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, “Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! 7 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.”
In a sense, Revelation is a Tale of Two Women, spiritually speaking. Whereas the Scarlet Woman (Babylon) is a whore, the true Church of Christ is chaste and faithful. Whereas Babylon is given up to the kings of the earth, the true Church is espoused to one husband
The Church is the mystery of godliness and the Harlot is mystery Babylon. The Church offers the cup of Salvation, while Babylon offers the cup full of abominations. And so our text today highlights the awesome destiny of the worthy Woman–the wife of the Lamb.
Note that the Bride of Christ does not anticipate the Parousia with terror but with boundless joy. To us it’s not about judgment but about our glorious wedding with our heavenly Groom.
Such is the hope that keeps us going. Indeed, we gratefully sing as we look back, “Oh happy day! When Jesus washed my sins away…”, for the great day when we were born again. However, we are even more excited about the future, as we sing “Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!”