How would you like to attend the grandest, most glorious and thrilling wedding party that’s ever been held? Believe it or not, you’re already invited–everybody is invited–but you have to accept the invitation. Before explaining how to do that, here’s when and where this great party will be held and what you can expect.
Jesus said that immediately after the second half of the Antichrist’s seven-year reign–the terrible three-and-a-half-year period known as the Great Tribulation–He, Jesus, will return “on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” to rescue and resurrect all of those who have received Him as their Savior (Matthew 24:29-31).
When He does, all those who accepted Jesus as their Savior before they died will receive new bodies and rise up out of their graves. All those who have accepted Him and are still alive will likewise be suddenly changed. Then, in the same instant, all of them will rise up to meet the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Then Jesus is going to take them all to a party–the biggest, happiest party they’ve ever been to or even imagined! They’ll see Jesus face to face and get to meet all of the great saints and apostles of the Bible, as well as all the people who ever lived who loved and received the Lord during their lifetime.
This wonderful party, the marriage supper of the Lamb, will be held in God’s heavenly city–the most beautiful place ever create, described in Revelation 19:6-9:
And I [the apostle John, describing his vision] heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he [the angel that showed John this vision] said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”
There will be plenty of joy and laughter and singing and music for everyone! And if that’s not enough, the saved will appreciate how blessed they are to be with the Lord in this great marriage supper when they consider what is happening on earth at this time.
After the Lord rescues His own out of the Great Tribulation, the vials of the “wrath of God” will be poured out upon the Antichrist and his people in the form of plagues such as the world has never known (Revelation chapter 16). While the saved are having a time of rejoicing and celebration in heaven–it’s going to be hell on earth downstairs!
Like an invitation from above, Jesus calls, “Come, My people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity” (Isaiah 26:20-21). The Bridegroom comes for His bride (the body of believers), takes her safely away into the bridal chamber, and shuts the door for the marriage celebration with Him, while the forces and followers of the Antichrist partake of the wrath of God.
At this time the saved will not only see the Lord face to face and enjoy the wonderful marriage supper of the Lamb, but they will also face the “judgment seat of Christ,” in which they will be judged and rewarded according to their deeds and faithfulness. "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil"(2 Corinthians 5:10).
Don’t get this judgment seat of Christ (2Corinthians 5:10) and the rewarding of the saved mixed up with the final judgment of the unsaved, which is an entirely different event and will take place 1,000 years later, after the Millennium, when the unsaved are all raised from the dead to meet God at the “great white throne judgment,” as described in Revelation chapter 20.Will you accept the invitation Jesus has issued? You can do so now by receiving Jesus into your heart. Simply pray this prayer and ask Him to come into your heart and life: “Dear Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died for me on the cross. Please forgive me for all my sins. I ask You to please come into my heart and grant me Your free gift of Eternal Life.
Do you want to receive commendations from the Lord and to hear His, "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master" (Matthew 25:23)? Then “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind … [and] love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39). It says in the Bible that God will not forget anything you do out of love for others (Hebrews 6:10). He has a big book and is writing it all down (Malachi 3:16-17). Even when nobody else seems to see or appreciate the good you do, God sees and will remember.
See you at the grandest, most glorious and joyrful wedding party that has ever been or ever will be!