“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10.
To us has been given the message of Christ’s soon coming. At the ascension of our Lord, angels stood beside the disciples and with them watched the Savior as He passed into the heavens. Then they turned to the disciples with the words, “This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” …
Only the covering which Christ Himself has provided can make us meet [fit] to appear in God’s presence. This covering, the robe of His own righteousness, Christ will put upon every repenting, believing soul….
This robe, woven in the loom of heaven, has in it not one thread of human devising. Christ in His humanity wrought out a perfect character, and this character He offers to impart to us. “All our righteousness’s are as filthy rags.” Everything that we of ourselves can do is defiled by sin….
By His perfect obedience, He has made it possible for every human being to obey God’s commandments. When we submit ourselves to Christ, the heart is united with His heart; the will is merged in His will; the mind becomes one with His mind; the thoughts are brought into captivity to Him; we live His life. This is what it means to be clothed with the garment of His righteousness. Then, as the Lord looks upon us, He sees, not the fig-leaf garment, not the nakedness and deformity of sin, but His own robe of righteousness, which is perfect obedience to the law of Jehovah…. –From the Heart, p. 313.
Question to think about:
Has Christ made everything possible for every human being?
Do we submit ourselves to Christ and is our heart united with His heart?
What does it mean to be clothed with the garment of Christ’s righteousness?