The clothes make the man.
1Peter 5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."
2Chronicles 6:41 Arise Oh GOD, enjoy your new place of quiet repose, You and your mighty covenant Chest; Dress your priests up in salvation clothes, let your holy people celebrate goodness.
Christ came to change what we wear so we can be ready to enter the great wedding feast in the proper garment!
Isaiah 61:1 ¶ "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
No more filthy rags! No more arrogance! No more being known as sinner! No more the garment of depression and hopelessness!
Praise the Rock of our Salvation!
What clothes are you wearing?
Are you still trying to merit friendship?
If you have been clothed in righteousness why would you act like one outside the camp?
It is time to believe! Time to rejoice! Time for the world to see your great reveal and know that you are clothed in His salvation!
Hallelujah! Let’s give Him the praise for what He has already done!
About The Author
- Tim Atchley
- Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
- I currently serve as Senior Pastor of Harvest Church in Knoxville, Tn. I was sent out from Trinity Chapel of Knoxville in 1993 accompanied by my wife Sheila our four children Sarah, Hannah, Josiah & Isaac and a handful of bold, brave and committed believers determined to plant our first church. Pioneering is hard work but well worth the journey. That is why we desire to make disciples of Christ who will, like us, also embrace the call to plant churches.