The bread, cup, and table issues of the Lord

The night the Lord was betrayed Today’s dispensation of Gentile grace
The bread and the body of the Lord Luke 22:19: The Apostles ate of that bread/body of the Lord I Cor. 10:17: We are one bread/body and we also partake of it (eat of it)
The bread/body: That they have care for one another John 13:1-15: The Lord’s example that they care for each other I Cor.12:25: Being one of another having care for each other
The bread/body: That they love one another  John 13:34-35: A new commandment that they love each other Rom. Chapter 12: That we love each other as members one of another
The bread/body: That they be as “one” John chapter 17: That they be as one just as the Father and the Lord are “one” Rom.12:5: Being many members we are as “one” in the Body
The bread/body: Satan’s design to cause divisions among the saints Luke 22:21: The enemy of the Lord at that table to hinder edification (Psalm 23:5) ICor.10:1-21: We have an “example” that we do not partake of the table of devils/this world
The bread/body: This world’s hatred for the Lord’s saints   John 15:18-25: This world/Satan’s hatred for the Lord and His disciples ICor.4:10-13: This world’s view of the saints who walk in the designed will of God
The bread/body: Divisions among the saints Luke 22:23-24:Strife among the Apostles to see who is ‘greater’ not consistent in their walk as “one” in love ICor.1:9-11: Divisions among the saints not acting like who God called them to be as “one body”
The bread/body: Our   Luke 17:17: Sanctify   ICor.11:26-29: Proving
Sanctification   Them with the word   Ourselves worthy to eat














The cup of the Lord: The mission/ministry of the Lord John 18:11: The Lord had a “cup” that He drank of that night ICor.10:21: We also have a “cup” that we also must drink of
The cup of the Lord: The New Testament in the Lord’s blood Luke 22:20: This is what the Apostles would preach after His death IICor.3,4,5,6: We are “able” ministers showing the Lord’s death till He come
The cup of the Lord: The “comforter”/the Holy Ghost/ word of God John 14:15-26: God’s word will assist the Apostles in their ministry of the Lord ICor.2:10-16: We as “sons” are taught of the Holy Ghost to have the mind of Christ in this evil world
The cup of the Lord: Bearing “much” fruit unto the Lord John 15:1-18: The Lord is the Vine and His branches are to bear fruit in this world by their word unto others Col.1:5-6: God’s word is designed to produce “fruit” among the world by the saints
The cup of the Lord: Drinking a spiritual drink Luke 22:18: The Lord will drink of the “fruit” that the Apostles brought forth ICor.10:21: The cup of the Lord is obviously a spiritual one; Satan has a physical cup?
The cup of the Lord: Satan’s attack against the saint drinking of it Luke 22:31-32: Satan “desired” to have Peter, but his “faith” in the ministry will not “fail” him thanks to the Lord IICor.2:14-16:We cannot have “communion” with Satan and this world
The cup of the Lord: A sanctification Issue only, the Lord was preparing His Apostles to take on the ministry in His absence The Lord told His Apostles to drink of the same cup and drink all of it, which He later shows that they will sit on 12 thrones in that kingdom We are never told in scripture ‘what’ to physically drink, and ‘when’ and ‘how much’ but man has given his thoughts on the proper way to observe it
The cup of the Lord: Showing the Lord’s death till He comes The Apostles knew that their testimony of the Lord was showing His death by preaching We also show the Lord’s death daily, not once or twice a month
The Table of the Lord: The will of the Lord Luke 22:30: The Lord’s Table in that kingdom ICor.11:26-29: The bread and cup on the Table of the Lord
The Table of the Lord: Satan’s design to have the saint to partake of his table Luke 22:21-22: Satan/Judas betrayed the Lord at the table ICor.10:21: Satan has a table (will) for the saint to partake of also
The Table of the Lord: A sanctification issue only a son who has grown properly in the doctrine could fully partake of the Lord’s table Psalm 23:1-6: A sanctification issue for the Jewish saint, at that table in the presence of his enemies, his cup running over ICor.11:27-29: We are told to “examine” ourselves to see if we are ‘worthy’ enough to partake of the Table of the Lord
The temptation of this world: The warning onto the saints about the temptation of this world as the Lord passes the ministry unto his Apostles in His absence Luke 22:40-46: Notice how the Lord told His Apostles to pray that they won’t enter into temptation before and after He looked into His cup that He must partake of ICor.10:1-13: We are given a sanctification lesson about what happened to Israel after they were led out of Egypt, so that we should not be tempted of this world either
The temptation of this world: How the saint responds when he is tempted of this world, which is contrary to how the Lord responded in His temptations Luke 22:23-28: The Apostles had “strife” among them because of their carnal thinking about who would be the greatest among them, but the Lord reminds them that they had the Lord as an example in His temptations ICor.11:18-22: Paul sees the carnal thinking of the saints, and there is divisions among them which is not consistent to who God has made them to be as members one of another
The temptation of this world: The saints are told to “watch” because of the enemy’s attempt to hinder the saint Matt.26:38-41: The Lord tells the Apostles to “watch” 3 times right before He was taken, they slept while the Lord prayed Acts 20:31-32: Before Paul was taken he tells the disciples who would be out in the world to “watch” because of evil men hindering the message
The temptation of this world: “Take heed unto yourselves” the warning given so that the saint will be prepared for the world Mark 13:33-37: The Lord warned the Apostles afore about when He will be taken, how they will need His “words” within them IITim.4:2-7: Before Paul dies he warns Timothy to “watch” and “take heed” unto the doctrine in the face of the enemy


