You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. – Psalm 23:5 (AMP)
What God says about you remains true, no matter what situation you might be facing. Maybe you feel today that you know that Jesus died for you on the cross to be healed, but you still have the symptoms in your body OR you know that Jesus died for you to have more than enough, but you still experience lack in so many areas of your life. In Psalm 23, God is saying to us through David, that in the midst of all our “enemies,” He prepares a table for us.
Remember that when God created the earth in the beginning, He said that it was good. He did not create the world with sickness, death, poverty and destruction in it. It came in later as a result of the fall of man. The cross of Christ was the complete victory over all these things. He, Jesus Christ, defeated all our enemies and the work is finished. We already have the victory in Christ! However, we do not always experience the fullness of this victory.
So if you are surrounded with “enemies” today, in the midst of all of it, Jesus is saying to you that He placed a table before you and He invites you to come and sit at this table and enjoy the feast that He prepared for you. Song of Solomon 2 verse 3 and 4 says the following: “my beloved shepherd is like an apple tree among the trees of the wood, under his shadow I delighted to sit, His fruit was sweet to my taste, He brought me to His banqueting house and his banner over me was love. This is a beautiful picture of Christ and His Church. You can also eat from the fruit of this tree. Jesus is your Beloved Shepherd. The banqueting house is a place of feasting and Jesus is inviting you to sit with Him and delight yourself in the food that he prepared for you.
What is the food that He placed on the table that He prepared for you? The food is the Words of Jesus. In John 6 verse 27 Jesus said: “stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes, but strive and work and produce rather for the food which endures unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give you that…” and then He continued later on in the chapter in verse 51: “I am this living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will never die.” When Jesus was tempted in the dessert, He said that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
In the presence of your enemies you should “eat” the words of Jesus and you will see the victory! The outcome of hearing and hearing the words of Jesus (feasting at the table) would be nothing less than this, Psalms 23 verse 6: “Only goodness, mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life…” I believe Christ is the answer and I believe that His words contain the power that will bring you to a place where you experience His victory. His words contain the power to take away your sickness, to take you out of poverty, to give you peace, give you joy and to give you abundant life.
Jesus is the bread of life, sit at His table today!
I pray for you for a greater hunger in your life. A hunger for Jesus and His words!
A hungry person will do anything to get food.