MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 12 November 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Christian Dressing
TOPIC: Christian Dressing (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 12 November 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 51-52; Hebrews 9
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 3:21; 1 John 2:15
MEMORY VERSE: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” – Philippians 2:15
God is the first fashion designer or dress maker. He made clothes for Adam and Eve to cover their nakedness after they had been chased out of the Garden of Eden. One of the reasons man wears clothes therefore is to cover his nakedness.
In our society today, many of our youths and adults dress in several ways that defy the original purpose of God in cloth wearing. Nowadays, it is hard to distinguish Christians from non-Christians in their dressing. In some Pentecostal churches, their young ladies dress like prostitutes and young men dress like ‘area boys’. Males and females parade themselves with anti-scriptural types of dressing and life styles such as mini-skirts, piercing of ears, sagging, armless blouses and all kinds of horrible dresses that are not Christ-like or Godly.
As Christians, we must be conscious of how we dress. Our dressing can depict whether we are responsible youths or not. The way we dress is the way we are going to be addressed. A Christian is expected to be modest in his or her dressing. A Christian should not dress to “kill” or make another human being to fall into sin.
Are you a tailor or fashion designer? You are equally guilty before God if you make dresses that are revealing, suggestive and provocative: mini-skirts, blouses that expose the breasts and cleavages of a woman, transparent dresses and others that are capable of making the opposite sex to fall. The Bible says that we should be holy as our God and Father is holy.
As Christians, pleasing God in every area of life should be our main goal. Beloved, do you please God in your dressing? Do you ask yourself whether what you wear is moderate and pleasing to God or not? Do you care whether your dressing will help to build the faith of others or destroy it, make them stand or fall? Through ungodly dressing, many people have opened doorways for demons and provided ladders for evil spirits to invade their lives. All what some ladies need to do to be free from demonic torments and harassments is to obey God in the area of their dressing. The Bible enjoins us to examine our ways and see if we are still in faith.
Do not make fashion your modern god. Some people’s preoccupation is buying everything in vogue in the name of fashion. Their focus is to spend money on clothes, perfumes, bags, shoes and so on. They do this with sybaritic indulgence, ignoring important spiritual matters like payment of their tithe and giving their first fruits and offerings. Beloved, the truth is that those who wear seductive dresses that cause others to sin as well as those who have turned fashion to an idol are both guilty before God. Take note of the points that God wants modesty or moderation in all we do (including our dressing) and that we should always dress to please God, not ourselves, others or the enemy. Our dressing should show that we are complying with God’s injunctions on holiness and moderation as well as loving our neighbour as ourselves. I pray that your dress ethics will win you a place in heaven and not in hell, in Jesus’ name.
LET YOUR DRESSING ALWAYS EXPRESS THE IMAGE OF GOD IN YOU.
I will arise and shine; the enemy shall never put out my light!
1 Spirit of worldliness, I jump out of you, jump out of me, in the name of Jesus.
2 Jezebel spirit, I am not your candidate, be paralyzed, in the name of Jesus.
3 I will not go from church to hell, in the name of Jesus.
4 Materials of Egypt in my possession, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
5 Lord Jesus, cover my nakedness, in the name of Jesus.
6 The light of God in me will not be darkened, in the name of Jesus.
7 Any doorway I have opened to demons because of indecent and ungodly dressing, be closed now, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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