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.