Who can wash this sin-stained robe of man?
Who can wash this sin-stained robe of man?
Who has the right to wash this filthy robe and make it holly, white and glorious? The answer is very simple and easy. The same who has the right to forgive our sins, the one who has laid down his life and shed his blood to clean our robe of life, the same who had created the first human pair and had provided them a holy, white and glorious robe beforehand in the beginning of their lives before their falling into sin, the same who was not born of the sinful seed of man, but was born of the holy spirit of God, the same whose blood was holy, pious and sacred, the same in whose blood there is a power and capability to cleanse the spirit of the sinful man and to purify his blood. The gods of the world are subject to idolatry, vanity and sins and are unable to purify the human robe and human sinful blood by the power of their sinful blood. They have no evidence of their being gods and nor they are gods in their nature and being (Rom. 1: 23, Gal. 4: 8). All of them are under the subjection of sins (Rom. 3: 9). And hence, the Life, Power and Holy Being which is the source of all creation and is the creator, and by whom all the creations and heavens were created (John 1: 2, 10), and the which was born in human flesh and blood in order to provide them deliverance from their sins and assumed human form, and who was existing before he assumed human form, and who had been conversing with his elects in every period of time, who shed his own blood to avoid the sentence of punishment from human life and who made the most holy sacrifice of himself for purifying mankind, only such a life and light can wash the sinful robe of man by washing them in his own holy blood and can turn their robes of life white and shinning like snow. And that is why he cries out with a loud voice saying:-
“-------- and knowest not that thou art ----- naked. I counsel thee to buy of me ----- white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear” (Rev. 3: 17-18).
And therefore, the cure for spiritual nakedness and blindness does not have anybody else except the Lord Jesus Christ. The glorious, clean and shinning holy garment can only Isa masiha give, because he is the only glorious creator robed in the most holy & glorious robe of his powerful holy ghost and light having a lustrous vesture of his light. He was the divine being who provided Adam and Eve a glorious white robe which they lost. The greatest cause of indulging in sins is:-
“----- For thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, --- and made thee a covenant with them.”(Isa. 57: 8).
Leaving aside the Real and Truthful God, the creator and saviour and to worship other false gods is to make your life uncovered and naked, and this is the greatest indulgence in sins, whereas the Real & Original God has already made it very clear by saying:-
“I am the Lord thy God------ Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exo. 20: 2-3). Even then in every period of time the children of man chose many gods and goddesses, who were never God by the power of their nature and divinity. In this way those worshippers of strange gods of their own choosing made themselves uncovered, naked and stained with sins, and due to vanity, idolatry, heathenism and falling in backsliding they made their lives filthy and sin-stained. And not only this, they imputed vanities, false exaggerations, fallacious charges against the Real and True God (Rev. 19: 11) and tried their utmost to defame Him. They made their false gods more famous than the True God. Why? So that man may not be able to perceive the True God. They never tried to find out the Real God. Satan, the Devil started thousands of creeds, dogmas, religions and sects all over the world and sowed the seeds of denominationalisms in all religions. He formed thousands of denominations in all the religions of the world. Today man has lost himself in these religious denominations, he has become blind and naked, and he does not know this fact, and if he is conscious of it he has hardened his hart and is not ready to admit his mistake. This nakedness of man is the sinful life of man. Nakedness is the sin-stained robe of man. Please, hear the Voice of Jesus Christ:-
“I counsel thee to buy of me-------White raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear (Rev. 3: 18).”
Some prophets and apostles have given the mention of the robe of the Lord Jesus Christ:-
“---And the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow--.” (Dan. 7: 9).
“---And his raiment was white as the light.”(Matt. 17:2).
This “Ancient of days”, “The oldest of all time”, “The Everlasting Father”, “The Father of all spirits”, “The Holy spirit of all Mysteries”, “God of gods” and “The Lord of lords” is no other than the Lord Jesus Christ who is ‘Faithful and True’(Rev. 19: 11-16).
This is the one and the same, who is wearing a garment dipped in his own Holy bloodshed from Gethsemane to Golgotha, so that he may wash the sin-stained robes of believers by his own holy blood. This is the Jesus called Christ (The Holy Spirit). Christ has the power and capability to make his robe Lighted by the power of the Holy Spirit that is why he has the power and capacity to enlighten and purify the robes of others. He is Holy, Holy, Holy and wearing a Holy Vesture and that is why he can turn the robes of believers Holy and white as he is the originator and Father of all the heavenly Host, Prophets, Angels and of all his creations. He possesses the seven spirits of Holy Divinity (Rev. 3:1). He is the source and Beginning of all creation (Rev. 3: 7, 14). He has got the power and authority to change all his creation.
