Summary: The wedding party is ready are you.?
You are the Groom he is the Bride
Rev.19: 6And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7Let 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.
8And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9And 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.
The beautiful, sacred, loving relationship of the husband and wife are parallel to Christ And his Church.
Eph.5: 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
1. Seeking out a bride
Gen. 24: 56And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
The sacrifice of Isaac.
Servant sent (will you go)
Surrender of Rebekah (I will go)
2. Saving the bride.
Acts 15: 14Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
15And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
Called out of the sinful world
Cleansed by the blood
Claimed by the groom.
3. Submission of the bride the church
Eph.5: 21And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
22But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned and told,
23Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
24Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.
2Cor.11: 23Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
Seek to please
Shout his praise
Support his pre-eminence
4. Shout for the bride
1st Thess.4: 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Called up to meet the Savior
Called to account of our service.
Crown him Lord of Lords and King of Kings
5.Supper for the bride.
Rev.19: 9And 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.