the Marriage Supper
are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. Rev. 19:9
In both the Old and New Testament the
marriage relation is employed to represent the tender and sacred union that
exists between Christ and His people. To the mind of Jesus the gladness of the
wedding festivities pointed forward to the rejoicing of that day when He shall
bring home His bride to the Father's house, and the redeemed with the Redeemer
shall sit down to the marriage supper of the Lamb. He says, "As the
bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee."
"Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; . . .but thou shalt be called My
Delight ; . . . for the Lord delighteth in thee." "He will
rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee
with singing." When the vision of heavenly things was granted to John the
apostle, he wrote: "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. 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." "Blessed are they which are called unto the
marriage supper of the Lamb."
Jesus saw in every soul one to whom must
be given the call to His kingdom.
Having received the kingdom, He will come
in His glory, as King of kings and Lord of lords, for the redemption of His
people, who are to "sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob" at
His table in His kingdom, to partake of the marriage supper of the Lamb.
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