THE MARRIAGE SUPPER
When the wedding guests get the good news from the chamber, they celebrate. Who will be the wedding guests at our marriage to the Lord?
Well, in keeping with the tradition, they will be the friends of the Bridegroom's Father - Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the prophets, and His many other friends from the great days of the Old Covenant. How magnificent it will be to greet all those saints when we come out of the chamber and sit down to our marriage supper!
Perhaps Daniel will sit by Jeremiah, and he will say "You know, I read your book!" Daniel indeed read the Book of Jeremiah and gathered most important information from it (Dan. 9:2; Jer. 29:10). Perhaps it would be a good idea if we would read the Book of Jeremiah and the other books of our wedding guests before we go on to the reception!
Only a little space is given in the Bible to the magnificent culminating event of the marriage supper of the Lamb:
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. 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 (Rev. 19: 7-8).
We shall be arrayed in "fine linen, clean and white", which the priests wore in the Tabernacle of old as a sign of their consecration to God. Indeed, at this time we shall be perfect; we shall be as perfect as Jesus Christ. Our sins were forgiven at the cross, our bad works were done away with in the judgment seat, and we are now presented spotless and without blemish to the Lamb as a fitting wife. The Scripture quoted above is so accurate, utilizing the term "wife" instead of "bride" at this point, since we are then married to the Lord.
We rejoice in being the Bride of Christ now, but imagine the joy we will have as the Queen of the Kingdom to come!
After our marriage supper, we shall depart with the Lord to return to this earth in the manner that the bride went to the house prepared for her by the bridegroom. We shall not dwell in His Father's house any longer, but will leave heaven to occupy our Kingdom.
When we return we shall have our spiritual veils off, and the entire world will fully realize who the Bride of Christ was and why we acted as we did.