TAPE NO. 124.....By Ella Rose Mast
THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB
"and after these things:"....What things?...All things which had happened fulfilling prophecy up to this certain time.
"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:...Alleluia, for YAHWEH thy YAHSHUA, OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH". (Revelation 19:6)
Then we read:..."Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to HIM for the Marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready." (Vs: 7)
The Lamb is, of course, YAHSHUA and his wife is Israel...all Israel, and now Israel is said to be clothed in righteousness, or finally thinking RIGHT, since now YAHSHUA is joining His people here in earth, for the Kingdom Rule. Thus the symbol of this Kingdom rule is the "Light of Life".
We find in the scripture other suppers or times of eating, and it would seem that here in Revelation, Chapter 19., that many events are taking place, but time with YAHSHUA does not always follow our line of thinking, thus we have here events which John recorded for us, as we try to determine their sequence. In Chapter 18., of Revelation we learn much about this system called Mystery Babylon the Great, and in Chapter 19 of Revelation, after this sequence of events ending with the ending of verse 10., then John gives us the description of who it is that brings down this Satanic system, and how it is done. Thus we have heard the judgment on Great Babylon and then the announcement that now "THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH", then the announcement that the time for the Marriage of the Lamb and Israel has come, and John is then told to write:..."blessed are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb."
From all Customs, even back through History, this Supper comes before the Wedding, which will include all Israel, or all the Family. Ordinarily the Wedding Supper follows a dress rehearsal (so to speak) for the for the Wedding itself, to be sure that every detail is worked out, and all will be perfect at the Wedding itself. And the Wedding Supper is paid for by the Bridegroom.
Here we read in verse 9:..."Blessed are they who are CALLED"---- Could this be...Called for a special purpose? According to Webster's Dictionary the word BLESSED means those who are Holy, in otherwords those in this Church Age who were deemed worthy of honor here in earth. In the Old Testament the word "holy" referred to YAHWEH, and to the Children of His Kingdom, to those of a Race who carried this seed which Ezra referred to as ..."The Life which came out of HIM".
In the early church age the Greek church had a sign of this blessing which consisted of the lifted hand, with the ring finger held down, with the thumb, thus showing three fingers up to signify those blessed...as possessing Spirit, Soul, and Body. The early Roman Catholic Church had a slightly different sign, this being two fingers down, and the thumb up, yet still signifying the same meaning.
We believe that the Wedding of the Lamb is symbolic of the Joining of YAHSHUA with His people for this rule of the Kingdom Administration over first Israel, and then all the world, as finally the Darkness is subdued as pictured as Mystery Babylon the Great. With this situation being met, then Israel is finally ready for her KING OF KINGS. We then wonder if this Marriage Supper of the Lamb, is thus a rehearsal or the final preparation for the Wedding, thus this would consist of the picking of the people who will rule with HIM here in physical earth in the Administration of His Kingdom. We believe this because there is to be a rule here in the physical earth, with people in physical bodies, altho changes will be made from where we stand today.
We believe that the Kingdom of Israel came into earth as Adam and Eve came into the Physical world, but even then great preparations were made for that event, and even after the fall then YAHWEH came into the Garden to set His Kingdom family back in place and renew their instructions as to what was to transpire. At Mount Sinai the Kingdom was placed into World View, and here again instructions were given, and preparations were made. YAHWEH instructed Moses, Nadab, Abihu, and 70 of the Elders of Israel to ascend the mountain. At this time Moses was the one who could come more near to the Shekinah than the men with him, whereas those on the ground were instructed not to let the mountain be touched because it was so electrically charged with the Shekinah Light of YAHWEH. However we are told that those of Israel SAW THE GOD OF ISRAEL. Scripture describes this scene as..."Under his feet there was as it were a paved work of Sapphire stone, and as it were the body of Heaven in his Clearness". (Exodus 24:10) Later in time the Disciples would explain this as 'The Transfiguration' (Matthew 17:2) In 1 Corinthians 10:18., this was explained as tho they were par- takers of the Altar, meaning they took Communion with HIM.
