“The Kingdom’s Call to Celebrate – Invited & Dressed by the King”

Matt. 22:1 ¶ Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 

Matt. 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 

Rev. 19:6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. 

Rev. 19:7 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; 

Rev. 19:8 to her it has been granted to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure”—for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 

Rev. 19:9 ¶ And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” 

The last parable that Jesus introduces that compares the Kingdom of Heaven to something His listeners would immediately recognize also connects our current Kingdom citizenship to the fulfillment of the Kingdom after the time of the end. It should leave us with the lenses in which we should view our end time world at all times.