THE APOSTLE PAUL ON
THE TABLE OF THE LORD
The basis of Christianity is
the Resurrection of Jesus, and the basis of salvation is the
Passover. Again, Jesus is the bridge between the Old and New
Testament. And, as we have learned the entire depiction of
Christianity is written into the Old Testament in the Spring Feasts
of the Jews. Also we have learned that the bridge spanning the time
from the end times back to the days of Jesus, are the shadows of the
Spring feasts of the Jews, fulfilled by
the coming of Jesus the Messiah.
The meaning of those feasts,
which begins with Passover, and ends with Pentecost, is the message
that is cast as a shadow into the future of the Church to become
relevant in the time known as the end times.
As I have taught, Jesus died
on Passover, rose on First Fruits, and was offered on Pentecost. But
the shadow cast by those feasts is being cast by the Messiah, and in
order to be completed as the Messiah, He had to return to His
divinity, completing the act of salvation. He does so publicly by
ascending into the clouds, and taking with him those captives that
He had set free from their graves.
The Ascension is a separate
act, away from the Jewish Feasts because had the Jews accepted the
sacrifice of Jesus, there would have been no need to reveal the
mystery of the Church. But, the Word of God cant come back void,
so a substitute became necessary to accept the Word, and make it so.
The message of the Messiah
written to the Jews is transferred to the Church and
its future is fulfilled in Christ by the
Ascension. All of this is part of the shadow cast by Jesus, who is
the Messiah. The fulfillment of the Feasts of the Jews produces the
Messiah, who is rejected. So the substitutes are offered a covenant
with heaven and rulership in Gods Kingdom on Earth as the reward
for accepting Him on Faith alone. The Messiah ascends to heaven,
taking captive to himself the captives that He set free by His death
and resurrection, and does so forty days after He rises, fulfilling
the sign of Jonah.
So, God moves the completion
of the Abraham covenant ahead to a time when He would return to deal
with them, just after completing the covenant made with the
The timing for the end of the
substitutes covenant, and His return to
the conclusion of the Abraham covenant was locked up centuries
before in the Prophecy of Daniel. So, in order to understand the
timing of the end times, one must bridge the time by going back to
Daniels time and following the trail that leads forward to the end
If you have been studying with
me long enough, we have trod that trail through history together
already. If not, I suggest you get a copy of the teaching on Daniel
and Revelation and study it. It holds the key to end times, when
the covenant with the Church ends, and it receives
But, thats not what were
here to talk about today. That was all review to set the stage for
this teaching about the Table of the Lord. What most Christians
The Church made a ritual of
taking Communion centuries ago, while Paul was still living. He
wrote to the Corinthians about their abomination of the practice
that he had taught as a simple, daily remembrance of the work of
Christ and what it meant for us.
Jesus was eating the Passover
meal when He instituted this practice. It was done in the home of
John the Apostles mother. The Passover commemorated the last night
in bondage, and was done in the home. Paul taught it to be done
daily, in the home. It wasnt meant to be a ritual.
Its purpose was simplicity itself.
Simplicity, as I have pointed out on many occasions, is the essence
of the truth which is God.
I know I have told you the
story about how this simple act of remembrance that is so important
in the Christian walk, went from the simple act that was taught by
Paul, to an orgy for only the rich and depraved that was rooted in
the church at Ephesus.
Paul taught that, daily,
Christians should take a curst of bread and a cup of drink, as Jesus
had done when He instituted this as a remembrance, and upon taking
the curst and the cup, to pray; Lord have mercy on me a sinner,
while in contemplation of the saving act of Jesus on the cross, as a
graphic flash of memory of what the animal in the temple went
through in our place, because it would have been us paying for our
sins with spiritual death, if it werent for the cross.
God was graphic with them to
burn the understanding of what, for sin comes
death means, into their minds forever. Jesus didnt just die for
our sins, he died graphically! A picture burned in the minds of
Christians forever! The price paid for you to become a citizen of
heaven, with all its rights and privileges, for the simple act of
speaking it forth.
But, there are two elements in
the remembrance. Bread and cup.
The cup representing the shed blood.
The blood containing the life that is spilled
for the forgiveness of sins. The Bread representing . . . .
Ill complete this study on
the Table of The Lord next week. But, I want to know if anyone is
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