Friday, August 11, 2017

"Clothed in Christ"

“Clothed in Christ”


Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.        Romans 13:14


There’s an old cliché that says; “clothes makes the man”, now that cliché might have a bit of truth to it.  You can usually tell somethings about a person by the way they are dressed.  People who are in the medical field usually wear what is known as “scrubs”.  People in the business field are usually dressed in suits and ties for the men, and dresses or dressy pant suits for the women.  Other jobs may require just everyday wear.   Nonetheless, some are distinguishable by their clothing. 

Some people, more so women, dress provocatively, while other dress more conservatively. Some dress-up, some are more casual in their attire.  Whatever your taste is for your clothing, it reflects on your mindset and what you are saying about yourself.  


The Apostle Paul tells the Believers in Rome that they SHOULD clothe themselves with the Lord Jesus Christ.  So how does one “CLOTHE” their self with the Lord Jesus Christ?  Well you start out with KNOWING who you are in Christ, and who you REPRESENT. What are the intentions of your HEART?  Are you wanting to draw attention to YOURSELF?  If so you need to change clothes.  


You should have the mindset, and in your HEART, the desire to REFLECT Christ, by clothing yourself with LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PERSERVERANCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS and SELF-CONTROL.  Let the Holy Spirit be your WARDROBE MANAGER.  Let Him provide the PROPER clothing for you and when you dress, don’t think about how you could GRATIFY the desires of your flesh.  Instead, look at ways you can present yourself in order to REPRESENT the Lord Jesus Christ, PROPERLY.


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you are probably NOT dressing in a POSTIVE light, but you maybe dressing to the desires of the devil.  You would be dressing to REFLECT him and his SINFUL, WICKED, DEPRAVED, EVIL ways.  Ways that will lead you to an ETERNITY in HELL, the place of UNENDING, torment, torture, pain, heartache, agony, and despair.  You NOW, have the opportunity to TURN AWAY from your sinful life-style and to TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be PROPERLY DRESSED, by being CLOTHED in Christ.   Do it NOW while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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