It's Time To Eat!
The Holy Spirit and the bride (the church, true Christians) say ‘come!’ And let everyone come who is thirsty( who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened) and whoever earnestly desires to do it, let him come and take and appropriate (drink) the water of life without cost. (Rev. 22:17 Amplified)
This scripture and Jesus’ corollary parable in Luke 14:15-23 reveal the Father beckoning us to come to His dining table where food and water of His kingdom refresh, support and strengthen. Grace positions us as favored ones for His dining table. Jesus’ death and resurrection seated us, by faith, at the table of blessing for refreshment, support and strength. The food and drink is FREE!!! Jesus already paid for it!!!
But we still must choose it and consume it. We choose to move from just a seat at the table to consuming what is on the table. The scripture calls us to take and appropriate. That means to move from the position of grace to consumption and digestion of grace. Yes, we actively consume and digest the spiritual nutrition of His Word, His presence, His love, and His approval. I recall someone who occasionally attended our church. I personally spoke into his life on several occasions. He showed up for the Word but would not eat of it. He listened to truth but resisted its power. He accepted the concept of God’s love but refused its deliverance. He talked of God’s kingdom but did not walk in it. To this day that person continues to languish in his spiritual walk falling far short of the Father’s call on his life.
When we consume and digest from the Father’s table we transform our thoughts to truth, our soul to stability, and our leadership to our legacy. This is the transition to transformation; moving from knowledge of the Kingdom to living in the Kingdom; moving from observing to occupying.
It is critical for all believers, but especially leaders, to come, eat and drink from the Father’s table. As you digest all that He freely provides, you live in His Kingdom and occupy earth on behalf of His Kingdom.