Coachlight Bible Study – Revelation Chapter 18

The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter – Part XVI


The Marriage Of The lamb


The Marriage Of The Lamb is taught all through the Bible.  It is what was in the mind of the Creator before He created the earth and mankind.  We will see the details of the marriage and the events that take place setting up the Millennial Kingdom in this chapter.


I. The Hallelujah Chorus – Praise God He Has Judged Babylon


Revelation 19:1¶  And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

Revelation 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

Revelation 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.


A.  Again The Use Of Meta Tauta –

1. Actually “Now That These Things Are Behind Us”

2. What Things Are Behind Us? – The Events Of Chapters 17 & 18

B. The Use Of Hallelujah


239. allhlouia allelouia al-lay-loo’-ee-ah; of Hebrew origin [imperative of 01984 and 03050]; praise ye Jah!, an adoring exclamation:— alleluiah.


1. The Same Word Is Used In Every Language – Even The American Indians

2. The First Hallelujah Is For The Destruction Of Mystery Babylon

3. The Second Hallelujah Is For The Destruction Of The City Of Babylon


C. The 4 Beasts & The 24 Elders Join In Praising God – The Perfect Judge


II. The Hallelujah Chorus – Praise God The Marriage Is Come


Revelation 19:5 ¶  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.

Revelation 19:6 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.

Revelation 19:7 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.


A. God Ordained Marriage Of Adam To Foreshadow God’s Desire For His Bride

B. Adam Is A Type Of Christ

1. Christ Is Called “The Last Adam” & “Second Man”


I Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

I Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

I Corinthians 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

I Corinthians 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

I Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

I Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

I Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

I Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

I Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

I Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

I Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

I Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.


2. Adam Called A Figure Of Christ – Tupos – Where we get type


Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.


3. Christ Ordained The First Marriage – A Superlatively Beautiful Foreshadow

a. Adam Named Every Animal – Shows Adam’s Authority & Dominion


Genesis 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Genesis 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.


b. Christ Name Is Above Every Name – Shows Christ’s Dominion & Authority


Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


c. Christ Was Fashioned As A Man – Shed His Blood For His Bride


Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.


d. Adam’s Bride Was Paid For By The Shedding Of Blood


Genesis 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Genesis 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.


1. Adam Slept

2. God Took Something From Adam’s Side And Created Eve – Surgery

3. Adam Paid For His Bride By The Shedding Of Blood

4. God Presented The Perfect Bride To Adam – God Was The Escort

5. When Adam Woke He Said:


Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.


e. Paul Shed’s Light On This Foreshadow


Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Ephesians 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Ephesians 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.


C. The Type Is Crystal Clear

1. Adam Is A Type Of Christ

a. Christ Left His Father’s House To Gain His Bride

b. Christ, Like The First Adam Had To Be Put To Sleep To Purchase His Bride

1. Christ Died On The Cross

2. Slept For Three Days In The Tomb

3. Christ Also Had His Side Opened

4. From Christ’s Wounded Side, Redemption Flowed

5. Christ Paid The Dowry For His Bride

6. Christ Rose Again To Prepare The Place For The Wedding

7. Christ Will Come Again For His Bride

2. The Church – Like Eve Is A New Creation

a. Not, However By A Natural Birth

b. But, By A Supernatural Operation By God

c. The Holy Spirit Is Preparing A Bride In This Church Age

d. He Will Present Himself A Bride Without Blemish


Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.


Ephesians 5:25 … even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.


III. The Marriage Of The Lamb In The New Testament


Revelation 19:7 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.

Revelation 19:8 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 19:9 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.


A. Christ Loved To Teach About His Marriage

1. Parable Of The 10 Virgins

a. All The Virgins Went To Meet The Bridegroom

b. Some Were Not Prepared To Meet Him

2. Parable Of The Marriage Of The King’s Son – Matthew 22:1-14

a. Christ Prophetically Refers To The Marriage Of The Lamb

b. Christ Gives A Foreview Of The Marriage Of The Lamb

c. Now – In Revelation Christ Explains The Joy Of Consummation


Revelation 19:7 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.


