The White Robe
Jesse M. Hendley
My text this morning is Revelation 7, verse 9."After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds, and people and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands." Verse 14: "And I said unto him. Sir, thou knowest. And he said, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
We want to think this morning about the nature of the first few minutes in heaven for the believer, and the first few minutes in hell for the unbeliever. The first part of our subject is very blessed. We have here in Revelation 7 a picture of what takes place when the souls of God's redeemed children leave their bodies and step into the Glory.
You have perhaps heard us bring a message on "Five Minutes After Death," in which we deal with what the unbeliever can expect five minutes after death. We have not dealt with what the believer should expect five minutes after death. But we have it here in this text. We read in this entire chapter about the saints of God in heaven. I wonder if you ever think about YOUR home-going? If not, it will be a very wonderful thing for you to do. If you are a believer, born again, have you ever thought about the first minute after you die, what you are going to see, and what you are going to be like over there? Have you thought very much about it? Consider this test this morning, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and they washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.
Have you thought much about the new faces that join the heavenly choir? Have you thought much about the new souls as they stream in from day to day and take their place over there in the glory? I love this book of Revelation because it tells us so much about heaven, and it tells us exactly how to g ...
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