#DailyDevotion Are Your Robes Washed?
These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation.
They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Blessèd are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion. (Revelation 7:14; Psalm 84:5)
Revelation chapter 7 is the second time the end of world is depicted in Revelation. There are a total of seven times the end of the world is depicted. As we come to a close in the Church year, we will see more and more last days scriptures being brought to the fore as we look to Christ’s second advent during the season of Advent.
After a symbolic representation of the Church with the 144,000 of Israel who are sealed, we see a great multitude no one can number. They are all given white robes and are told to be patient a little longer.
They have come out of the great tribulation. The great tribulation started with Christ Jesus’ ascension to the right hand of God and the sending of the Holy Spirit. Ever since then the Church and her saints have undergone persecution and had to suffer many things, even death, throughout the centuries on account of bearing the name of Jesus. As their savior suffered at the hands of wicked men, so too those who follow Jesus will participate in his suffering.
These are all the saints, including you, who have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb. The robes, our righteousness and our glory, are washed in Christ’s blood when we were baptized into his name. When we believed the blood of Christ was and is our righteousness and glory before the Father we received his righteousness and glory. While born defiled and unclean because of the sin of Adam, they are made white again through the blood of Jesus. Jesus who presents us before the Father clean, blameless, upright, righteous, without blemish.
We are called blessed because Jesus is our strength. We are blessed because in our hearts is the highway to Zion, Jesus the righteous one. We do not look to ourselves or put forth our works before the Father. We do not come before Jesus and say look at all we did in your name. We say, “We are unworthy servants. We have only done our duty.” But the Father says, “Well done good and faithful servants.” He says that because Jesus is our strength and our way. We do not rely upon ourselves but on the work and merits of Jesus who is the Lord our righteousness.
Heavenly Father, grant us always the faith in the strength of your Son Jesus Christ that we may ever be clothed in his righteousness and glory to the end we be received into Zion on the day of his revelation. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.