Friday, December 16, 2011

Revelation perfect "harmony."

When I began to study the book of Revelation I begin to see the complete and perfect "harmony" that Revelation has with all the Bible. One of the promises themes that runs throughout the Bible is God’s promise Wedding to Israel. (Isaiah 62)

In Matthew, Jesus spoke in parables about the wedding feast, and said: "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, "and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. "Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding." ' "But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business "And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. "But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. (Matthew 22:2-7)

A call went out to them that were bidden, “as in already invited to the wedding.” In its 1st-century Palestine setting, the parable in Matthew 22:1-14 is one of many which Jesus declares that God was going to bring about His kingdom. The time had come when God was going to consummate all his promises to Israel including the wedding.

The king sends his servants to call them in, and they would not come. Then he sends forth other servants to tell them again, and they still don't come. Did you see the mercy the Lord showed in this parable on the ones bidden (Israel) to the wedding? Two times the Lord asked the people of Israel to come and they chose not to.

They PAID NO ATTENTION to the second invitation and ignored the king in favor of their agriculture and commerce. And the rest of the servants the (prophets) they seized and treated spitefully, and killed. Jesus speaking to Pharisee, and scribes later said, "Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city. (Matthew 23:34)

Paul confirms this as well. Act 7:52 "Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, 1Thessalonians 2:15 who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,

Notice also that those the king invited to make light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. " They thought more of their agriculture and commerce than the king's invitation to come to the wedding. Jerusalem was a beautiful city, and the center of the commercial world, which trades and does commerce with the nations of the world John tell us when all these things were destroyed the merchants will cry and weep. (Revelation 18:11-19)

Next the king was going to sent out his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. (Matthew 22:7; Luke 19:43; 21:20-22)

The analogy of Matthew 22:1:7 refers unmistakably to the time when Babylon/Jerusalem is destroyed as will. There are two very important parallels that should not be over looked. One there is gong to be a wedding. Two the king will send out his armies, to destroy those murderers, who killed his servants and burned up their city.

These events Jesus mentioned are synonymous with John’s teaching in Revelation after all Jesus was John’s teacher. In Revelation 18:24 we see that it was Babylon the Harlot Jerusalem who killed the “prophets and saints” and were guilty of “all who were slain on the earth.” That city would be burned. Revelation 18:18 and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying “What is like this great city?

What happened after God the king sent out his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. The wedding of the Lamb begins. Revelation 19: 6:9 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready." And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."

John’s prophecy is in perfect harmony with Jesus’ teaching in (Matthew 22:2-7) The Wedding motif in Revelation, demands that we place Revelation in the first century context along with the fall of Jerusalem that Jesus also mentioned in (Matthew 22:7)