White Robe of Righteousness
are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and
made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Rev. 7:14
Glorious will be the reward bestowed when
the faithful workers gather about the throne of God and of the Lamb. . . . They
will stand before the throne, accepted in the Beloved. All their sins have been
blotted out, all their transgressions borne away. Now they can look upon the
undimmed glory of the throne of God. . . . In that day the redeemed will shine
forth in the glory of the Father and the Son. The angels, touching their golden
harps, will welcome the King and His trophies of victory--those who have been
washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb.
All will be a happy, united family,
clothed with the garments of praise and thanksgiving--the robe of Christ's
righteousness. All nature in its surpassing loveliness will offer to God a
constant tribute of praise and adoration. The world will be bathed in the light
of heaven. The years will move on in gladness. The light of the moon will be as
the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold greater than
it is now. Over the scene the morning stars will sing together, and the sons of
God will shout for joy, while God and Christ will unite in proclaiming,
"There shall be no more sin, neither shall there be any more death."
. . .
The conflict is over. All tribulation and
strife are at an end. Songs of victory fill all heaven as the redeemed stand
around the throne of God. All take up the joyful strain, "Worthy, worthy
is the Lamb that was slain, and lives again, a triumphant conqueror."
"I beheld, and, lo, a great
multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people,
and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white
robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation
to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb."
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