We Who Wash, Eat, and Enter Are Blessed

New JerusalemRevelation 22:14 declares “Blessed are those who wash their robes that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter by the gates into the city.” Three steps are presented: we wash our robes, come to the tree of life, and enter into the city, New Jerusalem.

To wash our robes is to cleanse our conduct by confessing our sins and receiving the Lord’s forgiveness and cleansing. This is clear from Revelation 7:14 and 1 John 1:7-9, and is an ongoing action on our part.

As a result of washing, we have right to the tree of life. Cleansing brings us to life, even as in New Jerusalem the river of life flows out of the throne of the redeeming Lamb (Revelation 22:1). With the river is the tree of life (22:2) which depicts Christ as our continual supply of life. “He who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me” (John 6:57). We eat multiple times per day; likewise, we confess our sins regularly and we take Christ as our life supply regularly.

By taking Christ as our life supply, we enter into New Jerusalem. The entry into the city is not physical but is by life, resurrection life. Today our entrance is into the hidden, spiritual reality of the city, in the corporate life of the Body of Christ. In the future we will be in the fullness of the city.

Praise the Lord! He shed His blood for our washing, He is our life supply, and He is our entrance into New Jerusalem.

Here are words and music for singing Revelation 22:13-14.

Related posts: Redemption for Life, (2), (3), (4) _Gates of Pearl

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

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  1. DASmith

     /  March 16, 2014

    Thank the Lord that we can enter by the blood of the Lamb and become a part of the city organically! Praise Him for fulfilling all of God’s demands of righteousness, holiness, and glory to re-open the way to the Tree of Life and the River of Life!

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