In the 6th chapter of John, Jesus said: "Except you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man you have no life In you. But ministers today are trying to feed people the flesh (or words of men rather than God). But, we must partake of the body and blood of Jesus Christ if we would live. When we take of His Word we partake of His flesh. In the Bible we read: "The Word became flesh and dwelt among men." There is a great supper going on and Babylon has her table spread. But there are some who won't sit down to it. These are God's true children. Why not? Because they have already eaten something better. Thank God!
In the 19th chapter of Revelation, we read, "After these things" (after the fulfillment of this 18th chapter), after the Word of God has been turned loose on old Babylon and she is fallen and God reaps out of her a people (and they are gathering together, and God's true ministry sets her on fire with the fire of His Word, God's eternal Word and the Holy Spirit). When we get Babylon on fire the saints start rejoicing the holy saints of God, wherever they are. There is one thing the saints rejoice in and that is old time, Holy Ghost fire and brimstone preaching of God's eternal Word.
In the sounding of the trumpets, you will find In the 9th chapter of Revelation that they did hell fire preaching and put an end to the sin business. Through that preaching men either died in their sins or they died out to sin and became alive unto Christ. Reading further we find that they "With their heads they do hurt." (I'm not preaching on that now, but just carry the thought). You will be able to see what has happened to us in the very day in which we live. Revelation 19: "After these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven saying: Allelulia, salvation, and glory, and honor, and power to the Lord our God. For true and righteous are His judgments: For He hath Judged the great whore (old Babylon), which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. And again they say, Allelulia. And her smoke rose up forever and ever, And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts (symbolizing the saints of all ages), which represent the four dispensations Of time; Anti-diluvian, Mosaic, Prophetic and the Holy Ghost Dispensation--for God had people under all four of them.
In Revelation, chapter 4, the four beasts had eyes before and behind. Those four beasts symbolize the saints of all ages. Those back In the Old Testament had eyes before. They looked forward to Calvary. They believed In Him who was to come. Paul said that when Christ died on the cross the transgressions of those under the law were forgiven. And they had eyes behind. We who live in this side of Calvary look back to Calvary. Ezekial saw them as living creatures, saw the same vision that John saw in the Revelation, and the four and twenty elders symbolizing the prophets and the apostles, twelve each. What did they do? They fell down before God that sat on the throne saying, "Amen, Allelulia," and a voice came out of the throne saying, "Praise our God, all ye servants." That takes in you and I. "And ye that fear Him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, "Allelulia, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."
This is a glimpse of the saints of all ages, a multitude that no man can number. In Revelation 7: we see a group. Verse 9, "After this I beheld and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds and people and tongues stood before the throne, and before the Lamb clothed with white robes and palms in their hands". A group that came out of Babylon in 1880. This was the group that John did not know about. John had only lived in the morning time of the church. John said (in so many words) who are these? I know about the morning time church but who are these coming in white? These have come out of the tribulation that came on the morning church. These are the saints of the evening light.
In the next verse he said, "Let us rejoice." When people come out of Babylon and experience the victory that God has for His people, over the beast and his image, and his mark, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass mingled with fire, why should we not rejoice and give honor unto Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her it was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, pure and white; for the fine linen Is the righteousness of the saints.. And he saith unto me, "Write, "Blessed, are they, which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He said unto me these are the true sayings of God."
Now, many People want to take the Word of God in a literal way, especially millennialists, who are looking forward to a big marriage supper at the second coming of Christ. They seem to think that when Jesus comes we are going to have chicken and beans. There is some flesh that needs to be crucified. These are spiritual things. The marriage supper of the Lamb is going on right now. What are the saints feasting on? The saints are feasting on the precious word of God at the marriage supper of the Lamb. We will have no literal marriage supper. But some will say, "We are not the wife of Christ yet." The scripture did not say His girl friend or His fiancee. She's Already His wife, and has made herself ready.
Paul says In Romans 7, that we are freed from the old law of sin and death that we might be married to another, even to Him that was raised from the dead. I Cor. 12:13 "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body ... 26 - And whether one member of the body suffer all the members suffer with it; or one member of the body be honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27 - Now are ye the body of Christ, and members In particular."
Many are saying, "But I don't believe we will have a marriage supper until the second coming of Christ." they can put it off until 'then' if they want to, but I'm afraid they will miss it both here and there. The marriage supper begins for you when you sell out from all these false lovers and cut out the spiritual fornication, swear allegiance unto Christ, His Word and His Word alone, and let Him be your husband, governor, and then you can sit down to the marriage supper. There is another supper prepared at the close of the day. That supper took place before the coming of Christ ever appeared in the vision.
We know that this is not literal--that a time will come when men will sit down to a supper and eat the flesh of men and horses. This is spiritual. John 6:53, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, ye have no life In you. Whosoever eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed and my blood is drink Indeed. Vs. 56 - He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood dwelleth in me and I In him. 57 - As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth Me even he shall live by Me."
Now, here it is. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your Fathers did eat manna. This is no literal something. They ate the literal bread and they are dead. But this is a different kind of bread. It came down from heaven. Vs. 63 - "It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I speak unto you they are Spirit and they are life."
I speak with all kindness, because of falling away and drifting from God's eternal truth, and rejecting some principles of God's Word, many have gone over to literalism until they are now looking for everything of a literal nature. They are looking for Christ to come back and set up His literal kingdom. We hear over the radio that He is going to return and sit on a literal throne. Jesus feet will never touch earth again.
The kingdom that Jesus came to set up is in the hearts of men and women. He said concerning it, "It cometh not with observation," and, "My kingdom is not of this world, if it were my servants would fight." The Body of Christ is assembling. The Church is gathering together for the time when Jesus comes back to gather His bride. There are fowls that are called together to gather at this supper table. Job 28:7. There is a path that no fowl knoweth, which the vultures eye hath not seen." There Is a place where one can hide this seed and where the fowls cannot get hold of It. "There Is a path that no fowl knoweth." And where is it? [ The End ]