The Royal Wedding

There once was a royal wedding between a prince and a woman from a middle class background. When we talk about weddings and marriages, often there is a great sense of fairy tale and ‘pie in the sky’ concept connected with marriage because many people get married and expect the best and have high hopes but when they get married, it is not exactly what they imagined marriage to be. Marriage has always had attached to it fairy tale concepts but the Bible is clear that this royal wedding is no fairy tale.

We read of a marriage between this prince and this common person in Revelation 17.

Revelation 19:7 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. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Would you like to be invited to a royal wedding and not just invited to watch the wedding but to the reception? It is our custom that we invite many to the wedding but only a special select few to the reception. Here we have an invitation to the feast, the reception. I like how the Bible says, Write. This is not something that is just said, this is of such magnitude and so important that it needs to be written down. This is like a written invitation: the King of the universe has ordered this to be written. Do you think we should read it?

Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Everything in the Bible we understand are the true sayings of God but there are some occasions in the Bible that God’s spirit has found something very important and we realized that it’s not fake but that we actually dwell upon it. It is not a fairy tale. These are the true sayings of God so that all the sentimentalism that comes with marriage needs to go out of the window. All the disappointments that people have in bad marriages needs to go out of the window because this marriage is truly what it should be and it truly will be what it should be. These are the true sayings of God.

We find that this passage or scripture is right in between two very negative things. I don’t know if you noticed the context of Revelation 19: 7-9, but beforehand, what is the chapter’s verse before it talking about. It’s talking about the destruction of the whore and then the text after is talking about the destruction of the nations. So to get into context, when this marriage, this celebration actually is going to be conducted, it is in a time where the enemies are just been destroyed. Therefore, it is important for us to identify whether we are part of the whole or part of the bride?

From the outset we need to understand firstly there is a wife to the lamb. We all know who the lamb is, Jesus Christ and there is the bride. Then there are those called to the supper. We have two classes of individuals and we want to set the record straight of what’s what. The Bible tells us who the lamb’s wife is. Who is it or what is it? It tells us later in the chapter it is a city, the New Jerusalem, the lamb’s wife. That is very strange for a lamb. Lambs don’t get normally married and even if one did, it wouldn’t marry a city. We’re dealing with a similitude here and we’re overlapping two different similitudes.

One is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world which has to do with this marriage supper, and then we have this city, the kingdom of heaven and guests. First, we understand that a kingdom is made up of individuals so we will conclude that the marriage of Christ is not to an individual but to the collection of His people as a kingdom. The Bible tells us that you and I are members of His body. We’re not His body. We’re not His bride individually. We’re the members, the elements of it that as a whole makes it up so that when we talking about the bride, we need to understand that it is the collective harmony of God’s people throughout all generations. Then when we talk about the guests coming to the marriage feast, we’re talking of the individual. So if we are individually coming to the marriage feast and we’re there, then we are part of the bride of Christ.

Let us see how this marriage has been typified through our marriages on earth and the relationship that we hold one to another.

Ephesians 5:22, 23 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.23 For the husband is the head of the wife.

The wife is His kingdom, the city, this church, the people of God as a collective group.

Ephesians 5:23 …even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.

This is speaking of the church through all ages and the church is subject unto Christ. There are many people claim that their church is a church of Christ but we just have to ask the question, is the church subject to Christ? If it is subject to Christ in every department, then it will be part of His church through all history.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it:

In this passage we see two characteristics: the church, and Christ.

The Bridegroom

It says let us be glad and rejoice for the marriage of the lamb is come. Do you find it interesting that the Bible uses the description of Christ as a lamb inside this description of the unification of Christ and His people in marriage? We’re looking at Christ after destroying the enemies. He just destroyed the whore. He just destroyed the nations and now we have this lamb! All through Revelation, we have a description of Jesus Christ as a lamb. In Revelation it describes Him as the lion of the tribe of Judah. To human thinking, the lion, the king, the prince and the dominator should be the description of the husband but here the Holy Spirit has seen fit to give the description of a lamb in this marriage. It is the most glorious description that Jesus could ever have because a man is never as glorious as on his wedding day. It’s the time to really put your best front on. Put those smiles on and really, the height of what you could ever be is presented on the wedding day. The height of God is presented as the lamb because it is used to describe the characteristics of our Lord. This is truly the height of His character. He could come as a dictator: He could come as an arrogant person. He could come as many men are: just dominating, but is that how the Lord came into this marriage? He came as a lamb

