The Lord’s Supper Part 10
With all the information given concerning the “Lambs Bride” –as in the gospels, so in the book of Revelation one would expect to see the Lord’s Supper BEFORE the establishment of the “Bride adorned for her husband”. So in chapter 19 of that great book, we see the invitation to those who were “called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.” Revelation 19:9 The bride, church, wife of Christ is called the new Jerusalem, in Revelation 21:9-10, said to be the Lamb’s wife, was ready to come to the earth, “for the nation of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: And the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither works abomination, nor a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” I underscore it because that is how Christ referred to His church in Matthew 16:18.
Christ took His bride, the church, as His own. He bought her and paid for her with His own blood, Acts 20:28, He joined her to Himself and they became one spirit, 1 Corinthians 6:17, He gave her His name, and He has a spiritual relationship with her. She bears fruit to God the Father through Him, Romans 7:4 and He put His ring on her finger solemnizing the covenant which He commands His children to respect and participate in every first day of the week; for it brings joy and completion to Him as she partakes!! This song of joy is heard four times in chapter 19 of Revelation, verses 1, 3, 4, and 6 and not elsewhere in the New Testament. The word Alleluia (the word of the song sung) means “praise you Jehovah.” I like to take all Jehovah’s Witnesses to these verses for they say Christ is not Jehovah!! and watch them twist and squirm in their chairs. Its equivalent is frequent in the Old Testament. This song is first heard in Chapter 5:9-13; again in chapter 7:9-12; and the third time in chapter 14:2-3. In chapter 5:9-13, Christ is pictured as a Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. He comes into the midst of the four and twenty elders, the four beasts or living creatures, the presence of God and the throne. He takes the book from the hand of Him who sits upon the throne. The book is sealed with seven seals and no man in heaven or on earth is able to open the book or even to look thereon. John begins to weep, but he is assured that “the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book and to loose the seven seals thereof.” Therefore, they sing a song of loud praise to His name, “worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.” In chapter 7, they are singing the same praises because He has sealed all the servants of God and brought salvation to them. He has opened the book that was sealed. In chapter 14, the 144,000 sing His praise because He has gotten victory over the beast and those who have His number and name. In Chapter 19, they sing His praise because He has judged the great whore and avenged His servants at her hand. God has given unto them salvation, glory, honor, and power. The four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God who sat on the throne, saying, Amen, Alleluia. Voices came out of the throne saying, “Praise our God all you saints, and you that fear Him, both small and great.” Multitudes swelled in great praise and announced that Christ reigned omnipotently. His wife had made herself ready and the marriage supper of the Lamb had come. She was dressed in priestly attire, Matthew 22:13, and could partake in the blessings that LOVE had made possible!!