A marriage is a joyful event....one that requires an outward joyous attendance.
The marriage supper of the Lamb is the “true sayings of God” (Revelation 19:9)….the Scriptures that are opened up to our hearing ears as the Lord interprets them via the Spirit of Truth. We are to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. How we hear the opening up of the Scriptures and respond to the hearing of His voice speaking through the Spirit of Truth determines our Judgment.
It is the Scripture of Truth….the true sayings of God… as opposed to the private interpretation of the Scriptures by the word of men. Many peddle the Word for their own unjust gain as they do not speak it sincerely in Christ nor were they sent in His authority but come in their own. (2 Corinthians 2:17).
1 Thessalonians 2:13 KJV (13) For this cause also thank we God
without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye
heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in
truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that
Some will make “light of it” as they will hear and quickly excuse themselves from going any farther with the hearing of the Word of Truth.
They will continue to embrace their own church denomination’s teachings (the word of man) and commandments and reject what they hear. Many are "married" to their "church" and will not come.
They will go back to their own ways…..back to making merchandise of the Scriptures and making merchandise of their congregations (the “farm”) that they lead astray. They will think the old word of man is better and immediately go back to it.
Matthew 22:4-5 KJV (4) Again, he sent forth other servants, saying,
Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen
and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the
marriage. (5) But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to
his farm, another to his merchandise:
Others will speak evil (in their unbelief of what they hear) of those sent by Him to speak the true Sayings of God which they hear the Spirit saying. They will “kill the messengers” of His Word of Truth by slandering and speaking evil of them….mistreating them. They will show hatred toward those brothers sent out by Him to speak His words to their ears. Those who hate their brothers are “murderers” and do not have eternal life abiding in them.
*Matthew 22:6-8 KJV (6) *And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. (7) But when the king
heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and
destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city
All of those who were bidden to His supper to hear and partake of the meat of the Word of Truth and behave in such ways will be found not worthy and will not enter in to understand.
They are “outside” as all “murderers” (those who will hate those brothers sent out by Him) , liars (who say they love God but do not His commandments), the covetous (who go back to making merchandise of those they deceive), etc will not have any part of it.
(8) Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they
which were bidden were not worthy.
Now the third category shows us a man who got in without a wedding garment. The wedding garment in this case signifies the rejoicing and praising of God for His Word of Truth that he will hear. Rejoicing and praising God in thanksgiving is a major part of receiving the Word of Truth…the true Sayings of God…the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Matthew 22:11-14 KJV (11*) And when the king came in to see the
guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: (12)
And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a
wedding garment? And he was speechless*.
Those who will hear and not be found rejoicing in God…praising Him for what they hear…will also not be able to understand the Word of Truth as they will be cast out into the “outer darkness” (along with the other wicked as the wicked shall not understand).
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth as the wicked will respond in rage towards what they hear and their own tongue will bring upon their own heads torment for every idle word spoken in the Day of Judgment.
(13) Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and
take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth. (14) For many are called, but few are
His servants shall hear and rejoice in what they hear while the wicked shall hear and be enraged (gnashing their teeth).
His servants will eat of His Sayings but the wicked shall go “hungry”. His servants shall drink while those who are found disesteeming His words shall be “thirsty”.
His servants shall rejoice while they shall be ashamed. His servants shall sing for joy of heart towards the hearing of His Word of Truth while those who reject it shall cry for sorrow of heart.
Isaiah 65:12-16 KJV (12) Therefore will I number you to the sword,
and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye
did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before
mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not. (13)
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but
ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be
thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
(14) Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall
cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. (15)
And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord
GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: (16) That
he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of
truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of
truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are
hid from mine eyes.
The command in Revelation 19 is for His servants to praise God….rejoicing....
Revelation 19:5-10 KJV (5) And a voice came out of the throne,
saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him,
both small and great. (6) And I heard as it were the voice of a great
multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty
thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to Him for the marriage of the Lamb is come….
(7) Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour 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.
“Blessed”…that is, HAPPY…are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. This is the "wedding garment"...to be found glad and rejoicing and praising God for His Word...the meat..the supper.