In the story at Mount Sinai, Moses left the others and went on up the mountain and stayed there 40 days and 40 nights as he was receiving the instructions and laws for the Kingdom. Thus we say again....that from Adam and Eve came the Children of the Kingdom. At mount Sinai came the laws and rules for this society of the Kingdom in which went into that event, then came his ministry and as YAHSHUA called His Disciples, they just dropped everything and answered His call. Those who were fishermen just came, leaving their families to dock the boats and bring in the nets. Then with the Cross came the fulfillment of the promises of Redemption, and again an identification of the people of that Kingdom.
As we come toward the end of this part of the program we are again looking for an event, and the preparations for this event. This time we are looking for the setting in place of the Administration of His Kingdom, first over Israel, and then over all the world's people.
We also believe that this STREAM OF LIFE described in the Old Testament, coming down thru the Adamic Race, has to awaken before there can be this rule of Righteousness, and that awakening has to come thru the work of the Spirit. We would also tell you that if Lucifer and his Children of this Kingdom of Darkness thought there were your equal, or even above you then would not work so hard to tear you down. In this way they are admitting that those of God's Kingdom growing up here in earth are their superiors. However HIS children must come to this realization themselves and realize who they are and why they are here before this rule of righteousness can be set in place over Israel and then the whole world. We believe that this will occur as His Spirit calls to the spirits of His Children, just as he called to His Disciples....and they will come. We believe this evil must be overturned and at this point in time we are looking for the intervention of YAHSHUA to awaken His people. He will create the situations to do the job, but rest assured HE WILL CALL.
We believe that before the Wedding of the Lamb and the Israel Kingdom, symbolic of YAHSHUA coming to join His people forever as KING OF KINGS, that more preparations must be made. We remember that a Kingdom must have not only a King and his subjects, but laws for a way of life, and people to administer those laws. There would thus be CALLED...the people he selects for this administration of His Kingdom, including President, Governors, teachers and so forth...all who would make this Kingdom, under their KING, work for all people. This we believe will take some preparation so that this Kingdom Administration can be set in place, into world view...all at once. ...Thus think of this..."Blessed are those who are called" ...Preparation of those who are Called, and this event probably is unknown to the rest of Israel...wouldn't you say?
These People called will be People of His Kingdom, those who are Spirit of His Spirit. We know that some who are no longer in earth were made promises, such as to the Apostles, and to the Patriarchs, and we know these promises will be kept. We understand that the Wedding Garment is.... RIGHTEOUSNESS...(Right thinking), thus those HE CALLS will then be thinking as HE Thinks.
Many times when speaking of "The Day of the Lord" it is talking about many events of a climactic character taking place, and in places we read that HE comes as a thief in the night. We take this to mean that He comes quietly right in the midst of the work of the Children of Darkness when Lucifer and His children think they are in total control.
"For your selves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night." (1 Thessalonians 5:2)
"Behold! I come as a Thief, Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his Garments, lest he walk naked (without knowledge) and they (the World Order) see his Shame." (Revelation 16:15)
Again we are reading about events in this Day of the Lord, or that Great Day of God Almighty...when this Great Light breaks out and the Darkness fades.
"But ye brethren, are not in darkness, lest that day should over take you as a thief." (1 Thessalonians 5:4)
"Ye are all the Children of Light and the Children of the Day; we are not of the night, nor of darkness." (vs:5)
Thus HE comes quietly just as He did when born into flesh, quietly, right in the midst of the turmoil, just as before when the Children of Israel were under the yoke of the enemy, there in Old Judea. Only this time HE comes...not as a babe, but as KING OF KINGS, Calling those of the Kingdom who will be leaders for the Administration of His Kingdom. Actually when you think about it, who would know better who to call out of Israel, for these different positions for the Administration of His Great Kingdom rule in earth, than YAHSHUA Himself?
