There is a place tha Lord said these words…
Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Have you ever ask yourself why Lord said ” blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked”?
In normal circumstance one cannot come out naked and go somewhere naked maybe a person with mental disorder, but a person with sound mind it’s impossible to walk out naked while people see his or her naked.
But when Lord said that, he meant it’s very possible for a person to walk out naked and people see his shame, if the person will be at a certain environment. Let’s read this story in the bible
48 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?
49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
50 And they all forsook him, and fled.
51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
You see in this context?..The boy was among Jesus’ disciples, but when he saw a difficult situation that he is going to die with Jesus and he has been arrested, he left his linen cloth there and Fled from them naked and people saw his shame.
The same issue continues in our spirit nowdays..
When we decide to be disciples of Jesus we are being clothed with the Lord ” THE FINE LINEN CLOTH” , whereby the meaning of that cloth is “holiness” and we are proving it from…
Revelation 19:8 “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints”.
When we decide to follow Jesus and be his disciples, we have to deny ourselves and bear our crosses, together with our fine linen clothes. And be ready to die with Jesus. But if we deny Lord let’s us know that we cannot run while having the fine linen clothes (righteousness of saints).
We have to leave the linen cloth before running and people will be able to see our shame.
Have you leave behind your linen clothes and run away? Just because you have go through difficult situations with your faith, isolation from parents, being hated by relatives, your boss doesn’t want you to pray, so because of these all you have decided to leave your linen clothes to Jesus( your righteousness ) and run away naked ( repeating the filth of the World). Remember God said this..
Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame”.
Are you taking care of your linen clothes?… dont leave them to Jesus and run away naked because of troubles. Before you decide to follow Jesus remember to deny yourself, and know that you will face some troubles that can risk your life, in all these you dont need to take off your linen cloth, so that you can save your flesh.
Mark 8:35 “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it”.
May the Lord help us and Bless us
He comes as a thief!