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Who Is the Bride of Christ and Who Are the Guests at the Wedding Supper?


Who is the Bride of Christ? Who are the guests at the wedding supper?  What does the Bible say about this?  The Bride of Christ is the (true) church and the guests at the wedding supper are faithful Christians.


The bride of Christ is the church of God, which is composed of truly repentant and faithful Christians.  For example, Revelation 19:6-8 reports rejoicing in heaven when God’s kingdom takes control of the world:  “Hallelujah!  For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.  Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted to her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure”—for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.”  Hence, it should be no surprise that the guests to the wedding supper are righteous Christians, as per Revelation 19:9, the next verse:  “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.”  Those who wish to be saved respond to the command, “Come,” just like the Bride does, in Revelation 22:17.  Notice also that the great city of God, the New Jerusalem, where Christians will live forever with God the Father and the Son, is called the bride of Christ in Revelation 21:9-10.  Paul in Eph. 5:23, 31-32 makes an analogy between a man married to a woman and Christ and the church:  “For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. . . . ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’  This mystery is a profound one, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” 


So then, who are the guests to the wedding supper?  Look carefully the parable that’s part of the Olivet Prophecy in Matthew 25:1-13.  The ten maidens or virgins had to wait for the bridegroom to come.  Symbolically, they represent the church while the groom is Jesus.  When He comes, five of the maidens who were so lackadaisical spiritually missed out on marrying the bridegroom, who is Jesus (verse 10).  Those Christians who were ready went into the marriage feast while the others were shut out.  Finally, consider reading the parable in Matt. 22:1-14.  Note that the bad servants, who represent people who rejected Jesus as Savior, choose not to go to the wedding feast.  Then one man chooses to go, but he doesn’t spiritually clean himself up, which is symbolized by his not wearing the right clothes for a wedding, so he’s thrown out.  So it’s obvious that the (proper) wedding guests are called and faithful Christians.


The church is the bride of Christ and the wedding guests are faithful Christians.  May we be blessed to endure until the end to be part of those groups! 


Eric Snow


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