Friday, November 29th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"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 the true sayings of God" (Revelation 19:9 KJV)
Often, when a sinner is led to Christ, some say there’s a great party in heaven, because of what Jesus said in Luke 15:10: “…there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Even though the Bible doesn’t quite say there’s a party in heaven when a sinner comes to Christ, it does talk about a great party in heaven that we’re all going to be a part of; it’s the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
We’re going for a party in heaven. Don’t you like that? And it’s going to be the party of all parties! So, all those who think heaven will be a boring place are misguided; they’re not thinking right. Read the Bible! Papa God is organising a big party and we’re coming from every generation for the massive celebration. We’re not going to heaven, panting and saying, “Thank God; we barely made it!” No; we’re going to be “high-fiving” ourselves, excited in ways words can’t describe as we’re celebrated by the Father and the holy angels.
It’s the reason we’re preaching and teaching God’s Word all around the world, so many more can be reached and brought in for this great jamboree in God’s presence; a shindig of praise, worship and adoration. Read it in the prophetic words of John in Revelation 19:6: “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” Glory to God!
Are you getting ready for the party? Our work and labour of love aren’t in vain; whatever you’re doing for the Lord, keep at it. Put your whole life into it, because we’re going to be rewarded and crowned. Everything you do or sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel is being recorded, and on that day, besides the blessings you’ve received and enjoyed on earth, He’ll say to you, “...Well done, thou good and faithful servant...” (Matthew 25:21).
PRAYER "Dear Lord, thank you for the privilege to be a custodian of the Gospel and to participate in the ministry of reconciliation. Thank you for the reassurance that my work and labour of love aren’t in vain. My commitment to the Gospel and its spread around the world remain unabated, as I earnestly look forward to the soon return of Christ, the eternal King of glory. Hallelujah!"
FURTHER STUDY Revelation 19:6-7; Colossians 3:23-24 NIV; Malachi 3:16-18
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Peter 3 Ezekiel 41-42
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 16:1-11 1 Chronicles 29