B. Christ Choose His Bride Before He Created The Heavens & Earth

1. Notice It Does Not Say – “The Marriage Of The Bride

2. This Event Won’t So Much Focus On The Hopes Of The Bride

3. It Is The Consummation Of God’s Plan For His Son

4. Arranged Before The Foundations Of The World – Ephesians 1:4

5. Marriage Of The Lamb Is The Joy Of Christ As A Man

a. It Couldn’t Have Been If Christ Hadn’t Been Born In The Flesh

b. It Can’t Be A Union Of Opposite Natures

c. Christ Took His Human Nature Back To Heaven – I Timothy 2:5

6. The Espousal Could Not Take Place Until Christ Assumed Humanity

a. The Bride Was Chosen Before The Foundation Of The World

b. It Was After Christ Became A man That Paul Could Say:


II Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.


5. It Has Been A Long Espousal

a. Christ Has Been Waiting Over 2000 Years

b. It Won’t Be Much Longer

B. The Old Testament Taught About The Marriage Of The Lamb In Type


III. The Marriage Of The Lamb In The Old Testament


A. God Gave Abraham Many Promises Concerning His Son

1. His Son Would Become The Father Of Many Nations.

2. Through His Son The Whole World Would Be Blessed.

3. God Promised That His Offspring Would Be As

1. The Sand Of The Sea For Multitude.

2. And The Stars Of The Heavens In Number.

B. When Abraham Was 100 Years Old Isaac Was Born.

1. He Grew Up In His Father’s House.

2. God Made A Very Unusual Demand Of Abraham

3. The Promised Son Was To Be Killed - Sacrificed To God

4. It Wasn’t Rational -  Isaac Had No Seed & Wasn’t Even Married Yet


Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

Genesis 22:2  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.


John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


C. Jesus Too, Was The Only Begotten &  Beloved Of The Father


 Luke 3:22 “…a voice came from heaven, which said, ‘Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.”


D. A 3 Day Journey

1. A Prophecy Of Death And 3 Day Journey In The Tomb

2. Mount Moriah Was A 3 Day Journey

3. For 3 Days – Issac As Good As Dead In Abraham’s Mind


Genesis 22:4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.


I Corinthians 15:3-4 “…that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; and  that he was buried and that he rose again the third day, according  to the Scriptures.


E. The Whole Transaction Was Only Between Father & Son

1. Abraham Left His Aids Behind With The Donkey


Genesis 22:5“…abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and  worship, and come again to you.”


2. People Also Followed Christ & The Cross

3. We May Never Know Everything That Transpired Between Abraham & Isaac

4. What Happened Between God & Son We May Never Be Able To Comprehend


Matthew 27:45 “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land  unto the ninth hour.”


a. When The Final Sacrifice Was Made

b. God Closed The Door - Drew A Black Curtain Across The Sky

c. The Conclusion Came In With Agony:


Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?


d. Isaac Carried The Fire Wood For Sacrifice


Verse 6 reads:

Genesis 22:6 “And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it upon Isaac, his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife;  and they went both of them together.”


e. Christ Carried His Own Cross


 John 19:17 “And he, bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha.”


f. How Much Did Abraham Realize About This Type?


Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.


1. No Questioning God On The Part Of Abraham


Genesis 22:7 “And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father: and he (Abraham) said, here I am, my son. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood: but  where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”


2. Abraham’s Answer


Genesis 22:8  “And Abraham said, my son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: So they both went together.


3. Substitution


Genesis 22:9,10 “And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar of wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his  son.”




1. Just Before The Fatal Knife Falls, God Stopped Abraham And We Read:


Genesis 22:11-12“And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of the heaven and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he answered, Here, I am. And the angel of the Lord said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now I knowest that thou fearest God,  seeing thou hast not withheld thy only son from me.”


2. This took Abraham completely by surprise


3. Isaac Could Only Be A Type Of Christ So Far – He Was Not Without Sin


Genesis 22:13“And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind  him a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead  of his son.”