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it:

Under what similitude did Christ give Himself for the church? He gave himself as a lamb. John the Baptist said Behold the lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. Here we have Jesus Christ as the person to take away our sins. This description of Christ is the description that has made the church ready, because we read in Revelation that His wife has made herself ready. For you and I to ever be ready to meet Jesus Christ in the clouds of glory, we may see Him as the Lamb of God. We must be acquainted with Him as a lamb. Christ gave Himself for the church that He might;

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

What is the whole purpose of the Christian church? Get more members? Is it to make a big name for us? Is that the purpose of the church? The purpose of the church is the body in which His saints are purified. The Bible says He would cleanse the church, that’s the whole group. That He would cleanse it and sanctify it.

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify it and cleanse it by the washing of water by the word that he might present it to himself a glorious church not having a spot, or wrinkle or any such thing that it should be holy and without blemish.

I’d like to dwell on the whole mission of Christ as when He came to earth, it was to do one thing and that is to cleanse the people that He would have in heaven.

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

What method is Christ using to draw people to Himself? He is using love but are we worthy to be loved? From old has Christ has loved us, well before the spots are taken out, well before the wrinkles are removed, and the filth was taken away. He loved us with an everlasting love and in that love He wants to draw us to Him so He can cleanse us from sin. That’s what He wants to do. He wants you to come to Him because He is the Lamb and the Lamb of God takes away the sins of the world. Is that why we go to Christ: to have our sins taken away? I pray that is the reason that we go to Christ.

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.

Here is love. Is the wedding day an expression of love? It is the height of the expression of love to the world and the Bible says Herein is love, not that we love God, but that He loved us and sent His son, He sent His Son as what? As a sin bearer, as a sacrifice for sin. Here is love, the height of all the expressions of love. You cannot get higher than the slain lamb. Do you see it fitting that the Bible would use the lamb as a description of the bridegroom? In fact, no other description would ever be appropriate in a marriage than the full expression of love.

1 John 4:19 tells us why we love Him. Why do we love God: because He first loved us? Here is the prince of the universe, the Son of the King, who loves us as a whole body, every single one of us and in that love He has decided to become a lamb slain from foundation of the world. He has decided to give Himself for the church. He gave all of heaven. All of His royalty was given so He could cleanse you and me and why does He want to cleanse you and me; because that is the only way that He can actually have us forever.

Don’t think that because He loved me while I’m in sin, that while ever I remain in sin, He will still love me and we can just live happily ever after in sin. That’s the fairy tale. But we read here that the primary reason why Christ came was because He loved us, and wants to cleanse us so He can be with us. Will you be cleansed so you can be with Him? The standard of purity lies within the law.

Matthew 7:17, 18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

In His condensation to come and be one of us, has He put away His law? No He hasn’t put away His law. In fact, it is easier for the heaven and earth pass away than for the Law to be changed.

Until All Things Be Fulfilled

Was everything fulfilled at the cross? Did Christ perfect the law at the cross? Absolutely, He fulfilled the whole law. Now because He fulfilled all the law, then that pure white garment the bride is to put on was created at that time but did the bride put it on then? The garment was created then but was everything fulfilled? Romans 8 will tell us what has to be fulfilled. The Bible tells us Christ has to keep the whole law perfectly in purity and cleanliness. Romans chapter 8 tells us the whole reason why He came to earth.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Why did He do that? That the righteousness of the law might be what? Fulfilled. Where? In us. What has to happen before He comes back, before the earth can pass away? The law has to be fulfilled in you and me and when we fulfill His law, His law of love, and then the marriage has come.

People can argue, how we fulfill the law? How did Christ fulfill the law? Did He fulfill it in every particular of His life? Amen He did. Now do we fulfill it in a different way or does it just say fulfill and that Christ will fulfill everything, and that we and the Law will be fulfilled in us to the same degree? Absolutely. What Christ fulfilled must be fulfilled in you and me as that is what Jesus Christ has come to do.

