The Lord’s Supper Part 13
There was an invitation given by the Bridegroom when the marriage supper of the Lamb was made ready. Matthew 22:1-9 tells us of the guests. In Revelation 19:17-21 the guests were called fowls: “Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That you may eat of the flesh of kings, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped is image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant was slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
The invitation was for guests which in Revelation were called fowls. It was the marriage of the King’s Son. Every Bible student knows that the supper of the Lord is eaten at the table of the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:16-21). He knows that Christ appointed unto His disciples a table at which to eat and drink in His kingdom (Luke 22:24-30). He also knows that the eating and drinking began on the day of Pentecost, after the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:42). The “angel standing in the sun” in Revelation 19: 17, was Christ. This angel is announcing the gathering of all nations to eat the marriage supper of the Lamb. Those who are invited ate only flesh, unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine are not mentioned. Why is flesh the only item on the table? We have these symbols that must be solved before this passage makes sense! First, the word “eat” signifies “fellowship”. Jesus said, “I have meat to eat that you know not of” John 4:32. The disciples could not understand His language, therefore, they said, “Has any man brought Him ought to eat?” That of which our Lord spake was fellowship or communion with the Father. Jesus uses it again in Chapter 6. “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I AM the bread of life which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world… I say unto you, except you eat of the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood; you have no life in you.” John 6:50-53 “The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” If one tried to analyze this, as many do the eating of Revelation 18 and 19, they would be just as confused as the Jews. Jesus used the term “eat” as fellowship with Him through faith. This cannot be denied. In verse 47, He said that man who believed on Him would have everlasting life. In verse 53, He said, “Except you eat of My flesh and drink of My blood you have no life in you.” Therefore, eating and drinking is not eating and drinking but fellowship in obedience to His commandments!! Jesus was not speaking of cannibalism, He was speaking of a time when man’s sins would be forgiven—this being reached because of the preaching of the gospel and obedience to it, THEN one would be invited to eat (fellowship) with Deity!!
For those who do not believe this, let them explain the four cornered sheet let down out of heaven for Peter in Acts 10. “Arise, Peter, kill and eat,” was not Christ trying to make Peter a hunter!! He was telling Peter it was time for the Gentile to come into the family of God. The flesh of fowls in Acts 10 represents the same thing as Revelation 18. The Jew and Gentile would eat at the same table!!