Revelation 19:1-10; Blessed, the Bride of the Lamb (Jesus)!
Revelation 19:1-10; Blessed, the Bride of the Lamb(Jesus)! Sermon Summary
1 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
2 for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants."
3 And again they shouted: "Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever."
4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: "Amen, Hallelujah!"
5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying: "Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!"
6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
9 Then the angel said to me, "Write: `Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'" And he added, "These are the true words of God."
10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
*Hallellujah Song of Handel’s Messiah is so famous. In last parts are; King of kings! and Lord of lords! King of kings! and Lord of lords! And He shall reign forever and ever. Forever and ever, Forever and ever. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!, Hallelujah!
It is a thrill to be a bride. Thinking of the bridegroom, joy and laughter and praise do not leave her. We are the bride of Jesus. How blessed are you? Let's live in preparation for the heavenly wedding feast with the bridegroom, Jesus. In the face of this, there is five praises in heaven.
1. Praise, all saints! 5 Hallelujahs (Praise the Lord!)
1) Praise the Lord's salvation (1): He is my savior. 'I am saved! It is the greatest blessing. Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, not us.
2) Praise the Lord's righteous judgment (2-3). He is our just judge of our enemy.
“For true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants."
3) Praise the Lord for fulfilling prayers (Amen, I believe) (4) He is the answer to our prayers.
4) Praise the Lord, all who breathe (5). Ps. 150:6, Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. He is our Creator.
5) Praise the Lord of Victory and Reign(6) *He is our Lord God Almighty.
2. Prepare for the heavenly wedding feast (groom and bride, 7-10)
*United States Coast Guard Marching Song, "Semper Paratus" (Always ready!) “We're always ready for the call.” Our saints must always prepare and live the praises of heaven.
1) Jesus the Bridegroom: Preparing Heavenly House for the Bride(John 14:2)
2) The saints who are brides (church, 7-8): preparation of heart (spiritual purity,
bridal learning preparation for living), shining and clean, fine linen (wedding dress = righteous acts. Do what you do: Do not live idly because you have received a heavenly ticket, but try to earn a reward and crown in heaven.
1 Corinthians 9:24,25, 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
“Rejoicing and being greatly glad,” 'the Lamb's wedding feast has come.'
* Wedding customs at that time : Engagement → Wait about a year → Walk the bride to pick up the wedding (Eternal Heaven).
The wish of the saints who are the bride of the Lord is to always be the Lord as the bridegroom, to know the Lord more, to resemble the Lord more, and to love the Lord more.
3. Blessed! the Lamb's Bride, Called One (9)
Blessed are those who are called to the feast of the marriage of the Lamb. Look to this glory and live with joy in a wilderness-like world. Worship only God, King of kings, Lord of lords (10)! No worship human or angel.
Conclusion /Blessed of Jesus' Bride and Blessed, Praise every moment until the wedding day in Heaven and prepare your wedding dress well. Let us greet the Lord by saving the good works, the holy lives, and the souls who are invited to the marriage feast as the one who is saved by the grace of the Lord. Amen. Rejoice and be glad greatly! Deep moving! Deep moving! Deep moving!