Saturday, October 11, 2014

Marriage Supper of the Lamb, part 2

   We continue our study of the Biblical version of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. The popular version says it's a 7-year long party in Heaven; but what do the Scriptures actually say? Our text is Revelation 19, see also Psalm 45, Joel 2, Ezekiel 39, and Jude v. 14-15. We learned last time when it happens: "after these things" foretold in chapters  17 & 18,  God's judgement on the  Great Whore, and the Fall of Babylon. Not during, not before, but after writes John in 19:1. Next we see the citizens of heaven praising God for what He has done (judging the Whore) and rejoicing that the Bride is finally ready!
   So when the "Supper" gets here, what happens?
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteaousness doth He judge and make war. 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. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called the Word of God. And the armies which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 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 fieceness and wrath of Almighty God." Revelation 19: 11-15
With this agrees the Royal Wedding Psalm (45: 3-5). Notice the wedding begins with the groom conquering the King's enemies! Folks, this "party" is for the birds-literally! The Holy Spirit is being very sarcastic* when He calls this a "supper": check out what's on the menu! (Re 19: 17-21 & Ezekiel 39: 17-20) Ewww! This supper is for vultures and ravens and whatever else scavenges roadkill! The only one drinking at this par-tay is the sword!  Like the song says, "This ain't no party! This ain't no disco! This ain't no foolin' around!"
It's not a party: it's a massacre!  Really, who goes to a wedding reception with fire in his eyes, armed with a sword, and his clothes drenched in blood not his own?
   (What's cool is that even that little boy in Heaven is For Real foresaw this!) Brothers & Sisters, the Rapture of the Church is not an evacuation, it's a mobilization. We ride with Jesus into Armageddon to wipe out the AntiChrist and his forces! (See Psalm 149: 5-9) You know The Battle Hymn of the Republic? 
That's what the song is about!
   For now we have to turn the other cheek; but then, in the words of Benjamin J. Grimm, "IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME!!" And really, what goes on for seven years is just the clean-up operation, disposing of the enemy's weapons, and bagging up their bones (Ezekiel 39: 9-12). Again, not a party!
   So you see, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is nothing like what everybody says it is. Just read yer Bibles, folks. Peace.

  *Don't think God can be sarcastic? Remember how Jesus called Judas Iscariot "Friend"? Did you think He was being just super-nice? 


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