When the Father clothed His only son in the flesh of fallen man, the temporal touched the eternal and intertwined. The incorruptible Eternal One subjected Himself to exist in the state of corruptibility; Eternity interwove with changeability. He adorned Himself with the fraying patterns of time and turned a final countdown into an eternal chorus.
All the corruptibility he wore became one with His eternal nature, and in this way redeemed. The curse was swallowed up and transformed into a blessing merely by coming into contact with Him. All that decays becomes everlasting when he decides to put it on.
This is why we must clothe ourselves with Christ, for He is the only garment that fits our mortal condition. For we are dust, and subject to decay. We are fleeting vapors caught up in the curse of change. All that changes disintegrates like snow beneath a burning sun. Matter melts like wax before the great white throne.
Only eternal matter may stand before the Eternal One.
Only eternal matter may stand before the Eternal One. We will stand before him with everything we ever owned, everything we accomplished, all our work beneath the sun. Everything we built into eternity will remain; all our temporary towers will vanish like darkness in the light, and pass away. “For nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing concealed that will not be made known and brought to light.”
On that day when Eternity Himself enters the cosmic scene, the heavens will roll up like a scroll, and all that lies hidden in darkness will stand naked at the feet of the Eternal Light. Eternity was never a place, but a person. The place of eternity is in the person of the Trinity.
“Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed and all flesh will see it together.” All flesh will fade in the blinding light of eternity, and only the eternal things will hold their shape. All that we have made ourselves, all that we have written upon the blank slates of our souls will be plain to see.
Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed and all flesh will see it together.
Every sin and sanctity we have absorbed will color and cover us as the naked skin of our eternal selves. God forbid that some should shriek with horror to see the dark portrait of their true selves in shadowless relief upon the canvas of revealing light. Do not doom yourself to that condition! Put on the spotless lamb of Christ!
“Rather, clothe yourselves with the LORD Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.” Only the clean clothes of Christ can reflect the light of the great white throne. Joy upon joy, peace upon peace, love upon love is the light of Christ in reflection of the Father’s light. We who have covered ourselves in the clothing of Christ have nothing to fear; to be covered in Christ is to be baptized in the crimson flood of perfect love.
We who have covered ourselves in the clothing of Christ have nothing to fear; to be covered in Christ is to be baptized in the crimson flood of perfect love.
The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment, and conceals himself behind the curtain of cosmic darkness. Some say, “if there is a God, why can’t I see him?” I respond; because there is a God, I dare not look upon Him without the covering of Christ. The Father in His mercy said to Moses, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!”
The gaments of Christ are the garments of death. For it is appointed once for a man to die, and then judgment. Those who are joined to the death of Christ are joined to His judgment. What is the judgement of Christ? Nothing less than resurrection into eternal life. For He has risen from the dead. Those in Christ can see the face of the Father and live because they have already died in Christ.