Imperfect to Perfect

To anyone with half a brain it is clear we are far from perfect.  We make mistakes.  Sometimes we sin.  But, from the scriptures nothing imperfect will be allowed into heaven.  So, how is this going to work?  How can imperfect be made perfect?

The clues to this transformation is given to us in Revelation 7:9-14.

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

There is a lot of material here, and I won’t hope to cover it here.  But focus on the last sentence “these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

There are a couple of key points here.  Why would one ‘wash’ their robes if they were already clean?  That’s right, they were not clean they were dirty.  Dirty with sin, with imperfections, with failures, with mistakes.  But, they will be washed and made white, which symbolizes purity, holiness, and righteousness.  How will this occur?  Can they be washed in water?  No.  They must be washed in the blood of the Lamb.  For it is the only cleanser powerful enough to remove the stain of sin.

The transformation is made complete by washing our robes in the blood of the Lamb.  Our imperfections, sin, mistakes, and short-comings are washed out, and all that is left is white.

There is one more point here.  Note, it says they washed their robes.  It is a personal thing, and something that each individual must do for themselves.  The blood is available, but it must be applied to the robe by the individual themselves.  This can only be done through repentance.

 

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One Response to “Imperfect to Perfect”

  1. Barbara L. McGuire Says:

    It’s often hard to wrap our head around something so simple! Great blog. Blessings…

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