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Your Invitation To Christ's WeddingThe Other Miraculous Birth) was, in more ways than one (e.g. "11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist" Matthew 11:11 KJV) Christ's "best man" for a coming wedding:
"3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 3:28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not The Christ, but that I am sent before him. 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:27-30 KJV)
"For the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready"
The Church of God is sometimes spoken of as a woman (e.g. "12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" Revelation 12:17 KJV) because it is from the Church, the people of God (see What Is The Church?), that the children of God will be born (see Born Again, How and When?). But unlike physical birth in which the child has no control what so ever, spiritual birth requires a choice, not by the mother, but by the child - because in fact, the child is the mother. In every true Christian is a potential new life, new self, as engendered by the Holy Spirit (see Spiritual Conception). An invitation to the wedding of the Lamb requires acceptance.
"22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 22:2 The kingdom of heaven [see The Kingdom of God] is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
The parable of the "ten virgins" and "the bridegroom" speaks of the same event. The oil is Growing In The Grace And Knowledge of the Word of God that makes the Light happen.
"25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps [see How Much Oil Is In Your Lamp?]. 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
The "marriage of the Lamb" will occur at His return.
"19:6 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, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints [see What Is A Saint?].
Fact Finder: What happened to Christ's first wife?