Revelation 19:8 says: “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.”
Some translations render this word “righteousness” as “the righteous acts of the saints.” This wedding garment, which is described as “clean and white” is also a garment of righteousness. In the Strong’s Concordance, the word (134) means “equity of character or act.” This righteousness is that it is not a righteousness we have of our own, but rather the righteousness that is imputed or given to us through our relationship or acceptance of Jesus Christ into our hearts and lives.
We cannot have on the right wedding garment without clothing ourselves with Christ and His righteousness alone. 1 Corinthians 1:30 states: ¨But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” When we, by faith, accept Jesus Christ into our hearts and lives, we are provided with a garment of righteousness at the same time. However, this state of righteousness does not exclude acts of righteousness, but rather manifests itself with righteous acts.
Romans 10: 9, 10 tells us that believing is accompanied by speaking.
Psalm 116:10 and 2 Corinthians 4:13 both say: “I believed, and therefore have I spoken.” Speaking and testifying are the righteous belief of the heart put into action.
To be continued.