Focus on Heaven and Rejoice

The mood in Revelation 19:1-8 is happy rather than somber in the previous chapter because the attention is now on heaven. The Great Tribulation is now coming to an end.

Marriage is often used to describe the relationship of Christ to the church. In this vision of John, the wedding of the Lamb has come and the bride has made herself ready for the bridegroom (v. 7).

This is a great time of jubilation for Christians because the moment has come to be with the Savior forever. We all have a part to play in getting the bride ready. First, the church will be purified from errors, divisions, and corruptions by accepting the marriage offer of the Lamb. Second, there will be a desire to be properly clothed for the wedding in fine linen, clean and white; in the robes of Christ’s righteousness. Third, there will be a willingness to receive what is given for this joyous event.

There are a lot of things to be down about in present times but there is much to look forward to. This day with God, look forward to how wonderful it will be in heaven when we all are rejoicing with the Lord.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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