Hello Blissful People!
It begins today! Our very first Table Tuesday! The start of our metamorphosis from crumbs to the Lord’s Table.
First of all, as you ponder today’s teaching, I pray that you will fully grasp the distinction between the crumbs that fall from the Master’s Table, and the main meal.
Matthew 15:21-28 NIV
 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”  Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”  He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”  The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.  He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”  “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”  Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
During His earthly ministry, Jesus made it clear He was sent only to the Jews. Not to the Gentiles.
This woman was a Gentile. So, she was not part of those Jesus was sent to at that time. This was why Jesus ignored her in verse 23, and indirectly referred to her as a dog in verse 26.
Jesus was not in anyway trying to be nasty to the woman. Absolutely not. If anything, He was looking for a way to help her even though she wasn’t a part of His Mission target at the time.
You see, before Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross to reconcile all mankind to God, the Gentiles were not even considered a people!
Ephesians 2:11-12 NIV
 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)—  remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
So this woman was not a part of God’s Covenant at the time. She was not eligible for what she was asking for.
However, she had the faith and wisdom to ask for the crumbs. And, thankfully, Jesus granted her request.
So, really, the saying ought to be, “Healing is the crumb from the Master’s Table.”
Now, if healing is merely the crumbs that fall from the Master’s Table, what then is the Lord’s Table? What is on it? What happens there? And how do we feast on it?
The Lord’s Table: What is on it?
1 Corinthians 10:21 NIV
 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.
The Lord’s Table refers to the Holy Communion.
The Lord’s Table: What is on it?
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NIV
 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,  and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
There are two precious mysteries on the Lord’s Table; representing two Persons:
- The Bread: Jesus Christ.
- The Cup: The New Covenant: The Holy Spirit.
The Lord’s Table: What happens there?
What happens at the Table is intimacy with God. Fellowship.
Unfortunately, many are fascinated and preoccupied with the crumbs: Miracles. Signs and wonders. Material blessings.
Instead of the true bread of life: Jesus Christ Himself.
John 6:51 NIV
 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
But, it’s time to up your game. It’s time to stop chasing the crumbs and take our place at the Table. It’s time to stop feeding on crumbs and start feasting at the Lord’s Table.
As we eat today at the Lord’s Table, May our focus shift from crumbs to Him. May we stop chasing after signs and wonders, and start chasing after Him with all our hearts.
In Jesus name may we go beyond begging for the gifts, and start fellowshipping with the Giver.
Remember to join all Blissful People later today on Facebook Live for the Table Tuesday online Holy Communion service. Time is 6:00pm (Nig), 12:00noon Louisiana, and so on. Don’t miss it!