The Book of Matthew, The Structure of The Book As A Whole
Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the
dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for
Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they
counted him as a prophet.
6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias
them, and pleased Herod.
7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John
Baptist's head in a charger.
9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat
with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and
brought it to her mother.
Beheaded John in the prison
12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and
13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart:
and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the
14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with
compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert
place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into
the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
Famine of the end times is God's Word
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come,
saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in
the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst
for water, but of hearing the words of
18 He said, Bring them hither to me.
Five means Grace
Jesus is the bread of Life
Fish symbolism Christians
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five
loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and
gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that
remained twelve baskets full.
21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and
They started out with five loaves, and two
fishes, ended up with remained twelve baskets
Filled = satisfied.
Twelve is symbolism of the house of Israel
22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and
to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to
pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled,
saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
Fourth watch = 3 AM TO 6 AM
Notice the time was in the middle of the night
Jesus walking on the water
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee
on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on
the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he
cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Peter Walked On the Water To Jesus
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto
him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Notice what happens when Peter told his eyes off
Christ, he was afraid
Always keep your eyes on Christ, don't be
listening to men
Study God's Word and know what's going to
happen, don't take your eyes off God's word
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and
caught him, and said unto him
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth
thou art the Son of God.
Put your faith in God not man
34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all
that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as
many as touched were made perfectly whole.
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile
of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be
conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh,
in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
(Leviticus. 26: 28-46) God warned Israel that if they persisted in continually
breaking His Laws, not only would curses come upon them.
He would punish them for seven times, (a time being 360 years, seven times would
be 2520 years) and would banish them from the land of Palestine and scatter them
among the heathens (like lost sheep)
• Study the book:
(A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt
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Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh
his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.