There are many who claim that by the death of Christ the law was abrogated: but in this they contradict Christ’s own words, Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets…. Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law. It was to atone for man’s transgression of the law that Christ laid down His life. Could the law have been changed or set aside, then Christ need not have died. By His life on earth He honored the law of God. By His death He established it. He gave His life as a sacrifice, not to destroy God’s law, not to create a lower standard, but that justice might be maintained, that the law might be shown to be immutable, that it might stand fast forever. {COL 314.3}

Christ did two things. He came to cleanse you and me and He laid the foundation of His Kingdom. Does the foundation of heaven stand sure? The foundation of heaven stands sure having this seal that anyone that names the name of Christ must depart from iniquity.

This lamb, the Lamb of God has fulfilled the law and was white. Was the lamb without spot and blemish? Is this what He wants to do to His church? Make it white without spot, without blemish? In doing so He had compassion and love while we were sinners and weren’t keeping God’s law. He came to draw us to Him for one purpose and that is to cleanse us in order to be with Him.

Revelation 19:7 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.

The Lamb of God has spent all His time in securing His bride before His time has come. It is come and His wife hath made herself ready. So, what does it mean His wife is to be ready? She has to be perfect. Do I read Ephesians wrong: that He gave himself for the church that He might cleanse it? Does He only partially cleanse it? Does He only partly purify? Does He only partly sanctify? Does He do ninety percent and not care about the last ten percent or does He do the proper job?

When God made this world He didn’t say that was fairly good, He said it was very good. God didn’t have to make a second update in the next week after the Sabbath saying, Let’s do round two, let’s do version 2.0. When God makes something and puts His hands to something it is very good so when we read that the bride has made herself ready, we read that the church is perfect.

Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Is the fine linen the righteousness of Christ? Indeed it is. Is the white garment Christ righteousness? Absolutely. But the Bible tells us that it is the righteousness of saints. Therefore, the righteousness of Christ, Christ right-doing has been fulfilled in His bride to the degree that the righteousness belongs to her and it is the righteousness of saints. This purity is the most practical element that we can ever think of.

We read Matthew 22 on an individual basis and we understand that if every individual is clean then the whole must be cleaned, correct? The question is can Christ perfect the character here now. Can Christ perfect your individual character? Does He have the power to do it?

The Marriage that the King Made for His Son

Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son. 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and [my] fatlings [are] killed, and all things [are] ready: come unto the marriage. 5 But they made light of [it], and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise. 6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated [them] spitefully, and slew [them]. 7 But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Is there judgment connected with the wedding in the parable? In Revelation, was the judgment connected with the wedding? Absolutely so we know what Jesus is talking about in Revelation 19. He’s talking about this time, and He says:
Then he said unto his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. COL 309

So those servants went out to the highways and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good and the wedding was finished with guests. Bad people went to the wedding. Isn’t it a comfort that we can be bad and still go to the wedding? I praise of Lord that bad people went to the wedding because I’m a bad person and there’s hope in this text but notice the requirement of the people before they went to the wedding. It says, both bad and good went to the wedding, and the wedding was furnished with guests and when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man, which have not a wedding garment.

And he said unto him, friend How camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to his servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many accord but few are chosen. {COL 308.1}

The individual must put on the white garment whether your good person or bad person, it doesn’t matter because the good person’s righteousness the Bible says is as filthy rags anyway. It doesn’t say that the wrongdoing is as filthy rags, it says your righteousness, your right doing is bad, and is like filthy rags, it is dirty. So whether you are a good person or whether you are a bad person, you still have filthy rags on and God doesn’t want human righteousness and neither does He want human wrongness. He wants Christ’s fulfillment of the law. Was the way Christ obeyed the law the same way the Pharisees obey the law? It was totally different and that way, Christ’s way of obeying the law we must have fulfilled in us.

The context of Matthew 22 is just before Jesus died and He talks about this parable.

Matthew 23: 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men’s] bones, and of all uncleanness.28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Here we have two examples of white outside. One is the garment of Christ righteousness where people believed that because Christ obeys the law, then I profess Jesus Christ, and it covers me while I’m filthy inside. Do people teach that? What doctrine is that? It’s the doctrine of the Pharisee because if the practical life is not changed by Christ righteousness, then it is nothing short of hypocrisy. If people come in with hypocrisy, do we fool God? Would He say, yeah he looks white and we snigger and say yeah! While thinking, I’m not really, God is not fooled.

