THAT is why Jesus always had the resources and faith for every need. He had already seen it. Things respond to the nature of the vision and the faith of the visionary. How do you see your resources, your health, your job, ministry, marriage and family. They are responding to your vision. Are you seeing what the Father sees?
by Barry Bennett (shared with permission)