Do you have the Wedding Garment?

In the ‘The Marriage of the King’s Son’ parable, the King found that one of them invited didn’t have a wedding garment. The question many have is, where did this wedding garment came? Was it supplied by the King? Is that something we need to prepare for attending the wedding? We will explore what the Bible has to say about it.

Wedding Garments don’t come with invitation!

There is no mention of any garments provided with the invitation of a wedding in any Biblical stories. There is also no mention of such requirement in the law.

Exod 19:14,17 So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. … And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.

Moses sanctified the people but the people washed their clothes so that they can meet with God. Christ is speaking to common people and coming to a wedding in clean garment by they washing it is a requirement for standing before the King. This simple act of preparing ourselves and coming in clean white garment to His wedding is what Christ teaches us in the ‘The Marriage of the King’s Son’ parable.

Prepare Yourself

Rev 19:7-8 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

The first clue we have is from the detailed prophecy in Revelation for the marriage of the Lamb. We see that the Lamb’s wife made herself ready. This is very important because, those who are part of the bride of Christ were prepared neither by Christ nor by God, but by herself. If you think you don’t have to prepare yourself, may be you are misled or not part of the bride of Christ. Only after she prepared herself, it was granted to be clothed with fine linen, clean and bright which are the righteous acts of saints. How can we being part of the bride of Christ, prepare ourselves?

Rev 3:4-5 “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

To prepare ourselves, we must not defile our garments but overcome the lusts of this world. Only then we will be clothed in white garments.

Rev 16:15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame. 

If you have defiled your garment with the sin and had not overcome the lusts of this world, your shame can be seen and you are naked. This is no good for attending a wedding,

Exod 20:26 ‘Nor shall you go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.’ .. (Exod 28:42) “And you shall make for them (Aaron & his sons) linen trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs.

God doesn’t want to see the nakedness of Aaron and his sons, even from beneath when they walk on the steps of altar and gave instructions how to cover their nakedness even from beneath. Certainly He will be very angry if you come to His Son’s wedding naked or defiled.

Buy white garments from God

Rev 3:18 “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

You may have been repeated brainwashed that can’t do anything to earn your salvation, while Christ repeatedly teaches about buying from Him white garments.

Matt 13:44 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 

Matt 13:45-46 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. 

Mark 8:35 “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

Kingdom of heaven can cost you all your wealth and even your life to enter it. So, how can we buy white garments from Christ?

Rev 7:14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 

You need to wash your robes in the blood of the Lamb and be purified and make your garment white. Christ is not going to wash your garment for you and prepare you to stand before the King. You need to prepare yourself. This can cost you everything you have, even your life. This is how you buy white garments from God. Every time you do a sin, you stain your garment and you had to wash all over again with His blood asking forgiveness with godly sorrow and repentance.

Luke 13:27-29 “But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God. 

Matt 21:43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. 

Matt 13:41-42 “The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Keeping your garment white always is an absolute requirement because, you will never know when the King visits to find your garments filthy and thrusts you out of His Kingdom.

Matt 7:14 “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Keeping your garment white is indeed difficult which leads to life. If you are leading a life feeling eternally secure in His hands by having faith only yet your garments are filthy without any works or fruits in your life, then you are indeed secure in His hands only to be crushed in His winepress and burn in hell forever.

Conclusion

Wedding garments don’t come with invitation but it is how you attend the wedding and stand before the King in clean garments. In order to attend the wedding of the King’s Son, you need to prepare yourselves by washing your robes in the blood of the Lamb and make it white. If you attend the wedding and had defiled yourself with sins and lusts of this world after we enter into the kingdom of Heaven, and if the King visits in a time when you are not prepared and found you without the wedding garment but filthy, you will be thrust out of His kingdom.

Do you have the the wedding garment to stand before the King? If not, repent and wash your garments now from the filth of this world.