Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people. (Revelation 19:6-8 NIV)
Now, finally, after a lengthy description of the judgment on God’s enemies, we see that a voice in heaven is declaring the “wedding of the Lamb has come.” The use of the word wedding is symbolic of the eternal fellowship that will take place between the Lamb and all true believers, His Church. The bride, us believers, has “made herself ready.” There will be no longer any sin in us, for it was cleaned out of us by the blood of the lamb. Not only that, but we will be given “fine linen, bright and clean” to wear. This linen represents the “righteous acts” that we performed on Earth after Christ cleansed us from sin. God’s true believers are not only saved from sin, but they are saved to do what is good and right in the eyes of God.
If you are the worst sinner on Earth today, you can still be invited to the wedding if you will repent and believe in Jesus for salvation. True believers leave behind the horrible and despicable actions of their past, and are “born again” to do genuinely good works through the power of God. Our past sins are forgiven us on the basis of the blood of Christ, which is the only atonement for sin.