At the end of the period of the Great Tribulation, during which the Church is in Heaven, the event of the ages takes place: the marriage of the Church to the Lamb. The precise meaning and significance of this is discussed, and the part that various groups of believers throughout history play in it is demonstrated. Various parables of Jesus which often mystify people, and which sometimes get used to argue that that salvation can be lost, are explained in the light of their ‘end times ‘ context, and thus become quite obvious. This study is an excellent example of the fact that without an understanding of Israel’s unique place in God’s plan, parts of the Bible can seem rather obscure. However, once you have that understanding then many things fall naturally and logically into place.