November 19, 2021
I honestly do not believe that anybody loves a party more than God. His parties look a little bit different, but I know He is all about rejoicing and having a good time. In the Old Testament He established dates and times to remember and celebrate victories in Him. God’s parties are a time to join together and worship Him. We do the same on earth. We join together to celebrate birthdays, weddings, and world championship wins like the Braves! This chapter begins with the music turned up in heaven in celebration of the fall of Babylon and in preparation for the party-of-all-parties, the marriage feast of the Lamb. Picture Sanford Stadium on a cool crisp fall Saturday with 100,00 of your closest friends. One side yells, “GEORGIA,” and the other side exclaims, BULLDAWGS!” As cool as Sanford is on a Saturday, it is nothing in comparison to the great multitude of Revelation 19 in heaven erupting with loud voices of Alleluia!
“Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication!” (v.1)
“Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!” (v.3)
“Amen! Alleluia!” from the bowed down and worshipping twenty-four elders and the four living creatures. (v.4)
“Then a voice came from the throne, saying, ‘Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!” (v.5)
“Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!” came from the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings! (v.6)
Can you picture it? There are cheerleaders in heaven leading the “alleluias!” His bride is so thrilled with the LORD GOD and His victory over the Scarlett Harlot. It’s wedding time in heaven! He has prepared His bride for the wedding and celebration. Heaven is the venue for the Marriage of the Lamb and the Supper. More importantly, the Lord God Omnipotent reigns. He is the Ruler of all and all ruling. He is the reigning God Almighty. He who holds sway over all things. He is all powerful. He is everything mighty. He is the “Force!”
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright white, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” (Revelation 19:7-8 NKJV)
He even picked out our wedding dress for us! Can you imagine if your groom picked out your dress for you? No hassle just show-up and put it on. He tells John to write:
“Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, these are the true sayings of God.” (Revelation 19:9 KJV)
We are blessed and supremely happy. We are blessed because of Jesus. We are blessed because we are called. We are blessed because we are invited. We are blessed because we are eternally His and we will enjoy the benefits of a great marriage to the Lamb of God and KING OF KINGS!
I love that John’s guide told him to write it down. These are the true words of God. This is no fairy tale. This is what we have to look forward to if we choose to believe and follow Jesus.
I enCOURAGE you to first, choose Jesus. Second, do not waste time preparing for the wedding of all weddings. If you do not trust Jesus, the Bridegroom, and His words here on earth, why do you think you will when, and if, you make it to heaven. We will meet Jesus face to face and we will not be able to stop singing His praises. And one day, sooner than later, we will meet Him either as our Groom and King, or as our Judge. It is your choice. Choose Jesus, now! You DO NOT want to miss the party!