The first ordinance, after the creation, was the marriage of Adam and Eve. Christ clothed Adam and Eve in coats of skins, called the robes of the Holy Priesthood or a garment. The garment is known as a Wedding Garment. Those who are sealed up unto eternal life, must have on a Wedding Garment, or be bound and cast out.
The first ordinance, after the creation, was the marriage of Adam and Eve so they could begin to multiply and replenish the earth. Man was created in the image of God, which is Male and Female. God is not singular, but both male and female. God did not clothe Adam, and then have Adam clothe Eve. God clothed and blessed THEM both, and called THEIR name Adam (Moses 6:9). Both were clothed by God in the robes of the Holy Priesthood.
Christ clothed Adam and Eve in coats of skins, provided by the very first sacrificial animal. That first sacrifice was offered up so that Adam and Eve would learn to sacrifice. However, the “why” wouldn’t come until much later. When asked by the angel why Adam offered sacrifices, he said, “I know not, save the Lord commanded me.” The angel preceded to give Adam and Eve instructions, to explain that all acceptable sacrifices is like Christ’s atoning sacrifice.
The garment is also known as a Wedding Garment. In the last days, those found not wearing a wedding garment will be bound hand and foot, and cast into outer darkness.
“11. ¶And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12. And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14. For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Those who are sealed up unto eternal life, must have on a Wedding Garment, or be bound and cast out.
The Wedding Garment is directly connected to the atonement of Christ. When we are clothed in the Wedding Garment, we are being clothed in Christ’s atoning sacrifice. It is your responsibility to keep it clean from the blood and sins of this generation. Then, when God looks upon you, rather than seeing you in your unclean/ weak/ and fallen state, …God can only see Christ’s atonement.
Conclusion: To be found wearing the Wedding Garment has taken on an entirely different meaning to me. To keep my garments white adds an entirely new dimension. To rid my garments of the blood of those I am responsible for, also increases in importance. King Benjamin speaks to us from the end of his life, ridding his garment of our blood, by serving his entire life, and teaching the words of Christ. Our blood is upon our own garments if we fail to read and align with what he taught.