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The Marriage Supper Of The Lamb (41 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
This passage fits into the context of Armageddon. Is Armageddon near? That is an interesting question because it brings us to the chronology of the second coming of Christ. The Battle of Armageddon takes place just prior to the glorious appearing of Christ, which occurs seven years after the rapture of the church. In other words, the church is taken out as Jesus comes in the air; seven years later the tribulation period ends with the Battle of Armageddon. It is won only because Jesus Christ comes back in power and glory to fight on behalf of the nation of Israel. There are a series of contrasts. You have two suppers: one is the marriage supper of the Lamb, a time of great joy; the other is the supper of the vultures, the birds of prey, as God calls upon them to devour the flesh of the human bodies killed at Armageddon. Then there are two responses to Jesus Christ: one is a spontaneous response of praise concerning God's righteous judgment on the earth, the other is a hail of blasphemy and bullets as the armies of the world try to fight against the Lord and against His Christ. Not only are there two suppers and two responses, but there are also two rewards: one in the form of dazzling white linen, given to the saints of God to walk in white; the other a blinding flash of judgment upon those who defy the Lord Jesus Christ.
As far as the world is concerned, Armageddon is at least seven years away because it cannot occur until the end of the tribulation time. As far as believers are concerned, they will be at Armageddon as a part of Christ's armies. They will come back with Him in the glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The real question then is how near is the rapture of the church, because the Battle of Armageddon will take place seven years after that. Armageddon gets its name from the Valley of Megiddo. Forces of h ...
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