Topic: Communion Passage: Revelation 19:9–19:9
The Lord’s Supper is Christ’s blessing to us.
The Lord’s Supper is a unique opportunity for communion with Jesus by faith
The Lord’s Supper is a unique opportunity for communion with one another.
The Lord’s Supper calls us to examine ourselves
The Lord’s Supper calls us to remember
Lord’s Supper points us to a future feast
Are you invited to this future feast?
What kind of invitation does John speak of?
Who gives this invitation?
Who are the invited?
This invitation is the effectual calling or invitation of the gospel
Effectual calling is the work of God’s almighty power and grace, whereby (out of His free and special love to His elect, and from nothing in them), He does, in His accepted time, invite and draw them to Jesus Christ, by His Word and Spirit; savingly enlightening their minds, renewing and powerfully determining their wills, so as they are made willing and able freely to answer His call, and to accept and embrace the grace offered and conveyed therein.
“I think we can infer that Christ, even in His highest glory, still wishes us to regard Him as the Sacrifice for sins. He desires to be viewed by us in His character as the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world. This is a character which He never lays aside and it is as the Lamb that He will manifest Himself in the consummation of all things when His church is perfected!” Charles Spurgeon
The invited are the elect of God.
“In Christ, the bride was chosen from eternity. Throughout the entire Old Testament dispensation the wedding was announced. Next, the Son of God assumed our flesh and blood. The betrothal took place; the price, the dowry was paid on Calvary. And now after an interval, the bridegroom returns and it has come - the marriage of the Lamb. The church yearns for this moment - the church on earth as well as the church in heaven.” William Hendriksen
Are you among those invited to this feast?