Marriage Supper Of The Lamb

Rev. 19:7-10 is called the Marriage Supper Of The Lamb. It is when the Bride (the Church) is married to Christ (the Lamb) in heaven. It is a great supper, a feast to end all suppers.

Who Is The Bride?

Rev. 19:7 uses the Greek word [gune] which means a woman, more specifically a wife. [gune] comes from another Greek word [ginomai] which means “to cause to be” or “to become.” This is why many English translations use the term “bride.”

This is what we, as born-again Christians, are looking forward to. This is what we have been preparing ourselves for. It is when we will be forever with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Notice what this bride is clothed in. Rev. 19:8 (NKJV): “And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” What does this signify? Once again, it shows that born-again Christians are made pure and righteous in the eyes of God when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Guests Are Invited To This Wedding Supper

Who are these “guests?” They cannot be the bride (the Church) because she has already made herself ready. Guests to a wedding are usually the friends of the bride and/or groom. Who would this be?

We get a clue when we read John 3:29 (NIV): “The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.”

John is saying that he is a friend of the bridegroom (Jesus) and that he is full of joy that he has been invited to the Marriage Supper. Remember, this is not John, the Apostle. This is John, the Baptist (the Baptizer), who was in prison when he made this statement It was before Jesus was crucified.

Who would all of the rest of the guests be? What about all of the Old Testament Saints? They are not members of “the Church.” However, they will be in heaven. Yes, these are all friends of Jesus and thus are invited to this Marriage Supper.

These guests will also include all those who died or were martyred in the Tribulation. They are not part of “the Church” because the Church was raptured and they were saved after the Church was taken up into heaven. Here is another reason to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior right now, and not wait until after the Rapture.

Jesus Is Coming Back For His Bride

Jesus says in Rev. 22:12 (NKJV): “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”

The word “quickly” has been translated in various English versions as “soon.” “Soon” is not the best English translation. In the Greek, it is [tachu] that actually means: “without delay, soon or suddenly.” You see, without understanding the full meaning of the Greek word, we can get a false impression of what Jesus is saying.

And if we compare this with other statements that Jesus made about His return, we know that He is saying that He will return suddenly, without warning, and when we least expect it.

We Become His Bride Here On The Earth

Notice the last phrase of Rev. 22:12. “to give to every one according to his work.” The Greek word is [ergon] which means and act or something that we have done. What is this “act” or “something?”

Remember John 3:16 (NIV): “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” And also: “1 John 1:9 (NIV): “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become part of The Church, which is the Bride of Christ.

What Is Your Relation To Jesus?

This is the most important question. Jesus is coming again and He is coming very soon. All the signs point to this. Are you ready to meet Him? Will you return to heaven with Him when He comes for His Church? If you are not sure, go to “How To Live Forever” and prepare yourself.

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