It was an amazing miracle. Feeding 5,000 men, and many other women and children, had shown everybody that Jesus had supernatural power. Some of the Jewish people identified Him as the 'Prophet' who Moses spoke about (Deuteronomy 18:15-18). In other words, they recognised that Jesus was on a mission from God, to bring people back to honour God's covenant. But Jesus knew that their primary interest was not simply to listen to the Word of God: they wanted to make Him fulfil their ambitions, making Him their leader in a public uprising against the Roman occupiers.