Sunday, 21 July 2013

Would You Attend The Wedding Ceremony?

Hi readers and followers, 

How was your weekend, how is it going?

My weekend was marvellous. I attended a friend’s wedding.The wedding ceremony was conducted on Friday and Saturday; Friday was for the Nigerian traditional wedding including the Registry while Saturday was for the English (Church) wedding. Both days were marvellous.  I had a great time, I met a lot of my old friends, we danced, we laughed, and we reminisced on...You want to know what we reminisced on?..feel free to ask me.  I recognised 70% of the guests at the wedding as we all previously lived in the same town.

I was looking forward to my friend’s wedding; I counted down till Friday. The countdown seemed forever given that I started counting down since the beginning of the year i.e.. I can remember that I sent whatsapp (I enjoy whats-apping by the way) messages to the bridesmaids in relation to the countdown (38 days to go...)

On the wedding day..including the traditional wedding...

My friend and her husband looked gorgeous. My friend looked beyond stunning, not only did her dress looked beautiful, the warm glow of love and smile that radiated from her face including her husband’s face were superb.

While they were proceeding with the church wedding ceremony, I pondered on the day that we are going to receive a wedding invitation for THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB.  At the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, only the people that have been invited can be present at the wedding.  I personally want to be invited for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. The same way that I met and recognised almost all the guests at my friend’s wedding, I would love to see you at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb’s wedding. 


 Would you want to be invited for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?


Are you wondering where this wedding is going to take place?  
The wedding is going to take place in heaven.

When would the wedding take place? 
The date has not been disclosed to us yet. However, when you read the book of Revelation in the Holy Bible, we were told that, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb will take place after the rapture, during the Tribulation and immediately after the judgement of rewards have been presented to believers.

At this wedding, Jesus is the Bridegroom.  Who is the Bride?  We are the Brides (Ephesians 5:27) states that the Bride will be presented to Jesus Christ (the Bridegroom), as pure and without any kind of stain,- holy and without faults (Paraphrased-Good News Translation).  Therefore, in order to be invited for the wedding and to be presented as the Bride, we must consciously (with the Help of the Holy Spirit) live a life that is pleasing to God at all times (It is the only way that we would ensure that we are without faults). 

A holy life is a MUST! (The Bible says that without holiness, no one can see the Lord-Hebrews 12:14b).

I can assure you that living a life of holiness is not cumbersome when you allow God to help you and also when you look beyond the way (some) things are done on earth.

Imagine, if my friend’s wedding dress was stained. She would have panicked, everyone would also have panicked. I'm certain that the dress would have been taken to an emergency dry cleaner or a wedding dress stain removal would have been purchased.

God wants you to be present at the wedding, He wants to invite you for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.  However, the Devil does not want majority of people to be present, and thus, he is doing everything within his power to ensure that you engage in things that displease God. 

The Devil wants you to burn in Hell, he requires companion to stay in an unending fire with him, and he wants to take a lot of people with him.  No wonder the Bible says that the road that leads to destruction is WIDE and many people enter through it while the road that leads to God’s Kingdom (unending fun, peace, etc) is NARROW (Matthew 7:13).

In order to be part of the wedding ceremony, these are the criteria that you must have met and you must continue to meet:

      A)  You must examine your ways (Examine yourself, whether ye be in faith -2 Corinthians 13:5).

     B)  Humble yourself before God (The Bible says that the Kingdom of heaven belongs to those who recognise that they are spiritually helpless-- Matthew 5:3 God's Word Translation).  One of my favourite scriptures/ my favourite Bible version.

      C)   Confess your sins to God.

      D)   Accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour.

      E)   Start living a life that is pleasing to God, in line with the Word of God.

Further reading and studying
The Book of Revelation in the Holy Bible, the Holy Bible is available online for free and you can also purchase it in book stores. 

Online Bible links:

Versions of the Holy Bible to read (according to my preference): Good News Translation, God’s Word Translation, New Century Version, New International Version, New King James Version and King James Version.

 -   Myss Lafunky

2 comments:

  1. May God help √ôs to keep our garments clean without spot or wrinkle as we pay attention to his spirit.
    Let our wedding planning be likened to our preparation for the glorious marriage supper of the lamb. The care we take for the working of our weddings or event here on earth shld be not be comparable to the care we put into prep for the marriage supper of the lamb (the marriage supper of the lamb shld be given higher priority and given more care so as to be able to enter).
    GOD FORBID WE MISS THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB

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    1. Amen! You are right, preparation for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb should be given the highest priority.

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