4. This Teaches Substitution Death – The Sinless For The Sinner


Isaiah 53:5,6 “He was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”


II Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”


5. Peter Had The Same Testimony Concerning Innocent Substitution:


I Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness…”


6. Actually A Type Of The Resurrection

7. Abraham Knew If Isaac Were Dead – God Would Raise Him


Hebrews 11:17-18 “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,  of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called.”


Hebrews 11:19“Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the  dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.”


Genesis 22:14“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.”


John 8:56 “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.”


F. The Marriage Of The Shepard


Genesis 22:2-4 “And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God  of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not  take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites,  among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and  to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.


1. Abraham Left Isaac On Top Of The Mountain

a. Abraham Went Down The Mountain

b. But Nowhere In Scripture Did Isaac Descend

c. Of Course, We Know That Isaac Did Descend At The Same Time

d. Isaac Is Not Heard Of Until He Reappears To Meet His Bride.

1. As Far As The Bible Record Goes, Isaac Was Left Up On The Mountain.

2. God Wrote It That Way So Isaac Could Be A Type Of Christ

3. In Chapter 23 The Death Of Sarah. (Represents The Nation Of Israel.)

4. Isaac - Not Even Mentioned At His Mother’s Funeral


Genesis 22:19 “So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.”


2. The Dispensational Lesson In This.

a. Abraham’s Promised Son Was Slain

b. Abraham’s Promised Son As Good As Dead For 3 Days In Abraham’s Mind

c. Abraham Believed God Would Raise Up The Promised Son If Dead

d. Abraham’s Promised Son  Disappeared

e. The Nation Of Israel Is Set Aside – Like Without Her Messiah

3. Jesus Too, The Messiah Antitype Of Isaac Was

a. Rejected,

b. Crucified And

c. Ascended Into Heaven

4. Abraham Sent His Servant Eliezer To Bring Back A Bride For Isaac

a. Isaac Was Abraham’s Only Son.

b. When His Son Was Forty Years Old, Abraham Called His Servant, Eliezer

c. Told Him To Go To A Far Country And Bring Back A Bride For His Son.

5. The Servant Of Abraham -  Who Typifies The Holy Ghost, Meets Rebekah

a. He Showed Her The Riches Of Isaac

b. Told Rebekah About Abraham’s Purpose – Desire For A Bride For His Son

6. Eliezer’s Proposition For Rebekah

a. Believe A Man She Had Never Met Before.

b. Go To A Land From Which She Would Never Return.

c. Marry A Man She Had Never Seen.

7. This Was A Test Of Faith For Rebekah

8. Rebekah Decided To Go With Eliezer, And To Marry Isaac

a. She Believed The Word Of The Servant Of Abraham

b. Rebekah’s Evidence Was The Jewels

c. She Was Willing To Set Out For This Strange Land.

d. She Hardly Knew In Which Direction They Were Going.

e. She Simply Trusted Her Leader Sent By The Master, Abraham.

9. After A Long JourneyRebekah Saw A Man Walking In The Glooming.

a. She Recognized Him

b. Even though She Had Not Seen Him Before

c. The Servant Gave Her The Description Along The Journey

d. Rebekah Asks:


Genesis 24:65 “What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us?”


10. The Bible Tells Us The Servant Said:  “It Is My Master.”


11. Rebekah Was Overcome With Joy And:

a. Lighted From The Camel

b. Ran To Meet Him.

c. The Marriage Was Consummated With These Words


Genesis 24:67 “And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.


G. The Meaning Of This Typical Picture

1. God The Father Had Only One Son.

2. God Offered Him On The Cross  -  Then Sent His Servant For A Bride

a. The Holy Ghost Is Sent To A Far Country – This Earth

b. To Call Out A Bride For His Son -  The Church

c. He Left Heaven On The Day Of Pentecost – So Far 2000 Years

3. He Is Asking Men And Women To Be The Bride Of The Master’s Son

4.  The Same Questions Are Put To Sinners Today

a. Believe A Person You Have Never Met Before

b. Allow Him To Lead And Guide You By Faith On A Journey

c. Marry A Man You Have Never Seen Before.


