Summary: In my opinion, Heaven has never seen the likes of the feast/supper that the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is going to be. (Mother of all Wedding Celebrations!)
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker
Revelation 19.7-9 September 29, 2013
A Matthew 26:26-29 (NASB) 26 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." 27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you; 28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. 29 "But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."
1 Corinthians 11:26 (NASB) 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
1 Both texts point to a future celebration where the meal is celebrated again.
a Matthew said, “ . . . new with you in my Father’s Kingdom.”; Paul wrote, “until He comes.”
b I believe that the celebration is in the works & what a day that will be!
2 Rev. 19.7-9, gives a glimpse into how that future celebration is going to look.
Revelation 19:7-9 (NASB) 7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." 8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 Then he *said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he *said to me, "These are true words of God."
a Heaven as had a lot of great parties (Arrival of Enoch, Elijah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Peter, Paul, & Mary, . . . JESUS!) Were all big days!!
b In my opinion, Heaven has never seen the likes of the feast/supper that the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is going to be. (Mother of all Wedding Celebrations!)
B Jesus spoke about marriage suppers often in His ministry.
1 The ten virgins keeping their wicks trimmed/oil filled waiting for the bridegroom’s party (Matt. 25); The King who sent his servants out to get the guests to attend his son’s wedding feast in Matt. 22.
a Jesus first miracle was at the wedding in Cana where He turned water into wine (John 2.)
b The Jewish Wedding is filled with dancing, drinking the best wines, filled with joy & laughter as two become one!
2 The Marriage of the Lamb & The Marriage Supper of the Lamb will take place in the future (Show Graph)
C The Lamb is the Christ (John 1.29,36); The Bride is the Church (Every/All believers who have died believing/trusting in Jesus as Savior since His resurrection.)
John 1:29 (NASB) 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 1:36 (NASB) 36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"
1 The “Bride” is NOT Israel. (Israel is called God’s wife, Is. 54.5)
Isaiah 54:6 (NASB) 6 "For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one's youth when she is rejected," Says your God.
a Israel had been “cast off” (lit. divorced) because of spiritual adultery/worshiping other gods
(Jer. 3.1-20 focus on 8; Ezk. 16, Hos. 2; 3.1-5)
Jeremiah 3:8 (NASB) 8 "And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also.
b The Bride is the true invisible Church.
aa The church has been guilty of many sins in the last 1,900 years, but spiritual adultery has not been one of them!
bb We’ve been guilty of greed, bad doctrine/dogma/theology, wrong scriptural interpretation, church government . . . @ a the end of the day any Christian, with the witness of the Holy Spirit in them knows who saved them!
cc Eph. 5.31-32: The picture between a Christ & His Church is the picture of a bridegroom & a bride.
Ephesians 5:31-33 (NASB) 31 FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. 32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
2 At the Marriage Supper, The Lord will not love us more than He does now, but He’ll show it more & we’ll see it more intensely.