Revelation Lesson 24 Day 3 Wedding Supper

Revelation Lesson 24 Day 3 Wedding Supper

Revelation 19:6-10

6.  A.  The wedding supper

The wedding supper represents the eternal restoration of God’s relationship with His people.

B. This is real love.

1 John 4:10

This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. NLT

John 3:16 AMP

“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding supper for his son (ESV & AMP)

Matthew 25:6, 10

Jesus parable of the wise and foolish virgins waiting for the bridegroom. The moral—be continually filled so we will be ready.

Ephesians 5:25-33

Paul compares the love in an earthly marriage relationship to the love Christ has for the Church.

2 Corinthians 11:2

Paul was jealous for the church who was being seduced by false apostles. He said, “I promised you as a pure bride to one husband—Christ.” NLT

John 14:15-21

Jesus promised that after His resurrection, we become one with Him just as He and Father are one.

John 15:9-17

Jesus’ love and commitment toward us are so strong that He willingly sacrificed His own life for us. We aren’t His servants. He calls us friends.

7. The bride’s identity

The bride is the Tabernacle built of living stones. The living stones are those redeemed through faith in the risen Lamb of God.

In the Old Testament, Israel is God’s wife. (Isaiah 54:1-6; Hosea 2:19)

In the New Testament, the Church (as a unit) is the bride of Christ. Ephesians 5:32

Individually, believers are effectually called guests; collectively, they constitute the bride. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. The angel said, “Don’t do that!”

John prostrated himself in homage (Strong’s) before the angel who said,  “Write this:”

The angel identified himself as a fellow servant just like him (John) and his brother and sisters in the faith. (This happened again in Revelation 22:8)

Commentators view this in various ways:

Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament thinks John was so overcome by the marriage metaphor, he couldn’t help but fall and worship the one who showed him this glorious event.

Adam Clarke’s Commentary believes this act was not intended as an act of religious worship. “It was merely an act of that sort of reverence which any Asiatic would pay to a superior.”


 
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  1. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your site. I find it very helpful. I do have one question. I am wondering why you never address the question on the sixth day. It would be helpful to read your thoughts on this question. God bless you for your good insight and the help you make available to all of us.

    • Thank you so much for your comment and encouragement. I confess I haven’t answered day 6 at all more than once or twice this year. I spend about 25 hours a week on days 2, 3, 4, and 5. (I’m slow.) ;-)

      I will try harder to add that one in, but I can’t make any promises. Ailing family members have taken up so much of my time and energy and, sadly, I don’t see that changing soon.

      I would love it if some of my wonderful readers could help us all out there. The personal questions are hard for me, too.

      Thanks again, Ruth, I SO appreciate the time you took to comment.

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