“Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb! These are the true words of God,” Revelation 19:9. The marriage supper of the Lamb is a subject greatly misunderstood—not because of erroneous teaching, but because it is almost neglected in today’s preaching. This event found in Revelation 19:7-10, falls into two main divisions: 1) the marriage of the Lamb, and 2) the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Who is the bridegroom? It can only be the king’s son in the parable in Matthew 22:1-14. John the Baptist was asked to identify himself, and he made it clear that he was not the Christ. In John 3:29, John referred to Christ as “the bridegroom” and to himself as the friend who is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. Christ is referred to as the Bridegroom as well as the Lamb.
Who is the bride? In Ephesians 5:32, the Apostle Paul, speaking to husbands and wives of their relationship together, compared the husband to Christ and the wife to the church. Therefore when a person accepts Jesus Christ, he or she becomes a member of the invisible church and is automatically espoused or engaged to Christ. The bride will be presented to Christ as “a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” All Christians who have trusted in Christ during the age of grace from the day of Pentecost to the rapture of the church will make up his bride. Christians should take periodic inventories to see if we are truly serving Christ. The attitude of the Apostle Paul should characterize every Christian: “What shall I do Lord?” Acts 22:10.
This kind of attitude will provide such motivation in believers that they will not only receive a “full reward” but hear the Savior say: “Well done, good and faithful servant!” Matthew 25:21.
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