Today, we will be concluding on the subject that we started two days ago, garments before oil. Before God can put the anointing of your destiny on you, he will check the garments that you are wearing, is any missing? The anointing is real. It brings you to a place that God will not let your word fall to the ground. And you can’t joke with that. Whatever will happen in your life will be determined by your relationship with God. God doesn’t deal with you on the level of your giftedness; He deals with you on the level of your character.
Can you go out of your way to do something for God? Something big always breaks out of something small. Will you be faithful in little things that God commits to you? God will show your work to somebody that will take it farther than your efforts can. But will you be faithful? Whatever thing it is that you are doing for God is not a small job. Whoever gives you an assignment determines the status. If your service to God is to sweep the church, it is an important job. Until God brings humility into your life, He can’t lift up your head. When a man is proud of his humility, he is proud.
In the world, there is an exchange programme of give and take. But in the kingdom, the order is that you depend on God, God doesn’t depend on you. Most times, when the devil gets you concerned with what God is doing in the lives of other people, his goal is to stop your own relationship with God and it is due to the lack of the garment of security.
If you want the anointing, you will have to let go of your reputation. If you hold on to your reputation, you will lose the anointing. Don’t be a person that can’t stand it when the external garments are taken off. Your status and reputation represent the external garments. The anointing determines the degree of your success. The absence of the real garments that will draw the anointing and divine participation into the life of some people is what makes them struggle. The true and real garments make what matters last in your hands.
Outer garments are those things that men see in your life that pull your ego: age, status, wealth and so on. You must be willing to take off the outer garments – the things that men acknowledge in your life – lay it aside as Jesus did in the scripture and gird yourself with the true garments that will qualify you for the anointing of your destiny. God will not anoint an undressed person; neither will he anoint one with stained garments. If you want the oil, you must be clothed in the right garments.
You cannot serve God wearing outer garments. You need to take off the outer garments so that you can boldly say as apostle Paul said in Phil.3:7. “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ (KJV).”
Prayer: Lord, I lay aside the outer garments on me; clothe me with the real garments of security, faithfulness, and intimacy with you that the anointing of my destiny may come upon me in Jesus’ name. Amen.