I don’t know about you but I have noted one thing at each wedding I have attended. Every couple wants to make their wedding day remarkable. They spend considerable time and effort to make their special day great for all invitees.
The last book of the Bible ends with what is called the marriage of the Lamb. This is the culminating scene in the Scripture where the Lord is with His bride, the church. When the Lord arranges to have a grand-scale celebration could you imagine how that would be? It describes in the last chapters about the glory of those functions in the best humanly possible way. The scale of the magnificence of that stage is something that we can’t even grasp at this time.
The marriage of the Lamb beautifully captures what is going to happen in the new Jerusalem. It brings into the picture two major institutions that God himself has started-marriage and church. We see marriage begins on the perfect stage of Eden. What happened there was not an idea of man but God himself brought Adam and Eve together.
Millenniums later God came in human form to die like a lamb. And with his blood, He acquired the lost to form the second institution called the church. People from any tribe, language, color, or identity who believe in the redeeming power of the blood of the Lamb are saved and sanctified by the Lord. The church, constituting those people who are called by Him and engaged to the Lord, is the bride of the Lord. Interestingly, ekklesia, the Greek word for church means “called out ones” thus denoting a resemblance to marriage which characteristically includes a proposal and invitation.
Humans are meant to be in loving relationships. We see that in marriage and in the church-both of which God himself instituted. Bringing together those two beautiful themes, the marriage of the Lamb as described in Revelation is the next stage meant for the sanctified. One thing we know about it is that we are going to be with the Lord forever.
God is love and He loves the church. He is preparing for those waiting for Him the best of things which “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him”. Though sin took away the glory of man and separated him from God, the marriage of the Lamb is the day in which man is reinstituted back to his full glory.
In Revelation 21:10, the church, after the rapture, is shown coming down having the glory of God shining like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. This is not some sort of fantasy writing to make people excited. If there is any hope for humanity it is only through Christ and His works imparting life to anyone who would like to be with Him.
There is no hope for the dead.
Christ Jesus is preparing for the marriage of the Lamb which is the greatest of any gathering anyone could participate in. Who would want to miss this? God loves you and He invites you to be there with Him for eternity. Not only does God want you to be there but He will let you be in the perfectly glorified state of living.
It is not good for man to be alone.
Dijo John– Renew In Knowledge