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The King Marries His Bride Part 2

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September 10, 2021 1:00 am

The King Marries His Bride Part 2

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September 10, 2021 1:00 am

The marriage supper of the Lamb will be a dinner like no other. The redeemed from every age will be gathered at that table. Christ will invite all those for whom He died to eat with Him in heaven. In this message, we learn about the glorious day when the King marries His bride. 

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Jesus on the marriage supper of the Lamb will be a dinner like no other meaning will be the redeemed of all ages, rice, and will invite all those who died for to eat with him in heaven. More teaching on the ultimate wedding church in Chicago. This is running to win Sir teaching sauce make it across the finish line in the sequence of events yet to come.

Where does the marriage supper date is quite obvious that the marriage supper of the Lamb follows the judgment Christ at the judgment seat of Jesus Christ.

All issues are adjudicated.

Eternity begins and then of course we enter into what we are talking about here, namely the marriage supper of the Lamb know if you asked specifically when it begins. Of course I don't know because it seems very obvious that after the marriage supper of the Lamb Jesus returns in glory and power and the redeemed are with him. What an opportunity this is for us to study God's word and you know I believe so deeply that prophecy is intended to change lives that I've written a book entitled the King is coming. The subtitle is 10 events that will change our future for ever for a gift of any amount. This book can be yours. You can go to RTW offer.com or you can call us at 1-888-218-9337. Now let us try to understand as best we can as you have described it. Dave and marriage like none other.

Jesus was criticizing the Jews were thinking that they had an entitlement to the kingdom because they said to themselves, well you know we have the right lineage and Jesus said you might have the right lineage physically, but you never received Messiah. You do not have a heart of it is open to God and then he needs a centurion in the centurion has great faith. And Jesus says these words, he says, verily, I say to you, many shall come from the east and from the west and from the south, and they shall sit in the kingdom with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and another account. He also adds the prophets and then he says, but the children of the kingdom that is to say, those who thought they had entitlement. They will be shot out in a place of darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. All of the words of Jesus are words of rebuke words of warning and words of great care so I can imagine that the people who are there. They may indeed be the Old Testament saints, not just want you to visualize it. Millions of people comprise the bride of Jesus Christ. Now it's time for the wedding and suddenly all these Old Testament saints that have been resurrected. Come marching in. There is, indeed, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and I'm sure that we instantly recognize them, we think to ourselves. Look at their first sure there is Samson after all he was mentioned in the 11th chapter of Hebrews and all these people all there is Rahab I remember something about her and there she is in the heavenly kingdom rank after rank. Thousands upon thousands are gathering together for the marriage supper of the Lamb. You still pastor loser who's gonna serve us. I don't know who's going to service but I know one person who will and I'm not making this up. This is a passage of Scripture. I've often contemplated, and if I think about it too long. I might break out weeping son going to go very fast. It occurs in the 12th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus said blessed are those who, when the master comes they are found to be waiting for him, for he says they shall sit down and the master himself shall gird him self with the close of the servant and shelves serve them. Luke 1237. I can imagine there are many of us who like Peter with a large enough to serve me remember when Jesus wanted to wash Peter's feet. No, no, not my feet, Lord, Lord, Lord, can't you just imagine people up jumping up and saying, Lord, you sit down serve you and then he'll say don't remember how I taught you that in the kingdom he who serves is greater than he who rules and Jesus is going to service his Old Testament a wedding feast where we can eat not what you're thinking of what's on the menu. I don't know exactly what is on the menu but I do know what were going to drink. I do know that much in a Jewish wedding. It was very important for the bride and the groom to drink new wine I'm you were talking about the finest of all wine they would keep that line as long as was necessary and they would save the very best for the wedding feast.

Maybe the wind was saved to something like the wind that Jesus made at the Cana of Galilee wedding where they were upset with the host because they said you have The best wine to last. They didn't know where it had come from going to be very good wine, no doubt about it. That's what was served in the Orthodox Jewish wedding. Now come with me to the New Testament. One day Jesus gathered his disciples together and says to them.

I am going to invite you to share with me the Passover and so they gathered together and in the midst of that feast is all of you know Jesus Christ takes bread and he breaks it and he says this is my body which was broken for you this. Do in remembrance of me. And then we discovered that he took the cup, and he said this cup is the new covenant in my blood. This drink in remembrance of me. And then in Matthew 26 he made this amazing statement.

He said I will not drink of the fruit of the vine again until I drink it new with you in the father's kingdom.

