Revelation Lesson 24 Day 3 Wedding Supper
6. A. The wedding supper
The wedding supper represents the eternal restoration of God’s relationship with His people.
B. This is real love.
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
“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.”
The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding supper for his son (ESV & AMP)
Jesus parable of the wise and foolish virgins waiting for the bridegroom. The moral—be continually filled so we will be ready.
Paul compares the love in an earthly marriage relationship to the love Christ has for the Church.
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
Jesus promised that after His resurrection, we become one with Him just as He and Father are one.
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.”