Sunday, August 25, 2013

What is the "white robe"? / Armageddon / Winepress


Addition to yesterday's post as follows:

"You may note at Rev.19:8, that the "white robe" symbolizes the righteous standing the faithful members of the Bride receive, due to their "righteous acts". By what acts did they receive this righteous standing? Rev.6:9,11 tells us. (witnessing/bearing testimony to truth under threat of death -Rev.12:11) Who "slaughtered" them for their outspokenness? Rev.11:7 and Rev.17:6 tells us.
Yet Rev.7:14 and Rev.22:14 tells us that their robes are white due to washing them, "in the blood of the Lamb". How are both sources of their white robe, true?
These faithful have the blood of Christ upon their robe, by means of their imitation of Christ's sacrifice.
"These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes", "sticking with him in his trials" (Rev.14:4; Luke22:28).
By following the same path as Christ (John14:6; 1Pet.2:21), they accept their baptism into his death (Rom.6:3,5; Matt.25:6; Heb.13:13). Only those who finish this course, receive the white robe marked by the same sacrifice of Christ's blood (Rev.6:9,11). Both sacrifices cleanse them of sin, because only those willing to imitate Christ's full course (including his death), receive the benefit of Jesus' own ransom (Phil.3:10-11; Rom.6:5; 8:36).
Their own sacrifice, is how they are "justified" to receive it.

Only those who have been "slaughtered" for truth, ride at Christ's side during Armageddon (Rev.19:11,14,15,8; 6:9,11; 2:27,26; Rev.17:14; Eph.2:6); assisting him in warring against Satan's deceptions, by means of the sword of God's Word (Rev.19:15; 1:16; 2:16; Heb.4:12; 2Cor.10:3,4,5). Treading down the fruit of the counterfeit "vine" (Jer.2:21; Deut.32:32,33; Rev.18:3; 14:8; Jer.51:7) means the destruction of the rotten fruit (false teachings) of the false prophets (Matt.7:15,16,17,18,19,20; 12:33,34,35,36,37; 24:24,25; Rev.13:11; 17:14; 12:7,11; 16:13,14,15,16; 19:19,20,13,21; 20:10; Jer.23:29; 5:14; Rev.11:5; Matt.10:20; Hosea6:5; Mal.4:2; Luke1:78; Rev.2:28; 2Pet.1:19; Jer.1:10).

Previously, all chosen ones were conquered by the Beast (Rev.13:7; Dan.8:11,12; 9:26; Luke24:26; Rom.8:17; 1Pet.4:13). During their subjection to the Beast, they may be "sparing their life" (Luke17:33), but as long as they choose this slavery to men, they will remain unsealed (1Cor.7:23; Rev.13:8,16,17,15; Gal.1:10; Rev.13:7; 11:2; 2Cor.11:20; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.8:13; 12:7; Matt.5:13; Rev.9:3,4,10,11; 7:3).
This is why Jesus Christ must at first, war against the false teachings by himself (Dan.8:11; 9:26; 12:1,2; Luke18:8; 21:34,35,36; Isa.63:2,3,4,5; Eze.22:30; 13:5; Isa.59:16; 64:7; Rev.19:15). He first does this, by saving and instructing the repentant and faithful at heart (Isa.63:7,8; Rev.9:13,14; Luke4:18; Isa.49:9; 61:1; Rev.13:10; Isa.48:20; Rev.18:4; Isa.43:2; 51:12,13; 43:1,2; Rev.12:15 (River, flood) Rev.13:13 (fire); Jer.29:8,9,10,11,12,13,14; Rev.8:3,4,5; Psalm66:12; 144:11; 41:12; Rev.12:15,14,6). These faithful repentant, finally stand up for truth (Matt.25:5,6,7,10; Dan.12:2; Eph.5:14; Isa.60:1; 2:3,5; Rev.11:3; Zech.13:8,9; Mal.3:2,3), follow the full course of Christ, and are sealed. They have joined Christ in his battle against the teachings of demons (1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 17:14; 19:11,14; 12:7,10,11; 6:9,10,11; Dan.12:7; Luke21:24; Rev.20:4).

Those chosen who resist Christ's trampling of the false teachings, become his enemy (Isa.63:10; Rev.2:4,5,16; 3:3,16,17,18,19; 16:8,9; Heb.6:4,5,6,8).
Those who are awoken and faithful to this war, soon side with Christ (Matt.25:5,6,7; Rev.14:17,18,19; 17:14; 19:14; Luke12:49; Jer.5:14; Matt.7:19; 2Pet.3:10,12; Rev.11:5,3,4; Zech.4:14; Rev.22:3,4; Heb.1:6,7,14; 2:5,16)


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