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Marriage of the Lamb

Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

Marriage of the Lamb

With the last of God’s wrath discharged, the apostle John learns that the time of the marriage of the Lamb has come (Rev 19:7-9).

"Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints." Then he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he said to me, "These are true words of God." (Rev 19:7-9)

Throughout the New Testament, Jesus is portrayed as the bridegroom (Matt 25:1; John 3:29; Eph 5:22-32).

Just as in a Jewish wedding ceremony, the wedding date is determined by the groom's father.

But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. (Matt 24:36-37)

Thus, when Jesus comes in the clouds to gather the saints (Matt 24:29-31; 1 Thess 4:13), the metaphor of marriage between Jesus Christ and the church describes the agape relationship between the two and when both come in the physical presence of each other in heaven. However, note that no resurrection has occurred yet (Rev 20:4-6).

This event concludes the metaphor of reaping by Jesus (Rev 14:14-16).


For deeper study:

The Juxtaposition of the Marriage and Armageddon



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