Keys to the Kingdom
The Great Tribulation
Death to Life
Take away the stone,
“Lord, by now he stinks,”
said Martha, the sister of the
. “It has already been four days.”
40 Jesus replied,
"Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would
see the glory of God?”
So they took away the stone.
Then Jesus lifted His eyes upward and said,
“Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.…
He came to Jesus at night and said,
“Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who has come from God.
For no one could perform
You are doing if God were not
jesus replied, “Truly, truly,
I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God
unless he is
'How can a man be born when he is old?”
Can he enter his mother’s womb
a second time to be born?”…
Remember, Peter walked on water Twice.
These things I have spoken to you, so that in
Me you may have peace.
In the world you have tribulation,
but take courage;
I have overcome the world.”
In his VISION
in Revelation 19:7–10,
John saw and heard
the heavenly multitudes praising God because
the wedding feast of the Lamb--
literally, the “marriage supper”—was about to begin.
The concept of the marriage supper is better understood
of the wedding customs in the time of Christ.
These wedding customs had three major parts.
First, a marriage contract was signed by the parents of the bride and the bridegroom, and the parents of the bridegroom or the bridegroom himself would pay a dowry to the bride or her parents.
This began what was called the betrothal period—what
we would today call the engagement.
This period was the one Joseph and Mary were in when
she was found to be with child
(Matthew 1:18; Luke 2:5).
The second step in the process usually occurred much later, when the
bridegroom, accompanied by his male friends,
went to the house of the bride at midnight,
creating a torchlight parade through the streets.
The bride would know in advance this was going to take place, and so she would be ready with her maidens, and they would all join the parade and end up at the bridegroom’s home.
This custom is the basis of the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:1–13.
The third phase was the marriage supper itself,
which might go on for days, as illustrated by
the wedding at Cana in John 2:1–2.
What John’s vision in Revelation
pictures is the wedding feast of the Lamb
(Jesus Christ) and His bride (the Church)
in its third phase.
The implication is that the first two phases have already taken place. The first phase was completed on earth when each individual believer placed his or her faith in Christ as Savior.
The dowry paid by the bridegroom’s parent
(God the Father)
would be the blood of Christ shed on the Bride’s behalf.
The Church on earth today, then, is “betrothed” to Christ, and, like the wise virgins in the parable, all believers should be watching and waiting for the appearance of the Bridegroom (the rapture).
The second phase symbolizes the rapture of the Church, when Christ comes to claim His bride and take her to the Father’s house. The marriage supper then follows as the third and final step. It is our view that the marriage supper of the Lamb takes place in heaven between the rapture and the second coming (during the tribulation on earth).
Attending the wedding feast will be not only the Church as the Bride of Christ, but others as well. The “others” include the Old Testament saints—they will not have been resurrected yet, but their souls/spirits will be in heaven with us. As the angel told John to write,
“Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb”
The marriage supper of the Lamb is a glorious celebration
of all who are in Christ!
The End is
Anew and better Adam
The Alpha and Omega
First and Last
The Beginning and The End
For many who are first, shall be Last
and many who are last, shall be
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