Rev 3:18b I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed;”
Rev 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
All those who can come before the throne of God in heaven are all clothed in white robes.
Rev 3:3-5a “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore, if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments,”
1. We have to ensure that we hold fast to the truth in the word of God for heresies and sins will defile our garments.
2. We must be watchful and stay faithful to His word, so that when He calls us home or appears at rapture, His coming will not catch us unaware as a ‘thief in the night’.
And only then, we will be worthy to be clothed in white robes.
John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
To know the truth, we have to abide in His word like giving to the poor and needy – obtaining the truth.
Col 3:1, 5-6 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Therefore, put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,
Other ways of being clothed in white robes:
1. Overcomer in Sardis church
Rev 3:4-5 “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”
2. To be a martyr for His word
Rev 6:9,11a When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.... Then a white robe was given to each of them;
3. Overcome the Great Tribulation
Rev 7:13-14 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
4. All those who follow Jesus
Rev 19:11-14 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.