Text: “And He saith unto me, Write, Blessed (blessed with multiple blessings) are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”
Good morning, Lamb-invited Christian! You and I have been invited to the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb of God - Christ Jesus. Hallelujah! We are Lamb-invited guests, and we shall attend the greatest Wedding Supper ever, for it is a Marriage Divinely appointed for us to attend. Praise the Lord!
“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him; for the Marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife (the church) hath made herself ready. 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 19:8)
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of Salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a Bridegroom decketh Himself with ornaments, and as a Bride adorneth herself with her jewels.” (Isaiah 61:10)
When the Lord Jesus called the crooked tax-collector, Zacchaeus, down from the sycamore tree, and up into a saving faith - Zacchaeus "…made haste, and came down, and received Him joyfully…" (Luke19:5-6)
Why do you think Zacchaeus was so immediately thrilled to have Jesus come to abide in his house that day? He was ‘joyful’ because he realized that wherever the Lord Jesus goes, He makes perfect and Divine Provision. Praise and all glory to His Name!
“Behold I stand at the door, and knock; if any man/woman hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him/her, and will sup with him/her, and he/she with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)
Christ’s Divine promise to the Laodicean church - the universal church of this present 21st Century - is also a Divine promise to every individual who hears the universal call of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If anyone hears God’s call effectually, with the ears and hearts of God-given and saving faith, the Lord Jesus promises to come into that individual; to dwell within that person; and to bring His wonderful feast of Salvation with Him. Glory to the Lamb! It is Jesus that makes the Eternal feast!
The feast righteous Lot made for the visiting angels at sinful Sodom, closely mirrors, in type, the great Feast Christ Jesus offers to sinners such as we:
“And he (Lot) pressed upon them greatly (implored them); and they (the two angels) turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.” (Genesis 19:3)
Wherever Christ Jesus’ Presence abides - it is He that makes the feast!
“Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy Presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11)
Read again our selected Bible reading from John’s Gospel account. See with fresh Spiritual eyes the great Jehovah Jireh at work, providing for "...His people". (Jehovah Jireh: ‘the Lord Who seeth afar off, and provideth.’) (Genesis 22:14) (Matthew 1:21)
“As soon then, as they (Christ’s disciples) were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there (Divine warmth), and fish laid thereon (necessary food), and bread (Christ is the Bread of life).” (John 21:9)
Wherever the Lord effectually calls us to be - it is Jesus that makes the feast!
When the Disciples had made it from the ship to the shore - they discovered that Christ Jesus had already made all the preparations and provided for their every need; in His strength, in His Divine wisdom; in His Almighty power.
Christ calls you and me to become "…fishers of men…" in His service. We are to preach/teach the Gospel; live godly lives; and be witnesses for Him. When we do - the Lord again adds the increase, He allows us to win souls for His Kingdom. What a privilege! It is Jesus Who makes the feast!
He then instructed them to, “ Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.” (V.10)
“Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three (all numbered by God the Spirit!); and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.” (V. 11)
Thought: How many souls, by God's grace, will YOU and I bring to Christ‘s great Wedding Feast?