As a physical reality the feeding of five thousand people with five loaves and two fishes; is all within the power of the Master. But Jesus actually fed the people spiritual food of far more importance than the one meal of material food, recorded in this particular chapter, Luke 9 : 12-18.
Merely feeding the body is not the Father's work. Man has been given means and ways to support himself naturally, without the aid of miracles. God gives the physical increase to sustain mankind. But the spiritual food is the work of the Sons and Messengers of God, sent out from the higher regions to teach mankind in different ages and cycles of time. This is the real `Manna from heaven' or food for the soul, when given by a Saint of the Lord.
The miracle of the loaves and fishes is a symbol of the real food which Jesus gave to the souls and minds, for the mere physical food is never satisfying to a true devotee and besides the body soon becomes hungry again and has to seek a source of supply. But once the soul has contacted the Source of the spiritual food, the supply is eternal..
Feeding hungry souls is far more important than feeding hungry bodies. The Saviors' and Saints' mission is with souls, the lost sheep from the heavenly regions, to show them the way back home to the Father's house. The miracle of the loaves and fishes is an ex-ternal symbol of the real mission of Jesus on earth :
The five loaves, represent the five chakras or centers in the physical body, the showbreads in the temple being located in the center of it. The two fishes are.the two psychic currents of Pisces which go up and down in opposite directions, one on each side of the body.as sensory energy currents.
It was through this sensory energy in the form of the living Word given by Jesus that the cups or chakras or centres of the people were completely filled, so that all the twelve signs of the zodic in the body..were nourished, and twelve basketfuls were gathered after wards as left overs. 'T'his is typical of God's Grace and abundance of spifitual food which He is ever offering us; but we do not even as much as look up to receive it. First the centers in our body, instead of having the downward and outward dissipating tendencies, must be spiritually cleaned or set right-side up so to say, facing Him, in order to be filled with His Grace.
On this particular occasion, the cups of the multi-tude surely ran over with real spiritual blessings. (Psalm 23). Jesus was literally fulfilling the sayings of this Psalm by feeding the multitude such spiritual food. How much more important this is than mere physical food is readily understood by all devotees. The Word of God is the real spiritual food. It is the Manna from heaven in this wilderness of the desert of life, bereft of the spiritual waters of life. (Luke 4 : 4)
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (MAT. 4 : 4)
"For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." (GAL. 6:8)
"And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord cloth man live." (DEUTERONOMY 8:3)
Here scripture is spiritually fulfilled and beautifully illustrated.
The arranging of the multitude in companies of fifty was also significant, for it was according to the five sensory currents and groupings through which the appeal was made to them, with great success. It must have been a most remarkable stirring of the multi-tude in that desert, through inspiration given to Jesus by the Father.