And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. ~ Revelation 19:9
If you have grown up in the church you have heard many stories about Jesus, his return, and hopefully heard plenty of miracles. All the goodness that he provides for us. One particular aspect I would like to shed light over is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Many people describe how they will look forward to the big feast he has prepared for his bride. They go on to say how they would like a big fat steak with lots of trimmings and all the other great appetizing food they can think of. We’ve all imagined this scene! When we hear supper or great feast we imagine a large table and every area filled with tasty, delicious food, all kinds of sweets and drinks. I believe it’s only natural to think this way. But I challenge you to open your spiritual ears and eyes to know something deeper.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. ~ Psalm 23:5 KJV
King David wrote many psalms and in the psalm we just read David paints a picture for us in our mind. We can imagine a table filled with food and we are ready to eat. It would be difficult to image any other imagery in this scripture. As David had many enemies who were seeking to kill him the Lord provided sustenance in abundance. Many were jealous of his wealth and sought to remove him from such a place of prosperity. But he had divine favor and joy despite the troubles he faced.
There are other scriptures that paint a picture for us of a banquet table or feast. We can find those in the parable of the great supper in Luke 14:15-24.
When Jesus returns there will be a wedding. The church is the bride and Jesus is the bridegroom. There will be a celebration but it is not as we think it will be. The bride will be dressed in white. The white fine linen represents the righteousness of the saints.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (8) And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. ~ Revelation 19:7-8 KJV
Everything seems pretty straight forward up to this point. Now let’s take a look at the scriptures that paint a different picture than what we may have thought for years.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (18) That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. ~ Revelation 19:17-18 KJV
Here is where we can see that the supper of the lamb we may have imagined may not be at all what we were thinking. Earlier we were reviewing the vision of a table with a banquet of food on it. But upon reading these scriptures we can come to a conclusion that the supper is not one where we sit down to eat. It appears to be one where the fowls of the air are coming to eat the flesh of leaders of nations and captains of armies who have been killed by Jesus and his army. It is their (the birds) supper but we are privileged to observe our enemies be devoured in a meal. Only those who are called to the supper are witnessing this event. After all, it is the bride who is attending the wedding to the bridegroom. Or in other words, the church who is prepared as a bride for Jesus, the bridegroom, is attending this supper. Many times we are influenced in to a thought but when we do our own research the Holy Spirit can open our eyes to something we did not see before.
The scripture says, “come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God“. Many people have not seen it this way because we form an opinion in our minds from what other people say. But I pray that your spiritual eyes are open to see something new and more profound today. Jesus is returning and we are his bride and blessed to be at the marriage supper of the lamb.