A new garment for a new season

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A new garment for a new season Sunday Sermon with Apostle Chisale

GREETINGS beloved nation. Welcome to the new season. We shall be focusing on spiritual garments and their meanings. Garments have the following spiritual meanings; i) garments signify ranks, ii) garments are decorative and iii) garments are symbolic. In 1 Samuel 2: 18-19 it says “But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

Moreover, his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.” We see Samuel entering a new season wearing a new garment. Samuel’s mother was led by the spirit year after year to make a new garment for her son. Spiritually you grow in levels because there is a demand in Heaven.

With the dawn of each season, the garment changes. A change of garment in Samuel’s life symbolises growth and change of status. Samuel could not wear the same garment every year. Spiritually, as you walk with God, you will grow in certain levels and graces. As you grow, the mantle also grows. New levels also mean new devils. As we have entered this new season of January 2024, there is a demand in Heaven that we should grow like Samuel. The God we serve is not stagnant. He deals with us progressively. God is infinite meaning unlimited and men is limited, that’s why He deals with us progressively. We get to know him progressively.

That’s why the Bible says we should grow in the knowledge of God. As we enter into new seasons, we must make sure that spiritually, we are wearing the right garment for that season. Wrong garments disqualify us from the new thing that God is doing for that particular season. In Matthew 22:11-13 it says, “And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” We see here a man being disqualified from the wedding as he was wearing a wrong garment and so it is in the realm of the spirit. If we do not discern spiritual garments that we are supposed to wear in this season of January 2024, our lives will be disqualified.

God reveals himself progressively. Through revelation certain aspects of God’s character get uncovered to us. God’s destiny for our lives unfolds progressively, He takes us one step at a time. The Bible says the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord. In John 1:42 it says, “And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.” We see a prophetic word that was given to Simon and the name Peter starts in Matthew 16:17-19. After he had grown, now Jesus calls him Peter. God is doing a new thing on earth, seasons come and go. You cannot control time and seasons nor can you bind them, you just have to co-operate with them. We need to discern in the spirit the times and seasons and we need to position ourselves.

To explain further about garments. Firstly, garments are decorative, meaning they are meant to decorate those wearing them e.g a priestly garment was meant to convey the authority from God as we see in Exodus 28:2 “And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.” Secondly, garments are symbolic as we see in Exodus 28:29 “And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.” We see here that when Aaron was wearing this garment, he represented the tribes of Israel. This garment provided a major realisation of the task, which was representing Israel before God. Thirdly, garments are worn to determine an identity. A pauper could not wear a garment of a king. A garment distinguishes who you are, eg blind Bartimaeus’ garment in the scripture speaks of identification.

The rich man in Luke 16:19-21, his garment speaks of wealth. Fourthly, garments speak of change in status. When the status of the prodigal son changed, he took off the strange garments and was given a new garment in Luke 15:22. We see in Esther 6:7-10 that when Mordecai was honoured he changed garments. And in Esther 5:1-2 “Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.

2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.”

Esther found favour before the king because of a specific garment she was wearing. I would like to invite you to receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, by believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth that he is your Lord and Saviour and you shall be saved. May God bless you all.

 

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