The best wine will be saved for that and even those of us who don't drink wine on earth is not going to be good wine as we enjoy the wedding feast. As I say it's very difficult for us to put our mind around all of this because some of it may be symbolic but you say today, pastor, loser, what is really the bottom line. I mean if you're going to bring the plane down where you going to land tell you that if there's anything in this passage that is important. It is the intimacy and the closeness that we are going to have with Jesus Christ. The intimacy and the closeness and when I said that Israel was invited to the wedding. I don't mean to imply that there are going to be various gradations in heaven is going to be some second-class citizens. Some first-class citizens. No no no no will all be together but God oftentimes makes distinctions on earth and for a time he may make distinctions in heaven.

But the thing that is most remarkable is the closeness that we have with Jesus. You know what Paul says in Colossians, he says, when Christ, who is our light, shall he says, then, shall we also appear with him in glory, to realize what that means.

The entire universe is going to see how close we are to Jesus. Every demon every Angel, every unconverted person who is on planet Earth when Jesus Christ returns and they see that we are next to him. It says we will also be revealed with him in glory.

And you even imagine what it's going to be like. I know that in weddings today.

The big issue of course is the beauty of the bride what she's wearing how she comes down the aisle, the groom, I mean he could be standing there and not doing much of anything and nobody know the difference.

But I tell you in heaven.

It's going to be very different than that throughout all of eternity. People are not going to ask the question, they are not going to ask the question is the bride is not the question. The question that is going to be asked is hello is the groom who is that blue is the Lamb of God that read deemed to his church and cleansed, or that he should marry her.

Who is this king that descends, who is this Alpha and Omega. It is Jesus Christ the Lord King of Kings and Lord of lords. God of all God's that's who it is and the focus will be on him.

The apostle Paul said in the 11th chapter of Corinthian's he made the statement he says I have betrothed you to Christ and he said I want you to be a pure virgin. Remember during the engagement. The whole point is whether or not your pure whether or not the bride and the groom are being faithful and true to each other and waiting for one another and then pauses. But I fear less as the serpent deceived Eve so your pure minds might be led astray by the simplicity that is in some want to ask you today, are you being true to the bride and the bridegroom eyes should say are you being true to him. You're engaged to him. If you're a believer and let me speak now to a different category of people does the name to reach and Michelle Saylor mean anything to you. Maybe you forgot about. They are the ones you know that snuck into the White House and got past security and ended up actually being able to shake hands and to speak to our president was an embarrassment for the Secret Service. Needless to say, just want you to know that nobody arrives in heaven and gets past security, nobody arrives and says well here I am, and I think I should be admitted to. I will never happen. There, Jesus told an interesting parable. He told a parable about a man who showed up for a wedding feast and didn't have the right garment and he was instantly spotted and he was asked to leave. I don't know how I can make this any clearer to you today that I'm making it. But unless you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior unless you believe on him. You will not arrive in heaven.

I love to tell that story that some of you may have heard me tell years ago about the time that it was actually in the White House and in the oval office.

I was speaking over in Washington DC and a member of the president. Secret Service detail said would you like to going to the Oval Office tomorrow. It was a holiday and the president was out of town. This was when the first President Bush was president and so security maybe was in this tight as it is today, but he asked me if I wanted to go into the Oval Office the next day. Have you ever had somebody say something to you and you know without praying about it that it's God's will was going to say no to that. So we meet there and I had my two daughters with me and the will and I only had two that we have three daughters to her with me and that we went past that little house with all the Secret Service agents. They basically looked at us and then they looked at him and they say oh you're with him just go on and when you get to the White House on the step other Secret Service agents.

They just looked at us and then they looked at him and they said oh you're with him ON and then they said oh you're with him go in and then you go in the hallway and then standing there at the door of the Oval Office. There is one more guard and he allowed us to go in that we couldn't go to the president's desk. We could put our foot into the oval office. Imagine with me.

We die in a great Holocaust.

Imagine with me that we land on the other side and suddenly there it is on the other side of the curtain that we need Jesus. And I want you to visualize sentries of angels all the way to the father's house. Standing guard and then the angels look at us and they see Jesus is going to accompany us and they say you're with him on.

We need more angels who say oh you're with him go on and then in the distance we see the glory of God and God is more holy and more righteous and more pure than we ever dreamed that he was and suddenly we have a flashback because among us there. Some were really big centers. Some committed crimes of immorality, and theft and selfishness. That is just it just an end among those of us who perhaps didn't commit those sins we have enough of our own and we begin to look to ourselves and we begin to say we can't go and we can go and we can we can't go in but the angel says you're with him go on, and so we get escorted all the way into the father's house. Why, because we have the righteousness of Christ credited to our account. The only way to get to heaven to make it to the wedding feast. Let's pray together now of God is spoken to you today and you've never received Christ as Savior. You can do that even right now you can say Jesus save me, you can accept him for those of you who know him, I have to ask you if you and I are being pure for the one to whom we are engaged father throughout all of eternity will sing over and over and over again worthy is the Lamb that was slain. We thank you in Jesus name, amen. My friend, I want you to stay tuned for just a moment. If you've never come to saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Today is the day in which you can believe on him and be saved. The only way we can be escorted into the presence of God as if we are with Jesus and being with Jesus, means that eventually we will have all of the rights and privileges that he has is the son of God. Don't misunderstand, we never become Jesus, we never become God but we participate in all those blessings want you right now.

