Read Revelation 19:1-21
Over the years, I have had the blessing of attending some pretty elaborate wedding receptions. One of the most memorable included a several hour cruise and an elaborate candlelit dinner on Lake Constance. Lake Constance is a beautiful lake situated at the intersection of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Wow! What a wonderful experience.
But as glorious as that event was, it pales in comparison to the wedding reception depicted in the first half of today’s reading. At some point during the 7-year turmoil of the Tribulation on earth, the now raptured church of Jesus, His bride, will celebrate her union with Him at the “wedding supper of the Lamb.” All who have placed and will place genuine, saving faith in Christ will gather together for this great event! We anticipate this great celebration as we participate in Communion. I trust that you will be there next Wednesday as we look forward to this heavenly wedding reception.
Meanwhile, back on earth, conditions spiral downward as turmoil continues and the Antichrist complicates life.
But those 7 years, the turmoil, and the work of the Antichrist are halted as Jesus returns to the earth. With fiery eyes, wearing a blood stained robe, donning crowns on His head, and riding a magnificent white horse, the Christ rides in triumphantly.