The same Jesus, in order to make mankind white and Holy, shed his pious blood from Gethsemane to Golgotha, laid down his precious life, sacrificed his holiest blood, suffered innumerable wounds, tolerated grim beatings and showed his forbearance in getting unbearable pains and inflictions, persecuted by the horrible crown of Thorns, was mercilessly whipped by the whip of nails, was bound by strong strings, shackles, chains and was made to fall down and was dragged and scourged in the way of the cross. Loaded with all the sins of the elects he carried his cross which injured his neck and shoulders, was brutally crucified with nails, stayed on the cross and his wounds got loosened and he remained on the standing wooden cross for many hours. His rib was pierced through, and his blood and soul continued to flow out of his body from Gethsemane to Golgotha. He suffered a crucified death and was slain from Gethsemane to Golgotha till all his soul and blood was shed and oozed. All this he suffered not for himself, but for the sinful humanity. This same Life Being can remove your sins, can rub off all the filth of sins from the dress of your life and can provide you a new robe. This Living Life can give you a vesture white, holy and shining brightly with the light of The Holy Ghost. Only if you believe him and keep your faith in him, accept him with all your heart and repent truly from your sins and try your best to abstain from sinning. Therefore the right of transforming your sinful robe into a Holy, white and shinning vesture is in the hands of Jesus. Only he has got the power and characteristic to attire you with a white and lighting robe, if you just give up your false gods and goddesses and accept Jesus, the only True Lord God.
Jesus Christ, the Lord God, is the very creator. Before coming into human flash, he was the very God and creator who spoke to the Prophets, and only he granted them his words, revelations, visions and prophecies. The Holy Scripture testifies the Godhead and creatorship of Jesus Christ at many places, but some of the certifications are given as under:-
“ Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and was glad.” (John 8:56)
Abraham had been 2000 years before Jesus, but Jesus met Abraham in the days of Abraham.
And the God whom Abraham saw many a time in his life span and the God who talked to him and visited him time to time and revealed himself on him several times, was the same Lord God Jesus Christ. And when Christ said to the Jews once again:-
“----Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.”(John 8: 58)
And this “I am that I am” (Exo. 3: 14) was not only before Abraham, but he was present even before Adam and Eve, and even before the existence of the whole creations because he was the factor-creator of all existence. Therefore he was the creator. He was the very Word of the creative order of God by whose essence all the heavens of Heavens, all the galactic constellations and the creations thereof, came into existence by his creative-Word. That is why the Apostle John speaks:-
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God----All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made----He was in the world and the world was made by him----and the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and Truth.”(John 10: 1- 14)
And many a time Jesus uttered, “I and my Father are one.”(John 10: 30)
“Now is the son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.”(John 13: 31)
“As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee-------.”(John 17: 21)
Therefore The Divine Being is none else than Jesus Christ and that is why the Holy Scripture asserts: - “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”(Col. 2: 9)
“For by him were all things created, -----all things were created by him, and for him; and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”(Col. 1: 16-17).
“Who is the blessed and only potentate, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto.” (1-Tim. 6: 15-16).
“-----Which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”(Rev. 1: 8).
And hence the Lord Jesus Christ is omniscient, omnipresent, and the mysterious God; he is the creator God. He is self-existing and knows all, he does not need anybody’s knowledge:-
“------He knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man, for he knew what was in man.”(John 2: 25).
Therefore this very Lord Jesus Christ is the creator of all creations. And so far as this world is concerned, he came down upon her from the Highest heaven. This means that he was already existing on heavens before he ever came into flesh:-
“No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the son of man which is in heaven.”(John 3: 13).
“He that cometh from above is above all----he that cometh from heaven is above all.” (John 3: 31).
And therefore, the proofs, that Jesus Christ is the creator-God are evident from the Bible, though only a few of the evidences have been cited here.
