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Jesus Wears Dirty Clothes

It’s amazing what you can learn from the book of Revelation that has little to do with end time prophecy. While writing my commentary on Revelation I learned that throughout eternity we’ll be dressed better than our Lord Jesus. Did you know that? Well, it’s true, and I’ll prove it, because there’s a good chance you haven’t thought about this before.

Concerning those of us who have been redeemed Rev. 19:8 says that we’ll be dressed in "fine linen, bright and clean". Verse 14 says something similar. It says we’ll be dressed in "fine linen, white and clean". We’ll wear these stain free clothes throughout eternity and they’ll never get dirty. Just imagine, the days of doing laundry will be over for good. That’s something to be thankful for. Somebody should write a Christian song entitled "Thank God - No More Laundry". That might just get some people excited enough to enter into praise and worship next Sunday.

In Rev. 19:13 we see what Jesus will be wearing, and you’ll notice the stark contrast between His clothes and ours. Jesus "is dressed in a robe dipped in blood". Can you believe that? Jesus is wearing dirty stained clothes, and with no washing machine in the next life, His clothes will remain stained throughout eternity.

So there you go. Our clothes will be bright, white and clean and Jesus’ clothes will be stained. We’ll be dressed better than our Lord. Now that’s something to be thankful for. Just in case you’re not sure, the stains on Jesus’ robe are from His blood that He shed on our behalf.

There were many great exchanges made on the cross. This is one of them. We get to wear nice new clean clothes while Jesus ends up wearing blood stained clothes that we should be wearing. For all of eternity, when we see Jesus, we’ll be reminded of what He did for us on the cross. So before you notice the nail prints in His hands, you’ll first notice His stained robes. I imagine that will be one humbling experience, standing before our Lord and Saviour and being dressed better than Him.

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