Thursday, May 7, 2009
Clothed upon with righteousness
The apostle John identified the symbolism of fine linen as righteousness. Revelations 1:13 says, “ ...one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about...with a golden girdle.”
The English word garment (phonetically Mowpha’ath) is a rendition of the Hebrew which has these definitions: illuminative, to shine, and brilliance. Truly, Peter and John witnessed this on the Mount of Transfiguration.
In Revelation 19:8 John says, “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.”
From these scriptures we clearly see that white garments, in all their brilliance, typify righteousness and that both Jesus and the Church are arrayed in these. Scripturally speaking, being clothed with a garment represents taking certain qualities upon ourselves. How wonderful that this clothing is also associated with light, gladness, joy, and honor.