This meal is called the ďLordís SupperĒ in 1 Corinthians 11, and that word ďLordísĒ is only used one other time in the New Testament, and thatís in the phrase ďLordís DayĒ when John was in the Spirit and saw the visions of Revelation. The word for ďLordísĒ is just a possessive adjective like ďyour, my, his, her,Ē but in these cases itís fairly unique. The Lordís Supper, most literally, was the Last Supper. That was his meal that he gave to his disciples to celebrate. Likewise, the Lordís Day, most literally, is the day of Resurrection, the day on which the new world erupted in time, the time in which a new day began. When Christians celebrate the Lordís Supper and gather for worship on the Lordís Day, we are being invited to join into those original acts: the Last Supper as a new Passover Feast, a victory celebration of the Exodus, and a new first day of Creation, a new separation of light and darkness, a new Light to be Called Day, since Jesus came back from the nothingness of the grave alive. We enter into the victory feast on the victory day, and yet these are events and accomplishments that belong to the Lord. They are his. The victory belongs to the Lord. But this is the glory of being invited here. When the Lord invites us to his feast and to celebrate his day, he calls upon us to join him in them. In other words, Jesus invites us to be lords with him. This table is the Lordís Supper and therefore it is for lords. This day is the Lordís Day and therefore it is a day for lords. To be invited to share in the victory of the Lord is to be invited to be a lord with the Lord. This is the Lordís feast on the Lordís victory day, and it is spread for all the lords of the land. So come: eat, drink, and rejoice.
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