Here in our physical world, in this great nation with its emblems marking a New Order, and originally made up of those representing the Whole House of Israel, we, every four years elect a President in November and then give him until late January of the coming year to select the people who will help him in governing this nation in the Executive branch of our Government. All such things take time and planning, and this is but an example of so much more simple an undertaking than the selection of those to participate in the Administration of HIS Kingdom rule in earth.
We understand that the style and laws of Government for our nation in the beginning was taken from the Old Testament, from those laws given at Mount Sinai. We thus believe that even though our government has been negated in many ways by the children of darkness, still this government, this nation, will stand until the Administration of the Kingdom of God is set in place. After that anything which should not be in our nation under the Administration of this Kingdom will be removed from this the Last Great Nation of HIS Kingdom.
As this Wedding Supper occurs, then those HE CALLS will be in perfect agreement with the Chief Administrator of this Kingdom, who in this case is YAHSHUA, Himself. The Laws of God will be the solid foundation for this Administration therefore it cannot fail. We read that the laws are to go forth from Zion, for the Administration of this Kingdom, and that every knee is going to bow, every tongue proclaim that this YAHSHUA, called Jesus of Nazareth, in our modern world is the Christ,...our Father and KING.
Therefore we turn to the question...who do you think HE will CALL, to take their places in this Administration of this Kingdom rule here in earth? Who will be the Political Leaders of this New World Order? From the scriptures we would have to conclude that those called would be Sons and Daughters of God, out of this Great Household who have served more fully in this....the building of this Kingdom. Out of these great and mighty nations of His Kingdom will come the men and women who will take their place under the leadership of YAHSHUA, Himself, for this rule with Righteousness (right thinking), and with total justice over the Israel Kingdom, and eventually over the whole world. We believe that you will see an established just system of weights and measures. A System of a Righteous economy, a Bank in each Nation with no International Control, where each government issues one dollar to buy every dollars worth of goods produced. In other words Great Babylon and her control over economy, politics, and religion will be no more.
As we ponder this question as to who will be Called for positions in this Administration, here in physical earth, we also remember that the Apostles were also asking this same question toward the end of His earthly Ministry, and He answered:.....
"Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint a place unto you in my kingdom which my father (Spirit) hath appointed unto me, that ye may eat and drink at My table, in My Kingdom, and set on thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel." (Luke 22:28-30)
Thus the 12 Apostles, Matthias in place of Judas of Iscariot, are to be as Dr. Swift suggested....The Supreme Court of this Kingdom Administration. Remember these twelve men were taught by YAHSHUA, and we wonder what they have been doing since their physical death? Remember there were promises made to the twelve Patriarchal leaders of the twelve tribes of Israel, and we must consider them also in this call to the Wedding Supper. We can think of many others back thru the earthly history of this Race, who did outstanding work for His Kingdom, and some of them at least have gone to other positions in the overall Administration of this Great Universe. After all, this planet of ours and the rest of the planets that make up our small Universe in the overall picture of the Greater Universe has been on display in this great Learning Experience, but at the same time, all things which needed attention has moved along in their path of destiny, and we are just coming up to the time when our little Universe will finally join the rest of the Universe under the total rule of our Father and GOD.
Since this is to be an Administration over a Kingdom here in the flesh until all things have been made perfect then we wonder if there is any left here in the flesh as this age ends, who will also be called? Surely there are some, because in each generation HE has some who do not bow the knee. However do not forget that there is also to be a Resurrection at this time, also, and HE can call back any who He might choose.
As we let our mind wonder, and remember that our little planet earth is but a part of a Greater Universe, we also remember that in this Learning Experience, caused by the rebellion of a Great Archangel, then other planets in our little Orbit were torn apart, and they also have to be restored and prepared for occupation, for "Of the expansion of this Kingdom there is to be no end."
