Lk.14:16,17 – Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’”
That is quite a statement, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ What things is Jesus talking about? Christians obviously know that there is a feast prepared for us, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, but I think the Lord has something else also in mind. There is a sumptuous feast already prepared for all those who are hungry. The blood of Jesus has been shed, the veil has been torn, the Holy Spirit has been poured out, and the invitations are being delivered. There is no longer a need to wait, we can come and dine today at the table of the Lord. Here is how Matthew Henry describes this passage.
“Come, for all things are now ready. When the Spirit was poured out, and the gospel church planted, those who before were invited were more closely pressed to come in presently: Now all things are ready, the full discovery of the gospel mystery is now made, all the ordinances of the gospel are now instituted, the society of Christians is now incorporated, and, which crowns all, the Holy Ghost is now given. This is the call now given to us: “All things are now ready, now is the accepted time; it is now, and has not been long; it is now, and will not be long; it is a season of grace that will be soon over, and therefore come now; do not delay; accept the invitation; believe yourselves welcome; eat, O friends; drink, yea drink abundantly, O beloved.”
So what is on the menu at this delicious feast? First, we have access into the immediate presence of the Lord. He is the host and the servant at this gospel feast, have a seat and let Him minister to you. There is always His fresh bread, He is the bread of life and feasting on His word daily nourishes our soul. Of course He is serving his new wine of the Spirit. The world only has a cheap imitation in their adult beverages, Jesus is serving the wine that brings joy to our souls. So don’t delay, the feast is ready and you have a place at the table.