Little Is Much If God Is In It
Little Is Much If God Is In It
God gives the overflow; enough and some over.
Is means to be.
In means the thing being done, the subject of the matter, or person, considered situation.
If means God is contained in whatever we do or undertake, whatever we are doing it will prosper and will have sings following.
St. John 6:1-13 after these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the Passover, a feast of Jews were nigh. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? And this he said to prove him; for he himself knew what he would do. Phillip answered him, two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew; Simon Peterís brother, saith unto him, there is a lad here, which hath five barley loves, and two small fishes; but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand and Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
Many followed because they saw Jesus miracles he performed; the sick was healed, the dead raised, and the impossible done. A miracle is an event or action happening that contradicts natural law due to supernatural causes wonderfully and marvelously done. It is a work of God, above nature; works and wonders. Jesus came in the earth by a miracle work of God; through a virgin birth; He knew even at this time his fate in the earth. Jesus was a man among men but approved of God by miracles, wonders and signs which God did by Him in the midst. In all that Jesus did with so little he was delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, taken by wicked hands, crucified and slain, raised up, loosed the pains of death. Jesus preached the things concerning the Kingdom of God. Many believed, some followed because of what they saw.
Jesus went up into the mountain with his disciples. Jesus took time for himself, time alone in prayer, and fasting. Jesus talked to the Father. He was led by the Spirit. He took time to teach and train His disciples. He got away from the noise of the crowd. Jesus was Lord but he kept the feasts of his people in the land. He fulfilled the Law, kept on being an example of order and respect to those in the land.
Here he prepared for the Passover Feast which was the most important and elegant festival celebrated by the Jews. It was celebrated for seven days, March to April in commemoration of their deliverance from slavery in Egypt. It was celebrated with the eating of unleavened bread in that there was no time to leaven their bread because of their haste to depart.
Jesus to prove him knowing what was going to be already asked where they would buy brad for the great company that came to him should eat. Philip looking at the crowd and what was available didnít see as Jesus saw said, the little we have is not sufficient for so many even if they only took a little. Little is much if God is in it but we must see as God sees.
Jesus came down from Heaven to do the Will of the Father, John 6:38. Andrew too in response to Jesusí question said that there was one lad there that have five barley loaves and two small fishes; but what are they among so many? He too saw the crowd rather than where Jesus was coming from. How in the world did Jesus think He could feed the people with this little bit. Jesus then told them to make the men sit down; for best results follow instructions. There were about five thousand men not counting women and children. After giving thanks for the bread (the loaves) Jesus distributed to the disciples and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. In America two loaves and five fishes wouldnít work for we are a greedy people that do not share. Little is much is God is in it.
God is-He exists in our belief, our faith, and trust.
God in-He is contained in Spirit inside of us, He lives, move and have his being in us.
God is in it-He is contained in what we do and He wants to be first in the life of man.
When Jesus was through with the feeding the people, there was fragments that remained. Even with Jesus the scrapes counted to be important. He didnít believe in waste; God hates waste, vain talking and vain thinking. God wants all that He gives to be used to His Glory. Jesus told them to gather up the fragments that remained that nothing be lost. Look at what was left, twelve baskets of fragmented barley loaves over and above that which the multitude had eaten; little is much if God is in it. A fragment is a part broken away from a whole; the broken pieces that has been detached, isolated or incomplete after the use of the whole part; the remaining existing scrap or crumb. Imagine two barley loaves producing so much scrap behind them.
God used even the fragments; how can we not see that every part, every soul is just as; important to God than the leaders them self that has been designated by God. Jesus was Godís Son come from Heaven but He knew to make disciples meant He had to condescend down. He taught them to be like Him, to please God. Waste makes haste. The small pieces were just as important as the larger part they came from. Donít discount any in the kingdom. The disciples as well as the other people were amazed at all that was left; they counted it to be a miracle. If we will allow God to use our little He will cause us to walk in the overflow. He will cause us to walk in the abundance of all that He is. He will perform miracles on our behalf.
John had baptized many but Jesus did more. John was only one man but Jesus had a crew. What John did though must not be discounted; he paved the way for Jesusí coming. He was only one but little is much if God is in it. Concerning times of lack God hands are not shortened concerning his children. How many will stay the course of life if God step back and allow some things to happen in our lives? Can we take our faith being tested? How many of us are willing to go through the suffering that comes with pain in the body, heartache and disgust? Job went through much, was left with nothing and remained with God. There is a time for everything under the sun. His condition of having it all and then suffering having nothing, working with a shortage, deficient and having a complete absence of what he needed didnít turn Job from God but brought him closer. When we have lack in our lives we are short in one area or another. To be in want of something essential or desired means we are facing lack. For whatever reason as Job did go through, God was there to bless him double for his trouble.
Little is much if God is in it. Job had faith, how much is unknown but he had enough for God to trust.
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