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The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Ready for the feast?

Week 9, Monday: The Groom and His Bride
We need to revisit this passage in order to focus more specifically on the event which stands at the center of it – the marriage supper of the Lamb. This is an event of glorious significance. The prospect of it should move us to great anticipation and diligent preparation.

Read Revelation 19

Meditate on Revelation 19.1-10
1.      Those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb are described as “blessed” (v. 9). Meditate on Genesis 1.26-28 and 12.1-3. How should we understand this word? Does it simply mean that those who are able to come to the supper are “blessed” by being there? Is there more?

2.      The multitude in heaven rejoices that the “wife” of the Lamb has “made herself ready” for the marriage supper. Meditate on 2 Peter 3.10-14, 1 John 3.1-3, and Revelation 19.8. How can we tell those who are making themselves ready for this glorious event?

3.      The angel tells John, “These are the true sayings of God.” This seems a bit curious here. Why would the angel have to make this emphatic point concerning the marriage supper of the Lamb? Do you think most Christians live with a view to that coming supper? Why or why not?

4.      Think of marriage suppers you have attended. Why is this an excellent way of thinking about the final disposition and estate of those who “have the testimony of Jesus”?

5.      What is the place of the marriage supper of the Lamb in the Gospel? How would you incorporate this great celebration into the Good News as you share it?


My Reflection
Does the prospect of the marriage supper of the Lamb play much of a role in your own walk with and work for the Lord? Explain.

The Glory of God
What is suggested about Christ’s attitude toward His Church that He is preparing this glorious wedding feast for us? How can you make that awareness more a part of your daily life with the Lord?

Glory to Glory
All who “have the testimony of Jesus” are headed for a glorious consummation with the Lord. Do you think that spending some time thinking about this each morning might affect the way you live each day? Why or why not?

Memorize
Our memory verse for this week is Revelation 20.6. Write this verse on an index card, using your preferred translation of the Bible. Carry this with you throughout the week, and spend some time each day working to memorize this passage. How should this verse encourage you in your walk with and work for the Lord?

Closing Prayer
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the LORD.
For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.
He shall judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with His truth.

Psalm 96.11-13

T. M. Moore

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Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
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