Does that title sound familiar? If you were born in the fifties, it should. Back in 1967, there was a movie made with that title. It was groundbreaking because it addressed a sensitive subject—Interracial dating. It had a good plot with comedy mixed in with some drama.
It was a good plot. The story begins when Joanna “Joey” Drayton (Katharine Houghton) comes from a vacation in Hawaii to visit her parents in San Francisco. She brings along her fiance Dr. John Prentice (Sidney Poitier). There is only one problem—She is white, and he is African-American, and they are engaged to be married.
What does that have to do with our message? Simple. My question to you is–Guess who’s coming to dinner? Let’s look at the verse below–
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Rev 3:20)
Jesus wants to come in and sup with you on this day. Yes, many ministries have used this verse to win souls, and there is nothing wrong with that, but as you read the full content, it is talking to the church. The Lord called the church of Laodicea to the carpet due to an issue in their worship. The believers in that time were in the habit of taking communion daily. (Acts 2:46) They would take it in the temple, and other times, they would go from house to house.
We fail to understand the power of communion. Notice Acts 2:42 says that they were breaking bread and having prayers simultaneously. Communion was a powerful tool in spiritual warfare(Breaking of bread). Another factor was prayer followed by fellowship with the believers.
The Laodicean church was in the practice of taking communion, but something happened. They became Lukewarm. Why? Scripture does not tell us what factors contributed to that condition, but the enemy slipped in there with distractions and caused them to disregard the communion elements. Our Lord Jesus is a God of second chances. He was knocking at the doors of their hearts to remind them that he wanted to break bread with his people.
What about you? Have you been so distracted with the cares of life that you have forsaken your time with God? God is knocking at the door of your heart to let him in. He wants to fellowship with you and bring answers to your most pressing needs. Today, make it a habit to learn about the power of communion and what it can do for you.
Do you want to know how you can unleash the power of communion and experience God on a new level? Take some time to read and study this link. It will make a difference in your life, and you will never be the same…https://wordandgrace.blogspot.com/2022/01/in-remembrance-of-me.html