The Purpose In Celebrating The Wedding Of The Lamb. The Church Of Christ Is His Bride, This Is Us. God has a very beautiful and lovely life prepared for all His children. And what reward will we receive in heaven? We will go to Heaven into glory with Jesus and celebrate for seven years. There will be the Wedding of the Lamb, and the bride is the church of Jesus, of which you and I are part. We will be there in the name of Jesus.
ü We have two verses that tell us about the Wedding of the Lamb. Revelation 19:7 "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”.
ü Rev. 21:9 "One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb".
We will stand before the judgment throne of Christ. At the tribunal of Christ we will receive crowns, we will not to be judged, but to receive the reward for having been faithful to God here on earth. We will receive according to what we have built here in this life upon the foundation which is Jesus. Paul teaches us in this letter to the Corinthians.
1 Co. 3:11-17 "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple".
When we do the work here on this earth as the apostles did, then as when our works pass through the fire; if they will appear as gold, silver, precious stones, we will receive our reward. In Revelation it tells us that God will give crowns as rewards for the faithful. Crowns are given for those who receive a kingship. The Bible tells us that we will reign with Him forever.
· "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him". - Jas. 1:12.
· "Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life" - Rev. 2:10.
· "Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing" - 2 Tm. 4:8.
The crown of life is promised to all who love the Lord. We must remain faithful until the end of life, and we will receive the crown of eternal life. The righteous judge will also give us the crown of righteousness that awaits all who love his coming. This is the Highlight of the purpose to be lived in “God is Love”, awaiting the coming of the Bridegroom. He is coming for His Bride. We will be equal to the five virgins who had oil; and were sealed with the Holy Spirit, waiting for the Bridegroom to come pick us up.
Each one will receive according to what he did here on earth if it was done as God asked him to do, whoever did more, receives more.
o "If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward" - 1 Co. 3:14.
o "Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving" - Cl. 3:24.
We will receive the reward for our faithfulness here, is the crown of life there. The crown is also reign "meaning a participant of the crown of the kingdom". We will participate of Christ's Kingship. We will reign with Christ thence from there on forevermore; including here on Earth in the Millennium.
Ä “Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years" – Rev. 20:6.
Ä "Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully" - 2 John 8.
Ä "And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead to be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward to the prophets, thy servants, and the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and large, and the time to destroy those who destroy the earth "- Rev. 11:18.
Ä "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done" - Rev. 22:12.
Jesus promises, behold I am coming soon, and my reward with me, to give to everyone according to his work. Here on earth when we are in school, we look forward to see our marks from the teacher, to see if we were approved or not. Well there in glory we will also receive according to how we worked for our God, here on earth. God is just and fair to all human beings as His Word says. To finalize our beautiful meditation and study on this precious message about the purpose to be lived in "God is Love", I want to leave the 22nd chapter of Revelation here for your meditation...
1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever.
6 The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
Jesus Is Coming
7 "Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me.
9 But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!"
10 Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near.
11 Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy."
12 "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."
17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen.
Praise God, Hallelujah.
In the Lord's Service