COME AND DINE

Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine.John 21:12
Those of us from Southeast Louisiana know about food. Everything from blackened to sautéed and Creole to Cajun, We know about good eatin’. It’s funny how the Lord has orchestrated all things, He made food enjoyable because we need it everyday. Can you imagine if eating was a chore or just our duty. In a strange way that is how many people treat spiritual food. They can’t imagine religion as enjoyable so they continue in their prideful regimen, dutifully serving the Lord never realizing that feasting on God is the most enjoyable of all possible experiences in this life as well as the life to come. Just as food has two characteristics, we eat because of the joy involved and at the same time we are nourishing our bodies. Spiritual food is the same. We eat of it because of the pleasure involved and at the same time we nourish our inner man. Here is how Spurgeon describes it.
“In these words the believer is invited to a holy nearness to Jesus. Come and dine, implies the same table, the same meat; aye, and sometimes it means to sit side by side, and lean our head upon the Savior’s bosom. It is being brought into the banqueting-house, where waves the banner of redeeming love. Come and dine, gives us a vision of union with Jesus, because the only food that we can feast upon when we dine with Jesus is himself. Oh, what union is this! It is a depth which reason cannot fathom, that we thus feed upon Jesus. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.”
When Jesus first began to teach His followers about feasting on His body and His blood it caused a great falling away. Many of those who had been following Him could no longer continue. Do you want to know why? They thought following Jesus was just about improving their life on earth, quite frankly they followed Him for the fish, bread, and the miracles. Jesus was after something else. He was after their hearts, He wanted spiritual intimacy. He told them they have to feast on His body and His blood. This was a picture of the intimacy with Christ that comes from feasting on Him. Come and dine! You will be filled with joy and you will find nourishment for your soul.

One Reply to “COME AND DINE”

  1. Whewhoo, HALLELUJAH.. Eating and drinking in all of YOU KING JESUS… HOLY, HOLY, HOLY.

    I DELIGHT MYSELF IN YOU KING OF KINGS, JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT!!!!

    Quite frankly I love that! As we say in the bayou…
    PASTOR FRANK, awesome, have a blessed day in our KING OF KINGS, JESUS. Love you PASTOR… HALLELUJAH. 🙂

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