There comes a moment in life when we must make a decision. The decision we make will have an impact on the destination of our souls, just as it happened at the Last Supper when Jesus served the disciples. On that particular occasion, Judas was among them, but he was not one of them. He had the opportunity to change; he heard the same messages as the disciples and even had the privilege of sitting next to Jesus at the Last Supper. He occupied the seat of Honour (see Matthew 26:17-29).
But why didn’t he repent? Because it was his personal choice. Jesus really wanted him to change. There was a chance for him; he wasn’t predestined to go to hell… The Last Supper was his last chance. The bread and the cup that all the disciples received was a blessing for some, but for Judas, it represented condemnation. When he took the bread and wine, his true nature was revealed (see John 13:27). Judas made his decision not to follow Jesus until the end… It was his decision to bring condemnation into his life.
Nowadays, the same thing occurs. We are the ones that decide to either distance ourselves from God or to live a life that pleases Him. The way we conduct ourselves towards the Lord’s Supper is also a sign of our true spiritual condition before God. The Lord’s Supper blessed majority of the disciples because they valued it. They saw it with spiritual eyes and they were willing to sacrifice their lives. Judas was not willing to sacrifice, hence the reason why he treated the Lord’s Supper with contempt. Think about it…. He was living in sin when he took part and that’s why it brought disastrous consequences upon his life.
If we are not careful, the same thing can happen to us. The Bible teaches us that when we take part of the Lord’s Supper, we must examine ourselves (see 1 Corinthians 11:28) and abandon our sins, yet many choose to ignore this teaching. The truth is, many lives are not changing and many are suffering even inside of the church because they are taking part of the Lord’s Supper in sin, and it all comes down to this: LACK OF DECISION!
On the 4th of April, we are going to take part of the Lord’s Supper of Decision in every Universal Church. This is an opportunity for each one of us to be reconciled with God. This time around, we won’t make empty confessions, but we will make a SACRED VOW to abandon all forms of sin and follow God until the end. We cannot be indecisive Christians who have one foot in the church and one foot in the world. We must make a decision to be with God no matter the circumstance, never to follow in the footsteps of Judas.
God is bringing this message to all of us because the clock is ticking. We are near the end and He doesn’t want us to be left behind when the rapture takes place. On the contrary, He wants our names to be written in the Book of Life, but the choice is ours. Ask yourself: “Am I willing to sacrifice for Jesus the way He sacrificed for me?” This is what it means to take part of the Lord’s Supper. On this day, those who partake of the Lord’s Supper with this understanding will never be the same again.
“And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)