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MARRIAGE SUPPER of
The Marriage of the Lamb
will be one of the most amazing events in all human
history! It will be an accomplishment that will carry
out the desires of the Father for His Son. The "bride"
is the New Testament church (born again believers),
who will become the Lamb's wife. This includes all believers
from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), to the Rapture (1
Thes.4;16-17; 1 Cor.15:51-52).
church is described in the New Testament as the "bride
Rev. 21:9 And
there came unto me one of the seven angels which had
the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and
talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee
the bride, the Lamb's wife. [KJV]
Rev. 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say,
Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him
that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take
the water of life freely. [KJV]
A "virgin espoused to her husband." 2 Cor. 11:2 For I am
jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused
you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste
virgin to Christ. [KJV]
is pictured as the bridegroom of the "bride"
(church, born again believers), while God the Father
is portrayed as the husband of His wife (Israel). Jeremiah 31:32 Not according to the covenant
that I made with their fathers in the day that I took
them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt;
which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband
unto them, saith the Lord: [KJV]
will the marriage Supper take place? After the Rapture (1 Thes.4:13-18; 1 Cor.15:51-52; Mat.24:36-44;
John 14:1-3; Titus 2:13), and before the return
of Christ to the Earth (Zec.14:3-4; Mat.24:27-30; 25:31-34;
2 Thes.2:1-8; Jude 1:14-15), two very special events
shall take place. Those being the Judgment Seat of Christ
(Rom.14:10; 1 Cor.3:11-15; 2 Cor.5:10), and the Marriage
Supper of the Lamb. See: Judgment
"bride" is depicted in the following verse. 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. [KJV] Please remember
that ANY righteousness that saints have comes only from
Jesus! 1 Cor. 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ
Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness,
and sanctification, and redemption: [KJV] Any/all
righteousnesses we have, or claim to have are
completely unacceptable to God the Father! Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses
are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and
our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
[KJV] We MUST believe, accept and receive Jesus or we
are "unclean" in God's eyes. See: 1 John 5:10-12.
Bridegroom (Christ) and the bride (the church, born
again believers) will participate in the Marriage Supper
of the Lamb. Old Testament and Tribulation saints will
apparently just be "guests" at this wondrous
event, along with a multitude of angels.
Some scholars, which I am not, think this celebration
will take place in Heaven, but will continue on Earth
during the Millennium (the 1000 years) , while others
think it will last for eternity. To me, it really does
not matter if it is in Heaven or on Earth, or it lasts
one day, 1000 years, or for eternity. What matters to
me is that ALL who have accepted Christ (John 1:12-13),
will be eternally blessed . . . that means from
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life,
and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed
from death unto life.
2 Cor. 7:1 Having therefore these promises,
dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness
of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the
fear of God. [KJV]
To better understand the
Marriage Supper of the Lamb, some ancient Jewish marriage
customs may be helpful. When a young Jewish man chose
the woman he wanted to marry, he went from his father's
house, to her home to discuss a marriage covenant with
her father, also the purchase price he would have to
pay to make the woman his own.
Once the prospective bridegroom
paid the price, the marriage covenant was made, and
the man and woman were then regarded as promised to
each other. From that moment the bride was declared
"sanctified" (set apart) entirely for her
bridegroom. Symbolizing the establishment of the marriage
covenant, the bride and groom drank a cup of wine, after
a betrothal approval prayer.
Before the bridegroom left
his bride, he made her a special promise: "Let
not your heart be troubled, I go to prepare a place
for you, and I will come again."
After the marriage covenant
was completed, the bridegroom went back to His father's
house where he stayed for days, weeks; possibly even
While he was away from
his bride, the groom built a bridal chamber in his father's
house as he prepared for the coming wedding day. The
bride, in her father's house, was preparing her wedding
dress, And making herself ready for her beloved groom.
All the time she waited for him to return, she wore
a veil as a symbol of her dedication to her groom. She
would not be seen by strangers.
When the groom had made
all things ready, he, his best man and groomsmen would
proceed in a torchlight procession to the bride's home.
He then would receive his bride and take her with him.
Though the bride expected her bridegroom to come at
any time, she did not know the exact day or time. His
only warning to her was a shout . . . which alerted
her to come out and greet her groom.
Then the groom, his bride
and the entire wedding party, returned back to his father's
house where the father had prepared a great marriage
The bridegroom and his
bride then went into the bridal chamber for their first
physical union. The best man waited outside the chamber
waiting for the groom's pre-arranged signal.
During the 7 day wedding
celebration, the bride remained in the bridal chamber.
When the marriage was accomplished,
the groom signaled the best man who told the good news
to the guests. When the 7 days were completed, the bridegroom
brought his wife out of the bridal chamber (without
the veil), for all to see.
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