The broken bread represents the broken body of Christ. His broken body constitutes salvation to the world shared by the disciples, when YAHSHUA handed the pieces of bread to the disciples to be distributed among the people.
We see in the number twelve a representation of the twelve tribes of Israel as a nation. The twelve baskets with the broken bread pieces represent the broken body of Christ to be shared with the nation of Israel. There is no salvation for them apart from YAHSHUA’S broken body.
And those who ate were about 5,000 men; God’s grace to all men.
After it was over, YAHSHUA went up into the hills by Himself to pray. That speaks of His ascension to heaven after He accomplished God’s plan of salvation.
When the boat was beaten and tossed by the waves against the disciples, that speaks of the Gentile nations coming against Israel at the end time. And in the fourth watch (between 3:00-6:00 a.m.) These three hours were the three years of YAHSHUA’S ministry, when Israel failed to recognize Him as their Messiah. They were veiled to recognize Him walking on the sea, and they failed to recognize His voice when He spoke to them.
And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water. He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward YAHSHUA. But when he perceived and felt the strong wind, he was frightened, and as he began to sink, he cried out, Lord save me. Instantly YAHSHUA reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? Peter feeling the strength of the wind here is symbolic of the nation of Israel pressured by the nations around her; lonely and without help, she will cry, Lord save me.
When they got into the boat, the wind ceased and those in the boat knelt and worshiped Him saying, truly You are the Son of God! This is the time when Israel will finally acknowledge YAHSHUA as their Messiah; they will worship Him. And they shall look upon Me Whom they have pierce, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn. (Zechariah 12:10b).
My and your life must be emptied of all that is contrary to faith in order to receive our miracle. YAHSHUA asked Peter the question “Do you love me?” Followed by the command “Feed my sheep,” share my love with the lost world and with my church. The gospel as a representation of YAHSHUA’S broken body is still to be shared with the entire world. Do you love Him enough to feed the hungry and the lost?