A week ago, one of the most anticipated weddings in recent memory took place. Actor George Clooney, who was quoted as saying that he would never get married again over 20 years ago, tied the knot with British-Lebanese lawyer and activist, Amal Alamuddin. The beautiful wedding ceremony took place in the ‘floating city’ of Venice.
Despite all of the negative things that happen in the world, there are two things mankind gets great joy out of — the birth of a child and the marriage of a man and a woman. The union of two people in a marriage ceremony is an amazing and touching experience. People spend lots of money and often go into debt to pull off the perfect wedding.
God even uses the act of marriage to represent one of the greatest future events in the history of the world — the final reunion of Himself with His creation. Mankind was separated from God when our ancestors, Adam and Eve, decided to disobey God in the Garden of Eden. At that point, God put in place a plan to remove the barrier of sin and imperfection between Himself and His creation. This plan will culminate in a majestic wedding ceremony in heaven. This ceremony is often called the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb.”
Listen to how the Bible describes this event in Revelation 19:7-9: “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to [God]: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And [the angel] saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.”
I mentioned already that the “marriage” spoken of here is the reunion of God with His creation. But, perhaps, you still have some questions such as: Why is it called the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb”? Who is the Lamb? And who is getting “married” to the Lamb? Continue reading “GLMX #217: You’re Invited to the Wedding of the Ages”