The man without the wedding garment was found not happy nor praising God nor thankful for what he heard and was cast out into “outer darkness” as what little he heard was removed from his understanding.
(9) 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. (10) And I fell at his feet to worship him.
And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and
of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the
testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Take heed therefore on how we hear His revealed Word as whosoever has not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemed to have...being cast out into "outer darkness".
Luke 8:18 KJV (18) Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever
hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be
taken even that which he seemeth to have.
As John the Baptist said: the friend of the Bridegroom stands and hears His voice (His testimony) as He opens up the Scriptures to our hearing ears….and the friend “REJOICES GREATLY’ because of the hearing of the Bridegroom’s voice.
John 3:29-36 KJV (29) He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but
the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him,
rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy
therefore is fulfilled.
He must increase, but we must increase as we are to humble ourselves at the hearing of His voice. The meek shall inherit the earth. We must become like a child in order to enter in to understand the Scriptures at the hearing of His testimony as we are taught by Him.
(30) He must increase, but I must decrease. (31) He that cometh from
above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh
of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
He testifies and no man receives His testimony...no earthly-acting man will receive it as those who "dwell on the earth" will not deaden their envy, strife, contentions, hatred, wrath, etc (the earthly wisdom). They will respond to the hearing of His testimony in their earthliness and will not receive His voice. He that is of the earth is earthly and will respond in the earthly wisdom.
Only those who will seek those things that are above (love, peace, joy, gentleness, kindness, patience, joy, etc) will be able to receive His testimony in this coming time as they seek only the wisdom from above.
(32) And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man
receiveth his testimony. (33) He that hath received his testimony
hath set to his seal that God is true.
His testimony in the marriage supper of the Lamb is the “true sayings of God” as He speaks the words of God in the Spirit of Truth without measure. The “friend” will stand by and rejoice in what he hears the Bridegroom speaking.
(34) For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God
giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. (35) The Father loveth the
Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
The person that believes on the Son (His testimony)has everlasting life…..
(36) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth
Those brothers who have the testimony of Jesus within them are the “bride” and those who will receive His voice with joy are able to receive that testimony of the Lord (the Bridegroom) in the “marriage supper of the Lamb”.
Revelation 19:9-10 KJV (9) 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. (10) And I fell at
his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am
thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of
Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of
When the Lord opens His mouth to teach us (His testimony…His revealing of the Scripture of Truth….the speaking of the true Sayings of God), then “blessed” (HAPPY) are those who will respond to His voice in the following ways (the Beatitudes).
Matthew 5:1-10 KJV (1) And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a
mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: (2) And
he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Happy (blessed) are the poor in “spirit”…that is, poor in breath. They will use few words towards the hearing of His testimony. Theirs is the kingdom of heaven as they will enter in to understand the mysteries of the kingdom.
He must increase and we must decrease. We must be found quick to hear and slow to speak (poor in breath) and slow to wrath about what we hear Him saying from Heaven.
(3) Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of
Happy are they that mourn as they will be comforted...invited to the supper. He must increase, but we must decrease. James 4: Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
(4) Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (5)
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Happy are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness (His righteousness) as they shall be filled. They will hear His testimony as He opens His mouth to speak and will respond with righteousness and they will be satisfied (filled) with what they hear Him saying. They will be able to receive His words in faith and their joy shall be complete.
(6) Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled. (7) Blessed are the merciful: for they
shall obtain mercy. (8) Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall
Happy are the peacemakers. They will seek peace when they hear His testimony as He opens up His mouth to teach us. They shall be called the sons of God….the “children of God”.
(9) Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.
Happy are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. Our very own church people will persecute us for receiving His testimony in this coming time but we are not to render evil to their evil but suffer while doing righteousness.
(10) Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Some will seek to prevent His teaching…His testimony…the “meat” of the Truth….from being received by others which is to be received with thanksgiving to God. They will forsake the assembly in the hearing of His testimony and seek to keep others from hearing and receiving it (marrying it).
1 Timothy 4:1-3 KJV (1) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in
the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to
seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (2) Speaking lies in
hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (3)
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God
hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe
and know the truth.