To the Victor Goes the Supper
"Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, in Your splendor and Your majesty. In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice…” - Psalm 45:3-4
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.” - Revelation 19:11
If you have witnessed any of the Royal weddings we have seen in Great Britain in the last decade, there appears to be no higher revelation of royalty than in the majesty of the marriage ceremony. And in none but recent times, to be invited to a wedding was both an invitation to witness a marriage and a call to enjoy the feast that followed. The book of Revelation amounts to just such a wedding invitation for each of us, where like in a wedding, the glory of each participant is fully unveiled.
In Revelation Chapter 19, we see an image of the glorious King first shown to us in Psalm 45, a wedding song. The humble Christ that we see in the Gospels, His true glory veiled not unlike Moses, comes to Earth again as the Conquering King of Kings. And like the fattened calf, reserved for the largest feast, His enemies have assembled to learn firsthand of His wonderful wrath.
The prey has been cornered, His arrows have been drawn back on the bow, and one word from our King’s mouth will furnish the feast of our Marriage Supper to the Lamb. Are you ready to eat?
Daily Battle Order:
The wrath of God has been reserved for His enemies, to provide a feast for His Bride. Are you thinking of God rightly today, that you are a guest of His wedding reception and not the aim of His arrows, nor His prey? Have you sat down at the table He has prepared for you and enjoyed the victory He has won for you? Intimacy strengthens every marriage. Let today be a meal that draws you closer to the One who has sought for you, as a man seeks for a wife.