Before the wedding feast is there was an inspection. This is none other than an investigation of the character. This is none other than the investigative judgment and people that don’t believe in the investigative judgment cannot apply this parable correctly, because before the supper is had there was an inspection. How is your relationship with Christ? How do you relate with the word of God? Do you allow it to wash you? We live in a time of Laodicea and read what the faithful witnesses says to Laodicea.

Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich: and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear: and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

How do we go with the rebuke from God? Do we realize that as many as Christ loves He rebukes? Who does He love in this marriage? Does He love His wife? Does He rebuke His wife? Most wives don’t like to be rebuked by their husbands. If we do not like a rebuke, are we clean? The only purpose that Christ has for us is to purify us in love. That’s all what He wants. He wants to purify us to the degree that He is pure, His righteousness the perfect balance that He is and if He rebukes you, it is only to achieve that purity. That is the only reason for his rebukes: it is because he loves us.
We are to buy of this merchantman white raiment, to do a trade. When you buy something, you have to give something for that thing and this is none other than giving our sins to Jesus. It is the heart of the gospel because Jesus is this lamb. It is the marriage of the lamb. If we want to be ready for Him, if we want to be white, we must give Him the things that mar our life in this time of judgment. We must hand it over, confess it, and identify what it is. Unfortunately today people don’t know what sin really is and so people ask, what is sin? It is the transgression of the law but they don’t make a broad enough application of what God’s law really covers so then we can confess such things and give them to God.
There is a class who actually do not want to give Jesus their sins. They will give Jesus their guilt and their stress but they don’t want to give Him their sins. They would like to be married and at the marriage supper. They believe they are going to be there but they don’t want Him to rule over them.
Isaiah 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

They say we want to be connected with you but we really don’t want to submit to you. We want to be Christians but we really don’t want to live by every word that proceeds out of His mouth. We want to be part of the church of God but we don’t want to listen to the counsels or to the testimonies to the church. We don’t want to follow the counsels and evangelisms, we don’t want to follow the counsels to writers and teachers, and the publication counsels. We don’t want to do that. We want to be Christians but we don’t want to run out of universities like God intended but we still want to be saved. We just want to be called by thy name and to have His name. We want to do everything just in the way we want to do it. Does that sound like a submissive wife? No! It’s not. It’s a mentality that we don’t want this man to rule over us.
Now think about Christ, He’s the Lamb. Is He forcing himself over people? I understand if women don’t want to be submissive to an arrogant, dictatorial and hardhearted person: that is understandable. Wouldn’t you want to be submissive to the most gentle, loving person that loves and loves so much that he will take away your filthiness and cleanse you so you can be holy? Indeed. But you know the devil is a hard man and people submit to him but we don’t want to follow Christ and His requirements. There are people who do not want to follow every counsel that’s given in the Bible and by the holy prophets, even modern day prophets. They don’t want to follow His counsel but still want to be joined to Him. Do you know what the Bible says these people are like?
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

If we desire to come to the feast, having a free ticket to heaven, because we are joined to Him and have a name that’s taken away our reproach, if we think we have a free pass to heaven, and yet do our own thing and play down the testimonies to the churches and God’s requirements, we are harlots. We are adulterers and adulteresses. We recall in Revelation 19 who was destroyed, it was the great harlot: Babylon, the mother of harlots, is destroyed. Therefore, according to Revelation 19, we see the judgment of God. We see those cast out into outer darkness weeping and gnashing their teeth. We read that professors and those don’t even know they are pretending, who do not follow every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth and are submissive to Him. They cannot marry Him. The Bible says, Wives submit yourselves unto the husband as the church submits to Christ.
This church recorded here in Revelations 19 is not a denomination today, but people of all ages that have submitted to every word of God and said, He said it, I love Him so much because He’s the Lamb of God. He is not a dictator and because of that, I serve Him. We love him, why? Because He loved me? That is why I love Him. If you love Him, you keep His commandments. If you love Him, you keep His words. We will hold on to everything He says, like a true marriage should be. Men should love their wives and give their whole lives to help the wife to purify the character and there should be a submission to that love back that is mutual – but that doesn’t happen very often today. This is not a fairy tale we’re reading. This is real. These are the true sayings of God.
Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia: Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

19:2 For true and righteous [are] his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

Here we see this marriage of this lamb a gentle being, but when it comes to enemy, he’s no lamb. When it comes to enemies, He holds a different appearance. Praise the Lord that the whore has been judged.
Revelation 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen: Alleluia.

