The Lord's Table
THE LORD’S TABLE
THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME. The Christian has received this personal invitation of Jesus to come to His Table on the first day of the week to eat of the bread and drink of the cup in remembrance of Him. There were five wounds the Lord received when He suffered at the crucifixion.
COME A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE TABLE. The first wound was when they platted a crown of thorns and pressed it down on His head. When He returns, John tells us He will be wearing many crowns as King of kings and Lord of lords, but one crown He will not be wearing then will he the crown of thorns since He suffered once to put away sins.
COME A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE TABLE. The next wound was when he was scourged and beaten. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him: and with His stripes we are healed.
COME A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE TABLE. The next wounds were the nails in His hands. The hands that were laid upon the leper and upon the sightless eyes of the blind were riveted to those timbers of torture that we call the cross. “Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall sec Him, and they also which pierced Him.”
COME A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE TABLE. The fourth wound were the nails in His feet. The same feet that walked on the water, the same feet that now walk the golden sidewalks of the New Jerusalem were fastened to the tree.
COME A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE TABLE. Then after He was dead they mangled His body by the spear thrust in His side and blood and water came out. The blood and the water remind us of the two great ordinances of the Church. The water reminds us of the baptism. Saul of Tarsus was told, “Arise and be baptized and wash away thy sins.” And the blood reminds us of the Lord’s Supper and when Jesus said, “This is My blood of the covenant which is poured out for
many unto the remission of sins.”
COME A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE TABLE, and remember the personal invitation of Jesus, “THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME!”