THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH

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MyrtleTrees

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I have a little booklet someone gave me many years ago, with that title. It explains the significance of the Jewish style of weddings back in BIble times. It explained how this makes a good picture of how people need to be ready for Christ, at His return in order to not be sadly surprised at His return - as one would be by a thief in the night. Here's a description of how weddings were back then:

The bride-to-be wouldn't know exactly what night her husband-to-be would show up. When the bridegroom was ready to be married to his bride, he'd walk through the streets with the groomsmen - all carrying torches. They'd all start the walk from his father's home, and end up at the home of his bride, and give a loud shout, and get his bride, and then they'd return back to his father's home. In the same way, Jesus will give a loud shout too, when He comes to earth to bring His bride, (the saints) home with Him to heaven.
 

Blade

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Yeah.. nice.. love it! Old Jewish wedding. And a price from the start was paid for her :)
 

MyrtleTrees

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Yeah.. nice.. love it! Old Jewish wedding. And a price from the start was paid for her :)
Yes, that's right! And as you know, Jesus paid the price He needed to pay to get us (and all who will have chosen to serve God throughout time)! Another term for that buying, in the Bible - is "redeeming" or "redemption."
 

MyrtleTrees

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Prycejosh1987

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I have a little booklet someone gave me many years ago, with that title. It explains the significance of the Jewish style of weddings back in BIble times. It explained how this makes a good picture of how people need to be ready for Christ, at His return in order to not be sadly surprised at His return - as one would be by a thief in the night. Here's a description of how weddings were back then:

The bride-to-be wouldn't know exactly what night her husband-to-be would show up. When the bridegroom was ready to be married to his bride, he'd walk through the streets with the groomsmen - all carrying torches. They'd all start the walk from his father's home, and end up at the home of his bride, and give a loud shout, and get his bride, and then they'd return back to his father's home. In the same way, Jesus will give a loud shout too, when He comes to earth to bring His bride, (the saints) home with Him to heaven.
Agreed, i listened to Perry Stone preach some insight into the subject, dont ask me what video it was i will say it was an episode of manna-fest.
 

Ahwatukee

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I have a little booklet someone gave me many years ago, with that title. It explains the significance of the Jewish style of weddings back in BIble times. It explained how this makes a good picture of how people need to be ready for Christ, at His return in order to not be sadly surprised at His return - as one would be by a thief in the night. Here's a description of how weddings were back then:

The bride-to-be wouldn't know exactly what night her husband-to-be would show up. When the bridegroom was ready to be married to his bride, he'd walk through the streets with the groomsmen - all carrying torches. They'd all start the walk from his father's home, and end up at the home of his bride, and give a loud shout, and get his bride, and then they'd return back to his father's home. In the same way, Jesus will give a loud shout too, when He comes to earth to bring His bride, (the saints) home with Him to heaven.
Hello MyrtleTrees! Below is a detailed description of what you mentioned above from Gotquestions.com:

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Question: "What is the marriage supper of the Lamb?"

Answer: 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 in light 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 a year 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 to 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 (being caught up). 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” (Revelation 19:9). The marriage supper of the Lamb is a glorious celebration of all who are in Christ!
 

MyrtleTrees

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Hello MyrtleTrees! Below is a detailed description of what you mentioned above from Gotquestions.com:

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Question: "What is the marriage supper of the Lamb?"

Answer: 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 in light 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 a year 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 to 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 (being caught up). 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” (Revelation 19:9). The marriage supper of the Lamb is a glorious celebration of all who are in Christ!
Thanks! I copied down what you said - as it was said well! Yes, it is helpful to understand the marriage and betrothal times of Jesus' time. And yes, I agree the Lord's supper that Revelation or etc. refers to - is that time when all saints will be finally all together - both saints from Old Testament times and those from New Testament times up to the end of the world.