19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

19:6 And 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.

Does it sound like a King? He’s reigning. God, when it comes to His bride is the Lamb of God. When He comes to the wicked, He’s the King.
Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

This scripture is saying, turn at my reproof, come to me and I’ll pour out my Spirit upon you. What does the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit do? He will make you understand His words. You’ll understand what? His words. What does the Bible say? How is He going to cleanse the bride? He will cleanse her by the washing of water by what? By the word. The out-pouring of the later rain is to complete the perfection process. Does God’s spirit have that power? You bet it does, you want to believe that it does, because according to your faith, be it unto you. If you don’t think that the Holy Spirit has that power to cleanse you from all your sins, then you won’t be cleansed from all your sins, because you don’t believe.
Proverbs1:24 Because I have called, and ye refused: I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded:

1:25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity: I will mock when your fear cometh:

1:27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind: when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer: they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth if we refused His words. If we refused His rebukes and reproofs, can we receive the Holy Ghost? No. Can you be pure? No. He has put his outstretched hand and no man has regarded it. They have taken this new gospel that teaches that you can live in sin but Jesus is your righteousness in heaven and these two things are disconnected. When that comes to its culmination, God will laugh at such people in their calamity. Because while ever He is love to His bride and He is wooing them, those who reject His love He will burn their city and will destroy them. That is what the rest of Revelation 19 is actually talking about.
Revelation 19:11: And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse: and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

19:12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns: and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

19:13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

19:14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

19:16 And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun: and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God:

19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all [men, both] free and bond, both small and great.

Which meal do you want to be at? Do you want to be dinner or do you want to enjoy dinner?
Here we read not of a lamb, but of the King of Kings coming to punish those with all the armies of heaven. Remember the parable: those that rejected at first being the Jews, He sent His armies and they destroy the city and burnt up Jerusalem. Did that happen? Physically, did that happen? Whose armies was it? It was the Roman armies. But whose armies does the parable says? Let’s read the parable again.
Matthew 22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated [them] spitefully, and slew [them].

22:7 But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Whose armies? The king sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Did that physically happened? Absolutely. God used the Roman armies orchestrated by His own armies to destroy that city. God did that. Why did God destroy Jerusalem? Because they refused to come to that wedding? Now think about that. I mean just not to be at the wedding would be hell enough but if we reject the offer of being one with Him then we are numbered with His enemies and any King when He sees His enemies destroys them.
But first, while we were enemies, He loved us to get us to be His friends, to be part of His family, but if we refuse, we remain His enemies. This event, the armies of heaven will come and will destroy the nations of this earth with a great whirlwind. We are living in this time and that is the way Revelation 19 ends on a negative note. It starts with a destruction of the whore, it talks about the marriage and then it talks about the destruction of the nations.
I leave it with you to think about that. It’s not a fairy tale. These are the true sayings of God and were invited to be part of this right. Blessed are they who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. If we don’t go, are we blessed? No, we’re cursed.

May the Lord help us to make a decision to take all of His counsels and every word that proceeds out of His mouth and to take all the reproofs and ask for the Holy Ghost and He will make us understand His words and when we understand them, they will wash our garments.

The Bible tells us that these people must wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb. The blood of Jesus Christ is His life and as you wash your garment, the liquid goes through every single fiber of the garment. Is that right? And as the liquid goes through, it cleanses. The only way we can have the righteousness of Christ is to allow the words of Jesus Christ, His life, the information given to us about Him, in His word, to permeate every fiber of our character, in every department. Don’t have a religion that is a one-day religion that you put on when you go to church. Don’t have the religion that only serves Christ when it’s convenient or when you feel good. Don’t serve Christ just when people are watching. In the home and in your workplace but in the closet, everywhere, permeate your character with the life of Jesus Christ and it will cleanse you because it is His power and the time has come that His bride put this on.

I pray that we can be found faithful in the last days is my prayer.

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Divine Service Sermons, Sermons For Sabbath. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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