The true Lord's Supper is that which is offered on the Lord's table!
1Cor 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup
of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table
and of the table of demons.
In the Old Testament the Lord's table was placed outside the veil on
the north side (opposite the golden candlestick).
Exod 40:22 He put the table in the tabernacle of meeting,
on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the
Upon this table was placed the showbread (twelve cakes) and
Lev 24:5 And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes
with it. Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each
:6 You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on
the pure gold table before the LORD.
:7 And you shall put pure frankincense on each row,
that it may be on the bread for a memorial, an
offering made by fire to the LORD.
The book of Malachi makes mention of the Lord's table.
Mal 1:7 You offer defiled food on My altar. But say,
'In what way have we defiled You?' By saying,
'The table of the LORD is contemptible.'
:12 But you profane it, In that you say, 'The
table of the LORD is defiled; And its fruit,
its food, is contemptible.'
The book of Proverbs also makes an allusion to the table of the Lord.
Prov 9:1 Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out
her seven pillars;
:2 She has slaughtered her meat, She has mixed
her wine, She has also furnished her table.
:3 She has sent out her maidens, She cries out
from the highest places of the city,
:4 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!"
As for him who lacks understanding, she says
:5 "Come, eat of my bread And drink of the wine
I have mixed.
:6 Forsake foolishness and live, And go in the
way of understanding.
In 1st Corinthians chapter 10 we are advised of the nature of the food
presented on this table. (Paul is also stating that at least some of this
nourishment was available in the time of Moses.)
1Cor 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware
that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed
through the sea,
:2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the
:3 all ate the same spiritual food,
:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they
drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them,
and that Rock was Christ.
The Lord's Supper is a spiritual meal!
A parable found in the book of Luke that Christ informs us that those
invited to this meal will make excuses not to partake.
Luke 14:15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with
Him heard these things, he said to Him, "Blessed
is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!"
:16 Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a
great supper and invited many,
:17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to
those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are
:18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses.
The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of
ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have
:19 And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen,
and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me
:20 Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and
therefore I cannot come.'
:21 So that servant came and reported these things to
his master. Then the master of the house, being
angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into
the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in
here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the
:22 And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you
commanded, and still there is room.'
:23 Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into
the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in,
that my house may be filled.
:24 'For I say to you that none of those men who were
invited shall taste my supper.'"
The true Lord's Supper is that which God has provided for us on the
table of the Lord. It is a spiritual meal and we have to take care
to heed God's invitation to partake of it.