The marriage supper of the Lamb

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Rejoicing

In chapter 19 the Great Tribulation is now coming to an end and the spotlight focuses on heaven (v. 1). The bride of Christ (the true church) joins her Bridegroom (the Lord) at “the marriage supper of the Lamb” (v. 7). For the Christians this is a great time of rejoicing as a great multitude in heaven initiates the chorus of praise to God (vv. 1-3). At last, it will be a time when all the saints will be with the Savior forever. The bride has just been made ready at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Should people rejoice because there is a Hell? Yes, because without Hell there would be no Heaven.  Should people rejoice because sinners who reject Christ must come to the judgment of God? Yes, otherwise Heaven would be ruined for everybody; and God would even lose His honor and respect.  This does not mean that we are not to be sorrowful over those who do reject Him. In Scripture marriage is often used to describe the relationship of Christians to God or Christ to the Church.  Normally a wedding is announced in the name of the bride but not this one. It is announced as “the marriage of the Lamb,” and He, not the bride, will be the center of attraction (v. 7). For this glorious occasion the bride of necessity had to make herself ready. This preparation includes: (v. 8).

  1. Acceptance of the marriage offer of the lamb which is regeneration.
  2. The desire to be properly clothed for the wedding which is dedication.
  3. A willingness to receive what is given her for this joyous event which is consecration.

Application

I am looking forward to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb when we as the Bride of Christ will be assembled in heaven with our wonderful Lord. It will be a special time to rejoice.

Revelation 19:1-8 (English Standard Version)


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