Isaiah 25:6 KJV
And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all His people a feast....
This lavish welcoming is at the heart of the gospel. It is what the gospel is about. It leaves no uncertainty about the Father's character when His son returns. Much of what we understand in the New Testament is about the objective message of God's pardon. There is not a doubt judicially we have been forgiven. Thank God for that truth. There is something else that is happening here that is meant to be understood. It is that the heart of the Father can only be satisfied by you experiencing in a very real way, by seeing, smelling, hearing, and tasting the feast that He has for us. David described it by saying, “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.”
This, to me, is another side of the gospel. It is subjective and experiential. The bible uses sensory language and expressive parables so you not only agree and believe, but you have experienced, at a very deep level, the love of God and His restorative power. In our culture of rejection, distrust, and misunderstanding the gospel is marked in terms of its untethered acceptance. This is the gospel we need to express as a people.