The Revelation Of Jesus Christ: “…and white robes were given unto every one of them …”

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SIH TOTT ICONRev 6:11 KJV

(11)  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

As the vision of the sixth seal continues, John sees the martyred saints receiving white robes as they wait for the Lord’s judgment against those who have mistreated them.  What do these white robes symbolize? Two different aspects of righteousness:

  1. God’s righteousness that is given to all who have been saved.
  2. The martyr’s works of righteousness as they remained faithful to the Lord in the midst of opposition and abuse.

What a very important lesson for each one of us!  These robes of righteousness symbolize for us to two great responsibilities that God gives to mankind:

First of all, they remind us of the…

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