We would suggest that perhaps the Apostles will be the Supreme Court of our little Universe whereas others here in the flesh may be a part of the governments of these nations which make up the kingdom here in earth. We believe this possible since this is an earthly Kingdom, and will be for a long time, as destiny is played out, and prophecy fulfilled. With this in mind, and since we do not know the day or the hour when all this will be fulfilled, then we would hesitate to try to suggest names of those who HE will call, that is HIS program and we expect HIM to complete the job in His perfect way. We would just say this:...we would expect those Called will be Children of His Kingdom, and when the time comes for the Call, then probably they will be those of the Kingdom whom He has been keeping more alert as to His purpose and plan for this earth. After all, You are the Children of Light (Knowledge), not Children of Darkness, and this need not be a totally hidden plan or purpose.
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free". (John 8:32)
Remember...The Christ..is the truth...and you were instructed to worship HIM in Spirit, and in Truth. Unless their be this Spirit of His Spirit to guide you then you would not be able to understand His words, as He told those who crowded around Him in His ministry saying they were of Abrahams seed. He informed them that they could not understand the things He said, because of who they were, thus they were not Spirit of His . No...they were to The Christ as He said:.."Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in truth, because there was no truth (spirit) in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not". (John 8:44-45)
This truth that He had just told them was....that He was YAHWEH, come in the flesh as YAHSHUA-Savior, and it would take the Spirit in them to under- stand this, and some people thus did not have His Spirit such as did the Children of the Kingdom.
We therefore do not worry about who He is going to call, or who will be in the Administration of His Kingdom, we just wait for this Light of Spirit to shine forth, as He calls.
When we say this then someone always says:...But when will this be, I am so tired of waiting? We can only tell you what is recorded that was told to Ezra when he asked this question:.....
"Behold! the days are coming, and it shall be, that when I draw near to visit the inhabitants of earth, and when I require from the doers of iniquity the penalty of their iniquity, AND WHEN THE HUMILIATION OF ZION IS COMPLETE, and when the seal is placed upon the age which is about to pass away, then I will show signs:...the Books shall be opened before the firmament, and all shall see it together. Infants a year old shall speak with their voices, and women with Child shall give birth to premature children at three or four months and they shall live and dance. Sown places shall suddenly appear unsown, and full storehouses shall suddenly be found empty; and the Trumpet (a call to Israel) shall sound aloud, and when all hear it, they (the enemy) shall be terrified. At that time friends shall make war on friends like enemies, and the earth and those who inhabit it shall be terrified, and the springs of the fountains shall stand still, so that for three hours they shall not flow. And it shall be that whoever remains after all that I have foretold to you shall himself be saved, and shall see My salvation, and the end of my world. And they shall see the men who were taken up, who from their birth have not tasted death; and the heart of the earth's inhabitants shall be changed, and converted to a different spirit. For evil shall be blotted out, and deceit shall be quenched; faithfulness shall flourish, and corruption shall be overcome, and the TRUTH, which has been so long without fruit, shall be revealed." (II Esdras 6:17-29)
Then...."Hear my elect, says the LORD...Behold! the days of tribulation are at hand, and I will deliver you from them. Do not fear or doubt, for God is your guide." (II Esdras 16:74-75)
As things come to pass...what things? ALL THINGS which are in the program of our Father...The Wedding Supper of the Lamb, and then of course ...The Marriage of The Lamb and Israel. From Revelation 19:11 on we are given the process of the fall of Great Babylon, after all that we scarce let our minds dwell on what will happen, but you will not be afraid for Israel is then safe in HIS total protection. All the people of the World Order will also have a much better place to live and develop. His Spirit bears witness with our Spirit that these things will come to pass, and we will see one of the greatest Renaissances of all times in History as YAHSHUA Calls, and activates His people...after all..judgment begins in the House of God. All Error has to go, thus cleansing starts in the House of God. As He Calls then we expect ERROR to go out the window.
We do not find after the introduction of the New Covenant any place where Our Father abandons His Children for any reason. In fact HE does not even abandon the people of the World Order for "All Flesh" shall be saved. This Salvation is that....no longer will they follow the thinking of the Devil. When they are back once more in their right minds, in His Orbit they will need no other salvation, for once again they will be thinking Right. Those who are 'Spirit of His Spirit' lead the way home.
Until next time may YAHWEH-YAHSHUA Bless.