Several end time prophecy scholars have said that they believe many “saints” will just get into Heaven with the smell of smoke on them, and that these “saints” will stand before the Lord naked . . . in this sense, literally not wearing any garments at all, for they have not lived a lifestyle that typifies righteousness and holiness. The Word of God is clear about those “saints” who will smell like smoke, having just missed the Lake of Fire. Thus, it is not hard to see that it also might be possible that some Bride of Christ members could stand before the Lord stripped naked. Think about it. If everyone in the Bride of Christ were worthy of wearing this white linen garment, why would Christ have to grant (consent, acknowledge, or, in the Amplified version, permit) Her the right to wear the holy garment?
The good news is that the end-time future of Egypt, Assyria and Israel, for example, is going to be glorious. These three nations for centuries have been enemies, but in a God-orchestrated ironic twist they all will be allies in an end time Messianic League. The bad news is that Egypt, Edom, Moab, Ammon, and every other Gentile nation that has rebelled against God is going to be punished, some before and some after Armageddon. Indeed, even though the Little Horn, ten horns, and other Tribulation nations/populations might survive the Tribulation, this good news will be trumped by the bad news that the saints will be separated from the ain’ts!