The Kingdom Wedding

by Shepherds Chapel -

The Kingdom Wedding takes place in three stages. It began in the first world age (first earth age) and it is spoken of in Romans chapter 1 when God set aside those that over­came Satan. He judged and justified them and He took them to wife. This doesn’t make them better than anyone else it simply means they already stood against Satan so God will intervene in their lives to accomplish His purpose.

God is more natural than we are, therefore He can use natural things, such as marriage to help us better understand the emotions and feelings that He relates to us. Man was created for our Father’s pleasure and companionship. His feelings for His creation is like that of a man and wife, who, through the union of marriage have become one. From the beginning of time the marriage festival was a great event. In Ephesians, chapter 5, Paul explains that Christ is to His church as a man is to his wife.

When Christ said, “Blessed are those that are barren ” (or without child), He spoke of all souls, whether they were in widowhood (already married) or virgin brides awaiting their husband. Blessed are those that are faithful to Him. Now when a spouse (husband) returns after years of absence and finds his love (wife) carrying a small child it is obvious he has been betrayed. Can you not understand the emotion, regardless of gender? It is no different spiritually. If you take on the spiritual beliefs of antichrist, from the small seed, to total impregnation of Satan’s deception, you betray your Husband-to-be. To those, Christ shall say, “I don’t even know you.” In Matthew 24, Christ said, “Woe to them who are with child”. He is speaking, again, to those who thought they were serving Him but were too caught up in the world’s traditions and spurious teachings, to know who they were marrying. Let’s look at the first bride in Isaiah.

Isiah 54:4 “Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.”

They won’t be ashamed because they were barren, and not confused by the traditions and teachings in the name of Christ in this earth age.

Isiah 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.”

He is your Maker; the Creator of your soul that inhabits your flesh body. You are to honor and respect your earthly parents, but your Maker that created your soul is your Husband. He made you for His pleasure and companionship.

Isiah 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.

Do you understand the importance God places on you with that statement? What greater honor could be bestowed on any creation? The next event in the kingdom wedding happens at the end of this earth age.

The virgins spoken of in Revelation, Chapter 14 are the only partakers at this point and Christ explains why in Matthew.

MATT 22:1-22 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 22. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son”

Jesus spoke in parables that were so simple a child could understand but those who won’t try, or believe they are not meant to know, cannot understand them. The king in this parable is the Holy Father and the son is His Son, Christ Jesus.

MATT 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding and they would not come.

Who sent forth? His apostles, Peter, James, Paul, etc. were. Picture John the Baptist, the last of a long list of prophets, crying of the Husband’s return. A marriage and a wedding; this is what the kingdom of God is about. John the Baptist prepared His way then, as there is a people crying now in this last generation, preparing the way for the return of their Husband. In the following verses Christ tells of those, especially the Kenite, who slew the Kings servants and how the wedding was open to the entire world. Finally, when the King comes and inspects the bunch, he is very disappointed.

MATT 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests. he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

You could call this garment the gospel armor, but I prefer the garment that is in Revelation; the garment of the righteous acts. This is the person who always said he never knew what the Word said but that he just had faith and believed. He never came to Christ for instructions as to what he was to accomplish nor who he was, etc. That person never knew Christ for the Word is Christ. Christ will say He doesn’t know him.

MATT 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how comest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

MATT 22:13 Then said the king to the servants. Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

That person didn’t even know what he did wrong! He was cast into outer darkness (this doesn’t say, or even imply hell - hell is when evil is being blotted out)

…bound by the Word to be taught in the millennium. But he/they will not be able to partake of the kingdom wedding until it’s consummation at the end of the millennium. This final event in the wedding takes place at the great white throne judgment, and there shall never be another.

MATT 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.

Few shall partake in the soon-coming wedding of our Lord. As stated in Revelation Chapter 14, these are the one hundred forty-four thousand and the kings and queens of the nations. Let’s finish in our study with Christ’s words through John in Revelation, Chapter 22. Here, God shows the love, importance, and responsibility He places on His chosen.

REV 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

John has come back to the earth, from heaven, to deliver a message that extends from Johns time to the consummation of the kingdom wedding.

The word “bride” in Greek means “young wife” or even “betrothed.” How can he equate the [Holy] Spirit with the bride? The Spirit speaks through the bride (His wife) to call all to His wedding. How precious is His charge and it is through love and understanding she returns her commitment.

In the simple and natural sense, God teaches His emotions as they mesh with our own. The kingdom of heaven, which is the King and His dominion, is just like a wedding and all are invited.