Hosting Jesus for dinner

Revelation 3:20 (AMP)
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me.

I heard the evangelist to Africa, Reinhard Bonnke, preach on this passage. He had originally assumed that it was a poetic repetition. Then he realized that was not the case. In one instance, Jesus is the dinner host, and in the other we are the dinner host. That is quite a difference because the host provides the food! His interpretation of the two menus:

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (ESV) Jesus’s menu
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Galatians 5:22-23 Our menu
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

O Lord, we pray for a super abundance of the fruit of the Spirit in the Mississippi Delta. No paltry meal for Jesus! Amen.

One thought on “Hosting Jesus for dinner

  1. I remember as a child, I memorized and recited the little book, “If Jesus Came to My House” for a kindergarten program. I’ve never forgotten the opening line — “If Jesus came to my house and knocked upon the door, I’m sure I’d be more happy than I’ve ever been before.” It went on to say how the furniture would be dusted and everything put in place. I did not know in my child’s mind that this was from scripture. And it is true!

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