In this study of ‘Will all Christians be clothed in fine
linen,’ The answer is unequivocally no. This is the reason why
Jesus warned us in the scripture when He said, "Blessed is he that
watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his
shame" (Revelation 16:15-17). Jesus Christ placed a qualifier on
that scripture that will separate those Christians who are blessed from
those Christians who will walk naked and ashamed. Why is this information
important in relationship to our Christian walk? The consequence of our
actions here on earth have eternal implications that will determine the
spiritual clothing we will wear in eternity. Our righteous work is the
fabric of heaven that God use to weave and sew our eternal garments. With a
word of wisdom from our Father, take this journey with me into the scripture
to witness the weaving of your garment.
Revelation 14:13-And I heard a voice from heaven saying
unto me, Write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their
works do follow them.
The word ‘follow’ in Greek means, "as a
particle of union, to accompany." (Strong’s #190)
The word ‘accompany’ defined by Webster’s
Dictionary means, "to follow as a companion."
The word ‘work’ in Greek means, "an act:
deed, doing, labour." (Strong’s #2041)
Our righteous work is the spiritual record of our
life and constant companion in the eyes of God. The value of that work is
based on His righteousness. This inseparable connection between our work as
God will view it on judgment day (2 Corinthians 5:6-10 - Romans 14:7-12 -
Revelation ), and the reward that we will receive based on that work
will determine wheather we are clothed in fine white linen or spiritually
naked and ashamed (Revelation 3:14-19).
Revelation 19:7-9-Let us be glad and rejoice, and
give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His
wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be
arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the
righteousness of the saints. And he saith unto me, "write, Blessed are
they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he saith
unto me, These are the true saying of God.
The word ‘righteousness’ in Greek mean: "an
equitable deed." (Strong’s #1345)
The word ‘deed’ defined by Webster’s
Dictionary means, "a thing done; an act."
God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29), and
His word is the fiery flames that shall judge the work of all people. Any
Christian who experience the shame of having their work consumed by the
flames of truth shall be saved, but they themselves will lack the necessary
fabric for their garment.