“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.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
As Jesus Christ returns to the earth to take on the role of King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16), the Bible describes a beautiful interlude showing His love for the Church.
The apostle Paul explained the relationship between Christ and the Church in a passage about marriage. He said, “Just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her” (Ephesians 5:24-25).
At the return of Jesus Christ, this intimate relationship will be celebrated as the saints—faithful members of the Church—are changed from mortal to immortal (1 Corinthians 15:51-53) and from then on “shall always be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
The commitment of the members of the Church to preparing for the Kingdom of God and following Christ’s example of doing righteous acts is symbolized by the beautiful fine linen the Church wears.
Much more detail of this wonderful event can be found in our article “Marriage Supper of the Lamb.”