Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2018-05-02 ILC Chapel — Only by being Jesus’ companion…

2018 Chapels -
Only by being Jesus’ companion can we attend the banquet of God in heaven.

 

Date : 2018-05-02
Speaker : Professor John Reim

Revelation 19:6–9 (Listen)

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,


  “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 her to clothe herself
    with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

And the angel said1 to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”

Footnotes

[1] 19:9 Greek he said

(ESV)

Hymn: TLH 656, st. 1,2: Behold a Host, Arrayed in White

Hymnary.org Organ Audio



1. Behold a host, arrayed in white, 
Like thousand snow-clad mountains bright, 
With palms they stand. Who is this band 
Before the throne of light? 
Lo, these are they of glorious fame 
Who from the great affliction came 
And in the flood of Jesus’ blood 
Are cleansed from guilt and blame. 
Now gathered in the holy place, 
Their voices they in worship raise, 
Their anthems swell where God doth dwell, 
Mid angels’ songs of praise. 

2. Despised and scorned, they sojourned here; 
But now, how glorious they appear! 
Those martyrs stand a priestly band, 
God’s throne forever near. 
So oft, in troubled days gone by, 
In anguish they would weep and sigh, 
At home above the God of Love 
For aye their tears shall dry. 
They now enjoy their Sabbath rest, 
The paschal banquet of the blest; 
The Lamb, their Lord, at festal board 
Himself is Host and Guest.