OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
I usually open with scripture, then a Pre-amble of what is to come, today it is an invitation being offered, to daily sit with our Lord to receive what He is offering as Spiritual fare. We go about our day being busy earning fare to provide sustenance for our tables at home. This invitation is to all believers and non-believers, to take a few minutes each day and sit at Yeshua’s table, so our Spirit and soul might replenish themselves so we might learn how to draw deeper into our personal relationship with Yeshua. So we might sip from a cup containing the living water.
I find it strange brothers and sisters in the Lord, we will spend our lives providing for the flesh and only days throughout our journey providing for our Spirit and Soul. I hear many say.
“I desire to draw closer to Yeshua, and read the Scriptures, attend Sunday services hear the teachings, apply them for a few days, and become active creating sustenance for your bodies again, and feel good about your life and spiritual walk. Are you aware there is an easier way, and it really only takes a few moments of your time daily?
Don’t get me wrong, this is not a judgment call, but rather what is being presented to our Lord daily. The following is our Lord’s way of inviting all to be a part of what He is offering on a daily basis. A place at His table, where He will be present to share with those who accept His invitation, where he will be preparing the spiritual sustenance. Something to remember Yeshua is not asking for hours or days, but for a few moments each day to sit with Him to receive what he is offering. Just a few moments of your time each day to Spiritually break bread with Him. What better way to deepen your personal relationship, as you desired, with Yeshua, and it only requires a few minutes each day.
Here now is the Scripture by which the table is set and waiting for our presence, which guarantees Yeshua will serve us at His table like he did with the Samaritan woman at the well. Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
The Holy Spirit has shown me there is a second part to this invitation. We find it in our testimony to Him in one of David’s prayers Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil my cup runneth over. So from our own mouths, we acknowledge the invitation is there and the benefit of sitting at Yeshua’s table. Yet, for some unknown reason, few attend His table daily; however, continue to desire a closer presence with Yeshua. Strange, don’t you wonder?
Perhaps King David can encourage us, as he did, to join our Father at His table through this description of what is available since we concern ourselves more with making sure the body is fed and kept healthy. I hope David’s words will resonate through the commentary of Matthew Henry on Psalms 23:5, so we might find a foundation encouraging us to daily sit at our Lord’s table. “Thou preparest a table before me thou hast provided for me all things pertaining both to life and godliness, all things requisite both for body and soul, for time and eternity:” such a bountiful benefactor is God to all his people, and it becomes them abundantly to utter his great goodness, as David here, who acknowledges, (1) That he had food convenient, a table spread, a cup filled, meat for his hunger, drink for his thirst (2) That he had it carefully and readily provided for him. His table was not spread with anything that came next to hand but prepared and prepared before him. (3) That he was not stinted, was not straitened, but had abundance: “My cup runs over, enough for myself and my friends too” (4) That he had not only for necessity but for ornament and delight.
In Feb 2019 I shared an offering from our Lord’s table as an article titled “Hidden
Gifts” as I saw it, then it was an overflowing banquet for our souls. The following link will take you to that banquet. I pray it nourishes your soul as it did mine. Here is an excerpt from the Pre-Amble: “We will find God’s gifts which are hidden and will be revealed and awoken within us. Like anything important, it usually is hidden right in plain view, we just don’t recognize it.”
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
I pray you will find those moments as they are our assurance of having a full life under the Lord’s Grace being provided for and protected as we go forward, bringing Yeshua’s example of His Love for all. It is a preview, for those whose name is in the book of Life, of what Eternal Life can be in the presence of Yeshua forever. Just think because you took a moment today, tomorrow and each day forward to break bread with Yeshua, you can and will experience His presence daily.
There is one other essential piece of fare, from that table, and David referred to it in Psalms 23:4 “A child of God, may meet the messengers of death, and receive its summons with a holy security and serenity of mind. Because there is no evil in it to a child of God, death cannot separate us from the love of God, and therefore it can do us no real harm, it kills the body, but cannot touch the soul. Why should it be dreadful when there is nothing in it hurtful? Because the saints have God’s gracious presence with them in their dying moments, he is then at their right hand, and therefore why should they be moved? The good shepherd will not only conduct but convoy, his sheep through the valley, where they are in danger of being set upon by the beasts of prey, the ravening wolves he will not only convoy them but comfort them when they most need comfort. His presence shall comfort them: Thou art with me. His word and Spirit shall comfort them–his rod and staff, alluding to the shepherd’s crook, or the rod under which the sheep passed when they were counted (Leviticus 27:32), or the staff with which the shepherds drove away the dogs which would scatter or worry the sheep. It is a comfort to the saints, when they come to die, that God takes cognizance of them (he knows those that are his), that he will rebuke the enemy, that he will guide them with his rod and sustain them with his staff. The gospel is called the rod of Christ’s strength (Psalms 110:2), and there is enough in that to comfort the saints when they come to die, and underneath them are the everlasting arms.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
As we journey forward, Heavenly Father, we look for your guidance and comforting. We thank you, Lord, for each moment you dedicate to our lives, families, and homes. As we hear from the Holy Spirit, we know your voice is being listened to through him and all those infirmities which may plague us will be healed and a hedge of protection built around our lives. We thank you, Father, for all your mercies and abundant dealings you perform on our behalf. Thank you, Lord, for being our Shepherd and bringing us to bountiful pastures and protecting us from ravening wolves. This we pray in your name Yeshua. Amen and Amen.
“DINE WITH ME” What an invitation, like I said earlier, most essential things in our lives are hidden right in front of us usually in the open, we just don’t pay attention, that’s why the Lord calls us His Sheep who need to dine with the Shepherd. Psalms 23:2 “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.”
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.