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Here Comes the Bride (22 of 26)
Series: The Book of Revelation
A Verse by Verse Study
INTRODUCTION: In our last lesson, we concluded our study chapter 18, with the destruction of commercial Babylon. The title of the message was, "The End of World Commerce." The world will weep, as they view the final collapse of the economy. If the world thinks things are bad now, as they say in the vernacular; "They aint't seen noth'n, yet."
Tonight, we turn our attention to chapter 19 and the marriage of the Lamb. Let me give you our outline...
I. A HEAVENLY CHORUS (VV. 1-6)
A. A Great Voice (vv. 1-3)
1. John said, "After these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven." What John heard were the voices of all the people in heaven. When all things of been brought to a conclusion and the consummation of God's plan has been fulfilled, heaven will rejoice. Think for a minute, what heaven has experienced, as they have been witnesses to the results of sin. From the first crime committed just outside the Garden of Eden, with the murder of Able by his brother, Cain, to Christ's death on the cross; only heaven could know of the tears, sorrow and pain caused by sin. Only those beyond that celestial veil have been aware of all Satan has done in an effort to overthrow God and defeat His Son. What we have experienced and what we have recorded in history is a limited view of the evil that has taken place on planet earth.
2. The people cried, "Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God." A chorus of voices is lifted up in an antiphony of praise and exaltation to the Lord. We, of course, would have to be there in order to appreciate the sound of this heavenly choir. The good part is; we will be there. When this takes place, the Church, the Bride of Christ, will be present. What would a wedding be without the Bride?
3. Again, this great voice, representing the people, is now able ...
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