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“Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life, and may enter the city by the gates” (Revelation 22:14).

If you have ever looked at an Icon, you will notice that Jesus is the only one who has a red robe against His body.  The saints may or may not be wearing a red robe, but it will be an outer robe.  This symbolizes the saints being “washed in the blood of the lamb.”  The white pall on the casket at a funeral symbolizes how we are all the same under the washing of Jesus.  You must be forgiven by His blood shed for you to come into the promise of Jesus.

Jesus, what must I do to be saved? You must believe and belief is shown by what you do.  Act as one who has been saved by Jesus.  But what about the corruption of my heart?  Act as one who is being healed by the Lord and do not resist the treatment.  The Lord has determined to save those who reach out to Him in faith.  Continue to reach out and He will do all that needs to be done.  He is and must be the author and finisher of our faith. He is faithful and He will do it.

Come, Lord Jesus.  You have bid me come to You and I come.  Now come to me that the relationship You have established in the covenant, sealed with Your blood, may be the outer garment I wear all the days of my life.  I have no right to the tree of life, but You grant me access by Your grace.  It is not a matter of my rights or deserving, but about what You, my Lord and Master, have done, are doing, and will do in accordance with Your eternal word.  Help me now and always.  Amen.