CHAPTER 19 | Verses 7-10

Verse 7: “Be glad, let us rejoice and give to Him glory. For the marriage banquet of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.”

It is only through redemption (the Lamb) that we will have part in this banquet. Marriage is a relationship that is established upon a covenant.

To be made ready is to be sanctified. Holiness has entered into their lives; not only in a declarative way but also in an expressive manner – living out the purposes and call of God in our lives. The marriage banquet is the inauguration of the Kingdom of God. Those who will partake of this banquet have made themselves ready for this Kingdom.

Verse 8: “It was given to her to dress in fine, pure and white linen. Her linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.”

Garments speak of deeds. If we do not have good deeds (not for salvation, but as an outcome of salvation) we are considered naked and shameful. Those who have built on the right foundation, who have been motivated by the truth of God and have applied it to their lives, will have righteous and holy deeds.


Verse 9: “He said to me: ‘Write, Blessed are the ones who are called (invited) to the wedding banquet of the Lamb’. And he said to me: ‘These things are the true words of God.’”

It’s only through the cross of Messiah that we can enter and partake of the wedding feast. The Kingdom is synonymous with blessing – those who are invited in are blessed. The angel told John that the revelation he is receiving is factual (true) and therefore can be
depended upon.


Verse 10: “I fell before his feet to worship him. He said to me: ‘See that you do not do this. I am like you, a fellow servant like your brothers, which to them is the testimony of Yeshua. Worship God! For the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.’”

John linked together the glory of the Kingdom with the angel who was revealing it to him. The natural outcome of revelation is worship. We need to ensure that we worship God, who is the original source of revelation, and not worship those who are vessels bringing it to us.

We have been saved in order to carry the testimony of Yeshua. His life (words and works), by the power of the Holy Spirit, needsto be lived out through our lives. We need to manifest God’s glory while we are still alive. Those who have the testimony of Yeshua worship God.

Unless the Spirit of God is living in you, through the redemptive work of the cross, you cannot worship God; as you will not understand the revelation of His Word or what He is doing. The time has come when God requires those who worship Him to worship Him in Spirit and in truth (John 4v24).

The testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy: We need to be a people who understand prophetic truth.


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