Clothed in White Robes (Rev. 7:9)

Katharine WeissBefore The Fall, the presence of God and His Glory covered Man. After The Fall, mankind needed a covering, and the Lord covered Adam and Eve with the skin of an animal (Gen. 3:21), foreshadowing that Jesus would one day provide the covering for us Believers.

Isaiah 61:10 describes how God covers us with the garments of salvation and robe of righteousness, clothing that reminds us of our status. It is not an earthly prestige as bestowed by wearing Prada or Louis Vuitton. The clothing God gives us came at a greater cost and is worth far more than manmade clothes. Earthly things will fall apart, but not the clothing from God. Your gifts of funds produce our TV programs and these Levitt Letters—of vital assistance in equipping the Bride for these End Times. The garment of salvation that Isaiah mentions comes from a Hebrew word that means deliverance, help, salvation, freedom, welfare, and prosperity. We are to walk in His liberty.

Scripture often refers to wearing robes

Hannah gave her son Samuel a coat every year (1 Samuel 2:19). Jacob made Joseph a coat of many colors (Gen. 37:3). The prodigal son received a robe and a ring when he returned (Luke 15:22), and the priests of old wore holy garments to minister to the Lord (Ex. 28:4). In Old Testament times, the virgin daughters of the kings wore robes of many colors (2 Samuel 13:18). OT kings dressed in royal robes as they ruled (1 Kings 22:10).

In the Book of Zechariah, Joshua, the high priest, stood before the Lord in filthy garments. But God “spoke to those who stood before Him, commanding, ‘Take away the filthy garments from him.’ And to him He said, ‘See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes’” (Zechariah 3:4).

God wants us to wear His robe of righteousness with ease. He custom-made it to cover us from head to toe. He paid the price with His blood. No matter how hard we work to please Him, we cannot forget that His righteousness is a gift to us. We may not feel comfortable wearing such a royal robe. Nevertheless, God wants to wrap us in His royal apparel, for us to assume our privileged position in His kingdom. It is as if God is insisting, “Keep your eyes on Me as you walk in My garment of salvation.” And when your behavior is unfitting for a member of the Kingdom, don’t throw off the royal robe; instead, throw off the unrighteous behavior.

Believe in your glorious garment from God, as He sees us covered in His righteousness. We Believers do not stand out by wearing earthly name-brands, but rather because we wear fashion that is from before the foundation of the world. We are to be seated in heavenly places with Christ and clothed in His righteousness. From there, we walk in His authority. Just as Esther put on her royal robes, we as the Bride of Christ must don our royal robes (Esther 5:1).

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