s: Last Supper
We read in the fourteenth chapter of Genesis that when Abraham returned from the slaughter of his enemies, bringing with him much spoil which he had wrested from his enemies, then Melchizedek, the high priest of God, brought him bread and wine. Melchizedek is a type of Christ, who at supper gave to His disciples bread and wine - - that is, His body and blood -- to eat and drink.
We read in the 16th chapter of Exodus that the Lord commanded Moses to tell the people each of them to gather of the manna from heaven enough for himself for the day. Now this manna from heaven which the Lord gave the Israelites is a type of the holy bread, to wit, of His most sacred body, which He Himself gave to His disciples when He said, "Take of this, all ..." etc.
David (Ps. 78.25). Man did eat angel's food. Proverbs 9.5. Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
Image: Melchisedec meets Abraham
Image: Last Supper
Image: Manna falls from Heaven
They mark the sacred things of Christ which Melchizedek gave to them. He holds himself in His hands; the food partakes of itself.
Isaiah 55.2. Hearken ye that hear me, and eat ye that which is good. Widsom 6.20 Thou didst send them from heaven bread prepared without their labor.
The King sits at supper, surrounded by a company of twelve.