The Marriage Supper of “The Lamb”
By Joseph Chambers
If there is one star-studded event of all the ages that transcends all others, it must be the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb.” The very heart of the Father in creating Adam and Eve and commanding them to multiply was out of a family passion. He had a family of angels that filled His eternal city with praise, but He also wanted a human family that His Son may be the Bridegroom. Nothing in His eternity is a surprise to Him. We were chosen from the foundation of the world to bring great joy to His fatherly heart.
It is fitting that the Bible ends in His New Jerusalem, a special city for a special people. It is the conclusion of His revelations and shows the eternal joys as the Father enjoys His family, both angelic and glorified flesh. This world is nothing but a sideshow, while the kingdom of God is in preparation to be revealed. The fallen prince, Satan, has had his time of rebellion while the world makes their choice of whom to serve. Wickedness grows for its final harvest of sorrows, while righteousness climbs the stairs of grace to its triumph. The hour of finality is so close that the sense of majesty is in the air.
The Psalmist spoke of a Wedding in his majestic book. He surely walked with God and was given a peep into the “Royal Wedding.” First, he spoke of this coming King/Messiah and declared Him with a glorious sense of His lofty statue. Read this description of the Bridegroom spoken hundreds of years before the virgin conceived this king in her womb. “My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee forever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under thee. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre” (Psalm 45:1-6).
Such words are too high for me. They leave me with a glow into the marvel of our Father’s gift. He was very God. Already a King, grace poured from His lips. He was majestic in humility, mighty in battle, and truth was the essence of His person. He was from a throne and destined to return to that throne, but with everlasting victory in His right hand. He is presently patient, but soon to ride the white horse of fiery judgment. His sceptre will leave no room for exceptions. His victory is soon to be complete because the price of this redemption is totally paid. He has uttered, “It is finished” (John 19:30).
If we could ignite a passion for this great celebration and triumph, it would awake the church. Hope is a majestic word and one of the greatest words in Scripture. Christianity is the only religion that is saturated with this grand emotion. We have no excuse to be gloomy and sad. The Bible is a book of happiness. It is breathtaking to see the end on the horizon. Hope is in the air. While I read and witness the world slipping into an irrecoverable chaos, I see “Truth” like a crescendo rising all around us. The great prophecies of the Bible are so evident that being sad is impossible.
Our future is beyond description. No one can understand unless they are schooled in Biblical revelations. Heaven is surely in preparation for the Bride’s arrival just in time for a Wedding Supper. The Banquet Hall is all lit up and the tables are gleaming with heaven’s tableware. The food is undoubtedly prepared because nothing grows old in that city. Angels have finished practicing their welcoming songs. We will soon be transported to the grandest event of human history.