From Grave Clothes to White Robes

He has risen

He has risen and His glorious Light, Love and Truth surrounds you with His wonderful, majestic covenantal promises. The resurrection has changed everything: from grave clothes to white robes of righteousness. The Resurrection has changed everything in our lives as sons and daughters of the Most High God.

The Incomparable Christ rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom WE have redemption (because of His sacrifice, resulting in) the forgiveness of our sins (and the cancellation of sins penalty).

– Colossians 1:13-14 (Amp)

What an astonishing and amazing rescue mission! Jesus apprehended death for His sons and daughters. Jesus the Nazarene, Jesus the Beloved Son, conquered, defeated, and triumphed over death—the grave could not hold him, death could not conquer Him. He rose up on the third day. This is overwhelming news of joy that we are dressed with clothes of salvation and draped in a robe of righteousness. The resurrection secured our victory over death and lifted us up from the grave into glory with Christ and we sit with Him in the heavenly realms. The resurrection changed everything: from grave clothes to white robes of righteousness.

In victory

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Resurrected One, declared heaven’s triumph and victory over the power of sin and death. This is our blessed assurance that we can have forgiveness from all our sins and that the cross was heaven’s triumph and victory. It was also Satan’s defeat, so the grave clothes of sin and death, isolation and loneliness, despair and shame were forever demolished. The Eternal One changed everything for us and it tells the world that the kingdom of God is ruled by the only true King of kings and Lord of lords.

For He is the first and the last, and the Living one; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore.

– Revelation 1:17-18

The resurrection changed everything: from grave clothes to white robes.

Our Father, the giver of life, raised Jesus from the dead to certify and guarantee our forgiveness, to unchain us from the bondage of sin, and to deliver us from its power of death and hell. The risen Redeemer now guarantees that we are forgiven and free to reign and rule here and in the life to come wearing righteous robes of our justification and sanctification full of life, purity, dignity, hope, and fellowship.   Now every sin and all its shame and pain are forever gone because they are buried in an empty tomb—the grave of God’s forgetfulness. He remembers our sin no more. Jesus, our Risen Savior, is alive. The resurrection changed everything: from the grave clothes to the white robes of righteousness.

That blessed assurance of Jesus’ resurrection can transform our lives in every way and in everyday. We can live empowered, sanctioned, and enabled lives because His love is upon us and He has delivered us and set us on high.   He positions Himself as a strong tower from our enemies and He shelters us with songs of deliverance. Being His sons and daughters, God has sent forth the Spirit of His resurrected Son, Jesus, into our hearts to strengthen us, to help and uphold us with His right Hand of righteousness. We have God’s Spirit inside of us. The resurrection changed everything: from the grave clothes to the robes of righteousness.

This is good news

My friends, such good news! The resurrected Jesus, changed everything for us so we can be certain of a future of hope here and now as well of a future in heaven for all eternity dressed in white robes of righteousness:

they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.

– Revelation 3:4b

He is saying to you, my friends,

“Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

– Matthew 25:34

Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

– Luke 12:32

You are those who have stood by Me in My trials; and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you

– Luke 22:28-29

But just as it is written (in Scripture) Things which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him (who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him, and who gratefully recognize the benefits that He has bestowed).

– 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people).

– Ephesians 1:18 (Amp)




– Mari Anne Andersen


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