Are you a fan of awards shows like the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys? I’m not but I go online later to see the gorgeous gowns worn.
Have you ever noticed at each show reporters ask the same question: “Who are you wearing?” Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent etc?
Recently when studying the book of Isaiah this question popped into my mind. Who am I wearing? Who are you wearing?
We once wore “filthy garments” of guilt, shame and sin until Christ entered and transformed us by replacing our sin-stained attire with a jaw-dropping, traffic-stopping robe of righteousness.
We didn’t design this robe, only God could. We lack any ability to create this robe or even afford it. In fact, the robe’s price was one only Christ could pay and did for us in His crucifixion and resurrection.
“For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness. . . as a bride adorns herself with jewels” 61:30.
And if that were not enough, God in His love gave us “beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting” 61:3
He then proclaims “You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord.” 62:3
So when the enemy starts bringing up your past, your failures and your shortcomings, tell him Who you are are wearing. You have a past but you are not your past.
When he starts spouting lies telling you that you aren’t good enough, holy enough, this enough or that enough, tell him Who you are wearing.
And when he tries tries to convince you to put those filthy garments back on tell him Who you are wearing.
Because “Therefore God has highly exalted Him (Jesus) and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil 2:9 – 11.
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