I Peter 1:8  “Whom Having Not Seen, Ye Love; In Whom, Though Now Ye See Him Not, Yet Believing, Ye Rejoice With Joy Unspeakable And Full Of Glory:”


5. When We Believe His Words And Accept His Offer

a. The Holy Ghost Opens Up The Treasures – Our Downpayment

b. He Clothes Us With Raiment Provided By The Father

c. We Are On A Course With The Holy Ghost And The Word As Our Guide

1. We Probably Do Not Know The Next Step

2. We Must Put All Our Trust In Him

3. Let Him Lead

d. Sometimes The Journey Seems Long And Hard

1. The Holy Ghost Tells Us A Little More About The Bridegroom

2. The Holy Ghost Opens The Jewels And Encourages

3. The Servant Does Not Talk Of Himself, But Of The Bridegroom


John 16:13,14 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he  shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”


6. The Wedding Bliss

1. One Day We Will See The Bridegroom In The Clouds

2. All Who Have Accepted The Proposition Will Rise To Meet Him.

3. The Rest Will Go Through The Dark Night Of Judgment - Tribulation

3. We Are Safe In The House Of Many Mansions, Prepared For Us Up There.

4. This Is What Paul Was Talking About


I Thessalonians. 4:13-17 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with him in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. “


H. The Handing Out Of Rewards – Judgment Seat (Bema) Of Christ
1. Christ Will Judge Our Works -  If They Have Been Good Or Useless


II Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.


2. It Is A Trial By Fire


I Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. {husbandry: or, tillage}

I Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

I Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 3:12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

I Corinthians 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. {it shall be: Gr. it is}

I Corinthians 3:14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

I Corinthians 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.


3. The Crowns – Rewards From Judgment


a. An Incorruptible Crown For Mastery Over The Old Man


I Corinthians 9:25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.


b. A Crown Of Rejoicing For Being An Example


I Thessalonians 2:19  For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? {rejoicing: or, glorying?}

I Thessalonians 2:20 For ye are our glory and joy.


c.  A Crown Of Life For Enduring Temptation


James 3:2  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.


d. A Crown Of Righteousness For Loving His Appearing


II Timothy 4:8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.


e. A Crown Of Glory For Feeding The Flock


I Peter 5:3  Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. {being lords over: or, overruling}

I Peter 5:4  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.


IV. The Details Of The Marriage Of The Lamb


A. The Where And When

1. The Marriage takes place in Heaven

2. The Marriage Takes Place

a. After The  Judgment (Bema) Seat Of Christ

b. Before The Appearing Of Christ With His Saints At The Revelation.

B. Who Is The Bridegroom - Christ

1. He Is The King’s Son Of The Parable – Matthew 25:1-10

2. Christ Referred To Himself As The Bridegroom


Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.


3. John The Baptist Called Christ The Bridegroom

4. John The Baptist Referred To Himself As The Friend Of The Bridegroom


John 3:29 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.


C. Who Is The Bride? – There Are 2 Wives

1. The Old Testament Wife – Israel

a. Israel Is The Bride Of Jehovah


Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

Isaiah 54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

Isaiah 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

Isaiah 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.


1. Israel Is Cast Off Because Of Her Whoredoms – Jeremiah 3:1-18; Ezekiel 16:1-63; Hosea 2:1-23

2. Israel Will Not Be Taken Back As A Virgin- But As A Wife

3. The Wife Will Reside In Earthly Jerusalem During The Millennium


2. The New Testament Wife – Church

a. A Chaste Virgin – Bride Of Christ

b. John Did Not Call The Church Wife Until This Chapter – After Marriage


C. What Is Meant By Making Herself Ready?

1. The Bride Wears Fine Linen

a. The Linen Is Clean & White

b. She Is Prepared As A Bride Adorned For Her Husband

2. This Represents The Righteousness Of The Saints

a. This Is Not The Imputed Righteousness Of Christ

b. It Is The Righteous Works After Going Through The Fire


I Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

I Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:


