How Can a Bride Prepare for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?
With all the vivid metaphors we have for Yeshua (Jesus), our Messiah—the Shepherd, the Door, the Vine, the Chief Cornerstone, etc.—why is “the Lamb” the primary name He chooses to use for Himself in the book of Revelation? And why is it that the Bride of Messiah is married to the Lamb?
Presentation of the Bride
Using material found in his latest book, Messiah in the End Times, Sam Nadler addressed this question and more in an online webinar presented by the Besorah Institute. Viewers tuned in to hear Sam speak about “the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.”
Sam noted that there are four stages to a Jewish wedding, and he added that his wife, Miriam Nadler, explains those four steps beautifully in her book, Eternally Desired. His brief seminar focused on the two aspects of the Marriage of the Lamb, which is the last stage: the Marriage Celebration of the Lamb, then the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. But before the wedding ceremony, there must be a Presentation of the Bride.
The Lamb of God…
Though Yeshua informed us that there is no marriage in heaven (Luke 20:35), there is yet the marriage to the Lamb because marriage depicts the unique unity which fulfills His prayer for us in John 17:21… “that they may be perfected in unity” (vs. 23).
We expect Sam to seamlessly anchor New Covenant (New Testament) teaching with Old Covenant truth, and he did not disappoint. For example, he compared the marriage requirements for Levitical priests, who could only marry a virgin (Leviticus 21:13), to the bride of the Lamb, who must be pure and spotless. (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Regarding the repeated references to “the Lamb,” the entire message of the Bible is that the blood of the Lamb is the focal point of our faith. As Sam loves to say, “The finished work of Messiah, the Lamb of God, is God’s perfect work.”
A call to action…
The webinar wrapped up with questions submitted by viewers from the various platforms. Some questions were about the broader scope of end-time events in Revelation (“Are Tribulation saints included in the ‘Body of Messiah’?” “Where do these events fall in line with Armageddon?” “Is it your opinion that we are close to revealing the anti-messiah?” “If believers’ works are judged at the Bema, and there won’t be any tears in heaven, does that mean we won’t have regrets for things we did NOT do for Him?”)
Sam was careful to give ‘chapter and verse’ where they clearly addressed these issues, and he noted where Scripture doesn’t speak specifically definitively on others.
This writer appreciates any and all teaching from Sam Nadler: he simply cannot share biblical truth without making practical application and a call to action. For some of the audience, it is to continually be purified by God’s Word, as 1 John 3:3 teaches. For others, it is to place their trust in the blood of Yeshua (Jesus)–their Messiah and Savior.
To the Jew especially, and equally to the Gentile
There was much more content to his message. You may view this teaching on Word of Messiah’s YouTube channel under the playlist “Webinars and other presentations.” Better yet, you can read Sam’s book, Messiah in the End Times, and learn about it for yourself! You can purchase your copy of the book in the Word of Messiah Bookstore.
Word of Messiah prayerfully regards invitations to share Sam with churches and other organizations who want to learn how to live out the Good News—“to the Jew especially, and equally to the Gentile.” (Romans 1:16, the Complete Jewish Bible.)