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Who Is Going to the Marriage Supper? (4 of 4)
Series: Taken, Believers and the Return of Christ
I want you to turn in your Bibles tonight to Revelation 19. I am going to read verses 7-9. Would you stand in honor and reverence of the reading of God's Word? ''Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 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. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.'' Thank you and you may be seated.
I have been doing a four-message series around the theme of Taken, the Believer and the Return of Jesus Christ, what the return of our Lord means for those of us who know Christ as our Savior. As I understand the Scriptures, just ahead for the believer are three primary events. There is first of all the rapture. Second is the judgment seat of Christ; third is the marriage supper of the Lamb. The three words I use as hooks to help me remember are these: rapture, that's evacuation; judgment seat of Christ, that's examination; and then marriage supper of the Lamb, that is jubilation.
In message number 3, I may have made you sad; but in this message I will make you glad. I am going to talk tonight about the marriage supper of the Lamb and the bride of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the book of Ephesians there are three beautiful pictures of the church. In chapter 1, there is the picture of the body that has to do with the function of the church. Then in the second chapter the church is pictured as a building, having to do with the foundation of the church. Then in Ephesians 5 the picture is of the church as the bride of Christ, having to do with the fidelity of the church. In II Corinthians 11:2 it says, ''. . . I have espoused y ...
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