This is the promise for the Lord's coming. It is more than purity. It is to be made white, lustrous, or bright. To be purified is to have the sin burned out; to be made white is to have the glory of the Lord burned in. The one is cleansing, the other is illumination and glorification. The Lord has both for us, but in order for us to have both, we must be put into the fire to be tried, and to be led into difficult and peculiar places where Christ shall be more to us because of the very extremity of the situation. We are approaching these days. Indeed, they are already around us, and they are the precursors of the Lord's coming.
Blessed is he that keepeth his garments lest he walk naked.
There are voices in the air, filling men with hope and fear; There are signals everywhere that the end is drawing near, There are warnings to prepare, for the King will soon be here; O it must be the coming of the Lord!