RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL
LESSON FORTY-NINE Sunday, 7th August 2016
THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB
MEMORY VERSE: “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.” – Revelation 19:9b
BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 19:1-14
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:
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.
3 And again they said Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying Amen; Alleluia.
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
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
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.
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
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.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Marriage, in this context, symbolises the union between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:22-32). It is, however,important to note that the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the next event after the second coming of Christ for the saints. May the Holy Spirit teach us and bless us richly as we look at this topic in details (1 Timothy 6:14; Acts 1:10-11).
—– LESSON OUTLINES —–
1. WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE IS THE MARRIAGE?
2. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SAINTS?
3. WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE MARRIAGE?
WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE IS THE MARRIAGE?
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the consummation of the union between Christ, the Bridegroom and the Church, the bride, without spot or wrinkles. (Ephesians 5:27; Revelations 19:1-14; Matthew 25:1-13). The marriage will take place between the period of the second coming of Christ for the saints and His return to the earth to reign with the saints. The wife is the redeemed or saints of all ages who will have part in the first resurrection and who will live in the New Jerusalem forever (Revelations 21 :2).
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SAINTS?
i. To assemble the saints for the last supper with Christ.
ii. To present the just of all ages to God, the Father and fulfil their main eternal purpose.
iii. To wipe away tears from the faces of the saints.
iv. To take away the saints from the earth before the activities of the anti-Christ.
v. To take away the saints before the tribulation.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE MARRIAGE?
i. Those who belong to Christ (2 Corinthians 5: 17).
ii. Those who earnestly desire His second coming and are watchful (Matthew 25:1-13): whose patience and visions are not darkened.
iii. Those who do not get distracted and lose focus completely before the Bridegroom comes.
iv. Those whose holiness has not been polluted and whose garment of righteousness has not been stained (Revelations 21 :8, 27; Hebrews 12:14).
v. Those who obey His commands and whose citizenship is in Heaven (Revelations 22:14-15; Ephesians 2:14-16; Matthew 7:21-23).
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb, like all biblical prophecies, will be fulfilled. You cannot afford to miss it. Pray to God to keep you standing in Him and count you worthy of this great and unique event
1. Who qualifies for the marriage?
2. Name four important reasons for the Marriage?
Blessed Week with the Holy Spirit
o MONDAY: Hebrews 9:27 – None will escape judgement.
o TUESDAY: Matthew 25:46 – Faithful ones will enjoy eternal life.
o WEDNESDAY: 1Corinthians 3:15- Every man’s work shall be judged.
o THURSDAY: Matthew 25:25 -Use your talent wisely.
o FRIDAY: Revelations 22:12 – Christ is coming soon.
o SATURDAY: Hebrews 12:29-God is a consuming fire.
o SUNDAY: 2 Peter 3:10 – Be prepared for the day of the Lord.