Walt (25 July 2011)
"RE: Bruce Wigton (23 July 2011)"

Brother Bruce
Read carefully Rev 3:19. God LOVES those Christians that are being described in the previous verses. He will, however, rebuke and chasten them! How? I believe that they will "wash their garments" (Read verse 18) and make them white in the time of the coming tribulation. Just prior to the three and one half years of wrath that follows the tribulation they will be ressurected or raptured out and "stand before the Lamb, clothed in white robes".........As far as the palm branches, I cannot be sure why, but I read in Matthew 21:8-9 that a very great multitude cut down branches and spread them on the road and cried out saying "Hosanna to the Son of David"
"After these things I looked, and behold a great multitude which no one could number of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, crying out....."  Rev 7:9&
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