GOSPEL FEAST – ADOPTED

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Is. 25:6 ¶ On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples

a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,

of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.

This verse speaks about a gospel feast that would be spread for all mankind in the last days. Isaiah was prophesying 700 years before Christ about the results of His work on the cross. Today, this table is spread and the Lord is calling us to the table. This feast is for our spiritual nourishment and enjoyment and to strengthen us for the challenges we all face. One of the courses on the menu is our spiritual adoption. All of us were lost in our sins, far away from the Lord, without a chance of coming near our holy God. While we were in our sins Christ died for us, washed us in His blood, and sent the Spirit of sonship into our hearts. We have become part of the family of God, sons and daughters of the King, seated together with Him at His heavenly table. Unthinkable! No longer in sin but actually sons and daughters of God. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon’s Christmas sermon called Gospel Feast.

“Shall a worm of the dust become a child of God; a rebel be adopted into the heavenly family; a condemned criminal not only forgiven, but actually made a child of God? Wonder of wonders! To which of the kings and princes of this earth did He ever say, You are My Son”? He has not spoken thus to the great ones, and to the mighty, but God has chosen the base things of this world, and things that are despised, yes, and things that are not, and made these to be of the seed royal! The wise and prudent are passed over, but babes receive the revelation of His love. Lord, why me? What am I, and what is my father’s house that you should speak of making me Your child? This gloriously fat thing is also “full of marrow”; there is an inner richness in adoption for, “if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.”

So go ahead and push up to the table, enjoy His bounty, delight yourself in the abundance of your Father’s house. This is food for your soul. The Father loves to have you seated with Him at His table.

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