The subject of spiritual garments would require a whole book for you to have a full grasp of it. Personally, I didn’t consider the subject necessary until I read about it in Dr Isaiah Wealth’s book titled COURTFARE. So, drawing from the inspirations I got from that book, let me share a few things about spiritual garments with you. Ready?
In the realm of the spirit, every individual is identified and related with based on the garment he or she is wearing. Which means you can either suffer limitations or enjoy progress based on the garment you have on you.
If we are to relate this to our physical world, how do you relate with police officers, doctors or lawyers? The moment you see them on their uniform, you’d know exactly how to relate with them. Now, how do you relate with a mad man on the street? By their shaggy looking hair and ragged cloths, you can identify them. And no matter how poorly they are dressed, you can’t approach them in pity to give them food or money, you might lose a part of your body in the process. A mad man is different from a beggar.
The scripture is quite clear about the subject of spiritual garments. Quoting scriptures would definitely make this article too long, but if you search for the word “garment” in your Bible application, you’d be amazed by what you’d find. You’d find things like garment of vengeance, garments of salvation, garment of violence, garment of praise, garment of light.
That’s right! Praise is more than a song or a dance, it is a garment that one can wear. If you must deal with the spirit of heaviness, then you must put on the garment of praise. Some believers casually request for the garment of praise just when they are about to engage in praise session, if only they know the effect of that garment. If that garment truly comes on you, you’d never be sad or sorrowful in your life, even if you lose a loved one.
Every now and then we hear news of violent terrorist activities in different parts of the country, yet we think a simple threat or appeal would make them change. A garment of violence is upon them, and the only way they can stop is to either change the garment or be judged by God. Better yet, execute the threat to stop them.
When you see people who are bent on avenging a wrong, there’s a spiritual garment that is sponsoring that desire. So the spiritual garment you have on determines what you experience in the physical realm. Just as you can have a garment of depression, you can also have a garment of disfavor; which means nobody is permitted to favour you, no matter what you do.
Speaking of filthy garment, Joshua was clothed with a filthy garment, of which its assignment was to limit Joshua’s access to God’s voice. Let’s read from scriptures:
1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
So here we see that the only reason why Satan could stand to resist Joshua’s access to God was because there was a filthy garment on him. If you look deeper, you’d also realize that the angel didn’t just command that the garment be removed, he took a legal approach. Satan had a legal right to resist Joshua, and so the angel had to engage God’s word to remove the garment.
As New Testament believers, the only way to change a filthy garment is to receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour. The moment you do that, a garment of righteousness will be put on you, which gives you unhindered access to God and His voice.
However, you must be careful. Just because you’ve been given a garment of righteousness doesn’t mean your garment cannot be spotted, or even worse, changed to an evil garment. When a believer falls into sin, his garment is stained or spotted, and this may give the devil room to accuse him in the courts of heaven – if he doesn’t repent. 1 John 1:9 tells us that if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. So God can clean your garment if you confess and repent.
The danger of not repenting from a sin is that Satan will leverage on that stain and cause you to even commit more sin. And I’ve taught you that the continuous unrepentant involvement in sin is called iniquity. At this point, your garment would not need cleansing, it will need changing.
This subject is so interesting and there’s just so much to write about it. However, I’d have to stop here so it doesn’t get too long and boring to read. I also recommend you get that book, it will bless you in no small way.
Finally, whether you want to change a garment or clean your garment, prayer and an accurate application of God’s word will do the wonder.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!