In Quran-Sharif, many Titles and venerable heads have been used for Isa Messiah (Jesus Christ). These Titles testify Jesus a man of miracles and of possessing wonderful divine powers which only the supreme power can possess. The power which could quicken the dead was the same which had created man. And, since Isa (Jesus) overcame death and mortality, it was because he was the Creator-God, because the dead ones can only rise up on hearing The Voice of the Creator. In Quran-Majeed, and according to the Gospel of st. John, Isa has been entitled as the “Word of God.” Whatever the Highest God uttered from his mouth, it came to pass. “Kun Faikun,” “Kun-Ba-izn Allah,” words of Quran reveals the creative power of “the Word of God.” Hence, “This Word of the Lord” was the Word of the creative order of God which provided existence to all the creations, and it was no other than “the word of God” of the Bible (Rev. 19: 13).In Quran Jesus or Isa has been entitled as “The Spirit of God”. And in the Bible it is written that “God is Spirit”. This very Spirit of God is the originator and Father of all the Spirits of all creations. And This Spirit is Jesus Christ, and hence he is The Creative Spirit of all the spirits, namely he is the creator-God. The prophet of Islam, while giving his testimony for Isa Messiah, while breathing his last before his relatives, uttered that judgment would take place before Allah, and all would be judged according to their deeds and that he could not recommend for forgiveness for anybody. He further says if there is any Powerful Being before whom you can go for mercy is ‘Hazrat Salma Isa’ who is the head of all the Holy ones and is God himself.(Hadees Taba Qairah). Quran sharif declares Jesus Christ as “The sign of Resurrection” and Jesus with his blessed tongue says, “I am the Resurrection and the Life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live :”( John 11: 25).The Resurrection of quickening the dead and the God ascending to Heavens is nobody else except The Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible or the Isa Messiah of Quran Sharif:-
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the Voice of the son of God, and they that hear shall live.”(John 5: 25).
These dead ones, the elects of God, when they shall rise up, and those who were still alive and had overcome, they shall all be taken up by the angels and they shall be transfigured in the way while ascending, and they shall be attired with White, Holy and Transparent Robes. (Math. 24: 31, 1-Thes. 4: 16, 1- Corinth. 15: 51-54).
It is also mentioned in Quran Majeed that Isa Messiah, was born, not by the sinful seed of man, but by the Holy Spirit of Allah, this same description is given in the gospels of Luke and Matthews, that the Holy Ghost shall descend on Mary and the power of God shall overshadow the virgin and she shall be conceived. And the spirit of God is Holy. And from the Holy Ghost, a Holy Being is born.
Besides this The Bible expresses very vividly the evidences of the sinlessness and Holiness of Jesus because due to being born of the spirit of God, Jesus Christ is proved to be sinless. He never committed any sin verbally, imaginatively and practically. Even Judah the Iscariot testifies for his master Jesus:-
“I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent Blood.”(Math. 27: 4).
The crucified robbers from The Right and The Left side of Jesus give a true account:-
“And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss.”(Luke 23: 41).
“Master, we know that thou art True, and teachest the way of God in Truth.”
(Math. 22: 16).
And this is the testimony of the adversaries of Jesus. Jesus in a challenging voice utters:-
“Which of you convinceth me of sin?”(John 8: 46).
Pontius Pilate justifies Jesus as righteous:-
“----I am innocent of the blood of this just person.”(Math. 27: 24).
Pilate farther says, “----I find no fault in this man.” (Luke 23: 4).
Then again Pilate justifies:-
“----And, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: No, nor yet Herod----and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.”------ “I have found no cause of death in him.” (Luke 23: 4, 14, 15, 22).
“I find no fault in him,” (John 19: 6)
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2-Corinth. 5:21).
“--He was manifested to take away our sins, and in him is no sin.” (1-John 3: 5).
“Who in his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree”, (1-Peter 2:24)
“---But was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Heb. 4:15, Isa. 53: 9)
There, this same sinless, Most Holy and Pious Life Being can provide you a Holy and Transfigured Vesture; because the creator of all creations is Lord Jesus himself, who has provided all his creations, Vestures of innumerable kinds. To describe the attributes and qualities of Jesus Christ is very difficult for man, and it is a true fact that such characteristics are never found in any other god or goddesses maintained by mankind because they are not gods in their own essence.
Therefore the characteristics and attributes of Isa Messiah are beyond description, as he is The Light Divine, Holiness, Righteousness, The Truth, True Judge, Powerful, Miraculous, Merciful, Loveful, Humble, Boundless, The Creator, Father, Originator, Mother, Almighty, Everlasting, Eternal, Prince of Peace, Wonderful, Eliminating Sins, Savior, Our Refuge, King of Kings, God of gods, Lord of Lords, Overcoming all Powers, God of all heavens, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Inheritance of The Holy Ones, Lord God of All Hosts, Author & Finisher of our Life and Faith, Commander of all Angels, The Teacher, good Shepherd and is unending in his Characteristics.
The Lord Jesus Christ dresses his angels with the robe of angels and clothes The Heavenly creations with the robes of Light and Vestures of his Holy Spirit. He dresses The Over comers with the Vestures of the angels. He washes the sins of the over comers, makes them Holy and decorates them with the heavenly Robes and grants them new names, new authorities and new Titles. Amen,
The best wishes and blessings from: - Rev. Dr. Jashobeam Singh
Administrator of Christ vision Network