THE SPIRITUAL REALITY SYMBOLIZED BY THIS SUPPER
lb. The special elements that are present in this meal.
lc. The emotional element in the feast is that of love.
They were called love feasts. Jude 12
The emotion of love was commanded. John 13:34-35
Christ demonstrated love. John 13:18, 26-27
Paul insisted on the necessity of it. 1 Cor. 11:20-22, 33-34
2c. The specific relation of those present was inseparable.
Judas was not of the chosen and was doomed to leave. John 13:18, 26-30
Christ's prophecy of his departure and the concern of the disciples.
Christ's promise that they would be gathered someday. John 14:1-3
3c. The central personality at this meal was the Lord Jesus. John 13:23-25
All eyes are on Him as He speaks. His past, present, and future pass before them as He speaks. And they are deeply concerned about all of this.
4c. The perfect servant at this meal was the Lord Jesus himself.
He is the One Who washes the feet of the disciples. John 13:1-17
He is the One Who serves the bread and cup. Matt. 26:26-28; Luke 22:19-20; Mark 14:22-24; 1 Cor. 11:23-26 Christ is the One Who officiates at the meal.
2b. The future realities which this meal symbolizes.
That this is all future is suggested by the promise of our Lord to His disciples in John 14:1-3 (cf. 13:36).
Mark 14:25; Matt. 26:29; Luke 22:29, 30.
lc. The marriage feast of the Lamb with His Bride is one of love. Rev. 19:7-9; Eph. 5:25-33 (27)
2c. The relation experienced at the rapture is one of inseparableness from one another and the Lord.
1 Thess. 4:17
3c. The central personality throughout all eternity will be the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thess. 4:17 John 14:1-3 John 17:24
4c. The perfect servant throughout all eternity will be the Lord Jesus. Christ.
Luke 12:37 Rev. 7:17