Admit your sinfulness and your need for a Savior say Lord Jesus, I no longer depend upon myself.

I depend upon you. I repent of my sins, I trust you as my Savior and you will be received by the only one who can bring us all the way to the father.

You know, I've written a book entitled the King is coming. It contains content. Of course from these messages having a book in your hands is something that you can look at and read and reread and underline. This is a resource that I think will be a tremendous blessing to you and to those whom you know for a gift of any amount.

It can be yours. Here is what you do go to RTW offer.com that's RTW offer.com or you can call us at 1-888-218-9337 so. First of all I want to say to all those who have trusted Jesus Christ today welcome to the family of God, and those of you have been listening to the ministry of running to win and you have never contributed. Remember for a gift of any amount.

The book can be yours.

The king is coming go to RTW offer.com or call us at 1-888-218-9337 we exist for one reason and that is to help people to understand who Jesus is to trust him and to be faithful all the way to the finish line. Thanks for your prayers and for your help. It's time now for another chance for you to ask Pastor look certain question about the Bible or the Christian life.

Many marriages face uphill climb.

These days, Marine has written in need of counsel about her marriage. She says I'm at a crossroads in my marriage to my knowledge, my husband is secretly involved in pornography is physically incapable of intimacy with me. His family has a history of sexual sin and one of their teenage relatives who was a repeat sex offender lives with them.

I've given my husband to God, just as you frequently tell us to do.

That gives me a measure of peace, but the situation is intensifying.

What do I do Marine, a couple of things. First of all, my heart goes out to you.

I can imagine how difficult this is for you and especially if you have children.

What that means to them, etc. but a couple of comments. First of all, you say that your husband is secretly involved in pornography, to your knowledge, I hope that if you believe that that you have a good solid basis to believe that and it is simply a suspicion and I'm assuming that, given your question that you are convinced that that is the case, so that's number one number two what you need to understand is what your husband really desires is for him to continue in this secret sin without any bumps along the road. He wants to be able to do it, and to manage the consequences and to believe the lie that he's not hurting anyone that this is something that he can do and it does not affect anyone else. That's the lie that he wants to continue to believe. So what you need to do after admonishing him and letting him know that you know about this and that this is a situation that cannot continue what you need to do is to make sure that there are some bumps along the road, that consequences will be in his future.

For example, sharing the problem with this pastor, exposing it in some way I don't mean publicly to stand up and expose it, but that you are going to go for counseling you are going to go for help and he won't be able to continue in his sin without some kind of a response either yes or no.

Either he goes for help or he doesn't.

So, God will lead you and what that next step needs to be. Now the question of the your relationship with your husband you have to ask the question. Also, if there is no change, especially in your marriage continues to be rocky, you need to ask the question how much are you willing to put up with how much are you willing to live with for the sake of your testimony for the benefit of your children, etc. and in some marriages, there may be wives who simply say that for the benefit of my testimony and the children.

I continue to hang in there. There may be other options.

I suggest that you see a counselor to find out what those are, but the bottom line is I pray that God might bring healing to him to your husband with reference to his family that you asked about family that has a history of sexual sin with a repeat offender living with them, etc. it's really a separate issue and you can't fix that, as a matter fact you can't even fix your husband Marine you're going to have to trust God. But I would simply say that if possible, make sure that there are some boundaries between your husband and his family. I don't mean to cut them off completely, but he needs to see that he needs to get on a different road to leave the past behind to leave the family sins behind him and get on to a new future. Even as I speak. I'm praying that God will grant him the grace to do that and you the wisdom to know what your next step should be.

God bless you, thank you Marine and thank you Dr. lutes are if you'd like to hear your question answered. You can just go to our website@rtwoffer.com and click on ask Pastor lutes or or call us at 1-888-218-9337 that's 1-888-218-9337 you can write to us running to win 1635 N. LaSalle Boulevard Chicago, IL 60614. The Bible tells about a future antichrist, a great leader who seeks and the worship of mankind.

This evil being the arrival to the real Jesus his career will mimic that of Christ as he dies and is raised again next time I'm running to win this the king tolerates his arrival. This is Dave McAllister running to win is sponsored by the church

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