Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bits and Pieces: The Church As Bride

"And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude and as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, 'Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.' And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints," (Revelation 19:6--8).

* In this fourth, and final 'hallelujah' of the chapter, John hears a multitude of people rejoicing in anticipation of Jesus' second coming. The multitude announces the marriage supper of the Lamb (the Lord Jesus) and His Bride (the church). The clothing of the bride consists of righteous deeds, accomplished by the grace of the Savior.

* In this prophetic passage, John hears a vast multitude voicing praise for the return and reign of the Lamb. As His bride, the church will be adorned with righteous deeds, accomplished by His grace. If you are His, praise the Lord Jesus for purchasing you with His sinless blood, that you might be clean before Him.

* In anticipation of the return and rule of the Lamb, the Lord Jesus, a great mass of people praise the Father. Great joy is expressed over the marriage supper of the Lamb and His bride. And, in a beautiful picture of grace resulting in works, the bride will be clothed cleanly in righteous deeds.

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