If you conquer, you will be clothed like them in white robes, and I will not blot your name out of the book of life; I will confess your name before my Father and before His angels.
~ Revelations 3:5
When I go shopping for new clothing, I like to take my daughter with me. The reason, when I try on something, she will let me know: Is the piece of clothing suitable? Does the garment fit correctly? Is it becoming? Or will it serve its purpose? I am dependent on her honesty. Once I feel good about the choice, then I purchase the clothing.
When Adam and Eve were created, clothing was not involved. It wasn’t until they realized their nakedness, due to disobedience, that they tried to fashion their own clothing. I guess you could say that Adam and Eve were the first fashion designers. Their efforts were subpar. God had to step in. He let them know that their garments were not suitable so He clothed them in His garments.
Garments are mentioned many times in the Bible, from the clothing of priests to the clothing of Jesus. The message is clear; our spiritual clothing far exceeds in value, to our physical clothing. Priests, in the Old Testament, were dressed very specifically, yet their garments only served the purpose of obedience to a code of law. Baby Jesus, God in the flesh, was wrapped in rags, yet later in life, by just touching the hem of His garment, by faith, one could be healed.
How we dress spiritually is totally dependent on what we do with Jesus. If we come to Christ in faith, we too can receive His healing. He immediately removes our spotted, wrinkled clothing of sin and exchanges it with pure white garments of forgiveness. The clothes of Jesus, were ripped off Him during His beating and crucifixion, allowing us to be spiritually clothed in wedding garments. He died without clothes in shame, so that we could be clothed, counted as worthy.
God tells us that our spiritual clothing is not suitable, doesn’t fit correctly, is not becoming, and serves a poor purpose. His clothing of righteousness is exclusively designed; made specifically to fit each of us individually. The best part is; it’s free! The cost was expensive, but paid in full by Christ.
His garments for us is undeserving forgiveness, and life eternal. We should never go back to our old lifestyle, because it would be like trying to sew our old pieces of clothing on His new ones. This would ruin the new garment. Instead, we should wear our garments of praise for the Holy one who was slain, and clothed us in His righteousness.
Dear Father, Thank you for clothing us in your perfect holiness by the blood of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen
~ Jenny Calvert