The Lord was preparing His Apostles to carry on the ministry in His absence, and in doing so He gave them an example that they should have care for one another, and a new commandment that they love each other, and just as He and His Father are “one,” they also must be as one with love. He also told them that they will have the “comforter” to guide them as they carry on the ministry, and that they need to be mindful of this world’s hatred against them and the Lord, and His doctrine. And it is because of this hatred that they will be tempted of this world as they minister His doctrine as “one,” and as they bear “much fruit” as they partake of the bread/body of the lord, and drink of His cup.  This is what the Lord gave his Apostles to understand and appreciate at that “table” that night He was betrayed. Their partaking of His body deals with their walking in love as “one,” having care for one another, and their understanding of this world’s temptation to have them walk contrary to this command; which is divided.


1Co 11:24  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.


1Co 11:25  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.


1Co 11:26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.


1Co 11:27  Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.


1Co 11:28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.


1Co 11:29  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.


1Co 11:30  For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.


1Co 11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.


1Co 11:32  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.


1Co 11:33  Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.




We are also taught in our epistles that we also must walk in love as members “one of another,” in “one body,” and that God’s word is what we need to “renew” our minds unto, so that we can be conformed to His doctrine, not this evil world; this doctrine is first delivered unto us in Romans 12. This is what the “bread” of the Lord is all about, notice the comparison of the “bread” and “body” of the Lord, they both are used by the Lord, and Paul too when there was a lesson to be learned about being “one” in love. ICor.10:17 says that we being many are that “one bread, and one body,” this is what being “in Christ” is about, our being as one in His doctrine, with Christ being the head. And the “cup” is the ministry that we have of the Lord as “sons” as we ought to “cry Abba Father” to be educated by our Father, so that we can think like He does, do things His way, and labor together with Him in what He is doing. But as saints we are told to “examine” ourselves ‘worthy’ enough to partake of what the Lord delivered unto Paul, this is about the saint doing a ‘sonship evaluation’ on himself to see if he has begun to “transform” his mind away from this world, and conform his thoughts, ways, and laboring toward the things of the Lord, instead of the cup, and table of Satan. Finally, what the Lord delivered unto His Apostles that night was a sanctification issue only; and this is what Paul also delivered unto the saints; sanctification doctrine alone. We must understand what was going on at that time in Corinth; these saints were “babes” in their understanding of God’s word, and what God has called them to be, and there were divisions among the body of Christ! This was not an education in how to “make a shew” by physically eating bread and wine, unto Satan and his angelic host. This is an important doctrine that we must understand and appreciate because of the damaging effects that it will have upon us if we are ignorant of this vital doctrine. Not only that; our physically partaking of a bread and wine ceremony has no spiritual value, nor does it edify the body, which we know the things that we do should either edify ourselves, or bring forth fruit as we declare the gospel unto others. The physical partaking of bread and wine today would be the only command that the Lord gave unto His Apostles that we would observe, if this is was the case, and we also know that the time Apostles would have spent partaking of a physical bread and wine to remember His death, could have been better spent “bringing forth much fruit” in the world; and this is the case with us today as well. We need to be mindful of what we do as members “one of another” that we remain consistent with the things that we are told in God’s word; because nowhere in God’s word are we told when, what type, or how much physical bread and wine we are to partake of, but the commandments of man, and the rudiments of this world would have the members of His body to walk in this ungodly way as he partakes of the cup and table of devils.


Rod Jones  







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