D. What Exactly Is The Marriage Supper?

1. It Is Not The Wedding Itself

2. It Is The Supper That Follows A Wedding

3. It Will Be A Great Honor To Be Invited To This Feast

4. It Is A Supper In Contrast To The Supper In Verses 17-19

E. Who Are The Guests?

1. The Guests Are Not The Bride

2. The Guests Are All The Old Testament Saints

F. What Happens After The Wedding Supper?

1. The Guests Make Merry

2. The Bridegroom & Bride Change From Wedding Garments

3. The Bridegroom & Bride Go On Their Wedding Trip

a. Back To The Old Home Of The Bride – This Earth

b. The Bridegroom Will Destroy The Enemy

c. The Bridegroom Will Set Up The Kingdom

d. His Bride Will Reign With Him For 1000 Years – What A Honeymoon


V. The Battle Of Armageddon


Revelation 19:10 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.

Revelation 19:11 ¶ And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Revelation 19:12  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

Revelation 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Revelation 19:17 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;

Revelation 19:18 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 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.


A. In Chapter 6 We Saw A White Horse & Rider – Antichrist

B. This Is A Completely Different Rider

1. This Rider Has Eyes Like A Flame Of Fire

2. This Rider Has Many Crowns On His Head

3. This Rider Has A Sharp Sword Coming Out Of His Mouth

4. This Rider’s Name Is The Word Of God

5. This Rider Has On His Vesture And On His Thigh

King Of Kings And Lord Of Lords

C. The Bride Of Christ Will Accompany Christ Back To Earth

1. The Bride’s White Horses Clothed In Fine Linen – Clean & White

2. This Is The Fulfillment Of Enoch’s Prophecy


Jude 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,


3. Christ Does Not Come Unarmed

a. Out Of His Mouth Goeth A Sharp Sword

1. He Will Smite The Nations

2. He Will Rule Them With A Rod Of Iron

b. This Is A Fulfillment Of Psalm 2


Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Psalm 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

Psalm 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Psalm 2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Psalm 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Psalm 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

Psalm 2:10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Psalm 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.


Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Isaiah 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

Isaiah 11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Isaiah 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.


II Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

II Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:


Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Isaiah 63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

Isaiah 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

Isaiah 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

Isaiah 63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.


D. The Battle Of Armageddon

1. John Saw The Vision Of The Winepress – Foreview Of This Chapter


Revelation 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

Revelation 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

Revelation 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

Revelation 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

Revelation 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

Revelation 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.


2. Angel Was To Thrust In Sickle And Gather The Ripe Clusters

3. Vine Of The Earth Was Gathered And Put In The Winepress Of God’s Wrath

4 Trodden Without the City, and blood (not wine), came out of the Winepress, even unto the horses' bridles, by the space of a Thousand and Six Hundred Furlongs."

a. The Allied Armies Of Antichrist Will Occupy All Of Israel

b. Bozrah Is 200 Miles South – 600 Furlongs

c. The Blood Will Be Up To The Horses Bridles


Isaiah 34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

Isaiah 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.

Isaiah 34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

Isaiah 34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

Isaiah 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.

Isaiah 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

Isaiah 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.


Zechariah 14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

 Zechariah 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Zechariah 14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

Zechariah 14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

Zechariah 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

Zechariah 14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

Zechariah 14:10  All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.


VI. The Doom Of The Beast And The False Prophet – 3rd Doom


Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.


A. The Beast & The False Prophet Will Be Thrown Alive Into The Lake Of Fire

B. They Will Still Be Alive And Burning When Satsan Is In – 1000 Years


VII. The Doom Of The Ungodly Nations – 4th Doom


Revelation 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.


A. The Destruction In Terms Of Human Life Will Be Very Great

B. The Lord Makes Provisions Against Stench & Disease From Unburried Dead


Ezekiel 39:4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

Ezekiel 39:5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 39:6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 39:7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

Ezekiel 39:8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

Ezekiel 39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:

Ezekiel 39:10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

Ezekiel 39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

Ezekiel 39:19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

Ezekiel 39:20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 39:21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.

Ezekiel 39:22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

Ezekiel 39:23 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.


C. Israel Will Be 7 Months Buring The Bones


Ezekiel 39:12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

Ezekiel 39:13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 39:14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.

Ezekiel 39:15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.

Ezekiel 39:16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.