MEMORY VERSE “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev. 3:20
BIBLE PASSAGE Revelation 3:20-22
INTRODUCTION Our God is high and mighty and He actually wants to eat with us. Our lessons of today will focus on what God possesses to want to dine with us and why we should dine with Him.
DINING WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD When it comes to dining, there are certain ways by which we know the high and mighty in the society.
Size of the house. The high and mighty live in mansions. How big is the mansion of the Almighty? 1kings8:27 says the Heaven of heavens cannot contain Him. The accommodation of God is an estate of mansions- John 14:1-2.
The furniture. Heaven is the throne of the Almighty and the earth is His footstool. Is 66:1
The electrical fittings. The accommodation of God is so bright that the light becomes unapproachable. 1Tim.6:16
The dressing of your host. Our God is clothed in majesty, strength, honor and light- Ps 93:1. Ps 104:1-2.
The food on the table. On the rich man’s table there would be varieties of food. On the table of God, there are varieties – Ps.50:10-12. What of the king of bread on the table? Psalm 78:24-25 says they are angels’ food. The fruits on the table are from the tree of life- Rev.2:7. The wine is the best in the world – John 2:1-11.
The cook. The cook is God is Himself – Ps.23:5
The waiters. The waiters of God are the angels – Heb.1:13-14.
WHY DINE WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD? We dine with the Almighty God to be partakers of the following:
Vision. Where there is no vision, the people perish. Pro.29:18. It is whatever you see that you can have – Gen. 13:14-17. As you take the Lord’s Supper, your eyes would be opened and you will begin to see visions of greatness and glory – Lk. 24:13-31
Health. Even if you have great vision, without health you cannot achieve much. At the age of 120, Moses was still healthy and strong. Deur.34:7. Jesus is the Living Bread and if you eat Him you will live – John 6:51
Power. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength – Is 40:30-31. You need the power of God to be able to go round the whole world. Acts 1:8; John 7:37-39
The Almighty God wants to dine with us for our own sake. When we dine with Him worthily, we receive vision, health and power.
MEMORY VERSE “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Psalm 107:20
BIBLE PASSAGE 1Corinthians 11:23-25
INTRODUCTION The Lord’s Supper is probably the only drug that Jesus recommended for healing. There are two ways to this: physically you take in the Lord’s Supper and the one you apply outside is that by His stripes you were healed.
GOD AS A SURGEON When an organ in the body goes bad, doctors recommend a transplant. God is the author of heart transplant – Eze 36: 26; Jer.32:39; Heb 10:16. God promises us a new heart. This promise cannot be fulfilled until there is somebody with a good heart to replace your heart of stone. This was not possible until Jesus died. When He died, His heart became available for every diseased heart. God is in the business of breaking off and grafting in – Rom 11: 16-18. As you take the Lord’s Supper, you are involved in transplanting. You are bringing into your system the body of Jesus to replace that, which is diseased so that whatever disease or sickness that cannot stay in the body of Jesus will not be able to stand in your body. When you drink the blood of Jesus, it takes over from your own blood and anything that cannot drink the blood Jesus must not dare to drink your blood.
THE LORD’S SUPPER AS A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE The Lord’s Supper is a service of remembrance. Twice in our Bible passage Jesus said we should this in remembrance of Him. What exactly was He saying? He was saying that whenever we take the Lord’s Supper, we should remember that we are making contact with His body so as to remember what happened in the past when some people came in contact with His body:
a) Matt. 8:1-3 – a leper came to Jesus and was healed when he touched him.
b) John 9:1-7 – a man born blind was healed when Jesus touched his eyes with mud made with spittle and was told to go and wash
c) Mark 5:43-42 – Jesus took the daughter of Jairus by the hand and she was raised from the dead.
d) Luke 7:11-16 – Jesus touched the bier carrying the corpse of the son of the window of Nain and he was raised from the dead.
As you take the Lord’s Supper, every incurable disease in you would be healed, everything dead in you comes alive, and whatever causes you sorrow is reversed.
CONCLUSION Jesus wants you to remember the invitation He gave in John 7:37-39 that any man that thirsts should come to Him and drink. All those will drink in faith, out of their bellies shall flow rivers of living waters. Whatever He has done before, He can do it again. He does not change- Heb 13:8
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
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