A Short History
Chapter 1 Fire up the Grill
Chapter 2 Set the table
Chapter 3 Serve it up
Chapter 4 Pass the Salt
Chapter 5 Brag on the Event
Chapter 6 Celebrate!
Chapter 7 Imagine That!
Chapter 8 The Ingredients
Chapter 9 The Announcement
Chapter 10 The Marinate & Recipe
Chapter 11 Conclusion-Witnesses
I hope that you will enjoy the recipe for the greatest barbeque events that have been in times past and are to come through out reign of our King, our Lord and our Savoir Christ Jesus.
God has shown me we are near and He will usher in “The Kingdom of God” and bring us unto the Lamb’s wedding supper; the Greatest Barbecue Event of All Time, for God does love a great barbecue! Get ready, here we go…
Fire up the Grill
Have you ever notice just how much God’s people are recorded eating and cooking in the Holy Scriptures? That’s because God loves a great barbecue! Think about it every where you read in the Holy Scriptures they are cooking up something. Jesus liked grilling out so much, that soon after he had risen from the dead, he fired up the grill on the Galilean shoreline.
Peter recognized who & what was happening and the Word records that Peter was so excited over the event that he stripped down and swam to shore to meet the Lord. Jesus was there grilling up some fish to eat. How about the time Moses goes to Pharaoh and says “Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go…”
Can you finish the sentence from memory? God goes on to declare through Moses “…that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness”. After 400 years this was what God wanted?!? Wow there must be something to this! That’s because “God loves a great barbecue”, as a matter of fact his people over the years of mankind has had the biggest and best barbecues ever know to man. For example King Solomon cooked up a feast beyond all feasts in 1 Kings 8:63-66
“And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the Lord, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the Lord.”
Now that’s a barbecue! God liked it so much that the Glory of His Spirit filled the temple in such fullness that it had to be evacuated and the people worshiped the Lord from the outside. At eight hours per oxen to roast and 4 hours per sheep [just guessing] that would take an estimated 656,000 hours / 24 = 2733.3 days or 74.8 years 24/7on one grill or altar. Obviously Solomon had more than one Barbecue to cook on. Considering the limited size of the temple and the mount let us say that he had erected 100 barbeque pits: half for oxen, and half for the sheep. Oxen alone would take 146 days 24/7 to cook; if we reduced the time to cook the sheep to 2 hours then it would still take 200 days 24/7 to cook! This is with the thought that the scripture records that they where to eat of the burnt offerings [Deuteronomy 12:27]. Another one is recorded in 2nd Chronicles 5:6,
“In this passage, King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that was assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.”
The glory of the Lord fell as a cloud in this event too, so much that the ministers could not stand in its presence. (2 Chronicles 5:14)
What about the barbecue Jacob had [Genesis 35:1-15]? When he brought back a tenth of every thing that the Lord had blessed him with, after years of collecting it. Jacob had vowed to God to bring back the tenth [or tithe] to Bethel (translated God’s House [Genesis 28:22]). Interesting is that God appeared to Jacob there, and reestablished his new name of Israel near the conclusion of this great feast. A small list items feasted upon of this huge event is listed in the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32:9-14.
There is a mystery involved with this. I am praying that God will reveal this to you as you submit yourself to the Word of God and meditate on some precepts and principles of the Word of God. God’s doctrine, not man’s! Matter of fact Deuteronomy 32:2 starts off speaking on God’s doctrine. Just remember that if God shows you His Kingdom’s statute for Kingdom living then we become responsible for its enactment. We are stewards of His Word. Does not the Word say “Thy Kingdom come thy will be done”. Some believe this is all future, yet the Lord said that the Kingdom of God lies with in us and is at hand. Therefore the Kingdom is available to us now if we will but come under the King’s proclamations of Truth and Spirit [or the Spirit of the Truth]; the Kingdom is within the King’s decree. Just for a thought, how about: -thy will be done; thy Kingdom come-?
The Word of God is conditional. Was not your salvation conditional? Did you not have to confess with your mouth [repentance] and believe in your heart [trust] that Christ indeed died to pay the price [death and hell] for your sins [Romans 10:8-13]? Then did you not have to receive that GIFT of salvation [and what good is a gift if it is not opened]? When we operate in the revealed Word of God Christ calls us His disciples… “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31
Remember in the Gospel according to John, Christ is recorded saying in 17:17
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 4:24
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
We learn that the Word is truth, and through this truth and by God’s Spirit we find purity before God and for God’s purpose and pleasure.
Let us then pursue our King’s commands and extend His goodness to the lost and dying generation to which we are born and called to.
One day soon we can hear the Master say “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou in.”