Revelation 19:7 A Wedding!

Continuing my study on Revelation 19.

Revelation 19:7  ‘Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding of the Lamb has come…’

The long awaited marriage has arrived. God uses the most intimate and faithful of ceremonies to describe how Christ Jesus and his beloved bride come together in celestial and spiritual union.

Hosea 2:19  ‘I will betroth you to me forever, I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness and you will acknowledge the Lord.’

Paul looked forward to this day:

2Cor 11:2  ‘I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ , so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.’

Jewish traditions give us much insight into the wedding arrangements. Traditionally, the bridal party gathers at the bride’s home and awaits the groom and his party. The father then gives the bride to the groom and then both proceed through the village to the home of the groom where the wedding feast is held.

Some will find they have wrongly presumed their right to be invited.

Matthew 22:11  ‘But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. “Friend, ” he asked, ” how did you get in here without wedding clothes? “ The man was left speechless.’

I pray that we will live out our salvation with fear and trembling, and walk closely with our Lord, that we might walk with confidence and reassurance, knowing that we will be warmly welcomed and honoured as a guest, wearing the white robes of righteousness. 

It will all be worthwhile!

More tomorrow…

  • Revelation 21:22 The light of Jerusalem
    Jerusalem will be the centre of the world and the nations will tithe their wealth to Jesus. Previously, the kings of the earth have rebelled against Christ Jesus and Jerusalem but now they pay homage.
  • Revelation 21:9 ‘From a mountain…’
    This describes the city as having twelve visible foundations, and this suggests it is a stepped pyramid construction. The city would have twelve levels, decreasing in size, each one built on its own foundation, ascending to form a pyramid with the top level being the apex of the city. 
  • Revelation 21:6 He who is thirsty
    The goods of this world will crumble in our hands, swept away by the latest flood or fire, but the riches of God’s kingdom will stand forever. 
  • Revelation 21:4 Changes coming…
    Life holds its fair share of tragedies and these words are a soothing balm to those who have held on and endured. The world will not remain the same and the cruelties of life are not our destiny. The curse that has cast such a deep shadow upon this world, caused by the sin of man, will pass away and the blessing of redemption will shine its goodness upon the righteous in Christ Jesus for all eternity. 
  • Revelation 21:3 The New Jerusalem
    We discussed yesterday that God is bringing us all together, like the proud father that He is. Many of us will be centred at the New Jerusalem and many will live away but yet return on frequent pilgrimages to our new home city. For many of us, our present time is one of suffering and tribulation but this time will pass away and we will enter into an eternity of blessing. And it will have been so worth remaining faithful!

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