The Table of the Lord

The fact that we are instructed to “work” six days out of the week and then rest one lets us know how important it is for us to be “manifestations” of righteousness. Six days a week we are to exercise our spiritual muscles while only one is set aside and blessed so we can rest from associating with the lawless public and strengthen ourselves from the Father’s table as we draw strength from the brethren. It is vital for us to take advantage of this one day that we might learn to relax and feed our spirits if we are to have faith that the Lord will be with us throughout the six days that we confront the enemy of righteousness.

Hebrew 12:11 reminds us and encourages us, saying, “Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” This chastening is felt in the six days; it is these days that peace and righteousness are developed. The one day is our fueling station—the place that we fill up with the energy force of the Most High—then we must go out and use that fuel.

In Luke 22:29-30, our Savior said, “I appoint [bequest, gift, inheritance] unto you a kingdom, as my Father has appointed unto me; That you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

What is the Kingdom of Yahweh? Is it not righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit? What would be served on the table in His kingdom? Would it not be His fruit, His substance? Love, strength, wisdom, righteousness, understanding, compassion, and thoughtfulness are all necessary for the “truth” to set us free from all that is opposite to these. His Spirit is made available for us to partake of, and when we partake, we are made strong; it is cause and effect.

When we partake of the substance of the Father, we are made strong and able to judge right from wrong. We become manifestations of that which we have consumed. We become peaceable instructors in the Word, sowing and reaping in peace.

“[W]isdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and ‘easy to be intreated’ [good for persuasion], full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace” (James 3:17-18).

Paul said, “[T]he things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God [the Supreme Divinity]: and I would not that you should have fellowship with devils [demons]. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: you cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils” (1 Cor. 10:20-21).

How is it that people have fellowship with devils? We know what is on the Lord’s Table, but what is on the devil’s table? What is the cup of devils? Is it not forces of unrighteousness, the works of the flesh: lust, greed, hatred, murder, strife, and haughtiness? See Galatians five for the description of the flesh and of the Holy Spirit.

Moses said to the people, “[I] have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord [Yahweh] my God commanded me, that you should do so in the land whither you go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” For what nation is there so great, who has God so nigh unto them, as the Lord [Yahweh] our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them to your sons, and to your sons’ sons” (Deut. 4:5-9).

“[He] that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:8-10). We gather the seeds of righteousness on our blessed day and then for the next six days we till our ground, plant our seeds, weed them, and protect them. Yahweh is faithful to water our seeds of righteousness that we have planted within our hearts with His showers of blessings bestowed upon us by the Body of Christ wherever they are. He that ministers seed to the sower both ministers bread for our food, and multiplies our seed sown, which increases the fruit of righteousness in us (2 Cor. 9:10). He that plants and he that waters are the same: and every person receives his own reward according to his own labor; but it is Yahweh that causes the increase (the growth).  See 1 Cor. 3:7-8.

If we are patient in well doing, in due season we will reap if we don’t become weary in well doing (Gal. 6:9).