Fine Linen of God
"For the fine linen is the righteousness of saints." (Revelation 19:8)
What is this fine linen? It is the righteousness of saints. The Church of God will qualify herself to be in the presence of the Bridegroom by your righteousness. You will be surprised to see Jesus as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Your Lord is the true Lord. The One whom you have called King is the King of kings. You may have seen many kings and lords but Jesus, you fill find, is the Lord of lords and He is the King of kings. You have chosen the Highest. You will find you have had grand success in your life. One day you will say, "I have not made a mistake in choosing Jesus. I chose the Highest while the others were choosing the so-called great things of this world". You have chosen the lowly path and the greatest. How happy you will be when you seem Him as He is! The One you have chosen is the Highest in the Universe. If you have suffered for Him, if you have denied yourself for Him, it will give you the greatest satisfaction. Now He asserts Himself. If you submit to Him and are one with Him, when you see He is Lord of all, you will reign with Him. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. His Bride wears my righteousness as linen. It is my righteousness. My righteousness has beautified His Bride. By His grace, I have attained such perfection. You will see the Church beautified by your life. "He is born of God" (I John 3:9). You are born of God, not merely born of the Spirit. At the time of new birth, we are born of the Spirit. When we are perfected, we are born of God. We are full of the love of God. Love is the all-conquering power. So you supply the Bride of Christ with the clothes she wears. She wears your holiness, your love and your sanctifying graces.
You forget that you are going to beautify the Church. The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life will not touch you. You will reach a height where these things have no place. Once you struggled against them and thought you could not conquer. Many Christians despair at certain levels. But there is no despair in Christ. You will win and you must win. That is the resurrection. Your Lord has won a victory. Be filled with the love of God and the righteousness of God. Then your righteousness will become the white linen. You have struggles in your life. To have wrestlings in spiritual life is good. Jacob was defeated for a long time but he won finally. At the time when defeat seems to overwhelm you, say, you WILL win. Those whom you are not able to love, say, you WILL love. In the matter of holy life where you were defeated, you WILL win. Don't give up your faith. Hold on; fight the battle; victory is yours. God wants you to be perfect and wants you to obey all His commandments. "All power is given unto Me to give it to you", says Jesus.