“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” Revelation 22:14
In the vision God has destroyed the earth, wiped out all sin, and all believers are going into heaven. Jesus states that those who have washed their robes are blessed and are allowed to eat of the tree of life and enter into the heavenly city.
The robe is what covers the body. It is what is seen on the outside of a person. If the person cleans the body, but puts on a dirty robe, he is still dirty. What people will see is the filth of the dirty robe, not the clean body underneath it.
When Jesus died on the cross, His blood took away the sins of a person. It cleansed the person on the inside. After that they must clothe themselves with Jesus. They must put on His righteousness. This is the doing what Jesus would do, being right as He is right.
This process of putting on Jesus, is the washing of your robe. It is cleansing your outside actions to show Jesus to the world.
Many people say they love and serve Jesus, but their actions show something different. Do your actions match your words?
Once this is done, you have the right to eat of the tree of life. That tree is the same one that Adam and Eve were told not to eat of, and were banned from so that they could not eat of it. It is the tree that gives life for eternity.
Washing your robe also gives you the right to enter the new Jerusalem. This is the new city of God in heaven. This is where there will be no more pain or suffering of any type.
I trust that you are already following Jesus, that you believe in what He has done for you. Now, have you cleansed your robe?
Have you put on Jesus so that your words and actions match what your heart is saying?
Are you truly loving and serving God with your life?
If you are, some day you will be allowed by God to enter His city.
I pray today that you will follow Jesus with all of your life; that you will allow God to wash your robes of all sin; that you will live a righteous life before all men; and that Jesus will give you His righteousness to be pure before the Father.