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AVERY SPECIAL GARMENT
To her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. __Revelation 19:8__
W hen God’s people are clothed with white robes, and crowned as true subjects of His kingdom, those who have been disloyal will see the in_ consistency of their uniting with the loyal to honor and magnify the law of God which they have educated themselves to disregard. …
Christ had such an experience in His humanity that He would be close be-side every one who passes through suffering for the truth’s sake—those who are tortured, imprisoned in dungeons, and bound in chains. Christ ministered unto these. It was Christ in the person of His saints who suffered. And all who cause His people to suffer, will experience this suffering will in their own bodies, be they pope, legate, priests, or people. They will understand in that day that they were dealing with Christ in the person of His saints. Then they will understand the wrath of the Lamb.
Those who have tried to lay their plans in councils, and by their superior numbers gain power to oppress the saints of God, to compel them to dishonor and disobey their Redeemer, will understand the work they have done upon the earth as enemies of God, betrayers of sacred trusts. They will then know how many souls have deceived and led away from their allegiance to God. They will see that they have made themselves responsible, by misinterpreting the Word of God, for their own destruction and the destruction of God’s property, His one heritage, purchased at an infinite cost. The blood of these souls is on their gar-ments. (Manuscript 137, December 16, 1897)
By the wedding garment in the parable is represented the pure, spotless character which Christ’s true followers will possess. To the church it is given that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white,” “not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.” Rev. 19:8. The fine linen, says the Scripture, “is the righteousness of saints.” Eph.5:2Z It is the righteousness of Christ, His own unblemished character that through imparted to all who receive Him as their personal Savior. (Christ’s Object Lessons, 310)