“He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean” Revelation 19:13,14.
Recently, a well-respected Bible teacher here in Nashville suggested reading the first 3 chapters of Genesis paired with the last 3 chapters of Revelation. These chapters bookend God’s pursuit of mankind after the fall and His redemption and restoration in the end.
Interestingly enough, it is Revelation Chapter 19 that hits close to home.
My sweet husband, Dean, graduated from West Point. Upon completion of flight school and Ranger school, he (or should I say “we” J) served 7 years in the US Army.
The instant community, the steadfast commitment to uphold “Duty, Honor, Country” coupled with a willingness to sacrifice…all very good things that come with the territory. The thing that never “comes with the territory” is a white uniform on the battlefield.
Fatigues, in a variety of patterns and colors, are worn by the various branches of military service. Fatigues are considered to be the combat or field uniform. When a soldier dons a white uniform…there is cause to celebrate…this has never been more true than in the case of Revelation 19:13,14. The saints wear white linen and enjoy the MOST splendid victory lap as they follow their Redeemer into a battle that He has already won on their behalf.
Talk about a reason to rejoice! Take heart sweet friends, the victory lap is coming!