Marriage Supper of the Lamb

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; it is the date the groom fetches his wife.

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)

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 all saints of all time come into the physical presence of God with their white robes of righteousness.

Jesus’ Parable of the Wedding Banquet (Matt 22:1-14) provides context to this heavenly event.

However, this initiates the resurrection process, which is completed later (Rev 20:4-6).

From Revelation: An Explication © A resource for learning how to read the Bible.