The LORD in His demonstration of mercy and desire to restore man from a fall, he remembers the garment that cost him his very life. He expositions the same feeling to man, that He’s dearly loved in the hope that it will awaken his desire to return to the LORD.
I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments.
It then shows that the garment is of so much importance to the LORD especially because its at the cost of his life, that He longs in his heart to see man not under any slavery that will have him go naked and shamefully exposed. In His compassion the LORD Jehovah weaves for the church a righteousness that will dress and fend for her spiritual wants giving her an opportunity at the wedding of the Lamb of God eventually.
The responsibility however, of having full restoration of the image of God in man, lies squarely with the church. The LORD in his mercies is able and willing, and so gives her the fine linen, but then She the church has to keep it fine, which translates to what she does with the knowledge of truth, her salvation and the anointing that was purchased costly after that she has taken part and shared in the same.
Fine Linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of Gods holy people.
This then means the church, the Christians have to do everything to work her salvation in fear and trembling and attain maturity. No wonder the fine linen actually remains bright and clean after she’s worked to keep it so. The Lord beckons with her to remain watchful as a mark of the start of detouring if not keenly observed. that by her remaining steadfastly in fellowship with God in prayer and deliberately walking right, she maintains her righteous garment, a requirement for entry into life, eventually
Through the demonstration of mercy o the church, the Lord also upholds the time tag tied to the cost of the garment, that there is a time frame within which if she the church kept it clean, then she’s eligible for a future of eternity with God in heaven. This is the time tag that brings the church to the knowledge of the dispensation of end times and how quickly she ought to be mature in the ways of God.
“Look. I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed ,so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
That as the church observes the time frame and stays wakae, meaning in prayers and preparation, it becomes her right then to partake of the blessing of being clothed at the appearance of the messiah. This then means she’s able to freely and pleasantly partake of the wedding supper without any fear because she rightly qualifies. The garment then becomes the passport and ticket that demonstrates acceptability and inheritance to life. That failure for her to be clothed, she doesn’t have a place and chance at life even though she dipped in the same bowl with Jesus, like Judas Iscariot. That even though she was friend to the messiah, as a result o\f having known him in the first place, lacking the garment disqualifies her brutally. This then shows that its a serious failure for the church to miss the garment.
“ But when the king came in to see the guests ,he noticed a man there who was not wearing the wedding clothes .
He asked ,how did you get in here without wedding clothes ,friend?” The man was speechless.”
First we begin to see that its only HE JEHOVAH who know s the heart of men, because even the righteousness He weaves for them is spiritual garment, meaning He the LORD can surely fend for a church that has lacked spiritual gown ahead of time, and fellow servants cant. No wonder, its He that discovers when everyone truly can’t tell that one of us is in here without befitting attire. This then means if the church truly understands the cost of the garment, she can cry to the LORD tp dress her. That if she truly wants to enter and escape the danger of betraying Christ, she Has no other alternative than to TRUST in the LORD who can supply for spiritual needs. In other words one of the keys to help you avoid betraying the messiah is to depend on the LORD and Trust him alone and lean not on your understanding. Proverbs 3:5
The parable above elucidates the importance of reliance on the Lord throughout the church’s spiritual tenure. That He can refer to her as friend because she once dipped into the bowl with the LORD Jesus, and of course only a close enough person to you can fellowship at that proximity. This then shows that she once tested of the coming powers of God, and shared in the HOLY SPIRIT for JESUS the Messiah indeed has spirit without measure. ( Hebrews 6:4-6)
And the man was speechless. In all her walk with God and observance of the righteous requirements, the extension of love through the cross to her and the coming of the Holy Spirit to help her sustain an image of entrance, the church then has NO EXCUSE for not lacking the attire that befits the wedding of the Lamb of God. No wonder you see the man is speechless. The LORD is using this example to remind us that he can supply resources and all we need to keep our gown clean if we ask, and that as we do so, we avoid the shame of having to be thrown out of such a powerful felicitation in front of VERY IMPORTANT GUESTS OF THE KING.
To clearly understand the cost of her spiritual home, her future and restoration of the image of God, the church must understand that its right away a blessing for her to be considered for such honorable acceptance and invitation. That with such a bearing, she’s encouraged to work out her walk with reliance to God knowing that there is a crown of life for her to wear, thus humiliating the enemy who raped her dignity and rendered her powerless.
That such a powerful invitation still expresses the desire of God to redeem her and her image. The ball then remains in the court of a Christian, church to heed or reject the call.
Then the angel said to me, “Write this: BLESSED are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb” and he added,” these are the true words of GOD”
The Lord then shows that regardless of her squandering the gains and dignity in her image by giving chance to the enemy, He has nevertheless sworn to restore her. However considering the apostasy today, the deliberate fall and rotten gospel and non-fasting in the church, you wonder whether, the church will see the seriousness in the TRUE WORDS OF GOD, a sworn promise to clothe her if she truly renounces sin.
The actual blessing then that should help the church understand the need to sustain the gains acquired through suffering of Christ on the cross becomes a crown of life and continued fellowship with God in heaven forever. The Lord captures it in Psalms in a beautiful way.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
6. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
The LORD hints to her that by her holding steadfastly to the works of the cross, walking right with Him, her gown and image is assured in a felicitation ceremony that also is put together deliberately to shame and humiliate her enemy who stole her place in initial fellowship, who is death as a result of her loosing the image of God which was immortal. He further promises to lavish her with living and dwelling with him forever meaning an inheritance to life eternal. vida eterna.