“And they clothed him with purple and platted a crown of thrones, and put it about his head.” (Mark 15:17).
Majestic is the color purple in the Holy Scriptures. The radiance of the color purple represents holiness, royalty and high ranking authority. God himself designed Aaron’s robe with the color purple, which exhibited holiness and symbolized the spectrum of God’s glory. When the color purple is displayed on a man, it is a representation of his nobility and an emblem of his high spiritual or earthly birth. Our Lord Jesus was dressed in a purple robe as a mockery of his heavenly kingship. His spiritual birth and authority were rejected by imposters of love. However, the purple robe of scorn that was placed on Jesus bloody body was truly a robe of Purple Love for all of humanity.
Jesus wore his Purple Love in the highest honor to God the Father. He suffered all the way to Calvary, with blistering scars on his back a crown made of thorns piercing his head. This kind of love is like the red crimson, and blue and purple veils that covered the holies of holy. Purple Love is an unconditional and powerful love that displays majesty beyond any human understanding. Jesus wore this purple robe in the present of sinners who dared to mock the God of Creation! Jesus displayed his nobility not with gold or silver or self-praise, but in humility. True love is purple and radiant and undenialably beautiful!
Jesus was unique in wearing his royal Purple Love. He gave his life, unlike, “A certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar name Lazarus, which was laid at his gate full or sores. And desiring to be fed with crumbs, which fell from the rich’s man’s table.” (Luke 16:19-21). This rich man did nothing to comfort Lazarus, as long as his belly was full and his household taken care of, Lazarus did not matter to him. Unlike Jesus, who said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord”. (Luke 4:18-19). Jesus dressed himself with Purple Love and went to Calvary that we may have the opportunity to be forgiven for our sins and not perish and be condemned to Hell! He did not ignore our sinful condition. Jesus saved us through the power of love. The greatest power on Earth and in Heaven.
Many believe people that if a person puts on a purple robe, that they are noble. This is not true. Many wear gold crowns on their heads and are decorated with a purple robe, but their love for God’s people are none existent. I am not talking only about kings and queens by title, but I am talking about the rich, the self-appointed mega church ministers and the elite in society. They snatch all they can and ignore the hopeless, helpless and the homeless. Instead, the rich gather together and make rules and laws to keep their wealth, while the Lazarus’ of the world suffer! But the Word of God states: “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried away by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried. And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.” (Luke 16:22-23). Those who are rich and spiritual gifted in this life and do not have Purple Love like Jesus, but wears his purple robe for grandeur and not love, will truly meet hell’s torments at the end of their reign.
Thank you Lord Jesus for wearing the purple robe of humility and displaying true and unconditional love, which I call Purple Love. A love that is beautiful, radiant and an emblem of your holiness, royalty and spiritual beauty. If I may just touch the hem of Jesus garment, I will be made whole by his Purple Love. God bless you and Amen!
Written by Jessica L. Matthews