The Lord’s Supper Part 5
Invited to the Supper of a King, President, or world-wide statesman! What a thought!! “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings.” (How do you like that for an introduction??!!) Think something important is about to take place? In every instance in the kingdoms of men, the introduction is only as important as the dramatization surrounding the event. Here, in the 19th chapter of Revelation, the treatment of the announcement about to be made is rivaled only by the way in which it was announced. “Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns (has sat down to reign); let us (who are the us?) be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready….And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. For this is the true sayings (the un-revealed, now revealed which were prophesied by His servants—this is the reason He came so as Adam typified, He could marry His bride and bring forth seed!) Rev 19:6-10 Continuing; “I saw an angel standing in the sun (how could one see an angel standing in the sun unless He was “brighter than the noon-day-Sun”?) He is the light shed abroad for men on earth. Rev 19:18 (Remember how bright Moses face shone when receiving the Ten Commandments? His face shone as the sun when he came down from the mountain. Exodus 34:29-35) How much more would an angel’s face be as bright as the sun who dwells in the presence of the Father? This angel is announcing the invitation to all nations to eat the marriage supper of the Lamb. Those who are invited are the ones mentioned in Rev 18:9 that are kings, captains, mighty men, horses and their riders, flesh of all men both bond and free, and both small and great. It is very important to notice that the ONLY thing served is flesh. Is that something you would eat? We would expect bread and wine for this was a wedding feast! What does all this mean??
Flesh is not served at a wedding feast! This is the invitation given in Matthew 22:1-9, it took place as promised by Christ to His disciples-a table at which His memorial would be served, 1 Corinthians 10:16-21, at this table they were to eat and drink, Luke 22:24-30, which began on the day of Pentecost, Acts 2:42. What, then is the eating of flesh? Jesus had said “I have meat to eat that you know not of,” John 4:32 Like some of us, the disciples could not decipher this language so they asked, “Has any man brought Him anything to eat?” The meat was fellowship or communion with the Father. Jesus uses it again in Chapter 6. “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that man may eat thereof, and not die. The I AM is the bread of life which came down from heaven: if any man eat 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….verily, verily, 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 6:50-63 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us His flesh to eat”? (vs 52) If one tried to analyze this, as many do the eating of the flesh in Revelation 19, he would be just as confused as were the Jews, Jesus used the term “eat” as fellowship with Him through faith. Verse 47 substantiates this clearly, the man who believed (kept on keeping His commandments) would have everlasting life (for he is eating of the Tree of Life). In verse 53, Christ said, “Except you eat of My flesh and drink of My blood you have no life in you.” Therefore, the eating and drinking is not eating and drinking, it is fellowship in obedience to His commandments.