Revelation 6:11

Revelation 6:11 – Then a white robe was given to each of them…

Recall from Revelation 1:14, white represents cleansing from sin:

Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

Psalms 51:5-7 – Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Atonement means that our sins are “covered.” Therefore, being clothed with a white garment symbolizes the covering of our sin with the blood of the Lamb (Exodus 30:10, Hebrews 9:11-14).

Recall from Revelation 3:5, the Lord promises a white garment to all those who overcome. An overcomer is one who believes Jesus is the Son of God (1 John 5:4-5). In Revelation 4:4, twenty-four elders represent the Church, who wear white robes. But the Church is not the only group who believes Jesus is the Son of God. The Tribulation saints are also overcomers, acknowledging that the blood of the Lamb is their only means for salvation. Here we see the constant stream of Tribulation saints entering Heaven, clothed in white robes and washed in the blood of the Lamb:

Revelation 7:913-14 – 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…. Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

 

Revelation 6:11 – …and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer…

Those who overcome keep the commandments of God:

1 John 3:23-24 – And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

1 John 5:3-5 – For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Here we see that the martyred saints are overcomers, who will rest from their labors after they die:

Revelation 14:12-13 – Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ “”Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

Their labors are undoubtedly the work they did spreading the Gospel, which is what they died for. The following verses support that notion:

Matthew 11:28 – Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 4:35-38 – “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”

1 Thessalonians 2:9 – For you remember, brethren, our labor and toil; for laboring night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

Revelation 2:2-3 – I know your works, your labor, your patience… and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary.

Jesus tells the martyrs to rest a “little while longer,” which at this juncture is roughly seven more years.

 

Revelation 6:11 – …until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.

The martyrs are to rest until the number destined to die is complete. Here we see Jesus, as the Son of Man (Revelation 1:13), reaping the last of the harvest of souls at the end of the Tribulation:

Revelation 14:12-16 – Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.

The differentiation between “brethren” and “servants,” is that brethren refers to kin, and servants are typically slaves or hired help. Being a brethren or servant is not necessarily mutually exclusive. As in the case of Jacob, Esau was both a brother and servant to Jacob:

Genesis 27:37 – Then Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Indeed I have made him your master, and all his brethren I have given to him as servants; with grain and wine I have sustained him. What shall I do now for you, my son?”

When Jesus referred to His brethren, He was talking about Jews. On the other hand, His servants include both Jew and Gentile. Since John sees both brethren and servants, the martyrs under the altar probably include both Jews and Gentiles. In other words, the martyrs are all fellow servants, but they are not all brethren or kin with each other, being both Jew and Gentile.

These are the ones who were martyred during the tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. White robes are the uniform issued to all believers in the Lord Jesus (see note on 3:4).

“Rest yet for a little season”: God will answer their prayer for vengeance, but in His time. God has predetermined the number of the righteous whose death He will allow before moving to destroy the rebels.

When the fullness of time comes, the time that God has chosen, Jesus will appear in the clouds and blow the silver trumpet of redemption. He will gather all believers with Him in heaven. He will not come one hour early or late. He will be on time. It will be at the specific time He chose from the foundation of the earth.

These martyrs are our fellow servants. They arrived in heaven the same way we will, through their faith unto the death. The white in these “white robes” shows that these have been victorious over the problems in this earth.

 

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