Revelation 19:9 Invited

Continuing our study of Revelation 19.

Revelation 19:9  ‘Then the angel said to me, “Write “ Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb! And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

The Church as a whole will be invited to the wedding as a corporate being but we will also be invited as individuals, by virtue of our personal salvation that we have received. 

For many of us who are not usually invited to high-society events and who are often left out and behind, this comes as a blessing indeed!

Matthew 22 describes how invitations were sent out to the wedding banquet but many turned down the offer because they were too preoccupied or busy. 

Matthew 22:8  ‘Then the King said to his servants: ‘The wedding banquet is ready but those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find. So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.’

I have my white stone invitation preciously guarded!

Revelation 2:17a  ‘I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.’

Revelation 19:9  ‘Then the angel said to me, “Write “ Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb! And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

To be invited is to be chosen and God chose those of us who are in Christ Jesus before the creation of the world. Our election is assured, by the grace of Jesus.

Ephesians 1:4  ‘For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.’

God’s invitation spoken over us is true indeed. 

  • 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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