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Jesus Christ's Marriage (Revelation 19.10)

"At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, 'Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.'" (Revelation 19.10)✞

New Testament Metaphor

The AlmightyThe idea of the "marriage of the Lamb" may seem to us a strange metaphor, but it contains certain great truths. In any real marriage, there must be four things which must also be in the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Christian. A loveless marriage is a contradiction in terms. There is intimate communion, so intimate that a man and his wife become one flesh. Jesus Christ's marriage must be the closest relationship in all of our life. There is nothing like the joy of loving and of being loved by Jesus. If Christianity does not bring joy, it does not bring anything. No marriage can last without faithfulness, and the Christian must be as faithful to Jesus Christ as Jesus Christ is to him or her.

Almighty

This passage calls God by a particular name, the Almighty. The word is "pantokrator", translated literally as "the one who controls all things." The significant thing about this great word is that it occurs ten times in the New Testament. Once it is in an Old Testament quotation in 2 Corinthians 6.17-18, "Therefore, 'Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.' And, 'I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." The other nine occurences of "Almighty" are in Revelation. In other words, "Almighty" is the characteristic title for God in Revelation.

"Jesus Christ's Marriage"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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