7. Let us rejoice – and shout for joy — exulting and triumph! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb (at last) has come and His bride has prepared herself.
8. She has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen–dazzling and white, for the fine linen is (signifies, represents) the righteousness — the upright, just and godly living (deeds, conduct) and right standing with God — of the saints (God’s holy people). Amp.
The bride is permitted to wear the same transfiguration or transformation that Jesus wore. When He died, they wrapped Him in fine linen. When He was transfigured, His face shone clear and bright like the sun, and His clothing became white as light. The fine linen signifies a life that has died to the dictates of the flesh and is led by the Holy Spirit.
The bride has spent so much time in the Presence of God that she has been transformed into degree after degree of His glory. Now the Light of His Glory dwells in her. Her garments are not physical but spiritual as Jesus when He was transfigured and revealed to the disciples His glory.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. KJV.
We all have the ability and privilege to enter God’s Presence now because the blood of Jesus made a way for us to come boldly. He wants us to draw nearer and nearer to Him. Verse 18 is saying we have been given the opportunity to hold a spiritual telescope up to our eyes during our time of worship or any time we would draw near to His presence.
We must come into the Spirit and look upon the Lord in the Spirit. As we do, we are changed into the same image from glory to glory. Then eventually our spirit will put on the garment of fine linen as we are permitted to become more and more like Jesus, clothed in His glory.
9. …Come with me! I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
10. Then in the Spirit, He conveyed me away to a vast and lofty mountain, and exhibited to me the holy (hallowed, consecrated) city of Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God.
11. Clothed in God’s glory – in all its splendor and radiance. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.