The Presence of White in Revelation Revelation 3:3–13 (H.H. Halley)

The Presence of White in Revelation Revelation 3:3–13 (H.H. Halley)

• Jesus’ head was “white like wool, as white as snow” (1:14).
• “I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it” (2:17).
• “They will walk with me, dressed in white” (3:4).
• He who is victorious will “be dressed in white” (3:5).
• Heaven’s citizens will be clothed in white (3:18).
• The twenty-four elders “were dressed in white” (4:4).
• Each martyr “was given a white robe” (6:11).
• Redeemed multitudes were arrayed in white robes (7:9).
• Robes made white in the blood of the Lamb (7:14).
• The Lord will come on a white horse (19:11).
• His armies, clothed in white, will be on white horses (19:14).
White is the color of dazzling light, in opposition to darkness and night. It may reflect purity and innocence, but more often joy and triumph. God dwells in light unapproachable (1Ti 6:16). Jesus’ garments in the transfiguration were white (Mk 9:3)

 

 

The materal here is excerpted from the Halley’s Study Bible

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