Rev. 19:6,7 – Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
Marriage of the Lamb
Let’s rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has prepared herself.” 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.
The final chapters of the Bible begin to unveil the mystery and beauty of redemption. The Bible begins with creation and the devastating fall of man. The conclusion is a wedding and a great celebration. We have been claimed by Christ to be washed from our sins in His blood and to enjoy an amazing and eternal intimacy with Him. The marriage supper of the Lamb may be the closing chapters of the Bible, but it is only the opening chapter of an eternal celebration of joy with our Lord. Here is how Spurgeon describes it.
“This marriage feast will be the bringing of the people of God into the closest and happiest union with Christ their Lord in glory. Even now the Lord Jesus Christ is no stranger to some of us, and we are not strangers to him. Yet a day will come when we will see him face-to-face, and then we will know him with a clearer and fuller knowledge than is possible for us today. That feast will be, like most other marriage feasts, the fulfillment of long expectation. We do not know the longings of the heart of Christ for that day of glory. For this he lived. For this he died.”
We can see glimpses of this celebration in the ministry of Christ in the gospels. We see His first miracle as He turned water into wine at a wedding feast. I’m sure He reflected on the great wedding celebration to come as He celebrated with this couple in Cana. We also see a glimpse of the feast at the Feeding of the Multitudes. Christ ministered to the crowds, giving thanks and breaking bread. Again, His thoughts turned to the coming Marriage supper of the Lamb. Even when He had the last supper with His disciples, He spoke about celebrating with them again in the kingdom. The great day is drawing near, the feast is ready; He is just putting the final touches on the guest list. The party is about to begin.