When Jesus addressed Philip in John 6 about where the bread would come from to feed 5,000 people Philip simply was not looking beyond the limitations of his own experiences that he might see the possibilities of the workings and wonders of the Son of God. Philip didn’t even have to come up with any money nor any bread or fish. Andrew is the one who acquired the boy’s lunch. But in order to participate in the miracle, all Philip had to have was capacity – the ability to take in possibilities beyond his own experiences and limitations. The advantage Philip had was that he had been with Jesus—the same advantage you and I have (Matt.28:18-20; Lk.24:49; Jn.14:23).
(This is the seventh excerpt from Marty’s article “Present Challenges and the Prophetic Mindset“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
KATHY GABLER brings an encouraging word in this 3min. audio file.
“He is putting gates in your fences.”