Summary: The four robes of Christ. Have you considered them? A Purple Robe. A Blue Robe. A Black Robe. A White Robe.
Title: "The Four Robes of Christ!"
Who were "they" in verse thirty six?
They were the Romans soldiers who were in charge of his death.
Who were they watching? They didn’t know. But if they could only have understood the robes worn by Christ, they would have had a better understanding as to who Christ was.
1. The Purple Robe.
(John 19:2 KJV) And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
This first robe was of purple. They placed this robe up on Christ to mock him. But one day, these same soldiers will bow their knee and acknowledge him to be Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Is Jesus your King? Does he have complete authority over every area of your life?
(Rev 19:16 KJV) And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
2. The Blue Robe.
(John 19:23 KJV) Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
The four soldiers who part the garments of Christ among themselves, but only one could gain the woven robe. They gambled for it.
This robe was made in the order of the garment worn by the priest. Note this verse from the Old Testament Scriptures:
(Exo 39:22 KJV) And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
Is Jesus your High Priest? If you have trusted him as your personal savior, Christ ever lives to make intercession on your behalf.
3. The Black Robe.
(Isa 64:6 KJV) But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
righteousness of God in him.
(2 Cor 5:21 KJV) 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.
When Christ hung upon the cross, he became sin for us. He literally wore the filthy rags of sin. Why? To give you a robe to wear:
4. The White Robe.
Will you put on your family robe? This is the white robe of righteousness.
(Luke 15:22 KJV) But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
(Rom 13:14 KJV) But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Christ would have you wear the wedding garment of praise.
Will you put on the robe that Christ has provided for you to wear?