RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL LESSON FORTY-NINE SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST 2018
TOPIC: RAPTURE: THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB
*SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN*
*1.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.
*2.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
Both young and old will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.
*3.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.
*4.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee.
*5.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.
*6.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?
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 true sayings of God.” – Revelations 19:9b
BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelations 19:1-14
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power [belong] to the Lord our God!
“For true and righteous [are] His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants [shed] by her.”
Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!”
And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!”
Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”
And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed [are] those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”
And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See [that you do] not [do that!] I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
His eyes [were] like a flame of fire, and on His head [were] many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
He [was] clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
Marriage, in this context, symbolises the union between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:22-32). It is, however, important to note that the second coming of Christ with the Saints to reign on earth is the next event after the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. May the Holy Spirit teach us and bless us richly as we look at this topic in details (Daniel 7:13; 1Timothy 6:14; Acts 1:10-11).
1. What, when and where is the marriage?
2. Importance and qualification for the marriage.
WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE IS THE MARRIAGE?
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the Lamb is the consummation of the union between Christ, the Bridegroom and the Church (without spot or wrinkles) (Ephesians 5:27; Revelations 19:1-14; Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 25:1-13). It is one of the greatest biblical prophesies. The Marriage will take place after the rapture and before the second coming of Christ (with the saints) to the earth (Revelations 19:1-21). Christ is the Bridegroom. 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, 2:9-10).
IMPORTANCE AND QUALIFICATION FOR THE MARRIAGE
The marriage is important for the following reasons:
1. To assemble the saints for the last supper with Christ (Matthew 26:29).
2. To present the just of all ages to God, the Father, and fulfil their main eternal purpose (John 17:12).
3. To wipe away tears from the faces of the saints (Revelations 7:17; 21:4)
4. To take away the saints from the earth before the activities of the anti-Christ and the great tribulation (Isaiah 57:1).
Those who will qualify for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb must be those who belong to Christ (2Corinthians 5:17), earnestly desiring His second coming and watching (Matthew 25:1-13). Those whose patience and visions are not darkened. Those who do not get distracted and lose focus completely before the Bridegroom comes. Those whose holiness is not polluted and their garment not stained. Those whose garment is righteousness and always right on time (Matthew 21:10-14; Revelations 21:8-27; Hebrews 12:14). Those that obey His commandments and whose citizenship is in Heaven (Revelations 22:14-15; Ephesians 2:16; Matthew 7:21-23).
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb, like all biblical prophecies, will be fulfilled. Our Lord Jesus Christ will have His last supper with the Church without spots or wrinkles. Are you a member of His kingdom? Do you earnestly desire it? 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?