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Leviticus 6:10 (c) This symbolizes the beautiful gift of righteousness given by GOD to those who come in simple faith and trust Him with their souls. It is the "robe" of righteousness, the "garment" of salvation. It is always pure white.

Deuteronomy 22:11 (c) By this figure GOD reveals His displeasure at man's schemes and plans to make a different robe of righteousness from that which He has ordained. Linen is a man-made product. After the Lord JESUS saves us and makes us Christians, then we begin to live a life of righteous acts, deeds and godliness which is compared to a linen robe. Wool is a product of GOD's power and ingenuity. No man can make wool. The Lord is telling us that we must not mix GOD's provision for a garment with man's provision. The wool represents GOD's grace. It is altogether "of GOD." Linen represents man's works. By this picture GOD condemns the mixture of grace and works in the matter of making the robe to wear for eternity. We are not saved by grace, and then kept by works. We are not saved partly by grace, and partly by works. GOD expects us to wear all linen as regards living for His glory and honoring His Name. He expects us to be clothed altogether by wool when it is a matter of relationship to Him, and being saved by Him.

Revelation 19:8 (b) The garment of the bride here is a type of her own righteous acts, accomplished because she was the bride, and not in order to be a bride. The garment mentioned in ps45 is made of gold, and that one was provided by the Lord Himself.


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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Linen'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/l/linen.html. 1957.

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