1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples unto Him, and saith unto them,
2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with Me three days, and have nothing to eat:
These ‘three days’ here even looking forward to the time between Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, after which He opened the understanding of the disciples ‘that they might understand the scriptures’ as you can see in Luke 24:45.
It is only through the Lamb slain that the seal of God can be placed in the foreheads of those whose names were written in the book of life in the first world age.
3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.
God will not allow the Zadok (who ‘the four thousand’ here symbolize) to ‘faint’ (so to speak) as opposed to ‘the five thousand’ we saw back in Mark 6 who, as you can see in Matthew 9:36, ‘fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.’
Daniel 11:35 says that ‘some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.’
All of Christianity will be deceived into worshipping Satan at 666, except for the Zadok, who are ‘the church in Philadelphia’ written of in Revelation 3.
The 144,000 are ‘the church in Smyrna’ who, along with whosoever will out of most, if not all, of the other five churches that repent before the 7th trumpet sounds are symbolized by ‘the five thousand’ of Mark 6 which looks forward to when they get grafted back into God’s family tree, receiving the seal of God in their foreheads during the latter half of ‘the hour of temptation’ which is also the ‘half an hour’ written of in the 7th seal.
4 And His disciples answered Him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?
5 And He asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.
Seven is the number of spiritual completeness and this feeding of the four thousand looks forward to when those of the seven thousand Zadok (or 232 of that number possibly) will receive the seal of God in their forehead prior to the woe of the 5th trumpet which is when the five month long ‘hour of temptation’ begins.
6 And He commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and He took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to His disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.
7 And they had a few small fishes: and He blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
This word translated as ‘few’ is the same word translated as ‘short’ in Revelation 12:12 which is speaking of the entire five months, and ‘short space’ in Revelation 17:10 which is speaking of 666, which will happen during the last two and a half months.
Understanding the correct time sequence, (along with knowing how to count ‘the number of the beast’) being, in large part, what it means to receive the seal of God in their forehead.
8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.
The seven baskets being symbolic of the amount of deception removed and, in the case of the Zadok, it is a complete removal as far as anything that would cause them to ‘faint’ at 666.
Again, seven means completeness.
9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and He sent them away.
‘Four’ means earth.
It is those of the Zadok God will utilize to plant the seed of the seal of God in the minds of those symbolized by the five thousand back in Mark 6.
‘Five’ means grace.
Once the Holy Spirit speaks through the Zadok once Satan appears in Jerusalem as the antichrist, the seal of God will spring forth within the minds it was planted within during the grace period of the 5th trumpet.
10 And straightway He entered into a ship with His disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with Him, seeking of Him a sign from heaven, tempting Him.
12 And He sighed deeply in His spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
13 And He left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.
According to the Companion Bible, Jesus said here: “If there shall be a sign given, you shall see a sign” but the sentence is left unfinished.
The sign of the prophet Jonah being what He said elsewhere the only sign that would be given reinforcing the ‘three days’ we saw back in verse 2 because, again: it is only through the Lamb slain that we can understand the scriptures which is the only way anyone can correctly interpret a ‘sign’ from God to begin with, and the only way the Zadok are able to receive the seal of God in their forehead.
14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
15 And He charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
The Pharisees being mostly Kenites, with Herod being a type of Satan’s role of antichrist.
16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.
17 And when Jesus knew it, He saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?
18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
Signifying the feeding of the five thousand is symbolic of the 144,000 out of the twelve tribes (as well as whosoever will) who will receive the seal of God only after Satan appears as the antichrist when the Holy Spirit speaks through the Zadok.
20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
Because, again, those of the seven thousand Zadok have any deception that would cause them to ‘faint’ completely removed from their foreheads.
21 And He said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
Because, again, it was only after the crucifixion and resurrection (which the sign of the prophet Jonah was a type of) that Jesus opened their understanding ‘that they might understand the scriptures.’
22 And He cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto Him, and besought Him to touch him.
23 And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought.
Notice Jesus led Him out of town first, letting us know this man is symbolic of those predestinated to be made aware of the deeper truths of our Father’s word.
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
The deeper truths that include understanding how to count ‘the number of the beast’ in identifying the tree of the knowledge of good and evil as well as his offspring who are the natural branches of his family tree as opposed to the natural branches of God’s family tree (as well as those grafted in) who are baptized into the TRUE Christ, the tree of life.
25 After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
In the futurist sense, God gives us the gift of discernment whereby we can sense an ‘evil tree’, whether it be a Kenite or one who is a ‘tare’ by adoption.
Jesus even brought up the analogy of good and evil trees to the generation of vipers themselves in Matthew 12:33-37 which is followed in Matthew 12:38-41 with Jesus saying to the scribes and Pharisees that the sign of the prophet Jonah would be the only sign given to that ‘evil and adulterous generation.’
26 And He sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
27 And Jesus went out, and His disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way He asked His disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
28 And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.
29 And He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto Him, Thou art the Christ.
30 And He charged them that they should tell no man of Him.
Even though Peter knew and believed who Jesus was, he would still be caused to deny Him three times, symbolic of when most Christians (symbolized by three horns in Daniel 7:8) will deny the TRUE Christ when the worship Satan when he appears as the false christ at 666, the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7:8 and 8:9, with that word translated as ‘little’ having the same meaning as ‘short’ in Revelation 17:10.
Satan will only be allowed two and a half months once he appears as the antichrist in the midst of Daniel’s 70th Week, which was seven years, but is now five months.
31 And He began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
The ‘three days’ necessary for the seven seals to be loosed as you can see in Revelation 5.
Only the Lamb slain can open our understanding to the chronological order of events that will bring about His return at the 7th trumpet as King of kings, and Lord of lords.
32 And He spake that saying openly. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him.
33 But when He had turned about and looked on His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
Peter, again, being caused here to symbolize most Christians who will lack the understanding to withstand Satan’s deception during the five months.
Just before Christ was crucified, Peter would cut off the ear of Malchus (which means ‘kingdom’) with a sword which is a type of the ‘deadly wound’ written of in Revelation 13 most Christians will most likely participate in (judging from Daniel 11:25-27) after which they will be killed spiritually at 666 when they worship Satan instead of Christ.
34 And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Looking forward ultimately to when all but the Zadok will receive the mark of the beast in their forehead at the woe of the 6th trumpet.
This is why you see ‘the church of the Laodiceans’ saying in Revelation 3:17 that they are ‘rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing’ because at that time they will think Jesus has returned when it will really be Satan as the antichrist.
Jesus then tells them to ‘repent’ and, if they do before He returns at the 7th trumpet, they will be grafted back into God’s family tree and able to take part in the first resurrection.
38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.