The greatest moment in time Rev.19
M A R R I A G E S U P P E R
(Rev 19:7) Let 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. (Rev 19:8) And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
M A R R I A G E S U P P E R I. THE PREPARATION OF THE BRIDE
M A R R I A G E S U P P E R II. THE IDENTIFYING THE WEDDING PARTY
(Rev 19:7) Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honourto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (Rev 19:8) And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. (Rev 19:9) And 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.
(Gen 22:7) And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? (Gen 22:8) And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
(Exo 12:3) Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: (Exo 12:4) And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. (Exo 12:5) Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
(Joh 1:29) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (Rev 5:12) Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
28 out of 29 times the Lamb is refer to in the Book of Revelation it is referring to Jesus
(Eph5:25-32) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
(2Co 11:2) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
(Son 2:8-14) The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
(Son 6:8) There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number. (Son 6:9) My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. (Son 6:10) Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
(Joh 3:26) And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. (Joh 3:27) John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. (Joh 3:28) Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. (Joh 3:29) He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. (Joh 3:30) He must increase, but I must decrease.
The Guest The Gentile tribulation saints Concubines People saved by grace before the Law
M A R R I A G E S U P P E R I. THE PREPARATION OF THE BRIDE
M A R R I A G E S U P P E R II. THE IDENTITY OF THE WEDDING PARTY
M A R R I A G E S U P P E R III. THE UNDERSTANDING THE WEDDING PROCEDURE
(2Co 11:2) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (Mat 1:18-19) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
(Mat 1:25) And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
By Jesus' time it was usual for such a covenant to be established as the result of the prospective bridegroom taking the initiative.
The prospective bridegroom would travel from his father's house to the home of the prospective bride.
There he would negotiate with the father of the young woman to determine the price (mohar) that he must pay to purchase his bride
From this moment on the bride was declared to be consecrated or sanctified, set apart exclusively for her bridegroom. She is legally bound to him, and as good as married.
As a symbol of the covenant relationship that had been established, the groom and bride would drink from a cup of wine over which a betrothal benediction had been pronounced
After the marriage covenant had been established, the groom would leave the home of the bride and return to his father's house. There he would remain separate from his bride for a period of time. This period of separation afforded the bride time to gather her trousseau and to prepare for married life.
The groom occupied himself with the preparation of living accommodations in his father's house to which he could bring his bride.
At the end of the period of separation the groom would come to take his bride to live with him. The taking of the bride usually took place at night. The groom, best man and other male escorts would leave the groom's father's house and conduct a torch light procession to the home of the bride
Although the bride was expecting her groom to come for her, she did not know the exact time of his coming. As a result the groom's arrival would be preceded by a shout. This shout would forewarn the bride to be prepared for the coming of the groom.