Saturday, October 14, 2006

Revelation 19 - Marriage Feast of the Lamb

Marriage feast of the Lamb

Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Wow! All heaven breaks forth in praise. God reigns, he is the all mighty God of all. He is omnipotent, all powerful. Jesus is about to be united with his people and a true new world order is about to happen. We hear of "the new world order" which is nothing but the preparation for the antichrist. When Jesus comes He will put the world back in order. All are praising with a loud voice from the depths of their beings.

In our churches, worship is often according to tradition. Some worship with quiet order, a quiet worship. This can be appropriate at some times. Others worship loudly, sometimes it is only flesh, But at times it is with a whole heart. Some jump and run and dance, according to church acceptance, if it is from a heart, let it be. In heaven it is all good, all pure praise from glorified beings and it is in unity.

Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

There is great joy in heaven, because it is time for the marriage of the Lamb; the joining to his people from earth who were made spiritual beings, through faith in their Lord Jesus Christ.

"In Biblical times a marriage involved two major events, the betrothal and the wedding. These were normally separated by a period of time during which the two individuals were considered husband and wife and as such were under the obligations of faithfulness. The wedding began with a procession to the bride's house, which was followed by a return to the house of the groom for the marriage feast. By analogy, the church, espoused to Christ by faith, now awaits the parousia when the heavenly groom will come for his bride and return to heaven for the marriage feast which lasts throughout eternity." (Mounce)

Rev 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

The wedding garment is the righteousness of Christ. He has made her clean by His word and by his shed blood for her sins. She herself has made her daily walk clean; purity, loyalty, faithfulness. She was made clean by the blood of the Lamb and white, by her being glorified with him. New glorified heavenly bodies to follow him back to earth for a thousand years and for eternity with him in the new Jerusalem. The new Jerusalem is also clean and pure as the bride.

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

A holy place for a holy people to dwell with the anointed Groom, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father of the groom, Almighty God.

Rev 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Jesus Himself eagerly anticipates this marriage supper. He spoke longingly of the day when He will drink of the fruit of the vine again, with His disciples in the kingdom.

Mat 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

On that day, everyone will see the church for what she really is: the precious bride of Jesus. "The Bride of Christ is a sort of Cinderella now, sitting among the ashes. She is like her Lord, 'despised and rejected of men'; the watchmen smite her, and take away her veil from her; for they know her not, even as they knew not her Lord. But when he shall appear, then shall she appear also, and in his glorious manifestation she also shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of the Father." (Spurgeon)

These are the true sayings of God.

John wants us to know for sure that the feast is real, not a fairy tale. This is not some made up false hope like so many religions, with fairies, gods and goddesses, This is a true event that shall take place at the end of the world.

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